Campus & Community

Retooling school: DU revamps the student experience to reflect a diverse and fast-changing world

Retooling school: DU revamps the student experience to reflect a diverse and fast-changing world

The past five years have seen a tremendous amount of change in higher education, and the next 10 years promise to bring even more. By the year 2025, college students will be just as likely to be first-generation college students as not, and chances are, they’ll need skills for jobs that haven’t even been invented yet.

Founders Day expanded to two-day celebration of all things DU

It is a year of transformation at the University of Denver. Chancellor Rebecca Chopp’s new strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025, lays out a bold vision for the future of the institution, and Founders Day, traditionally a one-night celebration honoring the University’s founding in 1864, has been transformed into a two-day […]

DU celebrates Black History Month with a slate of activities

To celebrate Black History Month, the DU chapter of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) has organized a variety of programs throughout February. The theme for the programming is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories,” which, says DU BSA president Rory Moore, complements programming across the nation that will honor the […]

Senior plans event to inspire young black women in Denver

Senior plans event to inspire young black women in Denver

Senior Brooklyn Batey, a defender on the University of Denver women’s lacrosse team, is more than just a Division I athlete. Over the last year, Batey has been working hard to organize a new summit at DU for young African-American women in Denver. The summit, Black Women Lead, Empower, Aspire […]

Black Lives Matter a hot topic at Diversity Summit

During an afternoon session at DU’s 15th annual Diversity Summit today, Frank Tuitt, senior advisor to the chancellor and provost on diversity and inclusion at DU, moderated a panel featuring faculty from DU and CU Boulder. Panelists included Armond Towns, assistant professor of culture and communication at DU, Bianca Williams, […]

Diversity Summit panel takes on growth of Islamophobia

“Extremism and Islamophobia in Perspective” was one of dozens of workshops presented today as part of the 2016 Diversity Summit at the University of Denver. DU faculty members Nader Hashemi, Seth Masket and Andrea Stanton made up the panel focusing on “U.S. and Extremism.” They were joined by Joanne Cummings, […]

Community members challenged to question their implicit bias at Diversity Summit

At a morning session during DU’s 15th annual Diversity Summit today, Dian Squire, Maria Islas-Lopez and Jennifer-Grace Ewa presented a workshop titled “I’m not racist but . . .’: Exploring the Implicit Bias on DU’s campus.” All three presenters are postdoctoral fellows affiliated with the University’s Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for […]

Diversity Summit workshop offers advice on being a good ally to minority voices

An eye-opening workshop called “White Bodies and Racial Justice Work: Understanding Ally Identities in the Black Lives Matter Movement” was led by Kristen Powell today at the University of Denver’s 15th annual Diversity Summit. Powell, a senior majoring in sociology with minors in intercultural and global studies and communication studies, […]

2016 Diversity Summit to focus on individual bias

In 2001, DU students founded the Diversity Summit with the goal of creating an accepting, supportive and inclusive environment for the University’s diverse population. That commitment continues with the University’s 15th annual Diversity Summit, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21–22. (Due to overwhelming interest, registration for the event is […]

A 1967 Clarion article describes Martin Luther King's visit to campus.

Martin Luther King visited DU in 1964 and 1967

Martin Luther King Jr. visited the DU campus twice, first in 1964 and later in 1967. In 1964 he spoke before a crowd of 600 in the old Student Union Building (now the south end of the Driscoll Student Center) in an appearance sponsored by the local Shorter Community AME […]