Politics

Panama Papers: Portrait of a Pulitzer Prize

Panama Papers: Portrait of a Pulitzer Prize

On April 10 the Denver Press Club welcomed Kevin G. Hall, the chief economics reporter for McClatchy DC, to speak about President Trump’s business dealings, his connection to Russia and the Panama Papers. Hall and his team, along with reporters at the Miami Herald, found out earlier the same day that they had won the […]

Student presidential election heats up

Student presidential election heats up

Kicking off on April 11, the MSU Denver Student Government Assembly election week is in full swing. Campaigns began in late February and the final list of the candidates was released on April 3. The student government president helps make many crucial decisions regarding student funding and spending. Three students are finalists for the position. […]

New law protects free speech rights on campus

New law protects free speech rights on campus

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill April 4 aimed at protecting free speech rights at public institutions. Senate Bill 62, sponsored by Republican legislators Sen. Tim Neville and Rep. Stephen Murphy, along with Democratic Rep. Jeff Bridges, passed the House unanimously, 64-0, in late March. The new law will prohibit public institutions, such as universities, […]

Joe Salazar eyes attorney general seat

Joe Salazar eyes attorney general seat

As the Trump presidency approaches week 11, Joe Salazar has reached the conclusion that Coloradans need protection from Trump’s terrorizing administration. Not one to sit on his hands when communities are targeted, Salazar has decided to step up and take action.  Democratic state Rep. Joe Salazar filed paperwork for attorney general for the 2018 election […]

Capitol Hill: Update on General Assembly

Capitol Hill: Update on General Assembly

Colorado’s 71st General Assembly session is in full swing. The operations began Jan. 11 and have shown to be productive and complex. Legislators have their work cut out for them, as concerns about term limits and raising revenue loom over the 2017 session. The restraining eight-year limit on state senators and representatives presents the immediate consequence […]

San Francisco: Nativist storm brings disparate communities closer together

San Francisco: Nativist storm brings disparate communities closer together

Sharing a post about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on social media may seem like an efficient way of helping immigrants in the community. In reality, it spreads fear among the community due to misinformation proliferating into cyberspace. A 24/7 local rapid response network hotline was established in San Francisco by a group of […]

Young conservatives discuss school choice

Young conservatives discuss school choice

Header image from Mountain West Regional Conference website. The Mountain West Regional Conference came to the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver on March 18. The conference was intended for young conservatives and was sponsored by Turning Point USA, a nonpartisan group. TPUSA focuses on specific, usually more conservative issues. Their platforms include school choice, capitalism […]

Forum tackles the value of academic freedom

Forum tackles the value of academic freedom

MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan and Provost Vicki Golich hosted a forum on academic freedom on March 6. The forum featured two speakers, Joe Goldhammer and Matthew Finkin, two of the country’s most respected academic freedom lawyers. Academic freedom is often misunderstood and misrepresented, which makes it an easy target. In today’s political climate, academic […]

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