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Posts from the April 2014 issue

CC Launches New Half Block Opportunities

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In January 2014, Colorado College launched a series of new and diverse experiences for Half Block, the shortened academic session between Winter Break and Block 5. It was filled with opportunities aimed at helping students explore interests, develop life skills, and enhance existing abilities. The program proved popular, with more than 332 students registering for…

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Students Lead Support for Philippines

Char Cadown ’16, Erica Jamieson ’17, and Jarod Rutledge ’17 as they fasted for the Philippines in December. The daylong event in Bemis Hall was intended to draw attention to the typhoon devastation in the Philippines and global climate change.

Char Cadown ’16, Erica Jamieson ’17, and Jarod Rutledge ’17 hosted a daylong fast Dec. 3 in Bemis Hall inspired by Yeb Saño, delegate for the Philippines at the COP 19 Climate Talks in Warsaw, Poland, in late November. Reflecting on the devastation Typhoon Haiyan wrought on Nov. 8, he said, “In solidarity with my…

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Introducing Summer Institutes

This summer, Colorado College is offering three new, linked thematic blocks, courses that will integrate students’ academic, practical, and professional experiences. These courses — aimed at helping students gain experience, earn credentials, and build a resume — are in addition to the numerous summer offerings of the past. The new blocks are: The Colorado Documentary…

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Faraway Shors

John Shors ’91 has traveled the world but always carries with him the CC spirit of curiosity and service to others.

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Sleep Research Wakes Up the World

A study by Psychology Professor Kristi Erdal and Christina Draganich ’12 is making people sit up and take notice. Students who were told they got a good night’s sleep — even if they didn’t — performed better on tests measuring their attention and memory skills than those who thought they slept poorly, according to Draganich’s…

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The Man Behind the Lens

Summer Olympics, London, 2012, equestrian dressage at Greenwich Park Including the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Burnett has photographed 10 Olympics: eight summer and two winter. Seems there’s an obvious preference for one over the other. He laughs. “I’m not really big on cold.”

David Burnett ’68 Captures Moments, Miles, and Memories David Burnett has photographed gun battles in the streets of Iran, Olympic divers seemingly paused in mid-air, every president since John F. Kennedy. He’s chronicled D-Day anniversaries in Normandy and authored “Soul Rebel,” a book of Bob Marley images. He’s won more national and international awards for…

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‘Wordless’ Wows Sold-out Crowd

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Art Spiegelman, noted artist, historian, and theorist of comics, and saxophonist great Phillip Johnston performed “Wordless!” as the keynote event at the 13th annual Cornerstone Arts Week in January. The performance combining slides, lecture, and music was highlighted by Spiegelman’s discussion about the earliest graphic novels and their influence on him. As President Jill Tiefenthaler…

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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

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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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