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Posts from the August 2010 issue

Alumni Association Board Student Leader Scholarship

The Alumni Association Board (AAB) Development Committee has the privilege of interviewing outstanding applicants each spring for the AAB Student Leader Scholarship. This loan-reducing scholarship is intended to recognize students for their leadership and service as students while encouraging them to continue their involvement with the college once they are alumni. Again this year, given the continued need for financial aid and one…

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April Bulletin Cover Gets National Recognition

If you traveled through Denver International Airport this summer via Terminal A, you might have seen a familiar photo. The image that appears on the April issue of the Bulletin and this year’s State of the Rockies Report Card and poster was on display at DIA from May to July. The cover of the April…

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Jay Engeln '74 Named Director of Alumni/Parent Relations

Jay Engeln ’74, P’03 has been named director of alumni and parent relations, effective July 1. Engeln served on CC’s Alumni Association Board. He and his wife, Priscilla ’73, are members of CC’s 1874 Society, and their daughter, Anna, is a member of the Class of 2003. In 2000, CC awarded Engeln an honorary doctorate,…

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Sports Briefs

Men’s Hockey Often at a loss when searching for that “perfect” gift? Here’s an idea. Come November, Tiger Hockey fans will have a chance to experience the annual battle for the Gold Pan from an insider’s perspective. Rival Films, LLC, is busy this summer putting the finishing touches on a full-length video that showcases the…

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Quintessentially CC: Freedom and Authority

They climb the stairs in Palmer Hall eager for the  discussion, book in hand. Last year it was “Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich. This year it will be “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World” by Tracy Kidder. These are students in the truest sense…

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Creating a Safe Place for Courageous Questions in the Liberal Arts Classroom

I am often taken aback by the suggestion that a liberal arts education limits rather than expands the intellectual horizons of students. My non-academic friends often imagine that college professors enlist students in an ideological mission to remake the world. Such assumptions fail to appreciate the great diversity of academic thought and inquiry that students…

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The Black Book: Select Lines from Grand Teton National Park

by Conor Miller ’05 The premise of “The Black Book” is simple — a collection of high-quality photos of skiing lines in the Grand Teton National Park. Miller’s inspiration for the project was the lack of photos in the Jackson Hole Ski Atlas depicting the national park. The resulting book is an addition to the Teton…

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Programming the Semantic Web

by Jamie Taylor ’87, Toby Segaran, and Colin Evans In this book Taylor, who started one of the first ISPs in San Francisco so he could get a better connection at home, demonstrates several ways to implement semantic web applications using current and emerging standards and technologies. The book shows that the promise of a…

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The Guantanamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

by Eric Stover ’74 The book is based on a two-year study of former prisoners at the U.S. government’s detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Researchers interviewed more than 60 former Guantánamo detainees in nine countries, as well as key officials, military experts, and camp personnel, and the result contributes significantly to the debate surrounding…

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The Wandora Unit

by Jessy Randall, CC curator of special collections, Tutt Library Wanda Lowell and Dora Nussbaum are best friends, co-editors of the school’s literary magazine, and so close that friends call them “The Wandora Unit.” But things shift in their senior year of high school. This is a bittersweet story about the meaning of friendship, the…

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