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A Colorado university professor took thousands of photos of students and faculty without their knowledge as part of research to improve facial recognition software for the U.S. military.

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The University of Colorado presidential finalist Mark Kennedy spent the week touring the college system's campuses. At every stop, Kennedy was quizzed about where he stood on LGBTQ issues.

Kennedy's selection faces opposition from students, faculty and alumni who point to his voting record as a Minnesota congressman and budget cuts made during his time as president of the University of North Dakota.

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At his first open forum, University of Colorado presidential finalist Mark Kennedy said he won't impose his values on anyone else.

Kennedy is touring the college's four campuses this week amid an outpouring of criticism over his selection and the process that made him the sole finalist.

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About 100 students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder Monday to protest the sole finalist for the system's next president.

Mark Kennedy was unanimously recommended by the CU Board of Regents earlier this month.

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The University of Colorado Board of Regents unanimously recommended Mark Kennedy to be the sole finalist for president. He is currently the president of the University of North Dakota and has worked in higher education, government and business.

Nearly 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. It's a disorder that may lead to lightheadedness or a feeling that the room is spinning. BPPV, the most common vertigo disorder, occurs when the head changes positions, causing calcium carbonate crystals to become loose in the inner ear.

Dr. Carol Foster, an associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine treats people who suffer from dizziness and imbalance.

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Jenny Lee is frustrated.

Due to a change in her parents' employment status, the rising senior at the University of Northern Colorado had her Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) flagged. Her FAFSA application was selected for an audit - or verification, as it's called in higher education.

"At first it wasn't bad, I thought, 'Sure, I'll get it done. No big problem,'" said Lee. "But as I've been stuck in this for months now, it's been frustrating and I'm just like, 'Will I get financial aid?' Because this is like one last little barrier at this point."

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A quiet, rising tension over water in the southwest has burst into the public square.

Agencies that manage and dole out the Colorado River’s water in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico are attempting to publicly shame an increasingly isolated water agency in Arizona. The feud has the potential to either upset, or reignite, negotiations over the river’s future.

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If you find yourself loving the idea of spring cleaning, but loathe starting it, it’s not just in your head.

Procrastinating any big undertaking, like the annual spring cleanup, is the brain’s way of protecting itself. That’s according to Dr. Randall O’Reilly, psychology and neuroscience professor at the University of Colorado - Boulder. He said the brain is wired to track progress. Once you start a project, it takes over.

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The news that Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data to develop political ads has reignited a national discussion about expectations of privacy online. A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder turns the focus to another social media giant: Twitter. The study found that 62 percent of Twitter users were unaware their tweets are freely available to researchers.