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Gymnastics team achieves sixth best finish in program history

Gymnastics team achieves sixth best finish in program history

The No. 18 University of Denver gymnastics team rallied at the end of the year, posting two of its best meets in the final weeks of the season. The Pioneers finished with a regional qualifying score of 196.205, the sixth highest in program history. Denver won the inaugural Mountain Rim […]

Varsity successes earn sixth Directors’ Cup for DU

The University of Denver has claimed the Learfield Sports Division I AAA Directors’ Cup for the sixth time in seven years, finishing ahead of all non-football schools in the 2013–14 standings. The University placed a record-high 43rd among all AAA schools, breaking the previous record of 47th set in 2008. […]

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.

New admissions strategy results in strong first-year class for fall 2014

In a time when higher-education institutions across the country are experiencing myriad challenges, the University of Denver is set to admit one of the most geographically and ethnically diverse first-year classes in recent history this fall, says Tom Willoughby, vice chancellor for enrollment. The University had nearly 19,000 applications for […]

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 […]

DU computer science team a finalist in E3 college video game competition

DU computer science team a finalist in E3 college video game competition

Hardcore video gamers and those in the video game industry know that the annual E3 expo in Los Angeles is where the big games of tomorrow are demonstrated and discovered. Five students from the University of Denver’s computer science department will be in the mix this year, as they bring […]

Matthew Watwood is a Boettcher Scholar who also has received the Robison Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Edgar Everhart Endowed Scholarship and the David C. and Betty S. Hess Endowed Scholarship. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Senior Matthew Watwood balances triple major demands with ease

When he’s not doing homework for his triple major in physics, math and computer science, University of Denver senior Matthew Watwood is pursuing his passion for magic, performing at Colorado Avalanche games and at Elitch Gardens, where he also leads physics presentations for high school students. “Magic is a hobby […]