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Posts from the April 2014 issue

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

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

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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