Archive for February, 2007

Cars are the key to high-rise proposal

Under existing R-3 zoning, any developer would have to provide a fixed number of parking spaces for each unit in a building. Currently the building envisioned for the RTD property at the University station would have about 210 units on 12 floors. Under RMU-30 zoning, however, the parking requirement could […]

High-rise proposal near light-rail station making track

Plans to erect a 12-story residence just west of the light-rail platform at the University of Denver Station have until early February been promoted as rental housing for graduate students. But now it appears the high-rise might just as easily become senior housing that would actually exclude traditional students. Despite […]

Play takes audiences behind headlines in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver will host the award-winning From Tel Aviv to Ramallah: A Beat Box Journey at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts March 8 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is a collaboration between Yuri Lane, a Jewish “human beatbox,” Rachel Havrelock, the religion scholar […]

Former Trustee Phil Hogue dies

Longtime DU Trustee Phil Hogue died Feb. 20 after battling leukemia. He was 71. Hogue had a long career in banking and later worked for Bill Daniels at Daniels & Associates. In 1998, he came out of retirement to assist Daniels in developing the Daniels Fund, which is now the […]

Conference to explore whether gender violence is a hate crime

Last fall, school shootings in Bailey, Colo., and Nickel Mines, Pa., took the lives of six young women. Those crimes and the debate about whether they should be recognized as hate crimes sparked the idea for “Sex Politics & Gender Violence,” a conference at DU’s Sturm College of Law Feb. […]

Grocery Bingo aims to increase student involvement

If you like bingo and food, take note. A special event dubbed Grocery Bingo will take place Feb. 27, 8–10 p.m. in Johnson-McFarlane residence hall. Those who win at bingo win groceries. Prizes include pretzels, chips and salsa, pop tarts, school supplies, sick kits and laundry detergent. Megan Petterson, a […]

Extravaganza showcases African culture

The Fourth Annual African Extravaganza will offer a taste of African culture with traditional dance, drumming, food and dress. The free event, which is open to the public, will take place Feb. 23 from 6–9 p.m. in the Driscoll Center’s North Ballroom. Entertainment will include master drummers Adjei Abankwah and […]

Fisher Center selects lottery winners

The clock is ticking for families whose names were called in the first-ever lottery drawing at the Fisher Early Learning Center on Feb. 15. They have until Feb. 25 to decide whether they want to enroll their children. The center recently eliminated a waitlist that had grown to 594 names […]

University joins city in homelessness initiative

When Mayor John Hickenlooper in 2005 initiated his 10-year plan to end citywide homelessness, Denver joined more than 230 U.S. cities with similar initiatives. Now, after the October 2006 Provost’s Conference focused on developing strategic partnerships with the city, DU will host and help staff the city’s fourth Project Homeless […]

Salvadoran lecturer takes students to homeland

Zulema Lopez grew up in El Salvador and studied political science in the 1970s. That fact alone is enough to let political science scholars know that she has seen more than her share of brutality. Today, Lopez is a lecturer in the University of Denver’s Department of Languages and Literatures […]