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When College Curricula Fail: 'Who You Gonna Call?'

Eric M. Bledsoe | Posted 10.30.2015 | College
Eric M. Bledsoe

In the first act of 1984's Ghostbusters, the university dean tells our parapsychologist heroes that their funding has been pulled and they have to get off the campus immediately. Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, responds "But the kids love us."

Saturday Marks 150th Anniversary of Congress Outlawing U.S. Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Free The Slaves

January 31st marks a monumental moment in the history of slavery in the United States. On that date 150 years ago, the House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

Yannis Varoufakis and the New Economics for Greece

Haider Khan | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Haider Khan

Yannis Varoufakis is not a household name in North America or Western Europe. But in the coming days people who pay attention to the press and other mass media will hear more about him.

Want to Go to Medical School?

Scott Willyerd | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Scott Willyerd

While there are forthcoming changes to the MCATs in 2015, what hasn't changed about getting into medical school is that applicants must have strong grades and MCAT scores. But there are also less obvious things you need.

The Crimean Crisis: Not Reminiscent of the Cold War or WWII

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Many commentators are comparing Russia's moves in the Crimea to the Soviet Union in the Cold War or to Nazi Germany before World War II. Yet, while Russia's actions are indefensible, these comparisons are far off the mark for understanding Russia today.

Bush Honor Prompts Protests

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

DENVER — About 100 students and faculty at the University of Denver and others protested against a decision by the university's international sc...

Big Bush Honor Draws Protest

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Denver plan to protest when the university's international studies school presents an awar...

Fabric Artist Asks For Dismissal Of Sheep-Related Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Fabric artist Christo and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management are asking a federal judge to cut off a lawsuit aimed at stopping the artist from hanging...

College Faculty Join Students In Opposing George W. Bush Award

The Colorado Independent | Andrea Tudhope | Posted 07.17.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Andrea Tudhope. Outcry is escalating around the decision made by the University of Denver’s international studies...

Attempt To Calm Backlash Over George W. Bush's Award

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.16.2013 | College

Backlash over plans to present former President George W. Bush with a humanitarian award was based on a mix-up on a University of Denver website, a sc...

Growth vs. Austerity: A False Choice

Robert Hardaway | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Robert Hardaway

Promoters of austerity assert that when government deficits reach a certain critical level, economic growth becomes un-sustainable. Advocates of growth contend that austerity itself stifles growth.

DU Draws Heat For Plan To Present Bush With Humanitarian Award

The Colorado Independent | Andrea Tudhope | Posted 07.03.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Andrea Tudhope. Hundreds of students, staffers and alumni are protesting the University of Denver’s decision to h...

Odd Artifacts Find Homes in Campus Archives

Scott Willyerd | Posted 09.01.2013 | College
Scott Willyerd

What can you find in the archives of your local college? Hair, for one thing. There seems to be an abundance of hair in college archives.

America's Best City for Transgendered Anti-Marijuana Mascots

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 07.10.2013 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

Is Denver the best city in America to start a "Best City" list? Or raise a transgendered child? Or have second thoughts about legalized marijuana? Or select a new school mascot? We bring back the newsy bits this week to answer all of these questions and more.

What Do Successful Marketers Have in Common With Jazz Bands?

Peter Whalen | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Peter Whalen

Marketing plans are never completely accurate. Learning how and when to deviate from those plans requires a form of improvisation similar to the art of jazz.

Tahrir Square in Dhaka

Haider Khan | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Haider Khan

Something extraordinary has happened in the last few days in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Young men and women, from all walks of life, are occupying a major square. Like the young people in Tahrir Square, they are part of a global movement for winning and deepening democracy.

DU Citizen Panel Wades Into Campaign-Finance Swamplands

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 11.30.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– The University of Denver’s “strategic issues panel of accomplished citizens” tasked w...

What May Help Military Couples Overcome Infidelity

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Following infidelity, most couples wonder: is there any way to recover from this injury to the relationship and save the marriage?

Why Colleges Do (And Don't) Want To Host A Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.22.2012 | College

Hosting a presidential debate isn't cheap. The cost of playing host for Lynn University, the Boca Raton, Fla. site of Monday's third and final pre...

5 Things I Learned From The First Presidential Debate

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

The 2012 U.S. presidential campaign was turned upside down by Mitt Romney's victory in last night's debate in Denver. Here's where the old debate coach thinks the election strands now.

Planned Parenthood Hoped For Debate Of Women's Issues In Denver

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 10.04.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– Before the first presidential debate began at the University of Denver campus on Wednesday ...

Advantage Romney

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Sorry, Obama-heads, Mitt Romney isn't easy softball prey like John McCain or Alan Keyes. Moreover, in a TV debate, Romney does not fit the uncaring, detached rich guy stereotype that Team Obama has been shoveling out there to cover up the President's palpable economic and budgetary failures.

WATCH: The Full Debate

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney battled over economic issues, health care and Social Security during the first ...

(WATCH) University Of Denver Prof. Expects Romney 'To Come Out Swinging' In First Debate

Posted 10.01.2012 | College

The University of Denver will kick off debate season on Wednesday, October 3rd, when President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney square off in Colorad...

Why Students Should Get Seats at Presidential Debates

Uloop | Posted 07.31.2012 | College

I realize that many schools before ours have hosted presidential debates and that though ours is the first to be held in Colorado, it does not change the fact that thousands have sat back and watched the debate from their couches.