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University community wins two major awards for community service

The University of Denver has been recognized twice in the past month for its dedication to community service. DU is one of 63 private universities nationwide selected in 2015 for the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation, and the University also was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education […]

Poetry by Joseph Hutchison

Artichoke O heart weighed down by so many wings   [from “The Undersides of Leaves”]     City Limits You’re like wildwood at the edge of a city. And I’m the city: steam, sirens, a jumble of lit and unlit windows in the night. You’re the land as it must […]

The legacy of skiing coach Willy Schaeffler

The legacy of skiing coach Willy Schaeffler

My father, Willy Schaeffler, was head coach of the ski team at the University of Denver for 22 years, from 1948–70. During his tenure, he and his DU ski teams won 13 of the 18 NCAA skiing championships that were held. Many say that is a legacy that will never […]

Alum’s book aims to help children face psychotherapy

Alum’s book aims to help children face psychotherapy

For many people, the idea of psychotherapy seems relatively benign, especially as mental health awareness continues to grow in the public eye. But for a child who has never experienced anything like it, therapy can be a terrifying prospect. Meeting a strange person in a strange place, being asked to […]

Quick Questions: Political scientist Peter Hanson on the U.S. Senate and budget bills

Peter Hanson is an assistant professor of political science and a former staff member in the office of Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D. His new book, “Too Weak To Govern. Majority Party Power and Appropriations in the U.S. Senate,” was recently released by Cambridge University Press.   Question: The news at […]

Alumna’s business aids expectant mothers

Growing up in a family of physicians, Stephanie Baker (MBA ’09) was always passionate about health and medicine. After graduating from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business with a degree in business administration, she merged her interests in business and health to tackle an often over-looked issue. “I […]

Practice-ready DU law grads are building Colorado’s legal community

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is exceptionally well represented in Denver and the metro area: There’s hardly a law firm or corporate agency that doesn’t have a Denver Law graduate among its ranks. And in many offices, DU is the No. 1 alma mater. On average, about […]

Alumnus Richard Lapchick to speak at DU conference on human trafficking

Alumnus Richard Lapchick to speak at DU conference on human trafficking

When he was a young boy, Richard Lapchick wanted to be a famous basketball player. He had every reason to believe it was possible: His dad was Joe Lapchick, the NBA basketball player and Hall of Fame coach of the New York Knickerbockers. But something else kept turning Lapchick’s head: […]

Student makes volunteering a way of life

Arimus Wells knows from experience that volunteering can open new doors and ways of thinking. It’s a lifestyle choice that has become second nature to him. He doesn’t wait for the other guy to step up; he is that guy. “College is not entirely about academics,” says Wells, a third-year […]

Senior finance major learns to ‘work smart’

Senior finance major learns to ‘work smart’

Every student has his or her own secret to success, but for senior finance major Kara Brown — who works full time in addition to taking a full schedule of classes — working smart has become a mantra to live by. “One of the biggest traits that I’ve had to […]