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Posts from the August 2012 issue

Peak Profile: Melissa Walker '72

There’s a theme that reappears repeatedly in Melissa Walker’s life: Discovery. Walker, class of ’72, first discovered the Colorado outdoors when she was nine years old and traveled with her siblings to the Cheley Colorado Camps on the border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Melissa grew up in Minden, La. “Its director, Jack A. Cheley,…

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Peak Profile: Oscar Soule '62

Oscar Soule ’62 found his passion — baseball — while growing up in St. Louis. The retired ecology professor and academic advisor spent his 33-year career helping his students discover theirs after heeding some excellent advice at Colorado College. CC professor Richard Beidleman took aside the “not very good” student after Oscar had received his…

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Peak Profile: Tania Morosan '06

An afternoon of fun six years ago showed Tania Morosan ’06 a fulfilling way she could give back to her country’s wounded servicemen. In spring 2006, Tigers volleyball head coach Rick Swan and alumnus John Kessel ’74 of USA Volleyball organized a scrimmage between the Tigers and the U.S. Paralympic women’s volleyball national team. The…

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Class Notes: 40s, 50s, 60s

 

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Alumni Association News

By Alan Harris ’77, President, Colorado College Alumni Association Board The Alumni Leadership Forum held on the Colorado College campus in April was by all accounts a tremendous success. Current AAB members, CC event ambassadors, and City Champions attended the three-day workshop, which included a Career Services focus group led by Dean Mike Edmonds and…

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Class Notes: 00s, 10s

 

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The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy

by Paula Becker ’85 and Alan J. Stein The Century 21 Exposition (also known as the Seattle World’s Fair) captured America at the peak of Cold War tensions, on the cusp of a cultural revolution. Behind the fair’s glitter and diplomacy was a larger vision, as civic leaders, elected officials, and public citizens who built…

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The Swiss Army Knife Owner’s Manual

by Michael Young ’73 A trip in 2007 to the Victorinox and Wenger factories in Switzerland by Young and his wife, Susan Whittlesey ’77, was the start of extensive research on the Swiss Army Knife (SAK to its legions of fans). The result is this comprehensive book, with photos and drawings by the author. Included…

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Interruptions

by Jessy Randall, CC curator of special collections/archivist, and Daniel M. Shapiro This volume of collaborative poems differs from many others in that all the poems are written by both authors, as opposed to the poets responding to each other’s work in alternating pieces. Randall and Shapiro, who have been close friends since sixth grade,…

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Nietzsche’s Enlightenment: The Free Spirit Trilogy of the Middle Period

by Paul Franco ’78 While much attention has been lavished on Friedrich Nietzsche’s earlier and later works, those of his so-called middle period have been generally neglected, perhaps because they are perceived to be inconsistent with the rest of his thought. Franco argues that the three works that make up the philosopher’s middle period, “Human,…

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