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2009 Fall: University of Denver Magazine

2009 Fall: University of Denver Magazine

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Fall 2009 issue of the University of Denver Magazine.

Inside:
*DU campus goes green
*The rising cost of college
*DU celebrates 60 years of Pioneer hockey
*Terrance Carroll keeps the faith
Fall 2009 issue of the University of Denver Magazine.

Inside:
*DU campus goes green
*The rising cost of college
*DU celebrates 60 years of Pioneer hockey
*Terrance Carroll keeps the faith

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UNIVERSITY OF
MAGAZINE
 
UNIVERSITY OF
MAGAZINE
 
Fall 2009
 
Going Green
 
 2
 
University of Denver Magazine 
Fall 9
 
Office of the Chancellor
Dear Readers: We begin this new academic year with great pride in the University and optimism or the days that lie ahead. Despitethe nation’s continuing economic troubles, DU has remained strong and is opening the year with the largest and mostcapable class o incoming rst-year students we have seen in many years. More than 1,200 new rst-year, rst-timeundergraduates are expected to arrive, and they will bring with them extraordinary academic credentials, with nearlyhal ranked in the top 10 percent o their high school class. The proportion o domestic minority students amongthe entering class will reach a new high o 18 percent, and more than 5 percent will be rom countries other than theUnited States. Enrollments among our graduate and proessional schools are expected to be up as well, and persistence amongcontinuing students remains strong. All together, anticipated enrollment this all o undergraduates, graduate studentsand “pre-collegiate” students at DU (students in the English Language Center and kids in the Fisher and Ricks centers)is about 12,000—our largest enrollment since the post-World War II era. We’ll have a ew more students than we had planned or, but I am very pleased with these results. We have remainedcompetitive—even as an expensive private institution in a very bad economy—because o the clear value o the studentexperience at DU. Although we have grown to be a doctoral-level research university o national distinction, we haveheld on to our student ocus. Faculty members at DU are nationally and internationally competitive scholars, but ourproessional lives still revolve around our students and the quality o their experience at the University. Our studentsare priority No. 1, and that can be unusual among universities these days. We are constantly making choices about how to concentrate our resources in a manner that builds the quality o oureducational programs as dened by outcomes or students: the knowledge and abilities they gain, and their intellectualand personal growth. In recent years we added the elements o the undergraduate Marsico Initiative—at an annualcost o more than $4.5 million—and developed the Cherrington Global Scholars study-abroad program at a cost thatexceeds $10 million per year. We developed dual-degree programs that continue undergraduate nancial aid through ath year and a master’s degree. We’ve made major investments in our programs or students who are extraordinarilytalented athletes, artists or musicians. For graduate students, we’ve added a host o new aculty members and programsin law, business, international studies, social work, education, proessional psychology and the arts and sciences, and we’ve expanded our research capabilities. DU is an innovative and entrepreneurial institution, and we are continuallygenerating ideas and creating programs in search o academic quality or our students.The other side o the value proposition is the cost to students and their amilies. We work hard to make DU aordableor a broad range o students through nancial aid. More than three-quarters o our students receive some measure o nancial aid that comes rom both internal and external sources. External sources include ederal and state unds as wellas support rom oundations. Internal sources include discounted tuition, scholarships supported by our endowment,and new scholarship gits to the University. We make a great eort to raise money every year, with the bulk o theseunds providing nancial aid or students or nancial support or aculty. Over the past three years, we’ve been able tosubstantially increase our nancial aid unds or new and continuing students, and this year we also increased our undor emergency nancial aid. Access to the DU experience or capable students is broadening, even in a tight economy.I am convinced we are doing well because we are ocused on the value o what we provide or our students, andbecause we work hard to make that value aordable or them and their amilies. As an institution, we are committedto our students’ success. In turn, we are blessed with alumni who are committed to the success o the University. That’show higher education really should work.
Ofce o the Chancellor
Mary R
 
eed Building | 2199 S. University Blvd. | Denver, CO 80208 | 303.871.2111 | Fax 303.871.4101 | www.du.edu/chancellor
 
 
University of Denver Magazine
 Update
 
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Contents
Features
26
 
Going Green
DU plans for carbon neutrality by 2050.
By Chase Squires
30
 
The Rising Cost of College
Ever-expanding costs are pricing college out of the reach of many. At DU,administrators are working to change that equation.
By Jan Thomas
36
 
Excellence on Ice
DU celebrates 60 years of Pioneers hockey.
By Greg Glasgow
40
 
Keeping the Faith
 
Baptist preacher Terrance Carroll brings passion and humility to his“other” job—Colorado’s Speaker of the House.
By Richard Chapman
Departments
44
 
Editor’s Note
45
 
Letters
47
 
DU Update
 08
 
News
 
Community garden
 
10
Research
Lincoln’s legacy 
14
 
Q&A
 
Enrollment strategies
 
17
 
People
Chef Angelo Camillo
19
 
Essay
Remembering Stuart James
20
 
Views
Mount Evans observatory 
23
 
History
Flu of 1918
24
 
 Arts
Chinese painter
45
 
 Alumni Connections
Online only at www.du.edu/magazine:
 
 Academics
Studying the drug war
 
Sports
Club Taekwondo
On the cover: Lea rom a tulip poplar tree (
Liriodendron tulipifera
), a specimen in DU’s Alter  Arboretum. DU has announced a comprehensive plan to green its campus; read the story onpage 26. Photo illustration by Wayne Armstrong.
 
This page: Colorado Speaker o the House and DU alumnus Terrance Carroll in the stateCapitol; read the story on page 40. Photo by Wayne Armstrong.

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