The Connection

Feedback Fall 2020

Nov. 10, 2020

Readers comment on the Shakespeare Festival, The Connetion bowling alley and nostalgic memories from their time at CU.

Tesla Charging station

Tesla Town

Nov. 10, 2020

In Boulder County, there are more than 1,580 Tesla cars registered. The number keeps growing, and many CU Boulder alumni are among the proud owners of the famed electric cars.

CU's old main bell

Saving the Bell

Nov. 10, 2020

Campus lore says the first bell cracked following a football victory over Colorado School of Mines in 1926. Others claim it happened during the off-season.

Marvin Caruthers as a postdoc student

Patent for Human Health

Nov. 10, 2020

CU distinguished professor Marvin Caruthers helped change the course of global human health.

CU Cottonwood trees in 1909

Before Mackey

Nov. 10, 2020

CU Boulder's largest concert hall began construction in 1909. It was completed in 1922.

David Bolen finishing Men's 400 at 1948 Olympics

CU's First Olympian

June 1, 2020

CU has had over 85 Olympians. It all started with David Bolen.

SATC camp at CU Boulder during Spanish Flu

The 1918 Flu at CU

June 1, 2020

During the 1918 flu epidemic, the visiting Student Army Training Corps who lived in the Armory were dispersed into “barracks-like tents” so the building could be used as a hospital.

George Norlin fly fishing collection

Norlin the Fisherman

June 1, 2020

George Norlin is famous for many things around CU's campus, but you might not know just how much he loved to fish.

Norlin Postcard 1954

Thinking of You

June 1, 2020

Vintage postcards dating as far back as 1911 speak to the Norlin Charge, first read in 1935: "The University consists of all who come into and go forth from her halls, who are thinkg of you touched by her influence and who carry on her spirit."

Old CU photo on Farrand Field

50 Years for the CU Environmental Center

Feb. 1, 2020

Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, CU Boulder became the first university in the nation to open a student-led Environmental Center. The day coincided with the nation’s inaugural Earth Day.

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