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Senior engineering major wants to bring power to developing countries

Senior engineering major wants to bring power to developing countries

For the greater part of his time at the University of Denver, Doug Mackenzie woke up at 5:30 a.m. almost every day for swim practice. The two-year captain of the varsity swim team lost rest and recovery time, but won races, academic honors and a prestigious scholarship — twice. Mackenzie, […]

Senior creative writing student finds inspiration in Dr. Seuss

Senior creative writing student finds inspiration in Dr. Seuss

Like Dr. Seuss before him, Brian Lupo embraces a bit of the nonsensical in his writing. The senior English major and creative writing student applies what he calls the “poetics of randomness and nonsense” to his writing as a way of addressing the awkward and complex realities of the world. […]

Graduating senior found inspiration in School of Art and Art History

Graduating senior found inspiration in School of Art and Art History

Mikaela Fortune, a senior studio art major, had planned to be a children’s book illustrator when she first came to the University of Denver. Since then, her interests have grown from drawing to printmaking and even photography. Fortune credits the program in the School of Art and Art History for […]

Graduating senior a champion for adequate public education in Colorado

University of Denver senior Taylor Lobato is making headlines in and out of class. She received the “Student of the Year” award from the department of media, film and journalism studies and is enrolled in a dual degree program for which she’ll attain bachelor’s degrees in strategic communication and public […]

Passion for Kurdistan guides Korbel student’s next step

Passion for Kurdistan guides Korbel student’s next step

Bina Hussein knows she’s in good company at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, where, in addition to her classwork, she serves as a student ambassador and runs the school’s Middle East Discussion Group. “These people are your friends, they are your network, they can become […]

Men’s lacrosse falls to Duke in NCAA semifinals

The No. 5 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse team made a second-half push, but came up on the short end of a 15-12 result against No. 1 seed and defending national champion Duke on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse National Semifinals at M&T Bank Stadium […]

Makayla Cappel on the slopes. Photo courtesy of DU Athletics

Graduating senior eyes starting her own wearable tech company

“I fully believe that if you want something bad enough, if you put your intention out there and work your butt off, that you can achieve it,” says University of Denver senior Makayla Cappel. Cappel should know — in addition to juggling a double major, she walked on to the […]

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, […]

Pioneers shine in NCAA academic progress report

The National Collegiate Athletic Association released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) report and the University of Denver once again scored very well. All 17 varsity sports teams scored above 962 for the multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. The Academic Progress […]