About Melanie J. Rice

Melanie Rice is a journalism student at MSU Denver, with an emphasis on both visual and written content.

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Rights collide over smoking policy at Auraria

March 19, 2014

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DENVER, Auraria Campus — A survey conducted by MSU Denver’s Student Government Association in 2013 showed clear support for stricter smoking limitations in outdoor common areas. But for many, how the smoking policy on the Auraria Campus is determined is unclear, in part, because it is influenced by complex factors. In spite of those survey […]

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MLK’s dream alive for today’s generation

February 18, 2014

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DENVER – Thousands of Denverites gathered On Jan. 20, 2014 in City Park to celebrate and honor Dr. King, who was killed April 4, 1968.  Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, former Denver Mayor Wellington E. Webb and other civic leaders spoke not only of King’s sacrificial work for Civil Rights, but of the […]

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ASSET bill becomes law – opens doors, raises questions

May 7, 2013

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DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the ASSET Bill into law April 29, at MSU Denver before a crowd of hundreds. Senate Bill 13-033, also known as the ASSET Bill, opens doors to higher education for hundreds of undocumented Colorado residents and signifies a shift in the immigration policy debate, but raises some additional […]

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#ForwardOnClimate rally pipes issues to the surface

February 20, 2013

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DENVER — Several hundred people converged on the Auraria Campus Feb. 17 and marched to Civic Center Park with the #ForwardOnClimate Solidarity March and Rally that took place in Feb. 16 in Washington D.C. and in several other major U.S. cities.. The rally piped issues to the surface that have the potential to fracture society, […]

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President Obama stops in Denver as part of 48-hour whirlwind tour

October 25, 2012

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DENVER — Cold weather didn’t cool the crowd’s enthusiasm when President Barack Obama spoke to about 16,000 people at City Park in Denver, Oct. 24. “I’m going to work until he wins,” volunteer Ledy Fouchér said. Obama rallied the crowd amidst their chants of “four more years.” He said this election is about trust and […]

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Hydrofracking meets academia

October 12, 2012

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DENVER, Auraria Campus — Part of the fractured audience in the Tivoli questioned undue gas and oil influence on academia after a lecture that called for a national dialog and regulation of the fracking industry. More than 90 people attended the presentation Sept. 27 by Peter Ornstein, former Deputy Regional Counsel for the EPA. Hydraulic […]

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