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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 […]

Theater major uses marketing skills to pull in audiences

Theater major uses marketing skills to pull in audiences

After years of living room performances and high school plays, Cheyenne Michaels thought she had left theatrics behind when she came to the University of Denver to study journalism. But feeling a bit homesick during her freshman year, Michaels gravitated toward the one place that was familiar … theater. Three […]

Four DU students win Fulbrights for 2014-15

Four DU students win Fulbrights for 2014-15

Four University of Denver students have won Fulbright Scholarships to study or teach abroad in the 2014–15 academic year. The DU winners include: Elizabeth Caruth, a master’s student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany Christian Allen, an undergraduate with […]

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, […]