Pied Piper Cafe

John Parker

Nov. 6, 2023

In the late 1950s, a tiny diner on The Hill called the Pied Piper was a hangout for CU students.

3d reconstructed bison skull

Bison, the Sustainer of Early Life

Nov. 6, 2023

In the summers of 1958 and 1960, CU Boulder’s first curator of anthropology, Joe Ben Wheat, excavated the Olsen-Chubbuck site, an area near Kit Carson, Colorado, that contained remains of bison dating to 8200 B.C.

Sandy Hildner Skiing

THEN: 1967–68

Nov. 6, 2023

In 1968, Sandy Hildner became CU’s first woman Olympian after training with the men’s ski team under coach Bob Beattie.

Mason Bee

A Boulder Bee

July 10, 2023

Facts about a mason bee found in 1936.

CU Computer Science

CU Boulder Computing: Punch Cards to AI

July 10, 2023

How computer science started at CU.

Old Main

Old Main Renovation

July 10, 2023

In early 2024, work will begin on a new structural restoration project to benefit the building.

Coloradan Cover

Letters to the Editor

March 6, 2023

Our readers weigh in on the past issue.

A dance card

Save This Dance

March 6, 2023

Dance cards were common on college campuses in the mid-1900s.

Kalpana Chawla and her NASA crew

Twenty Years of Rememberance

March 6, 2023

Astronaut Kalpana Chawla died aboard the Columbia on Feb. 1, 2003.

vintage photo of military marching band practicing outside of Baker Hall in 1943

Military Band Drills at CU Boulder

Nov. 7, 2022

In 1943, a military band drills in front of what is now known as Baker Hall.