Tulagi

How Tulagi Got Its Start

Oct. 1, 2019

During winter break 1971, around Christmas, a disheveled band took the Tulagi’s stage on The Hill. The heater was broken, the club was frigid, the crowd was small. One of the musicians strummed a banjo in gloves.

ralphie cover

Then — May 1911

Oct. 1, 2019

It wasn’t much to look at, but it was the start of a CU Boulder institution. The first issue of this magazine appeared as The Colorado Alumnus in May 1911.

old train

Then 1910

Dec. 1, 2018

In the early 1900s, a person could ride a train directly to and from the CU Boulder campus.

Ellison's Ball

Ellison's Ball

On the third floor of Old Main, encased in glass in an exhibition hall chronicling CU Boulder’s distinguished history in space, there’s a football with “Colorado” pressed into the pigskin.

scene of MLK assissination

Then: April 4, 1968

June 1, 2018

A motel in Memphis. A hotel in Los Angeles. The streets of Baltimore, Chicago and Washington. Combat zones across Vietnam. The year 1968 shook with violence.

KGNU radio

Origins: KGNU Radio

June 1, 2018

Boulder’s first nonprofit community FM station, 88.5 KGNU, began broadcasting in 1978.

Earl Morris

Our Own Indiana Jones

March 1, 2018

If Earl Morris wasn’t the inspiration for Indiana Jones, you could be forgiven for thinking so: He looked the part.

scan of architecture

THEN — July 31, 1919

From its earliest days, CU Boulder educated men and women both. But it wasn’t until 1934 that the first largescale women’s dormitory opened.

Hill Riot

Riot of '71

March 1, 2018

It was the worst Hill riot ever.

Glenn Miller

Origins: The Gold Record

Dec. 1, 2017

The first-ever gold record went to Big Band leader Glenn Miller.

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