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Posts from the August 2010 issue

Jane Cauvel: CC’s New Ombudsperson

Colorado College is launching an ombudsman office in August as a one-year pilot program. Jane Cauvel, professor emerita of philosophy, was recommended by the Faculty Executive Committee for the position. The ombudsman provides an informal, confidential, independent, neutral, off-the-record alternate channel of communication for faculty and staff to resolve workplace issues, and works to ensure…

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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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Colorado College Athletes Enjoy Giving Back

Between the academic demands of the rigorous Block Plan, collegiate sports, and down time with friends, there are few hours left in a day for Colorado College students. But many make room for volunteer commitments. During the 2009-10 school year, several CC athletes set aside their lacrosse sticks, soccer balls, and hockey jerseys, and donated…

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Honoring the Legacy of One of CC's Earliest African-American Students

[I now] “ … realize that the discrimination I experienced was trivial compared with what my wife went through without bitterness or rancor.  … I am moved in this year of loss of my only priceless possession, and on the 31st anniversary of my graduation day at Colorado College, to contribute this bit toward matching…

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CC Welcomes New Faculty

Daniel Arroyo-Rodriguez: Instructor of Spanish Arroyo-Rodriguez comes to Colorado College from the University of Michigan, where he received his Ph.D. in Spanish literature in 2010. A native of Spain, Arroyo-Rodriguez earned his B.A. in English philology in 2000 from the Universidad de Sevilla. Arroyo-Rodriguez specializes in 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century Spanish peninsular literature and cultural…

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