name change

African-American Studies department has changes in its future

Changes are on the horizon for the Department of African and African American studies, but their motto will stay the same. Domonic Velarde, an administrative assistant for the department, said one of the symbols of the department is the Sankofa, which represents empowerment through positive reinforcement. Velarde said Sankofa offers a platform for larger social […]

Board chooses MSU Denver

Board chooses MSU Denver

The Board of Trustees approved Metro’s new shortened name, logo, and seal at their meeting June 7. With the official transition to university on July 1, Metro will officially be known as MSU Denver. A survey was sent out to Metro students, staff, faculty, and alumni asking which shortened name they preferred. The results showed […]

From logo to tuition, Metro Board of Trustees makes big decisions

Emotions ran high during Metro’s Board of Trustees meeting on June 7, with a full house and full agenda. The meeting began with an update on the development of a shortened name, logo and seal to accompany Metro’s status as a university. After a survey of potential shortened names was offered campus-wide, the name MSU […]

Metropolitan State University of Denver a done deal

After a wait of more than four years, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB-148 into law just after 3 p.m. in the Student Success building today. With his signature, Metropolitan State University of Denver has been made a reality. Hundreds of students, faculty and alumni packed the lobby and lined the balconies and stairwells of […]

House passes second reading of name change bill

After a full postponement last week, the bill to change Metro’s name to Metropolitan State University of Denver today passed its initial reading through the Colorado House of Representatives, according to a press release. Senate bill 148 now needs to pass its third and final reading before it’s sent to Gov. John HIckenlooper’s desk to […]

Name change passes through Senate

Name change passes through Senate

The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved Metro’s proposed name change to Metropolitan State University of Denver Feb. 23. Senate Bill 148 was then moved to the Senate floor Feb. 29, where it passed a final reading unanimously in only five days.

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