Campus & Community

High school grads get lessons for a lifetime

Joanna Burciaga hasn’t stepped foot into her first college class, but she’s already learned valuable lessons thanks to the Daniels Fund Scholarship program she attended at DU in mid July. “The whole week has made me really excited about college. But, I’ve also learned a lot that I’ll use for […]

Women’s group celebrates 50 years in the books

When a young Robert Coombe and his family moved to Denver in 1956, the University of Denver was facing the same tough financial times it would face when he joined the faculty nearly three decades later. While the 7-year-old Coombe was pulling books from his neighborhood bookmobile, DU officials were […]

Budget reflects solid foundation, new challenges

The University’s fiscal-year 2007 budget shows strong financial underpinnings, and DU will increase its operating margin from $3 million to $5 million, according to the budget proposal approved in June by the Board of Trustees. The purpose of the operating margin increase is to build reserves as a hedge against […]

Students build homes from start to finish

From groundbreaking to closing, students in the Daniels College of Business Residential Practicum course experience homebuilding firsthand. Part of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management (RECM) program, the course pairs student teams with home building companies to build a home from start to finish. The teams form […]

DU task force formed to address child care

Finding quality, affordable child care near the DU campus can be a challenge. Ask any faculty or staff member who has tried to find daycare, and you will often hear frustrating tales of yearlong wait lists and expensive tuition. A University task force has been formed to address the problem. […]

Sex offenders no longer safe to surf

Convicted sex offenders don’t always go to prison. “Between 60 and 70 percent of all convicted sex offenders are placed on probation,” says Jim Tanner, president of KB Solutions Inc., a Boulder, Colo., consulting firm serving criminal justice and social service agencies. Since 2003, Tanner has been training parole and […]

Online ethics center guides users through deliberation

Some people make lists of pros and cons, others ask a friend for guidance and some send anonymous letters to advice columns. DU has another way to help people solve their ethical predicaments. Last January, the University launched the Center for Ethical Deliberation (CED), a Web site that guides the […]

DMS links students with nonprofits

Businesses increasingly rely on Web sites and digital media to communicate with their clientele. But nonprofits often struggle to afford the services of a Web designer or marketing agency to help them capitalize on the medium. A program of the Digital Media Studies (DMS) department solves this problem by linking […]

Web site helps students grade professors

A hottie with a body. Speaks French, English, German, Russian and Japanese. An astounding scholar who is interested in philosophy and psychodynamic psychology. Helpful, easy to talk and listen to and very, very easy on the eyes.  Sound like a personal ad? It isn’t. It’s an evaluation of a DU […]

Arts program helps Aurora youth, strengthens neighborhood

The Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) organization offers free, after-school art programs weekdays for youth from low economic levels and high crime areas. DAVA serves approximately 700 students per year.   When DAVA was created 12 years ago, the area had no after-school programs. Executive Director Susan Jenson, MA ’98, […]

Stadium Inn: DU’s favorite dive

Stadium Inn: DU’s favorite dive

Unlike nouveau sports bars that morph into sushi bars, the Stadium Inn at 1701 E. Evans Ave. faces the future by embracing the past. Parked in a section of the DU neighborhood where a fast-food crowd comes to slurp noodles or create zeppelin-sized burritos, it is a relic from a […]

Evans Chapel: A building with heart

Evans Chapel: A building with heart

Many visitors to the DU campus are drawn to the elegant little stone chapel nestled amongst fountains and flower beds in the Harper Humanities Garden. Thousands of students, faculty and staff have gathered at Evans Chapel over the years to worship, to be wed or to mourn those who have […]

Chancellor Emeritus Chester Alter left legacy on campus

Chancellor Emeritus Chester Alter left legacy on campus

For more than 50 years, Chancellor Emeritus Chester Alter has cast a light on the University that is still shining bright.