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Hancock vs. Giellis in wildest Denver mayoral race

How Jamie Giellis blew voters away The 2019 Denver mayoral race was a wild one. Between the run-off, the debates and the scandals, mayoral candidates Michael Hancock and Jamie Giellis reminded the public that local elections are just as exciting as national elections. While Denver

The best of 2020 democratic presidential candidates

What to look forward to next year Meet your 2020 Democratic candidates. Elizabeth Warren: Presidential candidates should be judged primarily on the SNL cast’s ability to effectively pretend to be them on TV. Kate McKinnon has already perfected her performance as America’s father’s side (and

“Overdoing Democracy” with Dr. Robert Talisse

Giving politics a rest Vanderbilt University philosophy chair Dr. Robert Talisse visited CU Denver on Nov. 11 to discuss his latest book, Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in Its Place.   The lecture was part of CU Denver’s fall colloquium series hosted by

Analyzing CU Denver’s voter turnout data

How to increase voter engagement American elections take place on the first Tuesday of every November, including last week on Nov. 5. Big elections, like the presidential election and the midterms are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to getting out and

Another brick in the wall

Election Update The pervasive media obsession with the 2020 presidential election may have led many to forget there were elections last Tuesday, Nov. 5. Voter turnout in odd-year elections is notoriously low. The Daily Sentinel estimated 39 percent of Colorado registered voters participated in the

Another brick in the wall

Why Journalism? As I write this, I am preparing to fly out tomorrow to attend the National College Media Convention in Washington, DC. Unlike some of my peers, I didn’t grow up wanting to be a journalist. I only became interested in journalism as a

CU Denver professor running for Mayor of Aurora

Professor Omar Montgomery’s plans for Aurora by Gabby Bye Omar Montgomery, a Professor at CU Denver, will face off against candidates Mike Coffman, Ryan Frazier, Marsha Berzins, Renie Peterson, and write-in candidate Tiffany Grays during this year’s Aurora mayoral election on Nov. 5. Montgomery works

Upcoming ballot measure may stabilize tuition rates

Proposition CC divisive among CU leadership The “Allow State to Retain Excess Revenue for Transportation and Education Measure,” known as Proposition CC, could see an increased amount of state funding for higher education by allowing the state to retain revenue above the state spending cap.

Another brick in the wall

You should run (for office) I recently attended a forum hosted by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, which I covered in this week’s issue, on how women can get more involved in politics, including running for office. The  panelists discussed barriers to access when it