Archive for December, 2009

Advice for students

Experts offer debt management advice for students.

Are we addicted to debt?

Americans live by credit, sometimes well beyond their means. And often, the lifelong dance with debt starts in college.

The legal landscape

Gay and lesbian families can face daunting legal challenges.

Full House: Four parents and two kids make for one big happy family

On the sidelines at his son’s football game, Geoffrey Bateman is filled with a watery-eyed sense of nostalgia and wonder. Zian, 8, is completely in his element as a “Crusher,” barreling into other little boys. They look like stocky, miniature men in their full pads and helmets. Geoffrey can’t help […]

Building a Better ’Bot: DU researchers are leading the development of autonomous robots that could someday save lives

Building a Better ’Bot: DU researchers are leading the development of autonomous robots that could someday save lives

From maze-like fortresses buried in caves behind enemy lines to a traffic-choked intersection at rush hour, researchers at the University of Denver imagine robots boldly going where no human should want — or need — to go. Quietly emerging as a DU specialty, the study of robotics is garnering interest […]

Welcome to the White House: Alumna Ellie Schafer was handpicked to show visitors around President Obama’s new home

Welcome to the White House: Alumna Ellie Schafer was handpicked to show visitors around President Obama’s new home

The text Sue Gersick got from her daughter, Ellie Schafer, last March was deceptively innocent. “POTUS just came in and wished me happy birthday!!!” Gersick shot back: “POTUS? Who’s POTUS?” “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!!” Then the pictures arrived. There was the nation’s 44th POTUS, wedged into a cramped outer […]

Sandra Dallas looks for the next plot twist

Sandra Dallas looks for the next plot twist

Job is a slam-dunk for Denver Nuggets administrator

Job is a slam-dunk for Denver Nuggets administrator

Letters

Rory Vaden motivates others to ‘Take the Stairs’

Editor’s Note

Joel Sheesley makes art from the everyday

Joel Sheesley makes art from the everyday

DU professor advises families to refocus for holidays to ease financial tension

Martha Wadsworth, associate professor of psychology at the University of Denver, says families should focus on what has been proven to matter most in psychological research — quality family time — during the holidays. “I love the winter holidays because most of them are about being together with those you […]