The Best of 2019
A look back at DU’s most popular stories
As we say goodbye to 2019, let’s take a look back at some of the most-read stories of the year.
In 2019, the University of Denver said farewell to Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and welcomed Jeremy Haefner as DU’s 19th chancellor. The announcement of Chopp's departure was the DU Newsroom’s most read story of the year. To read more about Chopp’s legacy and Haefner’s vision for DU click here.
DU psychology professor Pilyoung Kim’s study on cannabis and pregnancy was our most-read research story of the year. With funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pilyoung is one year into her study on the impacts of cannabis on mothers and their babies. Her research was featured on news stations across the country.
Faculty & Staff Stories
DU Newsroom’s story featuring eight of DU’s Native and indigenous faculty members was our most-read faculty feature in 2019. The eight women share their experiences of being a Native academic, the importance of bringing Native women together at DU and how their journey has shaped the work they do today.
Readers’ favorite student article of 2019 was the story of Tiffany Christian. She spent her younger years in different schools, sleeping on the streets and serving some time in jail, but she didn’t let those moments define her. She graduated from DU earlier this year with a degree in sociology and minor in communication. Read more about her story here.
The top sports article of 2019 was DU skier Amelia Smart’s story of determination. The two-time NCAA Individual Champion shared her goals for the team ahead of the March 2019 national championships. Read her full story here.
DU Alumnus Navin Dimond shared why his family decided to make a $5 million gift to the University of Denver for the Dimond Family Residential Village. Dimond told the DU Newsroom why he chose the University for graduate school and what inspired him to give back after he graduated.
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DU Field Notes Series
In 2019, the DU Newsroom launched a new series called DU Field Notes to introduce readers to the world outside campus by exploring Denver and beyond. The article and videos highlighted the best of the DU area from the best hikes near campus, best places to relax with a book and alumni-owned restaurants. Here are some of your favorites: