Women of Color in Leadership at CC

By Sarah Senese ’23 The leadership at Colorado College has changed dramatically throughout the years, and now, in the 2021-22 academic year, the college has never had as many female-identifying, Black, Indigenous, People of Color voices as it does now. While this is an enormous success for Colorado College as a small, liberal arts college, […]

‘Chalk the Walk’ to Make Life More Beautiful

The Colorado College Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children’s Center invites the campus community to join “Chalk the Walk” for National Making Life Beautiful Day, Friday, June 11. Create your own colorful drawings and positive messages with chalk along the CC sidewalks. Once you have finished your drawing and/or message, add #chalkthewalk@CC to your message or drawing, […]

Students Share Conservation Priorities in Photo Contest

By Sarah Senese ’23 The State of the Rockies Project Photo Contest invites Colorado College students to enter photographs that reminds us why, how, and what conservation efforts are critical to the future of nature, and specifically how humans have impacted the environment of the Rocky Mountain West.   This year’s first place photo was taken by Deming Haines ’21, who […]

Social Activism on Campus in the Age of COVID-19

By Molly Seaman ’21 CC boasts over 80 active student organizations, and a significant fraction are geared toward effecting positive social change within the CC community, the greater Colorado Springs area, and/or beyond. Social distancing and other health protocols related to COVID-19 have dramatically affected life on college campuses around the globe for over a […]

“The Toilet Paper Pitch:” How Caitlin Soch ’24 Advocated for Free Menstrual Products in Denver Public Schools

By Shannon Zander Denver Public Schools has installed free menstrual product dispensers in restrooms across the district. This change is due to relentless advocacy of one in our own community, Caitlin Soch ’24, who was recently interviewed by Denver 9News for her role in advocating for the change. Soch also attended Denver Public Schools. The initiative began when Soch approached DPS […]

An Update from Bon Appetit

We heard you… During Fall Semester, we learned a lot! We approached COVID-19 head on and tried to open most of our locations, as we have done in previous years.  We were met with many challenges, particularly with Rastall Dining Hall. We knew we would have to remain fluid in our operations and we would need […]

Language Learning and CC’s Japanese Garden

By Sarah Senese ’23 Professor of Japanese Joan Ericson recently published a chapter in the book “Language Learning in Foreign Language,” titled “A Case Study in Integrated Learning: Building a Japanese Garden.” As the faculty liaison of the Asian Languages House at CC, Ericson was interested in and intrigued by presenting different ways in which language houses can be integrated into general classroom […]

Alumni Use Comedy to Bring Climate Chins to Life

By Sarah Senese ’23 Despite the setbacks that life under quarantine has caused, five CC alumni have decided to put their respective expertise to the test and create something meaningful together. The culmination: The Climate Chins.   Jake Sullivan ’15, Rayna Benzeev ’15, Holly Pretzky ’16, James Dinneen ’17, and Soeren Walls ’17have been meeting weekly over Zoom to collaborate, brainstorm, and physically create the product that is The […]

Butler Center’s Masculinity Project Adapts, Continues

By Sarah Senese ’23 Although COVID-19 has made life on campus quite complicated this semester, activities and projects are still powering through. The Masculinity Project and its subsequent discussion group supported by the Butler Center have still been meeting through Zoom and creating connections.   The CC Masculinity Project and discussion group are comprised of masculine-identifying students, staff, and […]