Courtney Luster

Courtney Luster

Courtney is a junior at the University of Denver working toward a degree in Media Studies, with minors in english and art. She is a Colorado native with a passion for seeing the world and experiencing other cultures; she plans to pursue a career in travel journalism. Courtney works as Assistant Lifestyles editor at the DU Clarion. She spent the fall studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Coutney enjoys being active and can be found hiking, running, camping and exploring the outdoors of her Colorado backyard.

Campus construction continues

 

A big part of current College Life for students at DU is the construction around campus. The University of Denver was founded in 1864, and is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region. The university celebrated their sesquicentennial anniversary in 2014 and takes pride in the predominantly brick buildings and updated construction around campus. Lately, though, some big changes have begun to be implemented.

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DU students work to find a balance with on-campus jobs

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Women outnumber men in MFJS

Written Reflection

          The power point assignment that built off of our Issue Story #1 was satisfying and even a little fun to make. It was rewarding to go around campus and peek a little bit more into the lives of the community of the University of Denver. I was very interested in convering the topic of the representation of women in the media studies department at DU because as I have gotten into higher level classes in my major, I have noticed more and more that my classes are overwhelmingly made up of females. This was remarkable to me not just in the fact itself, but because I never really saw journalism as one of the programs that is known for attracting females more than males. I am also taking a class (in the MFJS department) that focuses on gender relations especially in different industries. We just finished an introduction to feminism, which I think is what got me thinking about the disparity in general. I thought that this would be a unique and relevant topic to cover because it is very apparent but it is not talked about very much. Continue reading

Women’s presence dominates that of males in the MFJS department

The Media Film and Journalism Studies Department at the University of Denver makes up a significant portion of the DU community. It has about 250 students in four different majors, Media Studies, Journalism Studies, Film Studies and Production and Strategic Communications.

For many students in these majors, it is a great mystery as to why the vast majority of their classes are dominated by women, especially as they progress to the upper-level classes in these majors.

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