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Editor’s note

After nearly three years as assistant managing editor of the University of Denver Magazine, I took the reins in January, when Chelsey Baker-Hauck (BA ’96) left DU after a decade as the magazine’s managing editor.

Chelsey was a tireless advocate for this magazine and its readers, and she leaves big shoes to fill. Under her watch the magazine won award after award after award, including 19 gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Chelsey herself received more than 40 awards for her work as a writer, editor and art director, including first-place prizes from the National Federation of Press Women in 2011 for profile writing and magazine editing.

One of my first tasks as managing editor is to dig into the results of our most recent reader survey. According to the respondents, we’re doing a lot of things right, but we could do some things even better.

Almost 80 percent of those who responded said they read every issue or most issues of the magazine, and nearly 90 percent said they were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the job we do. You read us to keep up-to-date on campus news and events, to learn what your former classmates are up to and to stay connected to your alma mater.

But you requested additions too. An iPad version was chief among those. Currently you can find a link to a tablet-friendly PDF version of the magazine at (click on the e-version logo), but we’re working on an enhanced, interactive version that will be more fun to read and easier to access. We’re also working on adding an events calendar, more coverage of faculty and staff, and more news about our awesome Pioneer athletics teams. In addition, we want to keep you aware of all the cultural offerings at DU, including Newman Center concerts, art exhibits and theater performances.

Have more suggestions? Please email me at or call me at 303-871-2776 and let me know. I look forward to hearing your ideas.


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