Archive for July, 2008

Hockey alums take home gold in Snoopy seniors tournament

For the first time, a team of Pioneers alumni won a gold medal at Snoopy’s Senior World Hockey Tournament in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Pioneers won the 60–64 “Marcie” division July 20 by defeating the University of Michigan Wolverines in the championship. This year, 56 teams competed in the annual […]

Alumnus stars on ‘Million Dollar Listing’ TV show

Talk about getting watched over at work. In August hundreds of thousands of people will be watchingChad Rogers (BA ’99) in his job as a Realtor to the rich and famous in Southern California. Rogers will appear on a Bravo show called Million Dollar Listing that features him and two other […]

Light rail high-rise will downsize to mid-rise

Plans for a high-rise apartment building at the University of Denver light-rail station have gone from a tall order to a short stack. The proposal for a 12-story building that just over a year ago sent neighbors spilling into the streets with picket signs and running to City Hall with […]

Political science professor to be a DNC delegate

It’s been Seth Masket’s life work to study politics, but he’s never been a politician until now. The DU political science assistant professor campaigned and won one of the 70 delegate spots Colorado contributes to the Democratic National Convention (DNC). “I study campaigns and have worked on a number of them, […]

Light-rail drop off needs improvement, critics say

When critics such as City Councilman Chris Nevitt call RTD’S University of Denver light-rail station “a disaster,” they usually mean problems for kiss-n-riders. Drivers who drop off passengers at the station have a more difficult time doing so than they should, critics say, because of the way the station is […]

Law school ‘boot camp’ gives future lawyers a head start

They came from around the country on their summer vacation to be worked almost to death. And the more than 30 attendees at the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) summer program actually applied to be part of what many called a “boot camp” atmosphere, cramming months […]

Lamont student hopes long days pay off

Twelve hour days are common for Laura Anderson, a second-year graduate student at the Lamont School of Music. The full-time violin and harp student also is a graduate teaching assistant, a supervisor at theNewman Center box office, concert master for the Littleton Symphony, teaches private lessons, plays in a string quartet […]

Recycling program to launch Aug. 1

Moving rapidly, the University of Denver will be rolling out its campus-wide recycling program Aug. 1 in a massive quest to slash the University’s carbon footprint and the amount of waste DU sends off to landfills and incinerators. Custodial Services Director Alfredo Abad unveiled the full plan July 16 to more […]

Alumna works to heal wounds of war

It’s interesting that Mary Dolan-Hogrefe (MA ’96) was born in 1968 — a year fraught with civil unrest over the Vietnam War — given her current career path. “Some of my earliest memories are of hearing about the war,” Dolan-Hogrefe says. Today, 40 years later, Dolan-Hogrefe has been named to […]

Kwan, Rice chosen to serve on presidential delegation for Olympics

President George W. Bush has chosen a seven-member delegation — including two who have ties to DU — to represent the United States at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, the White House announced today. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81) […]