Marney Hatch

Marney Hatch

My name is Marney Hatch and I am originally from Columbus, Ohio. I am a sophomore at DU majoring in media studies. I enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, spending time with my friends and my family.

How DU students cope with no library

For my slideshow, I chose to take pictures of various different things that had to do with students studying on and off campus and of the libraries construction itself. I took a lot of pictures at popular study spaces that students have found off campus. I tried to capture the atmosphere of those coffee shops and bakeries to show what a welcoming and homey environment they give off. I also wanted to show pictures of how the school actually looks with the construction going on. People who look at the pictures can form their own opinions about how the school looks with all the construction going on in the middle of DU’s campus.

If I could do this project again, I would definitely do some more up close shots for a more artistic view. I wasn’t thinking ahead when I was going to the off campus locations thinking that I could just walk in and start snapping photos. When I actually couldn’t really do that. I needed to have someone I knew come with me so I could take photographs of them because taking photos of random people up close is an invasion of privacy and most of the coffee shops wouldn’t allow me to photograph them on the inside. So I think my biggest issue was thinking ahead.

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How DU Students are Dealing with the Penrose Renovations

Ongoing construction of DU’s Academic Commons at Penrose Library.

The remodeling of the University of Denver’s (DU) soon to be Academic Commons at Penrose Library has been a buzz-worthy topic amongst DU students for the past year.  Many DU students have mixed feelings about not having a traditional library on campus.

The remodeling of DU’s library has been in progress for over a year.  Penrose has been relocated to an alternate location in the Driscoll Student Center.

The new Academic Commons at Penrose Library are scheduled to open by the beginning of March, spring quarter of this year.

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