Spring 2020 Stories


Build, not burn

50 years ago, Woodstock West rose as DU’s response to tumultuous times.

Laying a foundation

Meet Founders honorees Jane Hamilton and Ved Nanda


George Gwozdecky, Stephanie Sherlock among 2020 inductees into Athletics Hall of Fame.

Stronger together

How DU is uniting and supporting its community during the COVID-19 crisis


Empty Net

How coronavirus is affecting DU athletics

Fighting a dementia diagnosis

DU partners with the Alumia Institute to explore ways to combat the disease.

Finding strength in a time of turbulence

Until now, the cyclical nature of academia gave structure to our lives. There was a predictable rhythm to buying back-to-school supplies for...

Great reading from the DU community

New titles from Joanna Howard, Mary Vensel White and Allan McAllister Ferguson

Shawnee Adelson unites Colorado breweries

Adelson is a Colorado native who returned to the state in 2008 to pursue graduate-level work at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Theater students make a scene

The group of 12 undergraduates teamed up over winter break to build and paint sets for two upcoming theatrical productions.


DU looks to define its community and values

The Community + Values initiative grows out of DU's strategic plan.

DU welcomes new Advancement SVC Val Otten

Otten comes to DU from the California Institute of Technology, where she worked for the past 10 years as a senior advancement executive.

Find alum-owned businesses along the Crimson & Gold Trail

Whether you’re enjoying an ice-cold beer on the patio at Stanley Beer Hall or reading a good book at Logan House Coffee,...

Newman Center Presents announces 2020-21 season

The lineup includes several concerts rescheduled from the 2019–20 season.

RadioEd podcast gives voice to DU experts

Topics include the Women’s March, Grammy-winning songs, and how brain injuries have changed the Super Bowl.

Student-run Instagram account prompts examination of sexual assault protection on campus

The campaign is going national, highlighting the stories of students on college campuses across the country.


Class Notes: Spring 2020

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Former cheerleader Lacey Henderson launches podcast to help normalize disability

"Picked Last in Gym Class" features athletes, comedians, entrepreneurs and more.

Opera singer Hao Jiang Tian named distinguished alum of the Lamont School of Music

Now in his 60s, Tian has sung more than 1,400 performances of 50 operatic roles worldwide.