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About the Anderson Academic Commons

Building Renovation

Donor WallThe Anderson Academic Commons is a reflection of 10 years of feedback from the University community. The result—a 154,223 ft² academic service center—incorporates the community’s requests, all of which aim to support and enhance how students learn and how faculty teach at the University of Denver.

The renovation was funded by 5,464 donors. The largest gift came from alumnus Ed Anderson and his wife Linda Cabot. Many rooms within the building bear the names of the project's financial supporters, including alumni: Helen Crossley; Cappy (Catherine) Shopneck; Paul and Alesia Chan; Margot Gilbert Frank and M Allan Frank; the Deline family (three generations); Marshall Fogel; Jane Quinette; and Doug Scrivner.

During the renovation, many of the library’s books, journals and government documents were moved off-site. Housed in the Hampden Center, those materials are quickly delivered to the University of Denver campus when requested.  Books that are kept in the newly renovated Commons include nearly all of those published within the last 30 years, the highest circulating books and books that have significant visual imagery.

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