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Posts from the August 2010 issue

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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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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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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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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Young Alumni Trustee Nominated

The CC Alumni Association Board and the CC Board of Trustees are piloting a young alumni trustee position on the Board of Trustees. The young alumni trustee position will be established on a trial basis and reviewed after five years. The AAB solicited names, vetted candidates, and nominated a young alumnus/a for the Board of…

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