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July 30, 2013

Daily News Clips

Read the most recent articles on MSU Denver, higher education and K-12 issues as well as articles showcasing MSU Denver alumni and faculty expertise.


MSU Denver Stories

Metro State offers summer science adventure program
FOX31 – 7/29/13
Running for the fifteenth year in a row, MSU Denver’s summer science program allows middle school students to explore the many different avenues that are available to them in the subject of science. Today, they came in a mock crime scene in order to understand human biology.
Metro State’s summer science program- The CW – 7/29/13

MSU Denver looks at the possibility of on-campus housing
850 KOA – 7/29/13
Metro State is weighing the pros and cons for on-campus housing, as studies have shown that campuses with housing available for the students have had a much more positive impact. The task force hopes to make some recommendations about it come this fall.

MSU Denver Alumni

Retirement dreams are just a plan away
Detroit Free Press – 7/30/13
Van McKellar, 74, of Aurora, Co., had a very different dream. He quit school in the 10th grade. Then there was marriage and supporting his family with hard jobs that never left him enough time to go back for that diploma, or that sometimes paid so little he had to have two jobs. Last year he graduated from the Metropolitan State College of Denver cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American studies and a minor in history.
Retirement Living: Dreams are just a plan awayStevens Point Journal – 7/29/13

Faculty Expertise

Pope Francis shifts rhetoric on gays, asks ‘Who am I to judge?’
FOX31 – 7/29/13
Pope Francis said Monday that he will not “judge” gays and lesbians, including gay priests – a huge shift from his predecessor, who sought to bar men with “homosexual tendencies” from the priesthood. Adam Graves, assistant professor of Philosophy at MSU Denver says that this does not indicate a change of Church doctrine, but one of Church culture.

Tips for online consumers
Univision – 7/29/13
Univision interviewed MSU Denver Computer Information Systems Lecturer Edgar Maldonado about consumer tips for purchasing high-ticket items via online sales websites like Craigslist. 

Higher Ed Issues

Tancredo wants to debate Gov. Hickenlooper about education tax
The Denver Post – 7/29/13
It’s not even 2014 and former Congressman Tom Tancredo already wants to debate Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The Rising Cost of Higher Education: What Now?
Rolling Stone – 7/29/30
On May 1st, as activists across the globe rallied in honor of International Workers' Day, a group of students from universities around New York City gathered in the tiny park in front of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art's Foundation Building, where Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha's office is located. While the students spoke about struggles for justice on their campuses, above them, draped from a window, hung a banner that read, "Free Education To All."

'Suing Alma Mater'
Inside Higher Education – 7/30/13
Higher education leaders were anxious throughout the spring about the U.S. Supreme Court's pending ruling on affirmative action. While the ruling was less decisive than some expected (and many feared), it once again illustrated how significant the courts can be for American higher education.

K-12 Issues

What Could a U.S. Sen. Cory Booker Mean for K-12 Policy?
Education Week – 7/29/13
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is one of the most prominent national Democrats to embrace private school vouchers. He's teamed up with his chief Garden State political rival, GOP Gov. Chris Christie, to help birth a new Newark teacher contract that includes merit-pay. And for good measure, he persuaded Mark Zuckerberg, of Facebook fame, to donate an astonishing $100 million to the long-struggling Newark City Schools.

Online K-12 Classes Grow in Nevada
KTVN – 7/29/13
There are no classrooms at Nevada Connections Academy…not in the traditional sense. The teachers work out of cubicles with their computer screen in front of them. They're online with the student and on the phone with them too. As Thomas told us, "We can really fit any student's needs, and family needs."


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