Campus & Community

ASCEND campaign raises $490 million

June 30, 2014, marked the end of the most successful fundraising effort in University of Denver history: ASCEND: The Campaign for the University of Denver. Each year of the eight-year campaign was among the University’s top 10 fundraising years, with the final year of ASCEND surpassing all previous annual fundraising […]

ASCEND campaign gift funds collaborative space for computer science

ASCEND campaign gift funds collaborative space for computer science

Now, with their new gift to the ASCEND campaign — one that bolsters the computer science program — the Newmans are hoping to further engage the minds and talents of University of Denver students. Their generous gift helps fund the construction of the computer science floor in the new home of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science.

DU at 150: Mary Reed was DU’s Lady Bountiful

DU at 150: Mary Reed was DU’s Lady Bountiful

The only thing most people know about Mary Reed is that her ghost is said to haunt the DU building that bears her name. But there is more to her story. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 1875, Mary Dean Johnson traveled to Colorado in the late 1800s, met […]

GSPP student wins AmeriCorps’ top honor

GSPP student wins AmeriCorps’ top honor

In recognition of her high-impact commitment to diversity and service, Jennifer Paz, a student in the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, has been given the 2014 Mountain West Engagement Award for Excellence in AmeriCorps Service. Paz was selected out of 3,500 other students in the program to […]

DU at 150: Evans Chapel celebrates 54 years on campus

DU at 150: Evans Chapel celebrates 54 years on campus

The chapel—completed in 1878 in downtown Denver—was the initiative of DU founder John Evans in honor of his daughter, Josephine, who had died a decade earlier. DU bought the historic building in 1958 as part of a land purchase.

University of Denver names Rebecca Chopp, president of Swarthmore, as 18th chancellor

University of Denver names Rebecca Chopp, president of Swarthmore, as 18th chancellor

The University of Denver Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Rebecca Chopp as the institution’s 18th chancellor. Chopp, 62, brings to the post more than 20 years of experience in higher education leadership, most recently as president of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Chopp succeeds Robert Coombe, whose 33 […]

Undergraduate Commencement speaker offers job-hunting advice to new graduates

Undergraduate Commencement speaker offers job-hunting advice to new graduates

Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, gave new University of Denver graduates a dose of reality at the spring undergraduate Commencement ceremony on June 7 at Magness Arena. Childears said that because recently graduated recipients of Daniels Fund scholarships were having trouble finding jobs, the organization met […]

Graduate Commencement speaker urges departing students to choose the harder path

Graduate Commencement speaker urges departing students to choose the harder path

“When facing two paths, if you are strong enough, always choose the harder one.” This was the advice that speaker Donna Lynne, executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Inc. and a group president for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, offered departing University […]

Social work student addresses the stigma associated with mental illness

Social work student addresses the stigma associated with mental illness

Although it was one of the most difficult times in his life, Andrew Steward has never been shy about talking about his battle with mental illness. Steward, a student in the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, has shared his story, and spoken out against the stigma surrounding […]

DU powwow commemorates Sand Creek Massacre

The fourth annual New Beginnings Spring Powwow, held on Driscoll Green May 18, featured an Indian market, food, songs, dance and a special blanket ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. The Native Student Alliance (NSA) hosted the event with support from the Office of the Chancellor, […]