University of Denver - Kynewisbok Yearbook (Denver, CO)

 - Class of 1987

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Newsmakers Estlow and Ritchie: Leading the Charge Truster hd hit low Truster Dan Ritchie How to raise $4 million in one afternoon Tday's seniors must remember the earl) daw of then college careers uhen Dll ns a financially strapped institution The situation »as so pise no one kne if DU would wither the stom Students were questioeang their deown to mend IX'. »d pro lessors were leasing foe pecner pastures. In July. I9$5. ekebons «erc held within the Board of Trusses that altered the course of DUs history. Ed Estlow became Chairman of the Board, and Dan Ritchie. Vice Chainxtin fcrtiap the high poem of Eukw's and Ritchie's elfons to due has been their last-minute drise lo meet the fundraising pul at the end of the 198637 fiscal sear They got on the phone when thing gee lough and caBed fcflo members of the Bcunl oKam-mg pledge for S4 million to be paid over a tuo-year penod According lo Terrs Gibson, ske chancefior for lastittstiooil Advancement. Fallow and Ritchie hase turned DU around The) "hast realb recharged the Board.' be saw. Their loog-Jerm goal lo uhich they are thoroughly dedicated. is to make DU "a worid-dass University.’ and they are well oo the-.t way. 'Rumors of financial failure, those are gone.' Gibson says ith a smile. "Rumors of financial failure, those are gone.. — Tern Gibson Estkw s roots at this University ran deep He graduated from DU m 1911 anJ has been a tntslee since January. 1976, He is currently Chairman of the Eucutive Committee of Scripps-Howard Ritchie ts a Harvard graduate and has been on die Board moe June. 1983. Nol surprisingly, he is also the chair of the fundraising committee. Ritchie »i!l resign from hb position as CEO of Wesiingbouse Broadcasting and Cable. Inc July I. 1987, He has a lot of pirns.’ Gibson said ’One of them b to spend more time ssith the University of Denver.’ The results of Estlow's and Ritchie's commitment can be seen all over campus. It b especially reflected in the attitudes of marugrmer.t and students The question of which professor or program util be the neu to go is no longer an issue, thanks to these two men and the Board of Trustees

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Newsmakers Downplaying the ‘Animal House’ Image IK hnidtm Kci Lmt. ftrma Greek aAacr Jmm Murray tad BC Rnk Otmi Uf Mb'- I y. i Beer Takes a Back Seat as Fraternity Rush Dries Out Alcohol has traditionally played some role in tfce image of the all-American (ntenuty man. By day. the fraternity man was a scholastic v'uJcnt senator By the light of the mocm. be was a beer-swilling fiend ia porvait of the ultimate in conspicuous consumption. That image may hive changed this yeai as the University's Ituerfraterart Conned implemented its fust dry rusk policy in years. In the spring of I9S6, the IFC began moving toward a poky of a non-alcoholic rush Ibe a number of reasons. The Colorado legislature was coclempUliBg a 21 year drinking age as a tseans of regaining highway funis taken by die federal government A move toward dry rush would simply be preparation for 10 that eventuality More importantly, methods of non-alcohol recruitment by peeks is a naooeul tread on college campuses The previous spring peeks at the University of Colorado campus had adopted a dry rush. The reasons are based in image. A dry rush downplays the Animal House' image." said Drew Hunter, advisor to Lambda Chi Alpha. Ural is appealing to stuJents who art serious about going grtek and to their parents." In a nearly unanimems decision to go dry. IFC members agreed that the trap wasn't the only reason to dry out 'Its easier to assess a student's abilities and desire to coatnbule to the greek system when neither one of soar judgments a clouded by i couple of beers.' said Mark Stanton a former boost social chairman 'We've gone from considering the guy as someone to party with to someone we'd like to list and week with Resell' confirmed the idea that onwerooe contact was better than huge patties as a way of attracting members Total greek population moved back toward 30 percent after a slight decline, with a large number of those pledging fraternities being upperclassmen and transfer students. The transition was wt without its problems. "We ctrtainh found out bow resourceful fraternity guys can he. said IFC rash chairman Jeff Keller lt wasn't that guys went cut of their way to break the rules, we jasl found a couple of loopholes that need to be closed' DU greeks fared better at playing by the rales than greeks at CU. While only two minor rash infractions were died at DU. 11 of Clrs fraternities were foand to have violated rash rales. 'We'se got a solid base to work from.' Keller said. 'Now that we've got the basics worted out we an wort on making the rules understandable across-the-board and adding creativity to rash'

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newsmakers THE AXE FALLS OUT: THE DEAN S OFFICE IN: A NEW ERA B uJgctary crisis bully visited the Division of Stalew Affairs as the University's senior staff ordered Vice Cfcaaccflor for Stu-dent Affairs Tom Goodale lo cut more than SNO.COO from the Juisioe's operating budget. The met dramatic cut toe pl x as the lie fell on the Dean of Students Office Dean of Students Dr Robert Burrell Assistant Dean Meg Wmrobski and support staff «erc cut from payroll and the Dean s office •» doted When classes resumed in Sepnember. a suable reorpnuatioc of the student affairs offices had taken place .Academic Support Ser-sices. »hich eventually came under the direction of Karin Millcti began handling the peer advising program. Student Orientation ar.d Registration. Genera Glen and Parents' Weekend "This office mil respond to the concerns, needs and developmental issues of the student population." Goodale staled in a July 1986 naema The neu Auxiliary Services ditrsion oversees the opentiow of the Dcpaitaeets of Residence. Counseling and Placement. Inter-national Education and Rdtgxius Sertxes Directed by Cvo Cberrey. the DnscoQ University Cenact became the focal point for student activities. Ihe Office of Student Aslisilies assumed additional responsibilities formerly held by the Dean of Student office, including advising greek affairs. the Programs Board, student media ard Winter Carnival. Reporting directly to Goodale. Mike Smith began ads-.sing the A USA Senate and handling student judical affairs. Also cut from the division's staff as part of the budgeting process were members of the L’tusersity's health services and admissions teams

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