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Posts from the August 2012 issue

Uselysses

by Noel Black, KRCC online content manager “Uselysses,” which contains five discrete books of poems written over the last four years, is Black’s first full-length book of poetry. Some are poems of experience, others are night raids or open attacks on the reserves of meaning that derive from properly appreciated experience; meanings that are backed…

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My Name is Not Easy

by Debby Dahl Edwardson ’74 This young adult novel by Edwardson was a finalist for the National Book Award and a Junior Library Guild Selection. Prior to the Molly Hootch Act of 1976, which required Alaska to build and staff high schools in rural villages, children who wished to continue their education traveled to boarding…

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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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Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath

by Linda Seger ’67 This is Seger’s 12th book, and her ninth book on screenwriting. “Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath” explores the underlying meanings that lie beneath the words, images, and actions in film — or in any kind of fiction writing. Replete with examples from films, as well as examples from real life, this…

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100 Years Up High: Colorado Mountains and Mountaineers

co-authored by David Hite ’63 The book celebrates mountaineering in Colorado and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Mountain Club. “100 Years Up High” is not a history of the Colorado Mountain Club, but rather, a chronicle of the mountains spanning 100 years with the role of the club interwoven. The book’s six chapters,…

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A Disney Childhood: Comic Books to Sailing Ships

by Cathy Sherman Freeman ’81 Freeman’s father, George Sherman, was head of publications for Walt Disney Studios, in charge of comic books, and Freeman grew up as part of the larger Disney Studio family. When Disney foreign representatives came to town, they would visit this “typical American family” and be escorted by them to Disneyland.…

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The Year of Listening

President Jill Tiefenthaler gained many insights during her conversations with students, faculty, and staff on campus and over the course of visiting alumni and parents in cities around the country. She was interested in learning more about how CC is distinctive from other colleges in the U.S., as well as identifying areas for improvement and ideas that should guide us as we offer an outstanding liberal arts education to future generations of students. After analyzing the responses — more than 2,000 comments in all — she identified some common themes that will inform the planning work in the year ahead.

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