Archive for April, 2008

Retiring professor shares love of South during Provost Luncheon

When Margaret Whitt was asked to speak at the Provost’s Lecture and Luncheon, she didn’t hesitate to say yes; not because she feels deserving, but because she never hesitates to share stories of the civil rights movement. During her lecture April 23, she took the largest DU Provost luncheon audience ever […]

Fitness Center to get vacation makeover

The Coors Fitness Center is only nine years old but it’s already facing a bit of cosmetic surgery. The newest nip and tuck will be to the entrance, which will be relocated this summer from the south side of the building near Gates Field House to a west-facing entrance in […]

China a target during election season, scholars say

China, the third largest trading nation on the planet, is more likely to go through the rest of the U.S. election season as a target than a topic. The sniping has already begun, China scholar Norman Ornstein warned in a recent nationwide Town Hall-style meeting broadcast in Denver and 37 […]

Bridges speaker says connecting with others key to happiness

Religious expert José Casanova told a DU crowd of about 450 on April 22 that people can no longer isolate themselves for their own individual pursuit of happiness. “We are all in this together,” said Casanova, a sociology professor and senior fellow in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and […]

Greek Life yard sale benefits homeless youth

DU fraternities and sororities started their spring cleaning early, and instead of throwing out old items with the trash, they gave back. On April 18, frat brothers and sisters gathered their clothes, housewares and used electronics for one big yard sale as part of Greek Week. They sold hundreds of […]

Fall tuition increase to be smallest in nearly a decade

DU’s Board of Trustees has approved a 4.93-percent tuition increase for the 2008–09 academic year, bringing the cost of a DU education to $32,976 for full-time undergraduates and most graduate students. The tuition increase is the University’s smallest since 1999. Room and board costs will increase by 4.72 percent to […]

Letters, donations accepted for troops

Although many differ on policy and the country’s situation in Iraq, some students want to make one thing clear: They support the troops regardless. DU’s College Republicans chapter is sponsoring Support Our Troops week now through Friday, April 25, and are asking the DU community for their cooperation in collecting letters […]

Denver health officials try to track path of stomach virus

Denver health department officials sent a questionnaire to all University of Denver students this week to try to determine the origin of a campus outbreak of Norovirus. Since April 13, a total of 105 of DU’s more than 11,000 students have reported ill with stomach cramps, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Dr. […]

Campus going green for Earth Day

The University of Denver will host a variety of earth-friendly events to commemorate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22. The DU Environmental Team will staff an information table outside of Sturm Hall from 11 a.m. –4 p.m.  There, students can partake in giveaways and will have the opportunity to pledge […]

Student wants to create opportunities for disabled Nigerians

At 14, Ajoke Alonge could no longer walk. Struck down by a genetic malformation of her spine, the young Nigerian saw her future reflected in the faces of the young disabled beggars lining the streets of her village. “Children with disabilities in Nigeria are pitied; they are exploited and socially […]

Pioneers women win second SBC tennis championship

The No. 28 University of Denver women’s tennis team defeated No. 51 Florida International 4-3 for the Pioneers’ second Sun Belt Conference championship at Heard Stadium on the Louisiana-Monroe campus last weekend. DU improves to 22-2 overall and earns the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championships May 10–12. The […]

Volunteering is student’s way to give back

Joel Portman never thought of college as a place to take it easy. Besides courses (usually four each term), a part-time job (12.5 hours a week) and AUSA senator, Portman is a prolific volunteer. That volunteering spirit earned him the Scholar of Promise Service Award from the National Society of […]

Former presidential candidate McGovern calls Iraq, Vietnam wars ‘unnecessary’

Sen. George McGovern told students that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama would be “excellent” presidents and said that the choice is theirs to vote for or against the war in the upcoming election. The position on the Iraq war is the “clear difference” between John McCain and the Democratic […]

Newman Center takes on Manhattan to usher in its fifth birthday

On April 26, guests will arrive at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts, which by then will have been transformed into the Big Apple. They’ll check in at Grand Central Station, and metro card in hand, board the subway to Little Italy, Times Square, Coney Island or one of […]

Book Stack slashes prices during annual sale

Loose change goes a long way at the Book Stack, a non profit new and used bookstore in the Mary Reed Building. On April 25 and 26, customers can buy twice as much when the Book Stack offers 50 percent off all books during its annual spring sale. Normally priced […]