Often overlooked due to his short tenure, Wiley B. Rutledge was the first CU Boulder graduate to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was sworn in 19 years before Byron White joined the nation's highest court.
From bringing a family recipe to the hot sauce market; to helping debut an all-female orchestra in Afghanistan; and normalizing the superfood of insects in the American diet, CU Boulder alumni are innovating near and far.
For years, the Taliban banned music in Afghanistan. Now the country's first dedicated music school has debuted an all-female orchestra, with CU Boulder music alumna and mentor Allegra Boggess to thank.
CU Boulder alumni Dale Grant and Julie Dutton, as part of one of the world's best-equipped earthquake teams at the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), are among the first to gather key details in a quake's immediate aftermath.