We are coming up on DU’s Alumni Weekend 2021, May 12 – 16. That makes this a perfect time to introduce you to one of DU’s most fascinating Pioneers. He was a man selected and trained by the Kennedy Administration to be the first black astronaut but his dreams of space travel were unrealized. He became a local Denver businessman, entrepreneur and, ultimately, found his calling as a world-renowned artist. His name is Ed Dwight, Jr. and he graduated from the University of Denver with a Master’s degree in his true passion. Continue reading DU Alumni Weekend: Spotlight on Distinguished Alum Ed Dwight, Jr.
The University of Denver was founded in 1864 and started out as Colorado Seminary. In 1880, the school was renamed to the University of Denver but is still legally operating as Colorado Seminary. But the name that causes the most confusion is the school’s iconic abbreviation, ‘DU’.
But why do we say DU and not UD? Continue reading It’s Always Been that Way
In a year of expected to deliver turnarounds and good news, nothing beats a great brewery and taproom. That gaping hole left by the departure of DU’s only local brewery, FERMÆNTRA, is being aptly filled by Denver Beer Company’s newest location – and we couldn’t be more excited. Continue reading The World Around DU Just Got a Whole Lot Better – Denver Beer Co @ Downing Opening Wednesday
One of the primary goals outlined by Chancellor Jeremy Haefner was to turn the University of Denver into a widely recognized, leading research university. Now, it looks like DU may be on the cutting edge of a new COVID-19 antibody testing technology that supports that ambitious goal. Continue reading University of Denver on Cutting Edge of COVID-19 Antibody Test
In a year dominated by COVID-19 news, Denver Athletics provided major stories of their own. There were a host of individuals and teams that created lasting memories and achieved historic milestones for the Pioneers. And yes, there were some major losses as well. Below, we selected some of the key events that shaped the ‘Year of COVID-19’. Continue reading Top DU Athletic Stories of 2020
This year we are especially grateful for DU Athletics providing many of us a welcome distraction from Covid-19. Special thanks to the DU Administration for supporting DU athletics during this time. And, let’s not forget that many of our incredible coaches and athletes who have an abbreviated holiday away from family and friends as they hit the courts, ice, ski slopes and fields to entertain us.
Thanks for reading and supporting LetsGoDU. And, Go Pioneers!
If it seems that this annual preseason preview piece is coming at an odd time, you’d be absolutely right. It’s December 1st and the NCHC is officially kicking off its season – Omaha and Minnesota Duluth hit the ice this afternoon at 2:35 pm MT – that no one was totally sure was even going to happen a month ago in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s been a weird, brutal, and altogether taxing year. Nearly nine months after the 2019-2020 season was abruptly canceled in one of the most surreal weeks of our lives, we’re sitting back down and thinking about what’s to come over the next four months of college hockey. But as rough as this year has been and may continue to be in certain ways, there is a bright spot: college hockey is finally back and the puck drops on Denver Hockey’s 71st season in a little more than 24 hours. Continue reading 2020-2021 University of Denver Hockey Season Preview
Our best to everyone who is a part of Pioneer Nation. In what has been one of the most complicated years in DU history, we are thankful to have Denver Athletics as a healthy distraction during complex times.
Thanks to our readers, contributors and commenters.
Have a safe and happy holiday.
The LetsGoDU Team
For a number of months, high-level University of Denver administrators had openly discussed the possibility of a satellite mountain campus. Initial discussions hinted at the possibility of a location outside Frasier, Colorado at Devils Thumb Ranch. However, a new Sky High News report indicates DU’s formal interest in buying and preserving the historic Beaver Valley Lodge in Winter Park, Colorado, located in Grand County. Continue reading DU’s Mountain Campus Moves Another Step Closer to Reality in Grand County
As always, it’s a great day to be a Pioneer. But perhaps it’s even better today than most others.
University of Denver Chancellor Dr. Jeremy Haefner finally made an official public statement that the school will retain the popular 95-year old nickname “Pioneers,” according to a long letter October 21st sent to alumni and responding to anti-Pioneer posters’ demands, linked here. Continue reading DU Reaffirms Pioneers Nickname, Finally Puts Issue to Bed