|Former DU Chancellor Dan Ritchie|
by William Porter
Not too many years ago, and certainly within living memory of many of its graduates, the University of Denver was known as a school with a first-class hockey team and some distinguished alumni but not much else.
On Wednesday, DU places another feather in what is now a festooned hat: It hosts Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the first 2012 presidential debate in the campus' Magness Arena, part of the gleaming Ritchie Center complex.
Daniel Ritchie, the center's namesake, will have to feel a surge of pride [read entire article].