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CU Denver professor named Colorado State Historian

Dr. Colorado strives to make history accessible This year on Colorado Day, Aug. 1, CU Denver Professor Tom Noel, nicknamed “Dr. Colorado,” was named by History Colorado as state historian. The position of state historian establishes Noel as the top authority for any fact involving

Professor Walsh discusses immigration and theater

James Walsh merges political science and the arts Professor James Walsh, who has been teaching at CU Denver for 21 years and currently in the political science department, is perhaps best known among his students for incorporating elements of theater into his courses.  Theater and

CU Denver alum has a poppin’ career

Ernesto Rodriguez markets for local popcorn company Six months after graduating from CU Denver with a business marketing degree, Ernesto Rodriguez found himself in the aisles of a grocery store looking for a snack. It was then where he stumbled upon a brand called Oogie’s—a

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Frida Silva dreams of a more inclusive campus

Vice President with Big Plans Frida Silva will be next year’s student government association’s Vice President. She got her first taste of political leadership in her senior year of high school when a friend convinced her to join student government. After she decided to attending

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Jacob McWilliams working on gender equality

Director of Women and Gender Center Crammed in a tiny office loaned out by the Experiential Learning Center and often overflowing with boxes, resides the Women and Gender Center. It started as the Women’s Resource Center in 2012, and currently operates within the office of

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Sentry writer attacks Metro student

Passionate writer will do anything for quote This is Alli Ackerman, writer for the CU Denver’s newspaper, The Sentry. I’m going out onto Auraria campus to get a CU Denver student’s opinion on what cultural diversity means to them.  Ackerman: Hi, I’m a writer from

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Donovan Blot: musician, poet, student

Florida native takes on Denver Donovan Blot is a prodigy in the making. Pulling from his Florida roots, Blot is transforming the world around him from every beat in his music to every verse of his poetry. A graduate from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Jack Kroll is ready for the future

Tech and education are colliding Jack Kroll sat down at a long, wooden table lined with an assortment of rolling chairs that make up the centerpiece of The Sentry’s office—the same table he used to work at as a Sentry employee. With a cup of

Auraria Campus’ future is looking green

Chris Herr makes new goals for the SCP Auraria’s Sustainability Campus Program (SCP) has become aware of reducing the ecological footprint of this campus over the past few years they established. A pilot for a new composting program has been running in the Tivoli. There

Former Olympian dreams of MD degree

Loree Thornton Sets Her Sights on a New Challenge From throwing a hammer in Beijing in the 2008 Summer Olympics to studying in the classrooms at CU Anschutz to become a surgeon, former Olympian Loree Thornton is no stranger to pushing herself to her limits