Campus & Community

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 […]

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 […]

Native artists respond to tragedy of the Sand Creek Massacre in DU exhibit

Native artists respond to tragedy of the Sand Creek Massacre in DU exhibit

An expansion of a pop-up exhibit that was on display at the Denver Art Museum in November and December, “One November Morning,” running Jan. 5–March 6 at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, is a collection of works by five Cheyenne-Arapaho artists who are descendants of victims of the […]

The Diversity Summit: Celebrating Inclusive Excellence

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.” With that in mind, the University’s Center for Multicultural Excellence, which Tuitt directs, sponsors an […]

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: […]

Quick Questions: Doctoral student Katie Weiss on holiday stress

Katie Weiss, a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, is in her third year as a student therapist and clinic assistant in the school’s Professional Psychology Clinic, which is staffed by doctoral students and serves the Denver community. The clinic’s services are in high demand during the […]

DU community participates in Sand Creek memorial event

DU community participates in Sand Creek memorial event

Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and Nancy Wadsworth, chair of the University of Denver’s John Evans Study Committee, were among nearly 20 members of the University of Denver community who were present Wednesday at a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made an official […]

The holidays bring music, dance and sports to campus

The holidays bring music, dance and sports to campus

Although students leave for winter break in late November, the University of Denver remains abuzz with holiday activities and athletics events between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Eleven local and national groups will perform holiday shows at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts throughout November and December, and four Pioneers varsity […]

DU at 150: The University’s 1919 “war” with School of Mines

DU at 150: The University’s 1919 “war” with School of Mines

DU’s archrival was the School of Mines, where students so often rode through Golden firing revolvers and dropping sticks of dynamite for fun that the newspapers started calling them the “Blasters” and “Dynamiters” instead of the “Orediggers.”

So it might not have been a surprise when at 4:15 a.m. on Nov. 6, 1919, a series of huge dynamite explosions shattered the quiet DU dawn. The blasts rocked beds in Templin Hall so fiercely that residents thought there was an earthquake, according to newspaper accounts at the time. The explosions blew out about 100 windows in University Hall, the Iliff School of Theology, Carnegie Library and Memorial Chapel.

DU a sponsor of new ArtDenver event

Denver’s arts calendar is typically packed with concerts, plays, exhibits and readings. But during Denver Arts Week — scheduled for Nov. 7–15 — art lovers face an embarrassment of riches. Staged at various locations throughout the city and billed as a celebration of the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene, […]