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Posts from the August 2010 issue

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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I Love You Truly and Max Morath: Original Rags for Piano

by Max Morath ’48 “I Love You Truly” is the fictionalized autobiographical story of composer Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862–1946), whose spell Morath says he has been under ever since he sang “I Love You Truly” in 7th grade glee club. A divorcee, then a widow, Jacobs-Bond was nearly 40 before her music lifted her out of…

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Peak Profile: Mark Fiore '91

Mark Fiore is living his dream. But even in his wildest dreams, he didn’t expect to win a Pulitzer Prize. The 1991 CC graduate made history when, in April 2010, he became the first online-only editorial cartoonist to win journalism’s greatest accolade. His animated cartoons boosted him to a pantheon including Berke Breathed, Jeff MacNelly,…

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Peak Profile: Betty Sowers Alt ’60

Betty Sowers Alt is not your typical 70-something grandmother. This one’s got murder on her mind. The 1960 CC graduate, who lives near Pueblo, Colo., with her husband, Bill ’63, is working on her seventh book with Sandra Wells, a former chief investigator with the district attorney’s office in Pueblo. “I’ll write on anything they’ll…

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From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, Over the past few years, “a unique intellectual adventure” has become the descriptor for the Colorado College experience. What does that really mean? In his article about creating a safe place for dissent in the classroom, Professor John Gould writes, “As they progress through their majors and…

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Peak Profile: Makendra Silverman ’07

Horses have been a constant in Makendra Silverman’s life. Now, protecting wild horses is her life’s work. Silverman started riding horses when she was six years old and rode throughout her childhood and young adulthood in Ashland, Ore. When she was a first-year student at Colorado College, a friend put her in touch with Ginger…

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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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