Campus & Community

Unity ticket seeks to end political polarization

A new political movement sweeping the country with hopes of shaking up the system makes its home in Denver, and one of its founders is one of DU’s own.  The goal of the Unity08 effort is to break down partisan barriers by offering a unified ticket — one Republican and […]

New DU institute aims for global sustainability

On Oct. 23, the University of Denver announced the creation of the Institute for Sino-American International Dialogue, a new program that will focus on energy, water and environmental issues facing the U.S. and China. “Internationalization is one of the great strengths of the University of Denver,” Chancellor Robert Coombe said […]

Charter school students get a taste of college life

Nearly 100 Highline Academy 7th and 8th grade students spent the day at the University of Denver on Oct. 20. During the field trip, Highline students met with approximately 30 DU students, both undergraduates and graduates, who shared their college experiences. “DU students explained how they got to college, why […]

Holocaust survivors inspire one-man play

Henry Greenspan spent two decades talking with Holocaust survivors. Those conversations became the basis for a one-man play, REMNANTS, which Greenspan will perform at the Hebrew Educational Alliance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30. The University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies, along with the Holocaust Awareness Institute and Hebrew Educational […]

Athletics welcomes ‘champion’ for diversity

DU may not have a football team, but it has already scored its first T.D. He’s Tony Daniels, the recently hired associate athletics director for diversity and community relations, and one of few people with those duties in Division 1 athletics. His mission is to champion diversity in Pioneers athletics and […]

Former athlete challenges ‘real man’ concept

Former NFL quarterback Don McPherson was tough, strong and in control — a “real man” by societal standards. But now McPherson is challenging men to remove the façade and open up about their emotions. McPherson will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Sturm Hall’s Davis Auditorium after spending the […]

Investigation continues in minor lab fire

An investigation into the cause of a minor fire that broke out yesterday afternoon in an unoccupied chemistry teaching lab in Boettcher Center West on the DU campus is ongoing.  The damage is estimated at less than $50,000. The building has reopened but it’s unknown how long the lab will […]

No students injured in minor lab fire

A minor fire erupted at 4:40 p.m. today in an unoccupied chemistry teaching lab in Boettcher Center West on the DU campus. There were no classes in session in the vicinity at the time. No students were injured, but two campus safety officers suffered minor smoke inhalation and were transported […]

Ritchie steps down from DU Board of Trustees

Daniel Ritchie, chair of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, will step down from his post and from the board effective Jan. 1, 2007. He informed the board of his decision during its fall meeting Saturday. Ritchie has served as chair since July 1, 2005, when Robert Coombe succeeded […]

El Pomar pool gets change of water

Workers at the Ritchie Center are great at changing light bulbs and seating, and even changing the hockey rink into a venue for concerts. But when it comes to changing the water in the Olympic-size pool at the El Pomar Natatorium, the job can get, well, a little squishy. Especially […]

Former Sen. George Mitchell discusses peacemaking strategies in DU address

In a free public address at DU on Oct. 10, former Sen. George Mitchell, D-Maine, spoke of the unique challenges to peace in the 21st century and how America could play a role in addressing those challenges. Speaking before an audience of 800 in Gates Concert Hall, Mitchell listed five […]

First-year class dines with Chancellor Coombe

This fall, Chancellor Robert Coombe is trying to personally welcome each incoming freshman — all 1,142 of them. The students have been invited to meet the chancellor — as well as alumni, faculty, staff and administrators — at formal First-Year Dinners held in the Ritchie Center’s Gottesfeld Room. So far, […]

HPV vaccine available at DU’s health center

A new vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer has recently become available to female students at the DU Health and Counseling Center. The vaccine, called Gardasil, is touted as “the first vaccine specifically designed to prevent cancer,” according to its manufacturer, Merck & Co. “We’re really excited this […]

Discussion of writing process kicks off humanities lecture series

Associate Professor Brian Kiteley kicks off the 2006–07 Humanities Institute Faculty Lecture Series on Oct. 12 with “I Save My Writing for Writing: A Discussion of Teaching Fiction Writing and Writing Fiction.”  Kiteley directs the English department’s creative writing program. The lecture—4 p.m. in Sturm Hall room 286—will include a […]

Out-of-state enrollment grows

University of Denver administrators have been working to raise the institution’s national profile. Admission officials reported last week that this year the percentage of new, first-year students from Colorado dropped from 51 percent to 47 percent, reflecting the influx of more out-of-state students. “Two years ago we instituted a direct marketing […]