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Posts from the August 2010 issue

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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Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success

by Linda Seger ’67 Seger’s 11th book focuses on how to achieve your professional goal without losing your soul. Each chapter features interviews with a number of high-profile Christians from the fields of business and the arts. Seger, a script consultant and international speaker, has written eight books on screenwriting and three on spirituality. ISBN:…

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New Old Shoes

by Charlotte Blessing, CC director of international programs This children’s book, told from the perspective of a pair of old sneakers, was inspired by the secondhand clothing and shoe markets in East Africa, where Blessing lived for 13 years. The story follows the shoes from their first home with a young boy in America to…

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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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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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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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CC Shoes Sent Walking Worldwide

The Colorado College community donated enough shoes at the end of the 2009-10 academic year to fill 22 boxes for Soles4Souls. The campus-wide project was launched in conjunction with a children’s book, “New Old Shoes,” published by Charlotte Blessing, CC’s director of international programs. The shoe drive was a resounding success, as many faculty, staff,…

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