On May 4, 1970, 1,500 DU students gathered on the University of Denver campus to publicly mourn four students at Kent State University in Ohio who were shot and killed by national guardsmen. The protest also centered on President Richard Nixon’s foray into Cambodia which risked an extension of the Vietnam War.
Illustration:DU’s IRISE Institute used this poster to promote undergraduate sessions. Note the Denver Boone image filled with arrows and a sign stating, “Decolonization Territory – No Pioneers Allowed”.
A University of Denver institute is teaching DU students to protest against what the institute calls DU’s “historical and present-day oppressive toxic campus environment(s)”, and using Denver Boone and the word “Pioneers” as explicit targets of the online sessions as they “demand institutional change”. Continue reading DU Encourages Students to Target Boone, Pioneer Nickname→
The Denver Pioneers hockey roster continues to change, as rising junior forward Emilio Pettersen has left DU to sign an entry level contract with the Calgary Flames, while fellow rising junior Tyler Ward is transferring from DU to the University of New Hampshire, where he will need to sit out a year. According to the Grand Forks Herald, DU will help mitigate these losses asthe beneficiary of two incoming graduate transfers with immediate eligibility join the DU team next season in- all-WCHA forward Steven Jandric of Alaska-Fairbanks and defenseman Bo Hanson from St. Lawrence University of the ECAC. While DU has yet to publicly announce the two transfers, both transfers were confirmed to LetsGoDU last week. Continue reading Pettersen and Ward Leaving Pioneers, Jandric and Hanson Transferring In→
The Mayor of Denver, Michael B. Hancock, issued stay-at-home orders a month ago on March 23rd. We examined Denver crime statistics for the combined neighborhoods of University and University Park to get an understanding of crime in our current stay-at-home world. Continue reading Crime Around DU During Quarantine→
The commissioners of the nation’s major college football conferences held a 30-minute conference call Wednesday with Vice President Mike Pence and stressed that college sports cannot return from the COVID-19 shutdown until campuses have re-opened, according to an ABC news article. And, the same, likely, holds true for all other universities and sports. Continue reading Message Sent: No Students on Campus, No Athletics→
Photo: The Duffy Roll Cafe on Pearl Street is offering curbside pick-up
The Crimson & Gold Trail is a program that promotes University of Denver alumni-run businesses. As many LetsGoDU readers know, DU alumni operate a number of excellent hospitality businesses in the Denver Metropolitan area. We have previously encouraged readers to support these entrepreneurs and their employees who have poured their blood sweat and tears into a variety of hospitality businesses in and around Denver and now, we’re doubling down on that call for support in these tough times thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Eat Denver. Drink Denver. Support Denver.→
According to information shared with the DU Faculty Senate, undergraduate enrollment appears solid for the summer and fall. Compared to last year’s enrollment, spring is holding at 94% and fall is 102% of the prior year. If this holds, the University of Denver would appear to be on relatively solid footing given the uncertainty surrounding the future thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. If this holds, it would stand in stark contrast to many published reports by other colleges and universities across the country. Continue reading DU Admissions Successfully Battling COVID-19 Headwinds→