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MSU Denver loves President Davidson and the solar eclipse

The top Early Bird stories of 2017 cover a new president, free classes, employee perks and much more.

By Nathan Solheim

January 17, 2018

Students with eclipse glasses2017 was a banner year for the Early Bird. There was a lot of news to cover, and your clicks revealed the news and information you cared about the most.

The Early Bird, which provides daily information about the people and priorities of MSU Denver, is read by more than half of employees every day. Overall, our readers clicked on our stories 98,530 times during 2017.

The Rundown with President Davidson,” a video series that follows the president on her visits around campus, and the “Roadrunner Rewind,” a weekly recap video recorded by a guest reader, were among the most popular Early Bird features.

Here’s a list of the top 10 Early Bird story lines from last year.

  1. Of course, everyone wanted to know who would replace President Stephen Jordan.
    Janine Davidson named as finalist for MSU Denver president
  2. And we wanted to know about Davidson’s vision for the University and DREAMers.
    President calls on University to hold line on American dream and MSU Denver response to DACA decision
  3. The University received terrific insights into what employees think from the Climate Survey.
    The results are in 
  4. Everyone loved being able to learn new things to help them succeed professionally.
    Employees can take a LearnOn class for free
  5. Faculty and staff appreciated being acknowledged for their years of service.
    We’re glad you’re here!
  6. The eclipse was no blackout in the Early Bird.
    Ways to watch the eclipse
  7. People value premium holidays and employee perks.
    Employees to receive premium holiday in December and Working at MSU Denver has its perks
  8. You wanted to find out more about the cool new DIME digs.
    DIME Denver to leave campus
  9. And you paid close attention to President Davidson’s idea for advisory councils.
    New councils set to revolutionize University
  10. Who received emeritus status, tenure and promotions mattered to a lot of our readers.
    10 named emeritus and Announcing this year’s faculty tenure and promotions

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