CU squad in 1894

Then – Baseball Season, 1894

June 1, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder played its first intercollegiate baseball game in the spring of 1890. CU defeated the Colorado School of Mines, 5-4, in Boulder.

polar bear

Now – November 2014

March 1, 2015

From mid-July to mid-November, hundreds of polar bears gather in Churchill, Manitoba, the “polar bear capital of the world,” to await the freezing of Hudson Bay.

Engineering building with purple tree

Look: Campus Trees

March 1, 2015

The CU-Boulder campus isn’t formally an arboretum, but it might as well be: At least 120 tree species grow on the 305-acre main property.

LEGO campus

Infographic: LEGO CU

March 1, 2015

“Hit the Bricks,” a 12-by-17-foot LEGO® model of campus, opened Dec. 6 at the Heritage Center in Old Main.

Astronaut Bruce McCandless during a Challenger space shuttle mission

Then – February 12, 1984

March 1, 2015

Since 1962, when Scott Carpenter (Aero’49, HonDocSci’00) became the fourth American and first CU-Boulder graduate to fly in space, nearly 20 other CU alumni, faculty and affiliates have followed him there.

Suzanne Heintz poses with dummy "husband" and "daughter" at the University Memorial Center fountains

Now – October 8, 2014

Dec. 1, 2014

Suzanne Heintz (DistSt’87) totes her family everywhere. Yes, it’s a family of mannequins. What of it?

Tuba player in the CU Marching Band

Inside the Cover: CU Marching Band

Dec. 1, 2014

The CU Marching Band during Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend in October.

bikes in a row

Look: Bikes

Dec. 1, 2014

Boulder knows cyclists: Andy Hampsten, Tyler Hamilton, Ted King and the Phinney family have all blazed down the local roads and trails.

International Enrollment infographic

Infographic: International Enrollment

Dec. 1, 2014

By 2016, CU-Boulder expects 10 percent of all students to come from outside the United States, up from 7 percent now, a record high.

Skiers at Chautauqua Mesa Ski Area

Then – January 1949

Dec. 1, 2014

For a short time, still within memory for some Baby Boomers, Boulder had its own ski run: Chautauqua Mesa Ski Area operated from 1949-52 and in 1962.