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Immigration Aids U.S. Economic Success, Cites James Walsh

Feb. 5, 2020

“Every serious study of migrants in the U.S. determines that they are a great boost to our economy,” says James Walsh, Political Science Clinical Associate Professor. “Without immigrant communities, many towns across the U.S. would be in serious economic trouble,” he went on to say. “Immigrants pay taxes, commit few...

Houses on the Moon Theater Company presents de novo: más allá de las fronteras a play by Jeffrey Solomon, Nov 3

Oct. 23, 2019

6:30pm St. Cajetan Catholic Church This acclaimed Off Broadway play (crafted entirely from immigration court transcripts, interviews and letters) tells the gripping true story of fourteen year old Edgar Chocoy and his legal struggle to be allowed to stay in the U.S. On the streets of Guatemala City, Gang members...

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Tony Robinson’s research reveals shelter beds go empty for logistical reasons

Oct. 23, 2019

“There aren’t enough (shelter) beds for the people who need them,” Tony Robinson, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, said in response to a chart the city’s lawyer presented showing Denver’s shelters have consistently had empty beds over the last few years. Robinson, who has directed surveys of hundreds...

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Michael Cummings argues give younger people the right to vote

Oct. 23, 2019

It’s undemocratic to exclude young people from the vote, argues Emeritus Political Science Professor Michael Cummings. "In a democracy, the citizens should have a right to vote because public policy affects them," Cummings told Mic . "In a democracy, we don't say, 'How smart are you? Oh you're pretty smart,...

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Fracking a key issue in upcoming senate primary, according to Karen Breslin

Oct. 10, 2019

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently abandoned his long-shot bid for the White House to enter the Democratic primary for one of Colorado’s US senate seat in 2020. Combating climate change and preserving the environment is a top issue for Democratic voters — especially progressives. “Fracking activists have dubbed Hickenlooper...

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Michael Berry weighs in on census citizenship question

July 23, 2019

“The Supreme Court basically held that the justification that the (U.S.) Commerce Department used to include the citizenship question on the census was not sufficient,” Michael J. Berry, Political Science Associate Professor, said. Colorado Attorney General claims ‘victory’ after Supreme Court rejects census citizenship question Denverite , June 27

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Jim Walsh’s research part of Irish Ambassador's trip to Colorado

June 18, 2019

A May 13 th diplomatic visit from the Ambassador of Ireland, Daniel Mulhall, to the Evergreen Cemetery in Leadville was a long awaited result of a project started 13 years ago by Political Science Clinical Associate Professor James Walsh. Intent on finding out more about the history of 19th century...

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Stanton discusses his book

March 11, 2019

In this Colorado Matters segment, Ryan Warner talks with Don Stanton, Political Science Lecturer, about his book, Looking Back at the Cold War. The Pastor Calling For A Christian Sexual Reformation; Carhart's Legacy Of Conservation Colorado Public Radio , Feb 26

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Robinson on Hickenlooper Presidential bid

March 11, 2019

“You can be a totally unknown candidate in an early stage of the race and go on to win the election,” said Tony Robinson, Chair of the political science department. Robinson, a Denver City Council candidate in 2003, witnessed firsthand how Hickenlooper pulled it off. “Ari Zavaras and Don Mares,...

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Robinson on midterms in Colorado

Nov. 15, 2018

Tony Robinson, Political Science Associate Professor and Chair of the Department, says most of the seats flipped by Democrats in this election were for districts that are affluent and educated. Democrats are becoming increasingly the party of the affluent, suburban, and educated. The Colorado Front Range checks those boxes. Does...