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Majors of Yesteryear

March 1, 2017

Academic subjects evolve. Some disappear entirely. What decides the fate of a college major?

Drumm diploma

CU’s First Graduate

March 1, 2017

There are more than 250,000 CU Boulder alumni today. For a few moments on a spring day in 1882, there was just one: Henry Alexander Drumm.

byron white

Then: 1935

March 1, 2017

Byron R. White came to notice for his athletic prowess, then proved himself a star in almost everything else.

Boulder Historical Society Collection of the Carnegie Branch for Local History - Digital Restoration by Mona Lambrecht

Then – 1876

Dec. 1, 2016

The Centennial of the United States was a momentous year in the Rockies.


Origins: CU and the Pulitzer

Dec. 1, 2016

A history of CU Boulder and its Pulitzers.

Eleanor flanders

One Hundred Years and Counting

Sept. 1, 2016

A tiny but growing number of Americans live to age 100 or beyond. A pair of CU centenarians (and two on the cusp) recall the 1930s.

football travel in 1949

Then: October 1949

Sept. 1, 2016

The first step to victory is getting to the field.


Origins: Email at CU

Sept. 1, 2016

The '90s were big

Temporary Building No. 1

Origins: Temporary Building No. 1

March 1, 2016

Temporary Building No. 1 has been a hospital, offices and classroom space. One thing it’s never been is temporary.

Two young women in the early 1900s

Then – May 1925

March 1, 2016

By 1911 CU-Boulder’s women had decided the time was right for a major campus building of their own, one with parlors, bedrooms, a dining room and a gymnasium.