Briefs articles

Wounded student dies in hospital

Seventeen-year-old Claire Davis, the student shot by the Arapahoe High School shooter, died Dec. 21 at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Her family thanked first responders to the the shooting and the hospital staff that treated and cared for their daughter. They have asked for privacy during this difficult time.

School ranks high in report

Every year, US News and World Report rank the top colleges in the nation by putting them into four different categories: national university rankings, national liberal arts college rankings, regional university rankings, and regional college rankings. This year US News and World Report ranked MSU Denver number 23 on their list of best regional colleges

Faculty member recognized, Laura Triem first responder awarded for heroism

  Click here to watch the video from The Aurora Colorado Fire Department: Captain Mike Stanley is presented with the Firehouse Magazine Hero award.   MSU Denver affiliate professor Mike Stanley was honored last month for his work outside of the classroom. Stanley, an affiliate professor with the university’s Department of Human Services and captain with

A new rule for spouse visas

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Aug. 2 that the visas of same-sex spouses would now be treated equally to those of opposite-sex spouses, effective immediately.
Speaking in a consular staff meeting in London, Kerry said as long as a marriage was performed in a jurisdiction that accepted same-sex marriages, the couple’s visas would allow them to travel as a family.

This announcement comes shortly after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act March 16.

In memoriam

Former Durango, Co. chief of police and professor emeritus of Metropolitan State University of Denver Harol Hugh Nees, II died June 29 in Tuscon, Ariz. He is survived by a sister, Kathryn Penrose, and by his wife, Sally Nees. He was preceeded in death by his stepson Devon Frease. Known as Hal, Nees was a