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POLITICS AND POLICY


MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan standing outside of the Student Success Building.

Take a Coffee Break with Dr. J

Settle in for caffeine and an outgoing conversation with the man, the myth, the Roadrunner.

Alumnus Nicholas Garcia started reporting the news in fourth grade and hasn’t stopped since. Photo: Sara Hertwig

On the beat

Alumnus Nicholas Garcia started reporting the news in fourth grade and hasn’t stopped since.

Christine Sierra, Ph.D, is this year’s Richard T. Castro Distinguished Professor.

"Sharing the mic, sharing the labor"

Latina political powerhouses examine the interplay of race, gender and politics in this year’s Castro professorship.

A map of the Earth with a radioactive symbol, biohazard symbol, and skull/crossbones

Murder in Malaysia

Kim Jong-nam’s recent assassination with a chemical agent is part of a macabre tale of life – and death – imitating art.

State Representative Jackson from Aurora

From without a home to the golden dome

State Representative Dominique Jackson has run a long road -- and as an advocate for others, she's not slowing down now.

An attendee asks a question of President Janine Davidson at the recent Town Hall in the CAVEA.

President welcomes community questions in Town Hall event

Further articulating her vision for Roadrunner success, Davidson dished on mission and committed to a multicultural center.

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., will share her vision for the future of MSU Denver on Sept. 13.

President Davidson to share vision with University community

The new president will lay out her plan for the future of MSU Denver at Sept. 13 Welcome Home event.

President Davidson shared her vision with a packed house in the King Center Concert Hall at the Sept. 13 Welcome Home event. Photo Aly McClaran

President calls on University to hold line on American dream

Davidson rolls out vision of becoming a model urban university, continuing to offer high-value education to the 99 percent.

In their book "Tyranny Comes Home," authors Abigail Hall and Christopher Coyne posit that when military troops and contractors return home from war and go to work in law enforcement, citizens

From battlefield to U.S. streets

Author of book on police militarization to speak as part of Exploring Economic Freedom Project.

Coming face to face with hate

Southern Poverty Law Center representative discusses how modern extremist views take root – and what to do about it.

Janine Davidson, Ph.D., finalist for president of MSU Denver. Photo: MSU Denver

Janine Davidson named as finalist for MSU Denver president

Board announces selection of the former undersecretary of the United States Navy.

An audience watches a band perform. (CC0 Public Domain image license)

Amplified through song

We asked the chair of the music department to give some context on the convergence of music and politics.

Bianca Williams is a black feminist cultural anthropologist. She is speaking at MSU Denver March 8.

Women challenging the norms

Two women who started movements in their communities will be speaking at the Women's Leadership Conference March 8 on the Auraria campus.

Person surrounded by debt-related items.

‘Til debt do us part

Even with comparatively low tuition rates, student loan debt can be debilitating. Our aid expert weighs in on what everyone needs to know.

MSU Denver was honored in October as the winner of the ALL IN Challenge

Making their voice heard

Roadrunners earn national honors for highest undergraduate voting rate, highest overall rate for large campus.

Alumna Veronica Barela, standing on the sidewalk outside of the building on 10th and Santa Fe Dr. that houses the NEWSED offices.

Paving the road home

Veronica Barela is tough. She’s determined. And as a savvy community-builder, she knows how to get things done.

Hugo Teufel

Always ready to serve

Since graduating from MSU Denver, the career of Hugo Teufel III has been in overdrive. His latest stop? Serving on the presidential transition team.

Vicente Fox sitting on stage with President Janine Davidson and two other people

Vicente Fox talks leadership, business in uncertain times

Former Mexican president joins Gov. Hickenlooper and Canadian Consul Stephane Lessard for a spirited conversation at MSU Denver.

Close up pile of Vote MSU Denver buttons

What Colorado unaffiliated voters told us … and didn’t

Participating in primaries for the first time, they reinforced the state’s trend toward the Democratic Party

Gloria Tanner honored by her alma mater with MSU Denver’s first ever Alumni Achievement Award

Leadership 101 with Gloria Tanner

Trailblazing Colorado legislator reflects on life of leadership and honors from mayor, senator, governor and her alma mater.

MSU Denver faculty members Greg Clifton, left, and Elizabeth Hinde, right, were awarded MSU Denver Champion Advocate Awards for testifying and advocating for legislation that passed during the 2018 session. Photos by Mark Stahl.

More teachers, less cheating and value in education

MSU Denver faculty lead the charge against the teacher shortage and academic fraud at the legislative level.

David Campos is a student representative on the MSU Denver DREAMer Network, a group of faculty and staff that meets regularly to discuss issues or projects that affect, support or create barriers for undocumented students. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Roadrunners rally around DACA students

MSU Denver community provides emotional, financial and legal support for undocumented students facing uncertain future.

Mount Rushmore

QUIZ: 10 things you didn’t know about US presidents

To celebrate Thomas Jefferson Day, history professor Thomas McInerney poses some fun brain-teasers about our great (and sometimes ghastly) leaders.

The Colorado State Capitol dome looms in the distance, as throngs of participants take place in the recent Women

Of presidents and protests

A new administration leaves many searching for answers. An alumna and faculty member talk about what might be next.

MSU Denver junior biology major Cristina Oviedo comes to the CASE Learning Center in the Science Building every day to study alone or with her classmates in the Science Building. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Granting access to STEM-grant access

With millions available in research funding, innovative consortium brings brains together for application – and student – success.

Carrying signs and a banner they made through The Institute for Women

Roadrunners have a presence – and voice – at the Women’s March on Denver

Organized as an offshoot of the Washington march, the Women’s March on Denver had thousands of participants.

Thomas Hoenig, Ph.D., former vice chairman of the FDIC speaks to the audience June 20 about the different factors affecting the U.S. economy over the next two years. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Former FDIC leader talks big banks, bubbles and Bitcoin

Thomas Hoenig, Ph.D., visits Auraria Campus in Denver, discusses factors to affect economy in 2018 and beyond.

Social work student Magaly Sanchez De La Cruz ties a piece of thread onto the interactive art installation titled “We Are HSI.” Created by students in the Communication Design Program, the work represents the value of diversity. Photo by Craig Korn

‘This is who we are’

The motives and means behind MSU Denver’s pledge to achieve Hispanic-serving status.

Immigrant women walking down a street

Why we blame immigrants

Whenever societies find themselves in flux or experiencing change, immigrants often seem to emerge as the fall guy – but why? Politics professor Robert Preuhs explains.

Left to right: MSU Denver alums Leah Dozeman, Wheat Ridge City Council District 4; José Guardiola, Commerce City Council At-Large; and Jacob LaBure, Lakewood City Council Ward 2.

Building and serving their communities

Three recently elected city council representatives share stories that started with a run through campus.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox to speak at MSU Denver. Fox will join Gov. John Hickenlooper and Canadian Consul Stephane Lessard for a conversation on global business Aug. 30.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox to speak at MSU Denver

Fox will join Gov. John Hickenlooper and Canadian Consul Stephane Lessard for a conversation on global business Aug. 30.