Campus & Community

Alcohol policy has DU students fessing up to their parents

Students who don’t think before they drink — and get caught — are tasting a new shot of reality that may bring as big a headache as a longshoreman’s hangover.  Under a program that started with the new school year, first-offense alcohol violators must fess up to their parents that […]

DU, 9News host ballot initiative debate

Is marijuana safer than alcohol? Are domestic partnerships the equivalent of gay marriage?  Debate over these questions and more raged across center stage at DU’s Gates Concert Hall Sept. 26 as 9News and DU presented “Ballot Measures 101: Issues and Insights.” Five panels argued the pros and cons of six of […]

Chancellor calls for investments in faculty and staff

In his Convocation speech Sept. 29 in Magness Arena, Chancellor Robert Coombe called on the University to invest in faculty and staff to ensure DU’s continued success. That, he said, will “enable us to make good on a debt of honor we owe the people of this wonderful city whose […]

Students rank DU high in student engagement

University of Denver students again rated their college experience higher than peer institutions in four of five benchmark categories, according to this year’s National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The survey measures effective educational practice in five areas: level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, enriching educational experiences, student-faculty […]

Hillel dedicates new Merage & Allon Hillel Center

The University of Denver Hillel chapter will dedicate the new Merage & Allon Hillel Center from 4–6 p.m. on Sept. 26. The two-story, 8,000-square-foot center is 10 times larger than the group’s former building. Chancellor Robert Coombe, building namesakes Harvey Allon and David Merage, and Eran Gasko from Hillel’s International […]

DU’s new carillon program reunites friends

Todd Fair and Andrea McCrady followed the siren song to the Netherlands Carillon School in the mid-70s. There they met, became friends and studied under the masters on the bells of the Tower of Our Lady in Amersfoort.  Fair stayed in the Netherlands for the next 24 years, learning Dutch […]

Kosher wine tasting connects Jewish community to cultural roots

Loosely translated from Yiddish, “Not Your Bube’s Manischewitz,” means “Not your grandma’s sickly-sweet wine.” It was the title of DU’s Center for Judaic Studies’ kosher wine tasting Sept. 14. Approximately 80 people attended the event, which raised about $1,500 for the ALEPH Institute for Jewish Culture. For an $18 donation, attendees […]

Workshops set stage for PeaceJam’s focus on activism

The weekend-long 10th anniversary celebration of PeaceJam kicked off Friday with a series of workshops aimed at engaging PeaceJammers and motivating them for the activities ahead. DU faculty, staff and students joined community members to present 20 sessions ranging from genocide and environmental justice to campus activism and U.S. immigration. John […]

PeaceJammers plant trees in Sun Valley

More than 80 PeaceJammers and 20 DU students got down and dirty Friday afternoon in an effort to plant more than100 trees in Denver Housing Authority’s (DHA) Sun Valley neighborhood. The event, part of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s initiative to plant a million trees in Denver during the next 20 […]

Ruckus offering free music downloads to DU students

Psssst! Hey, you wanna download some tunes … without paying for it?  As of Sept. 11, DU students are able to download free music legally. DU entered an agreement last May with Ruckus Networks, a digital media service that offers free music and video downloads to participating college campuses nationwide.  […]

University writing program is ready for full launch

With 19 new faculty lecturers, a new space and new curriculum, the University Writing Program is raring to go this fall. According to program Director and English Professor Doug Hesse, the writing program will consist of three major parts: a Writing and Research Center in Penrose Library, writing courses for […]

Tutu inspires youth to make a difference

On Sunday morning, Archbishop Desmond Tutu reminded the 3,000 youths attending PeaceJam that even small things can make a difference and that their actions will inspire others. Gathered in Magness Arena, Tutu led a Ceremony of Inspiration in which he shared his thoughts on how today’s youth can change the world. […]

Youths take action during PeaceJam

If actions speak louder than words, PeaceJam participants made plenty of noise Saturday. More than 3,000 youths wrote letters, signed petitions and formulated ideas for initiatives they could take home and put into place. The projects were the result of specific calls to action issued by nine of the 10 Nobel […]

Peace laureates take U.S. to task in public address

Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, drew a standing ovation and roars of approval from a crowd of nearly 7,000 when she likened the current war in Iraq to terrorism and fundamentalism. Other peace laureates echoed that theme in a public talk Saturday at DU’s Magness Arena. Nine […]

Polish president talks about history in the making

Adjunct Professor Lynn Holland is accustomed to speaking forcefully about heads of state in her Contemporary Politics class. She isn’t quite as used to speaking to them. So when Aleksander Kwasniewski, the former president of Poland, showed up with his bodyguard on Sept. 14 for some candid talk about Europe […]