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Posts from the April 2014 issue

Growing the Middle Class

James J. Heckman ’65

The current debate over inequality and what to do about the shrinking middle class overlooks an effective solution: grow more capable people one child at a time. This requires investing in programs that raise productivity and opportunity through developing the skills that matter for success in life. Such programs should be expanded even in times…

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High Honors for Andy Gambucci ’53

Andy Gambucci ’53

One of Colorado College’s most outstanding student-athletes ever, Andre “Andy” Gambucci ’53, has been looking forward to mingling with elite company on a special evening in Denver this spring. Gambucci, who learned of his upcoming induction into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in October, will be among six individuals bestowed with the distinction at…

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From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, It’s no secret that the Block Plan works. Our signature program offers a powerful learning approach that delivers what many students are looking for today: intensive explorations across and between academic disciplines; meaningful experiential learning opportunities; and close student-faculty interaction. When Colorado College recently received an $800,000…

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Student Perspective

Esther Chan ’16 is a Los Angeles native who designed her own interdisciplinary major in Visual Media and Social Change. She often photographs campus events and student activities, and takes photos for CC’s Instagram account. She is co-president of the FLASH photography club and a staff photographer for The Catalyst.

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Hands-on Research

Associate Professor of Physics Kristine Lang and Associate Professor of Biology Phoebe Lostroh in the lab.

When physics and biology join forces, everybody wins.

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Hecox Honored for Conservation Work

Walt Hecox ’64, professor of economics in the Environmental Program at Colorado College and director of the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, received the 2013 Stuart P. Dodge Award for lifetime achievement in conservation from the Palmer Land Trust. In announcing the award, the Palmer Land Trust noted that “Hecox’s long career culminated…

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A Message from Your Alumni Board

The Alumni Association Board (AAB) received 71 nominations for elected alumni trustee and 28 for young alumni trustee — an unprecedented number. As in the past, AAB solicited nominations from alumni at large and all segments of the college community. These responses set in motion an opportunity for all alumni to vote later this spring…

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On the Bookshelf

Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts College co-authored by Jill Tiefenthaler, Colorado College President This collection of essays by college presidents and other leaders in higher education asks a fundamental question: In light of rapid environmental changes and increasing calls for higher education to make access to college more affordable and to do more…

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Unraveling Competence

CC Professors Kristine Lang and Phoebe Lostroh are studying Acinetobacter baylii, a non-pathogenic soil bacteria, to understand how it takes in DNA, leading to genetic changes. Bacteria have only one parent so they don’t undergo genetic variation the way humans do, explained Lostroh, a microbiologist. She said various bacteria use one of three methods of…

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Student Perspective

Nina Riggio ’17 got interested in photography when her father bought her an old Pentax film camera when she was 15. She took IB art in high school and studied various photographers; she fell in love with the work of Francesca Woodman, who grew up in Colorado. Riggio is a member of CC’s photography club…

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