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Gen Z and millennials reimagine the movement for racial justice.

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Here's how a new emergency response service in Denver diverts 911 calls for mental health, substance use and other public health issues away from police and toward mental health and medical professionals.

Emanuel Walker is developing ways to increase retention and graduation rates among Black students. Photo by Amanda Schwengel.

MSU Denver junior takes on the education gap, a barrier to top jobs

Emanuel Walker, Liberian refugee and 2021 My Brother’s Keeper Emerging Leader, is on a mission to make higher education more accessible to all students.

 Rioters clash with police as the try to force their way into the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Lev Radin / Shutterstock.

What can history teach us about Jan. 6?

Associate Professor Shelby Balik draws parallels from the past to help us understand the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol.

MSU Denver contributes hundreds of millions of dollars per year to local and state economies.

Open access, exponential ROI

New data show how investment in MSU Denver powers Colorado's long-term economic success and boosts the vibrancy of its diverse communities.

Z Change

Gen Z and millennials reimagine the movement for racial justice.

MSU Denver nursing grad serves in Army's new Covid-focused medical unit

Steve Wiseman’s zigzaggy path to nursing and service served him well in his deployment to south Texas as a member of the military’s new Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force.

MSU Denver student and veteran Ellie Wagley plays with her American pit bull terrier service dog Banjo on the Auraria Campus on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo by Amanda Schwengel

Rising to the moment

Whether it’s surviving cancer, studying for a career in social work or crisis management, Ellie Wagley is living proof of what happens when you’re prepared to be at your best every minute.

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Kat Cammack was once homeless. Now, she’s the youngest Republican woman in the U.S. House.

The new U.S. representative is the first MSU Denver graduate elected to Congress. Here’s how she worked her way from a Castle Rock ranch to the Auraria Campus to Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.

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Inside the rise of barely watchable TV

The COVID-19 pandemic has left frazzled viewers craving visual comfort food – the simpler the better. PLUS: 8 'ambient TV' picks.

8 tips to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Darker days combine with COVID-19 doldrums for a one-two punch this winter. Here’s what you can do to keep your mood elevated.

Best RED videos 2020

Our visual storytelling added new dimensions this year with the most video content we've ever produced. Here are our best and most-watched videos of 2020.

Best RED Photos 2020

This year, our photographers were on the front lines of the biggest stories in Colorado and also shined a light on issues in the shadows. Here are our best photos of 2020.

Best of RED 2020

In a year unlike any other, our reporting illuminated the most important issues in Colorado, from the COVID-19 pandemic to protests for racial justice to the fight for DACA. Here are our best and most-read stories of 2020.

Photo by Alyson McClaran

After 10-year timeout, basketball coach graduates from college

When the pandemic compelled him to stay home for his kids, a former MSU Denver coach scored his degree with an assist from a Displaced Worker Grant.

Disability advocate changes how Colorado thinks about equality in education and employment

Rick Newell helped push landmark legislation through the statehouse. But he’s not done challenging outmoded ways that the state thinks about people with disabilities.

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