Newsroom University of Denver (Student Life)

2017
December
04,
2017
As a first-generation college student, Sherlock Crockett was uneasy about higher education and the related costs. Now into his third year at DU, and after receiving several scholarships in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) for outstanding a...
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November
13,
2017
For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Denver ranks in the top five in the country for undergraduate participation in a study abroad program. According to Open Doors and based on the 2015–16 academic year, DU ranks fourth in the nation...
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November
10,
2017
As a former Marine, Daniel Janosko is a firm believer in the power of teamwork. That’s why the senior geography major was glad to find a work-study position as equipment manager for the DU men’s hockey team. “Being in a team atmosphere is really b...
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November
08,
2017
Back-to-back seasons with 16 wins is not good enough. Just ask head coach Rodney Billups, now in his second year with the Denver men’s basketball team. “For us to expect the crowds that hockey gets, we have to win,” he says. “We struggled with acc...
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November
07,
2017
When you are coming off a season with only six wins, it’s easy for expectations for the upcoming season to be low. However, that’s not the case for the University of Denver women’s basketball team and new head coach Jim Turgeon. “We are going to c...
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November
02,
2017
Jaime Guzmán has seen the effects of gentrification first-hand. The 4th year PhD student in communication studies is examining the impact of gentrification on lower-income communities of color, starting with his hometown of East Los Angeles, a Latinx...
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October
30,
2017
The University of Denver’s Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence is partnering with the office of Housing and Residential Education to host an off-campus housing fair. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Dris...
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October
16,
2017
University of Denver alumna Ashlyn Stewart (BA ’17) has been named one of four national winners of the 2017 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Portz Scholars Thesis Contest. Stewart, who graduated in June and majored in English and history...
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October
09,
2017
It’s not every day that the work of college students catches the attention of our elected leaders. However, after more than two years of hard work, they’re paying attention now. Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competitio...
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October
05,
2017
Countertops made from recycled materials; a water system that recycles shower water; fiber optic cable that helps with interior lighting. After two years of planning, designing and building, a collaborative effort between the University of California...
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September
20,
2017
Lamont senior Guillermo Ramasasa did not start out his musical career by choice. "My dad put me into music by force," he says with a smile, adding that he was expected to carry on the legacy of his saxophone-playing grandfather, who shares his name. ...
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September
08,
2017
In response to the remarks made by Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, University of Denver Chancellor Chopp shared the following message with the DU community. To read the message in Spanish, click here. ...
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September
06,
2017
For the first time since arriving on campus, first-year students gathered together on Tuesday morning as the class of 2021. Before the more than 1,500 students — decked out in red shirts — formed a large “DU” at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, they to...
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September
04,
2017
First-year students, and their parents, crowded the DU campus on Monday for move-in day. Approximately 1,500 students, representing 49 states and 36 different countries, will start classes at the University of Denver next week. A majority of the i...
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September
01,
2017
Monday, Sept. 4, is move-in day for first-year students at the University of Denver. The approximately 1,500 students who make up the class of 2021 will represent the most diverse class of first-year students to attend DU. Nearly a quarter of the...
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August
28,
2017
For a lot of us, summer is synonymous with relaxation and leisure. But for most students at the Sturm College of Law, summer provides an opportunity for valuable work experience through a legal externship. Joaquin Gallegos, an incoming second-year at...
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August
25,
2017
The University of Iowa Press has awarded PhD creative writing student Alicia Mountain its 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize for her book of poetry High Ground Coward. Since 1987, the prize has been awarded annually for an unpublished poetry collection. Only poe...
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August
23,
2017
When you are coming off back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and an appearance in the final four, it’s difficult not to be considered one of the best teams in the country. That’s where the University of Denver men’s soccer team finds itself. The P...
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August
19,
2017
A perfect Colorado day provided a picture-perfect backdrop for the 2017 summer Commencement. With blue skies and temperatures in the 70s, the University of Denver celebrated the hard work and accomplishments of 600 graduates. Chancellor Rebecca Ch...
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August
18,
2017
Some college students reward themselves for graduation, whether it be a car, trip or some well-deserved time off. But if you’re Ann Obermann (PhD ’17), you keep it simple by getting a cat. Obermann, who is earning her doctorate in social work ...
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August
11,
2017
The 1970 Beatles love song “The Long and Winding Road” speaks of just that — a twisting, sometimes arduous journey that seems to have no end. But for Josh Burg, a love affair with people and helping them with life’s problems has at long last brou...
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August
10,
2017
Morgan Smith has seen the truth firsthand: Local policy making is the best way to enact social change. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Smith first became politically engaged through participation in his high school’s speech and debate team. At the...
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August
04,
2017
It’s a stealthy specter capable of throwing a person’s life into disarray, even as one is simply going about one’s business. But a new program at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science — a master’s in cybersecurity — aims to help t...
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July
20,
2017
While students from the University of Denver and University of California at Berkeley are working through 90-degree heat to build a house, you can track their progress from the comfort of your air-conditioned home or office. Last week, with the he...
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July
13,
2017
DU graduate Katie Bokenkamp recently accomplished an impressive feat — completing an honors thesis in history and another thesis entirely in Italian. In both cases, Bokenkamp’s stellar academic achievements were enhanced by University-sponsored inter...
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July
07,
2017
When the 1,400-plus members of DU’s Class of 2021 report to new-student orientation in early September, they’ll have at least one thing in common: J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy.” The bestselling book, a memoir chronicling what the author calls “a ...
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June
29,
2017
For the fifth consecutive year and the ninth time in 10 years, the University of Denver has been awarded the Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors' Cup. The Pioneers' 35th place national finish in the overall Division I standings is the best finish in sc...
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June
28,
2017
Melissa Shambach realizes the importance of an internship. But for many students like her, it is nearly impossible to take advantage of unless it is paid. Fortunately for Shambach — a freshman majoring in international studies at the University of De...
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June
21,
2017
University of Denver women’s tennis team captain Maureen Slattery and Julia O’Loughlin made history this season, becoming the first All-Americans in program history. Head coach Christian Thompson said this year both players “blossomed into mat...
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June
12,
2017
From dinners to barbecues and award ceremonies to dances, the past month has been a time of celebration around the University of Denver. Over the weekend, more than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students celebrated Commencement. In the weeks le...
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