Post Tagged with: "student"

Gymnast triumphs over injury for all-around success

Gymnast triumphs over injury for all-around success

Gymnasts are known for bouncing around, but one Pioneer is proving she can bounce back. In October 2012, first-year student Nina McGee was twisting and spinning in the air after springing off the vault during practice. When she landed, she couldn’t move for several seconds. Eventually she crawled off the […]

Student co-chair helps Sustainability Council work toward a greener DU

Student co-chair helps Sustainability Council work toward a greener DU

Mollie Doerner’s interest in green issues was first stoked when, as a first-year student, she joined the University’s Environmental Sustainability Living and Learning Community (ESLLC). That meant she shared living space with other students who were passionate about sustainability and joined them in a weekly class dedicated to local and […]

Students unite to help Colorado flood victims

On Oct. 20, just a few weeks before fall finals, 10 DU undergraduate students volunteered their time to help victims of the September floods that devastated many areas in northern Colorado. Partnered with the nonprofit organization All Hands Volunteers,  the students helped in Greeley and Kersey, Colo. Representatives from the […]

Seven University of Denver students traveled to Tucson, Ariz., and the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2013 summer interterm. Photo courtesy of Margie Thompson

Interterm course takes students to the border

Connecting to the realities of immigration and border cultures was a very powerful experience for seven University of Denver students who traveled to Tucson, Ariz., and the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2013 summer interterm for a course taught by Margie Thompson and María Suárez Toro. “In one day, I have […]

In a new video, students, alumni, staff, faculty and administrators talk about why they wear the shield. Photo by Wayne Armstrong

‘We Wear the Shield’ campaign focuses on DU pride

You don’t have to wear the University of Denver shield to start a riveting conversation, but it helps. That’s because there are a million good reasons to wear the shield — and hence, plenty to talk about. In fact, the University of Denver shield, symbol of institutional pride and Pioneer […]

plans to study computer science, particularly artificial intelligence.

Adventurous first-year looks to explore the possibilities of artificial intelligence

For a lot of first-year students, coming to college is their first big adventure. For James MacDougall, the University of Denver is just the latest chapter in a life filled with adventure. In 2011, MacDougall, who describes himself as a “bit of a loner,” spent five months walking the Appalachian […]

First-year student Laleobe Olaka is one of three 2013 Puksta Scholars at DU. Photo courtesy of Laleobe Olaka.

First-year Puksta scholar sets sights on bettering the community

Laleobe Olaka knows she wants to make a career out of helping people, and she knows that a University of Denver education will help her reach her goal. Olaka, a 2013 graduate of the Denver School of Science and Technology, entered DU in September as a first-year student and one […]

From left, Courtney Merage, Montana Knapp and Jessica Markowitz are the team behind "Americano." Photo: Jake Schuus

Film students go behind the camera to shoot their own short documentaries

Each year, students in the University of Denver’s film studies and production program get the chance to put their technical training to the test, dividing into teams to conceptualize, shoot and edit their own short films. Students alternate each year between narrative films — fictional movies with a script — […]

Junior swimmer making the most of DU life

Junior swimmer making the most of DU life

What does University of Denver junior Ryan Holly like about swimming? As you might expect from a molecular biology major, his answer is very scientific. “I like that you can quantitate how well you’re doing,” he says. “You can mark your progress as you go. In basketball or football, there’s […]

Avi Stopper talks to students in the Messy Startup class. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

‘Messy Startup’ class gives undergrads real-world business experience

Undergraduate students at the Daniels College of Business are getting a very real look into the hectic world of startups, thanks to Avi Stopper, founder and CEO of online youth and college sports network CaptainU. In the new Daniels class The Messy Startup, which launched spring quarter, Stopper gives students […]