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A Midnight Ride: CU’s First Fundraising Campaign

June 1, 2011

It started with a loud knock on Frank Tyler’s door in the dead of night in January 1874, as the story goes.


Norlin's Watch

June 1, 2011

Historic memorabilia from CU president Norlin.


A Century of Macky

Dec. 1, 2010

As Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawai’i on Dec. 7, 1941, CU-Boulder President Robert L. Stearns called an emergency meeting with students in Macky Auditorium.

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Before Varsity Lake

Dec. 1, 2010

Imagine the campus without Varsity Lake — just a deep, muddy ravine channeling snowmelt down the hill.

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Old-School Entertainment

Sept. 1, 2010

A 1907 photo of students at CU Boulder.

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Hiking Club History

June 1, 2010

A brief history of the CU Boulder hiking club.

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Sea-U Days

March 1, 2010

In 1956 CU Days became Sea U Days and had a maritime theme.

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Celebrating Sewall

Dec. 1, 2009

In September 1934 the women’s dormitory, now Sewall Hall, opened and is considered by many to be campus architect Charles Klauder’s masterpiece.

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Wheat's Western Weavings Wow

Sept. 1, 2009

During John Wesley Powell’s epic western adventures during the late 1860s and early 1870s, including a pioneering float trip down the Colorado River, he collected Native American blankets.

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First Footballers

Sept. 1, 2009

The university’s first football team took to the field undisciplined and without a coach. The 1890 flannel-clad sportsmen lost every game.