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2021

Advocacy & Leadership News from 2021

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Leadership Panel 2021

February 18, 2021

Dr. Janine Davidson and MSU Denver leaders discuss inclusive, transformational and servant leadership during extraordinary times.

Student Taking Standardized Test

Colorado legislation looks to make standardized tests optional for college admissions

January 21, 2021

Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would make standardized tests optional in admissions at Colorado public colleges and universities like MSU Denver.

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Open access, exponential ROI

January 12, 2021

New data shows how investment in MSU Denver powers Colorado’s long-term economic success and boosts the vibrancy of its diverse communities.

2020

Advocacy & News from 2020

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Michelle Flournoy

Michelle Flournoy, Photograph Courtesy of Defense One

Tapping Flournoy as SecDef Would be a Really Big Deal

November 26, 2020

A natsec black belt and outstanding leader, the former policy undersecretary would also be uniquely positioned to implement some long-overdue personnel changes.

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I helped with the last two transitions of power. It's time for Trump to start the next one

November 20, 2020

For the overall health of our democracy and the security of the nation, it is time to put country over party and move forward.

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Hart Center Faculty Forum 2020

November 18, 2020

President Davidson joins Hart Center leaders for the first official town hall.

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2019 Portraits for President Janine Davidson

President Davidson Joins Board of Colorado Concern

November 11, 2020

The organization is devoted to investing in and promoting a pro-business environment through the political process.

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President's Speaker Series: H.R. McMaster

October 22, 2020

President Davidson chats with retired Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster about his service, leadership experience and his new book.

Voting

It's more important than ever to encourage students to vote

October 12, 2020

President Davidson pens an op-ed alongside U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to encourage young people to continue Colorado’s high voter turnout.

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Decision Making in the Face of Radical Uncertainty

September 17, 2020

As the breadth, scale and long-term impacts of the global pandemic continue to emerge, the stakes are rising. Decision making is paramount.

Online Learning Digital Disparity

Photograph by RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post

The digital divide will exacerbate education inequality

August 13, 2020

When Colorado schools had to pivot to online education because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students did their best to adjust.

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Reimagining Higher Education in a Post-Pandemic Colorado

August 5, 2020

President Davidson joins a candid conversation with leaders from Colorado’s largest universities about the challenges they’ll face in 2020.

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Hart Center Forum

July 30, 2020

President Davidson joins Gary Hart, Michael Bennet, Rebecca Love Kourlis and Federico Peña on a discussion on public service.

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Thank You for Your Service

June 26, 2020

What is service? Is military service more valuable or more noble than other kinds of national and community service? President Davidson answers these questions and more.

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President Davidson joins former military leaders to denounce using military to deter protestors

June 5, 2020

Our service members signed up to fight our nation’s enemies and secure – not infringe upon – the freedoms of their fellow Americans.

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President Davidson advocates for higher education on the Bell Policy podcast

May 26, 2020

Davidson gives historical context for disinvestment in higher education and notes that communal action is necessary in this time of crisis.

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How to Survive and Thrive During a Time of Crisis: 5 lessons I learned from my military experience

May 24, 2020

Reflecting on her military service, President Davidson lends her expertise on dealing with crisis, as well as how to adapt and overcome in an interview with Authority Magazine.

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Leadership in a Pandemic

April 15, 2020

The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and MSU Denver host “Leadership in a Pandemic”, a moderated online discussion including President Janine Davidson, Ph.D.; Vice Admiral (ret.) Bruce H. Lindsey, Ph.D.; and moderator Michael Morell.

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Thumbnail: A message for students from Janine Davidson

A message for students from President Davidson

March 24, 2020

MSU Denver president Janine Davidson, Ph.D., sends a message of support to all MSU Denver students.

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The Rundown: Connecting learners with leaders

January 27, 2020

In this edition of the Rundown, President Davidson, along with university General Counsel David Fine, teach “Freedom of Speech”, a communications class exploring the philosophical and legal origins of freedom of speech in America.

2019

Advocacy & News Stories from 2019

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Thumbnail: TEDx MSU Denver: Is college worth it?

TEDx MSU Denver: Is college worth it?

September 24, 2019

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., makes the case for higher education and demonstrates how state disinvestment erodes the American Dream.

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A conversation with Vicente Fox and Mart Sahagún

June 14, 2019

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox and his wife, Marta Sahagún, visited MSU Denver on June 13, 2019 to discuss a new health care related partnership with the University, as well as a myriad of hot-button topics, including trade, immigration and drug legalization.

Financial Aid for Dreamers

New Colorado law extends state financial aid to Dreamers

May 13, 2019

Qualified undocumented students pay in-state tuition, and now they’re eligible to receive state financial aid.

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The Rundown: The legacy and leadership of Golda Meir

March 27, 2019

President Davidson visits the one-time Denver home of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Dr. Davidson talks with the center’s founder and director, Norman Provizer, about Meir’s time in Denver and how the center inspires his students today.

2018

Advocacy & News Stories from 2018

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LGBTQ Pride Parade

Reaffirming the University's support of the LGBTQ Community

October 25, 2018

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., reaffirms MSU Denver’s support of the LGBTQ community, especially students, faculty and staff.

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Early Bird: Girl Scouts of Colorado Salutes President Davidson

October 2, 2018

MSU Denver President Davidson will be honored as a Woman of Distinction for her personal and professional contributions to the community.

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Early Bird: DACA Students Shown Support

May 1, 2018

Panel affirms that Dreamers are safe and secure at Metropolitan State University of Denver, no matter what.

2017

Advocacy & News Stories from 2017

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DACA protestors

To Protect Dreamers, Congress Must Pass the Dream Act

December 19, 2017

President Davidson and Mayor Hancock encourage legislators to act on behalf of DACA students so hundreds of thousands of Americans are not displaced from their country.

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Early Bird: Davidson to serve on the National Service Commission

November 7, 2017

President Janine Davidson was appointed to the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, established by the National Defense Authorization Act.

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The Rundown: DACA update

September 13, 2017

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., reaffirms MSU Denver’s commitment to supporting our DACA students.

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Thumbnail: The Rundown: We stand with our DACA students

The Rundown: We stand with our DACA students

September 6, 2017

In these increasingly anxious times in our country, President Davidson, along with MSU Denver leadership, stands by our DACA students and employees.