Archive for September, 2005

Life's a kick for Rapids player Nat Borchers

Life's a kick for Rapids player Nat Borchers

It’s rare for a DU alumnus to gain a fan club in his first job, but Nat Borchers did. With dual accounting degrees, Borchers, BSAcc and MA ’04, would probably have to produce some sizable tax returns to land a fan club. But Borchers isn’t putting numbers on paper. He’s […]

Editor's Note

Meet the A.D.

Meet the A.D.

The University of Denver’s new athletic director does not like to finish second. “If we were both eating lunch right now, I’d finish first,” she says. “That’s the way I am. I’m always interested in being better, faster and stronger.” Meet Peg Bradley-Doppes. Determined? Utterly. Passionate? Unconditionally. Competitive? You bet. […]

Letters

The Moore legacy

The Moore legacy

In discussions about the most significant chancellors in the University’s history, David Hastings Moore rarely comes up. Today Moore is largely forgotten, though he was DU’s first chancellor and an essential figure in the growth and development of Colorado Seminary and the early University of Denver. Moore, the son of […]

Memories of disability

Memories of disability

When I was 5 or 6, I met César, a kid from Mexico with a huge cowlick and only one hand. Nobody spoke of his punk hairstyle or of the missing hand. The only creature that overtly acknowledged his disability was my grandfather’s horse, Frank. All the kids rode the […]

Sculpture gardens

Sculpture gardens

He loved horses, his daughter said, almost as much as he loved his kin. That might have been an exaggeration, but Addison Baker’s fondness for horses was undisputed. When he died in 1884, Baker’s family erected a life-size statue of his Arabian stallion, Frank, on his burial plot in Denver’s […]

Alum Steve Smith still a skateboarder at heart

Alum Steve Smith still a skateboarder at heart

Steve Smith has a serious job negotiating new country franchise agreements for real estate giant ReMax International and assisting with the corporation’s development in Australia, Guam, Singapore and New Zealand. But at lunchtime, Smith exchanges his buttoned-up attire for shorts and a T-shirt. A helmet, kneepads and elbow pads complete […]

Religious studies revisited

With fundamentalism and the culture wars playing out against the vast expanse of American religious experience, the United States is a combustive laboratory for the study of human religiosity. Given this yeasty environment, it’s not surprising that the University’s Department of Religious Studies feels compelled to offer students a deeper […]

Humanities Garden gets a facelift

As part of a $1.9-million landscaping and infrastructure redesign project, the Harper Humanities Garden has received a facelift. Some of Harper’s water features have morphed into water gardens complete with water lilies, lotuses, cattails, rushes and wild rice. Nearly 100 plants have been installed, including two giant South American lilies. […]