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University names new dean for Morgridge College of Education

University names new dean for Morgridge College of Education

University of Denver Associate Professor Karen Riley has been named dean of the Morgridge College of Education effective immediately. Riley, a Morgridge College faculty member who works in the area of child, family and school psychology, has served as interim dean since June 2013. A search committee formed this spring […]

Monica Kumar: Lessons from India

Monica Kumar: Lessons from India

My undergraduate time at the University of Denver challenged me and forced me to learn and grow in unique ways. It was four years of pure joy, whether it was making lifelong friends on campus or around the globe. I was fortunate enough to study abroad twice while at DU, […]

Andy Clayton: Life in the bleachers

Andy Clayton: Life in the bleachers

It was my home away from home. The memories of the “Old Barn” don’t seem to want to fade. I can still close my eyes and inhale that sweet smell of hockey. I can still picture the aging championship banners hanging from the rafters. The giant rainbow on the north […]

Rob Armstrong: DU, Dad and me

Rob Armstrong: DU, Dad and me

The Murray Armstrong era for DU hockey dawned in 1956. I didn’t quite understand it all, but I knew it was big. I was just 7, the same age as the University of Denver hockey program. My first glimpse of the University was in summer — probably June. The athletics […]

Ed Ned Porges: Uphill climb

As a DU freshman in 1958, I naively volunteered for my Phi Sigma Delta fraternity ski team, poles, flags and all. An intramural DU ski event was scheduled at Winter Park, about an hour west of Denver. My wood skis and boots came from Dave Cook Sporting Goods in downtown […]

Ron Palmquist: On the air at KVDU

As a KVDU staffer, it was my job to set up the remote equipment in the old DU Field House press box on the third level above the ice. I would hook the amp’s lines to a telephone company connector pad, call the station and make sure they could hear […]

Sandra Dallas: Playing pranks at the Clarion

Sandra Dallas: Playing pranks at the Clarion

The headlines in the Clarion were big and bold and took up most of the front page: “Tuition Hiked Five Dollars Per Hour For Spring Term; Students Must Pay Increase This Week.” We published the issue the first day of spring quarter registration in 1959, and it caused panic among […]

Martin Birn: DU in the ’40s

I graduated with a BS in electrical engineering in the Class of 1950. The last time my wife and I were in Denver was at the graduation ceremony in 2000. There were a few of us present, not very many, however I still have the medal from DU I received […]

Denny Liggitt: College life after World War II

Denny Liggitt: College life after World War II

I am 89 years old now, and for most of my life I have been acquainted with the University of Denver. My father was an ardent DU supporter, as was my mother, who didn’t graduate but was nevertheless as much of a supporter as my dad. She volunteered her time […]

Suzanne Shapiro: Remembering Chappell House

Suzanne Shapiro: Remembering Chappell House

In 1936, where was DU’s School of Art located? In Chappell House. In 1936, where was the Denver Art Museum located? In Chappell House. This stately brownstone mansion stood at the northeast corner of Logan Street and East 13th Avenue. It became a second home to me when I enrolled […]