Campus & Community

Station will house retail space

A little coffee with your morning commute? Maybe a bagel or bun while you wait for the train?  That is RTD’s vision for use of about 10,000 square feet of retail space on the south side of the new parking garage at the University of Denver Station.  The decision on […]

DU weighing light-rail shuttle service

A new shuttle service that would take light-rail riders from the University of Denver Station to distant parts of the campus and back again is on the drawing board. Demand will be the key.  “If cost were not important and we had all the money we needed, then you could […]

Light rail parking 101: Final exam

Question No. 1: Spaces in the sparkling new, 540- car RTD parking garage adjacent to the University of Denver light-rail station are intended for: a. Students, faculty and staff at DU b. Hockey fans at the Ritchie Center c. Overnight guests at the Centennial Towers dorms d. Parents attending Commencement […]

Light rail station opens Nov. 17

Light rail station opens Nov. 17

It’s coming out of the box early, in about two weeks, and has nothing to assemble, nothing to plug in. It won’t be wrapped in holiday paper or tied with a fancy bow. And it’ll be no surprise who it’s from and how much it costs. And when the first […]

Upon arrival: light-rail fast facts

What: The southeast light-rail extension opens Nov. 17 with four new lines (E, F, G and H) and 13 new stations from Broadway to Lincoln Avenue.  Where: The University of Denver Station is north of Buchtel Boulevard at High Street.  What’s happening and when: An event celebrating the opening of […]

Campus to close, employees off for extra days in December

A significant morale boost and $20,000 in potential energy savings were enough to persuade University of Denver trustees to essentially close campus for two extra days this December.  Beginning this year fully benefited employees will get two more paid, floating holidays added to the three days already on the books […]

Merit increase approved for eligible DU faculty and staff

Trustees have approved a 3.6 percent salary merit-increase pool for eligible faculty and staff for 2007.  Of that pool, 3 percent will be for merit-based raises at the department level, and 0.6 percent is reserved for executive level raises for employees who demonstrate “truly extraordinary contributions” to the University’s mission, […]

Diversity numbers up, but hard work remains

DU’s portrait includes more faces of color than ever before.  Of 1,142 first-year, first-time students enrolled this fall, 17.8 percent are students of color — up from 13.2 percent last year. Of 92 new faculty members, 17.4 percent are people of color.  “Diversity is one of our most important objectives […]

New policy means Denver voters can cast ballots in any of 50 centers

To cast a vote in this year’s general election, Denver County voters can go to any one of 50 voting centers throughout the city on Election Day, Nov. 7. Voters are no longer required to vote at specific locations.  The closest voting center to DU is the Denver Police Department  […]

Spirituals Project Choir to accompany play about abolitionist

The Spirit of Frederick Douglass is coming to the Newman Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. The play draws from the speeches and letters of Douglass (1818–95), who rose from the bonds of slavery to become one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement. Accompanying […]

Soaring prices dent DU’s copper use

University of Denver Architect Mark Rodgers wants DU to continue as the “copper-top university” even though the price of the metal has gone through the roof. In 1999, the year the Ritchie Center was completed, the cost of copper was about $1,200 per ton — making the 440 tons of […]

Roadtrip Nation encourages students to take road less traveled

For students wondering what to do with their lives, a road trip could help provide the answers. On Nov. 1, Roadtrip Nation, a national movement empowering college students to hit the road and research careers, will visit the University of Denver to tell students about the grants and opportunities available. […]

Provost’s Conference focuses on cooperation between DU and Denver

City and University officials gathered Oct. 27 for the 2006 Provost’s Conference to discuss ways Denver and DU can work together.  Provost Gregg Kvistad said the aim of the conference was “to identify, intensify and broaden real strategic partnerships between the City of Denver and the University of Denver. Both […]

Gubernatorial candidates face off at DU on Halloween

The two frontrunners in the race to be Colorado’s next governor will participate in one of the last debates of the campaign at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The free event will be presented by 9News, the University of Denver and the Denver Post.  9News […]

Ground is broken for new fraternity house

Lambda Chi Alpha has joined with the University of Denver to construct a new residential facility for its fraternity members. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Oct. 21 at the construction site located at 2217 E. Evans Ave. The new house is scheduled for completion by fall 2007. It will replace […]