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Making connections in a world of difference: 5 students who are changing the face of DU

Making connections in a world of difference: 5 students who are changing the face of DU

In the years to come, says Frank Tuitt, the University of Denver’s associate provost for inclusive excellence and associate professor of higher education, “everybody will need to navigate and be successful in a diverse society.” After all, the composition of society is changing dramatically. Consider: The U.S. Bureau of the […]

The Korbel School’s Haider Khan is thinking about how to make the world a better place

The Korbel School’s Haider Khan is thinking about how to make the world a better place

Although he has made his name and reputation in what wags call the “dismal science,” Professor Haider Khan, of the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is downright exuberant about human potential. “I am, on the whole, a very optimistic person. Realistic, but also optimistic,” he explains. […]

University welcomes diverse, high-achieving Class of 2018

University welcomes diverse, high-achieving Class of 2018

With the start of fall quarter in early September, the University of Denver welcomed the 1,436-member Class of 2018 to campus. “This is one of the most diverse classes we’ve had, so we’re pretty excited about it,” says Tom Willoughby, vice chancellor for enrollment. Twenty percent of first-year students identify […]

Making connections in a world of difference: 5 students who are changing the face of DU

Making connections in a world of difference: 5 students who are changing the face of DU

In the years to come, says Frank Tuitt, the University of Denver’s associate provost for inclusive excellence and associate professor of higher education, “everybody will need to navigate and be successful in a diverse society.” After all, the composition of society is changing dramatically. Consider: The U.S. Bureau of the […]

Jonathan Seals

Jonathan Seals

HOMETOWN: Aurora, Colo. FIELD OF STUDY: Senior double-majoring in political science and religious studies and minoring in French ACTIVITIES: Chair, Colorado Black Student Leadership Conference; Excelling Leaders Institute; past president, Black Student Alliance; intern, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation   Why did you choose to pursue religious studies? I […]

Leslie Rossman

Leslie Rossman

HOMETOWN: Northbrook, Ill. FIELD OF STUDY: PhD candidate in communication studies ACTIVITIES: President and executive board member, Graduate Student Government   What are you studying? What type of career do you hope to have? I am very interested in exploring how work experiences impact society, and my dissertation builds on […]

Victoria Lam

Victoria Lam

HOMETOWN: Denver FIELD OF STUDY: Senior majoring in international business, with a minor in Chinese ACTIVITIES: Co-president, Asian Student Alliance; peer leader, Excelling Leaders Institute; co-chair, Diversity Summit; Colorado Asian Pacific Youth Association   Tell us about yourself. I’m a first-generation college student, and the greatest challenge that I face […]

Sergio Juarez

Sergio Juarez

HOMETOWN: Santa Barbara, Calif. FIELD OF STUDY: PhD student in communication studies, focusing on intercultural communication ACTIVITIES: Latina/o Graduate Association; Colorado Progressive Coalition Tell us about yourself. I grew up in a Mexican community, and I witnessed injustices that impacted my family and friends. These memories and experiences drive a […]

Viki Eagle

Viki Eagle

HOMETOWN: Denver   FIELD OF STUDY: Second-year master’s student in higher education administration; received a BA in international studies in 2012   ACTIVITIES: Native Student Alliance; “Real Life Indian” photography portfolio project   Tell us about yourself. I grew up in the Denver Capitol Hill area. I am from the […]

Alumna pursues passion for food justice with Denver nonprofit

Alumna pursues passion for food justice with Denver nonprofit

During her sophomore year at the University of Denver, alumna Nyabweza Itaagi embarked on a lifestyle experiment that would launch her on a soul-sustaining, nutrient-dense journey. “I decided to become vegan — just to see the health effects, if I would feel better, more energized,” says Itaagi, who double majored […]