Group of skydivers fall from the sky holding hands

Free Falling in Style

In videos, the 2015 world-record vertical skydive, executed above Chicago, seems effortless.

Garden of the Gods

In Colorado's Garden of the Gods, John Conway is the Ant King

It had been nearly 40 years since John R. Conway had visited Colorado’s Garden of the Gods. He hadn’t come for the scenery — he’d come for the ants.

Young Benson

Olester Benson Jr., Aka Mr. Patent

After CU, Olester Benson Jr. went on to earn more than 70 patents, including several that made cellphones, laptops and TVs brighter, more colorful and energy efficient.

Jeanne Winer

Her Kind of Case

As a public defender and attorney, Jeanne Winer didn't care what crime her clients committed. It was her job to make their lives better one way or another.

CU senior Elisa Grandmange

CU's Hammer Thrower

CU senior Elisa Grandemange doesn't do much cardio or stretching. She spins, accelerates and throws weight—high and far.

Vaughn poses for a portrait

Sergeant is a Cellist

When Clayton Vaughn was 11-years-old, he started playing the cello. He is now a cellist in the United States Marine Band, the oldest continuously active professional musical organization in the country.

Dan Carlin

Podcaster of the Past

Jan. 28, 2019

Podcaster Dan Carlin's Hardcore History series has become one of the most acclaimed in its genre.

Ultra-runner Corey at the finish of a 156-mile race

Toughest Footrace on Earth

Dec. 1, 2018

When Corey Cappelloni stepped up to the starting line of the Marathon des Sables — a156-mile ultra marathon through the Sahara Desert — his mind was calm.

Vicki Huddleston in Cuba

Our Woman in Havana

Dec. 1, 2018

Vicki Huddleston was the top U.S. diplomat in Cuba from 1999 to 2002. She held the position at a time when few women held a comparable rank.

Bill Devo holding Body & Soul book

Klauder's Champion

Famous architect Charles Z. Klauder designed 15 campus buildings. What would he say if he visited today? Retired campus architect Bill Deno has some theories.

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