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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.

Alumnus demonstrates passion for STEM through scholarship gift

Alumnus demonstrates passion for STEM through scholarship gift

The University of Denver’s intensified focus on science and technology makes perfect sense to Robby Robb, a DU alumnus and former engineer who was the founding chairman of the board of the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST). Robb (BS ’60, MBA ’61) knew all about the importance of […]

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, […]

Good Old Days: Alumni remember their time at the University of Denver

Good Old Days: Alumni remember their time at the University of Denver

What does the University of Denver mean to you? We asked that question of our readers as part of our 150th anniversary celebration, and we got a wide range of responses. To novelist Sandra Dallas (BA ’60), the University of Denver was a place to hone her writing skills as […]

University releases report on founder’s role in Sand Creek Massacre

One hundred and fifty years ago, on Nov. 29, 1864, at an area known as Sand Creek, near the present-day town of Eads, Colo., a group of U.S. militia attacked and killed an estimated 160 women, children and elderly members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The massacre occurred when […]

Men’s soccer team adopts young team member

Men’s soccer team adopts young team member

While winning on the field may be a priority for the defending Summit League champions, the University of Denver men’s soccer team also has taken on a different kind of opponent this season: cancer. Last summer, head coach Bobby Muuss and the rest of the team adopted 13-year-old Ben Brewer […]

Lamont Opera looks for another hit with fall musical ‘South Pacific’

Lamont Opera looks for another hit with fall musical ‘South Pacific’

Ticket sales at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music increased 123 percent between 2012–13 and 2013–14, largely due to the huge success of the Lamont Opera Theatre’s first-ever fall musical, “Oklahoma!,” which sold out three of its four performances last October. Lamont Opera director Kenneth Cox is hoping […]

Sesquicentennial homecoming celebration features expanded list of activities

Sesquicentennial homecoming celebration features expanded list of activities

The yearlong 150th anniversary celebration at the University of Denver has its final major event at the end of October: the annual Homecoming & Family Weekend, a celebration that takes on extra significance this year both because of the University’s sesquicentennial anniversary and because of the arrival of new Chancellor […]

Former Pioneer Angelo Ricci helping to shape hockey’s future

Former Pioneer Angelo Ricci helping to shape hockey’s future

“We always talk about all the different things that go into it, but the greatest thing is that it’s hockey, no matter what level,” says Angelo Ricci (BSBA ’95), founder of Ricci Hockey Consulting. “It’s getting on the pond, playing with the puck and having some fun with your buddies.” […]

Islander’s diverse experiences fuel interest in business degree

From volcanoes to the Rockies, surfing to skiing, beaches to blizzards, there aren’t many places in the United States that are more different from Colorado than Hawaii. These are just some of the changes that first-year student Bram Paikuli can expect as he makes the move from his home on […]