Archive for March, 2012

Donor Marcia Gallagher proud to give back to alma mater

Donor Marcia Gallagher proud to give back to alma mater

When Marcia (Moritz) Gallagher (BA ’73) received an offer for a full academic scholarship to the University of Denver, she accepted — even though she had never visited campus. Because Gallagher had no parental support for her DU education, the need-based academic scholarship gave her an educational opportunity that wouldn’t […]

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

Letters

Andy and Barbara Taylor give $5 million to foster diversity at Daniels

Andy and Barbara Taylor give $5 million to foster diversity at Daniels

University of Denver alumni Andy and Barbara Taylor have given $5 million to DU’s Daniels College of Business. The gift—which will be added to the already-established Taylor Scholarship endowment of $1 million—will provide scholarships to foster diversity among undergraduate students. The University has matched the new gift, bringing the total […]

Dynamic duo takes cycling club to a higher gear

Dynamic duo takes cycling club to a higher gear

The University of Denver’s Club Cycling program has always been a speedy group, but in 2011 it slipped into a new — and much faster — gear. One reason? Some say there are two. And the likelihood of them ever meeting was — well, unlikely. Rebecca Gross grew up in […]

Interview: Joanne Kron of ProgressNow Colorado

Interview: Joanne Kron of ProgressNow Colorado

Joanne Kron (BA ’03, MA ’03) recently was named executive director of ProgressNow Colorado, a 200,000-member progressive political advocacy organization. Prior, Kron worked for the Denver-based Gill Action Fund, which promotes equality for all people, regardless of sexual orientation.   Q: What do you believe Coloradans are most concerned about […]

MLK’s ’67 campus visit sparked riot at DU

MLK’s ’67 campus visit sparked riot at DU

Martin Luther King Jr. visited the DU campus twice, first in 1964 and later in 1967. In 1964 he spoke before a crowd of 600 in the old Student Union Building (now the south end of the Driscoll Student Center) in an appearance sponsored by the local Shorter Community AME […]

Anthropology professor’s research uncovers black history in Colorado

Anthropology professor’s research uncovers black history in Colorado

Colorado’s history is rife with imagery of rugged bravado: Zebulon Pike’s daring mountaineering expedition, the fortunes won and lost during the Gold Rush, the cowboy herding cattle across the plains. But — perhaps because of Hollywood’s influence — almost all the Western heroes are white. M. Dores Cruz, an assistant […]

Essay: ‘The burial’

Essay: ‘The burial’

We march up the little hill to the old country cemetery by twos, by fours, with platters of fried chicken and bowls of potato salad and macaroni salad and Jell-O salad and all manner of things made with mayonnaise or whipped cream — mourners bearing blackberry pies and homemade cakes, […]

Can This Economy Be Saved?

Can This Economy Be Saved?

Colorado is about to get pummeled by a financial avalanche. DU’s Strategic Issues Program has a plan to keep the state out of harm’s way.

Art Professor Maynard Tischler left his mark on DU and its students

Art Professor Maynard Tischler left his mark on DU and its students

From rebel instructor to department chair, Professor Maynard Tischler left his mark on DU and its students.

A Life in Ink

A Life in Ink

After cutting his teeth at Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, alumnus Ed Estlow rose to the top of the Scripps media empire.

Lamont performance of the week: Cindy Lindeen-Martin organ concert

Lamont performance of the week: Cindy Lindeen-Martin organ concert

A great organist plus a great organ adds up to a special Sunday-afternoon concert at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. “Cindy Lindeen-Martin is a well-known Denver organist with impeccable credentials, and we’re very fortunate to have her demonstrate her skills on the Schuke organ in Hamilton Recital Hall,” […]

Founders Day 2012 award recipients

The Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement will go to Erik Myhren (MA ’03). Myhren, an elementary school teacher in Denver for the past 14 years, introduced the sport of lacrosse to inner-city kids several years ago, and a handful of them fell in love. The story is so […]

Evans Award winner Doug Scrivner has forged strong DU connections

Evans Award winner Doug Scrivner has forged strong DU connections

Growing up in Madison, Wis., Doug Scrivner didn’t have to go far to find playmates. Thanks to his parents’ sense of community, Scrivner’s home was always buzzing with kids from the neighborhood. “It was an ‘Ozzie and Harriet’ kind of environment,” recalls Scrivner, a DU trustee, alumnus and adjunct professor. […]