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Andy Clayton: Life in the bleachers

Andy Clayton: Life in the bleachers

It was my home away from home. The memories of the “Old Barn” don’t seem to want to fade. I can still close my eyes and inhale that sweet smell of hockey. I can still picture the aging championship banners hanging from the rafters. The giant rainbow on the north […]

Rob Armstrong: DU, Dad and me

Rob Armstrong: DU, Dad and me

The Murray Armstrong era for DU hockey dawned in 1956. I didn’t quite understand it all, but I knew it was big. I was just 7, the same age as the University of Denver hockey program. My first glimpse of the University was in summer — probably June. The athletics […]

Ed Ned Porges: Uphill climb

As a DU freshman in 1958, I naively volunteered for my Phi Sigma Delta fraternity ski team, poles, flags and all. An intramural DU ski event was scheduled at Winter Park, about an hour west of Denver. My wood skis and boots came from Dave Cook Sporting Goods in downtown […]

Ron Palmquist: On the air at KVDU

As a KVDU staffer, it was my job to set up the remote equipment in the old DU Field House press box on the third level above the ice. I would hook the amp’s lines to a telephone company connector pad, call the station and make sure they could hear […]

Sandra Dallas: Playing pranks at the Clarion

Sandra Dallas: Playing pranks at the Clarion

The headlines in the Clarion were big and bold and took up most of the front page: “Tuition Hiked Five Dollars Per Hour For Spring Term; Students Must Pay Increase This Week.” We published the issue the first day of spring quarter registration in 1959, and it caused panic among […]

Martin Birn: DU in the ’40s

I graduated with a BS in electrical engineering in the Class of 1950. The last time my wife and I were in Denver was at the graduation ceremony in 2000. There were a few of us present, not very many, however I still have the medal from DU I received […]

Denny Liggitt: College life after World War II

Denny Liggitt: College life after World War II

I am 89 years old now, and for most of my life I have been acquainted with the University of Denver. My father was an ardent DU supporter, as was my mother, who didn’t graduate but was nevertheless as much of a supporter as my dad. She volunteered her time […]

Suzanne Shapiro: Remembering Chappell House

Suzanne Shapiro: Remembering Chappell House

In 1936, where was DU’s School of Art located? In Chappell House. In 1936, where was the Denver Art Museum located? In Chappell House. This stately brownstone mansion stood at the northeast corner of Logan Street and East 13th Avenue. It became a second home to me when I enrolled […]

Donne and Sue Fisher make $5 million gift to University of Denver

Donne and Sue Fisher are investing $5 million in the future of early childhood education through a gift to the University of Denver. Longtime supporters of the University whose generosity named the Fisher Early Learning Center at its inception, the Fishers demonstrate their ongoing commitment to young children through their […]

"I think it’s an incredibly exciting time, and I see DU entering an entirely new phase, where we have a real chance to become one of the truly extraordinary universities in the nation," says departing Chancellor Robert Coombe. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Departing Chancellor Robert Coombe reflects on his 33 years at the University

In January 2014, Robert Coombe, the University’s 17th chancellor, announced he will retire at the end of June, along with his wife, Julanna Gilbert, executive director of the Office of Teaching and Learning and a member of the chemistry and biochemistry faculty. Coombe assumed the chancellorship in 2005, after serving […]

Matthew Watwood is a Boettcher Scholar who also has received the Robison Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Edgar Everhart Endowed Scholarship and the David C. and Betty S. Hess Endowed Scholarship. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Senior Matthew Watwood balances triple major demands with ease

When he’s not doing homework for his triple major in physics, math and computer science, University of Denver senior Matthew Watwood is pursuing his passion for magic, performing at Colorado Avalanche games and at Elitch Gardens, where he also leads physics presentations for high school students. “Magic is a hobby […]

Prizewinning poet turns attention to helping caregivers

Prizewinning poet turns attention to helping caregivers

Heather McHugh (MA ’73) has run the gamut since her days at the University of Denver. She is a respected poet with a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” to her name, a professor at the University of Washington, and the executive director of CAREGIFTED, a nonprofit committed to the well-being of […]

Many stations in "Tradition and Legacy" include cases full of artifacts — from vintage athletics and cheerleading uniforms to Commencement scepters and DU beanies.

Sesquicentennial exhibit digs into DU history

To prepare for a sesquicentennial exhibit at the Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver archivists dug deep into their collections to find photographs, uniforms and other artifacts that help tell the DU story. “Tradition and Legacy” — an interactive exhibit that opened Jan. 13 — features 13 stations spread throughout […]

“[DU is] a place where I could do everything from test new stuff to see old friends," says Rob Gleeson, left. "It’s an incredible ally to have a university on your side.” Photo courtesy of Showtime

Business-school grad Rob Gleeson does a stint in Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’

Rob Gleeson (BSBA ’10) isn’t just a business-school grad in real life — he also plays one on TV. Gleeson, 26, played Jeffrey, a quiet, intense “numbers guy,” on season three of Showtime’s comedy series “House of Lies,” which stars former Denverite Don Cheadle as a ruthless management consultant. The […]

Kristen Hamilton is the women’s soccer team’s all-time points leader and leading goal scorer, and she’s the only NCAA Division I athlete in history to be named player of the year in three conferences. Photo courtesy of DU Athletics

Women’s soccer player makes Pioneer history

Senior finance major Kristen Hamilton made University of Denver history in January, becoming the first Pioneer women’s soccer player to be drafted to the National Women’s Soccer League. The Western New York Flash picked Hamilton up in the fourth round. A standout on the field since her first year at […]