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 […]
As of July 1, Metropolitan State College is officially renamed Metropolitan State University Denver. Anticipation for the name change has been high since April when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed SB-148, approving the change.
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 […]
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 […]
Peter Aragon gives us an update on the Metro State name change.
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 […]
Metro is just one step away from official university status after passing its third and final reading in the Colorado House of Representatives March 27. SB-148 soared across the House floor with a vote of 56-6 (with three absentees). Now, the bill is heading to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk to be signed into law, which […]
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 […]
Metro’s Student Government Assembly members can breathe a little easier. Metro’s Student Affairs Board has agreed to bail out the SGA following a $95,000 accounting error.
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.