Then and Now

Then and Now: Fall 2022

Explore 100 years of journalism education at the University of Colorado Boulder in "Then and Now." From telegraphs and typewriters to virtual reality, this collection of photographs offers a glimpse into student life from the 1920s to today.

Steve at NewsTeam

Then and Now: Fall 2020

Journalism Instructor and Assistant Dean for Student Success Steve Jones started his career at CU in 1976. Credited by alumni for setting “countless careers in motion,” teaching “with an open heart and open door,” and having “the greatest sly sense of humor and the best tie collection,” Jones will retire this December after 44 years.

Ralphie collage

Then & Now: Spring 2019

CU’s official mascot debuted in 1966, when a group of students ran Ralphie I, who was donated by one of the students' fathers, across Folsom Field. Now there are 15 handlers —including advertising student Hunter Rief—who care for Ralphie V and run with her at home football games.

Then and Now

Then and Now: Fall 2018

Two students, decades apart, show how technology continues to evolve the way images come to light.


Then and Now: Fall 2017

Explore the historic milestones that formed the changing landscape of media, communication and information.