History

Yearbooks, photos and more archived on new Digital DU site

Yearbooks, photos and more archived on new Digital DU site

There’s a lot of official University history available for perusal at the new Digital DU website: archival photographs, meeting minutes, media guides. But for those who want a more authentic glimpse at what was going on at the University during any given year, the site’s collection of digitized yearbooks is […]

Class of ’52 alum posts videos of campus the way it was

When Fred Hadley (BS engineering ’52) was a senior, he walked around the University of Denver campus with his 16mm camera shooting nearly 38 minutes of black and white footage. About 10 months ago, a friend helped him convert it from film to digital, and they put it on the […]

MLK’s ’67 campus visit sparked riot at DU

MLK’s ’67 campus visit sparked riot at DU

Martin Luther King Jr. visited the DU campus twice, first in 1964 and later in 1967. In 1964 he spoke before a crowd of 600 in the old Student Union Building (now the south end of the Driscoll Student Center) in an appearance sponsored by the local Shorter Community AME […]

Martin Luther King Jr. made first of two DU visits in January 1964

Martin Luther King Jr. made first of two DU visits in January 1964

Martin Luther King Jr. visited the DU campus twice, first in 1964 and later in 1967. On Jan. 24, 1964, he spoke before a crowd of 600 in the old Student Union Building (now the south end of the Driscoll Student Center) in an appearance sponsored by the local Shorter […]

Corps Values

Corps Values

For half a century, the Peace Corps has provided DU alumni and students with a life-changing chance to serve.

DU football’s Cooper is a true legend of the fall

DU football’s Cooper is a true legend of the fall

There is little question the memories come with a whiff of sadness every time Gordon Cooper recalls his remarkable football career at the University of Denver. Those memories, after all, are all Cooper and the former Pioneers gridiron greats have to cherish besides the grainy, fading photos of a program […]

Condoleezza Rice remembers 9/11

Former U.S. Secretary of State and DU alumna Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81) served as National Security Advisor from 2001–05. In this video, she recalls the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  DU Today has posted a video of Christopher Hill, dean of DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, and  Jacaranda Palmateer, director of DU’s counseling services. For […]

Christopher Hill remembers 9/11

Christopher Hill, dean of DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, had a long career as a diplomat. In this video, he recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001. At the time, Hill was serving as the U.S. ambassador to Poland. DU Today has posted videos of DU alumna and former U.S. […]

Jacaranda Palmateer remembers 9/11

 Jacaranda Palmateer, director of DU’s counseling services, was attending classes at DU on Sept. 11, 2001. In this video, she talks about her experiences at DU that day. DU Today has posted videos of Christopher Hill, dean of DU’s Korbel School of International Studies and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (BA’74, PhD […]

9/11 at DU: students, campus affected

9/11 at DU: students, campus affected

On Sept. 11, 2001, DU lost three of its own in the deadliest terrorist attack ever on American soil: Kathryn (LaBorie) Yancey-Salazar (attd. ’77) was a flight attendant on United Flight 175, which hit the south tower of the World Trade Center; Robert Ploger III (BA ’65) and Mari-Rae Sopper […]