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Posts from the August 2016 issue

CC Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Colorado College welcomes 11 new tenure-track faculty members and four Riley Scholars to the CC community. The new faculty members embody a wide range of fields and disciplines, and many of them will be in the classroom on the first day of Block 1, which begins Monday, Aug. 29. “CC is fortunate to have a…

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CC’s Bridge Scholars Program Honored for Boosting Student Success

Colorado College’s Bridge Scholars Program, which serves as a gateway into college life for first-generation students, was recognized as a “Model of Excellence” by University Business. The Models of Excellence program “honors colleges and universities that have implemented innovative, effective, and interdepartmental initiatives that are bolstering student success.”

University Business notes that continuous support for students helps maintain…

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Tigers Crossing Paths: CC connections

Although Tamar Orlansky Weisert (left) and Carter Gehman were both in the Class of 1997,
they didn’t know each other. Tamar, however, is good friends with Carter’s wife, who made the connection when she saw Colorado College on Tamar’s Facebook page. Carter works for the Hess Corporation, and Tamar’s husband is a foreign service officer. Both…

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Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Major Confirmed

It’s been a long, long time coming — 10 years, to be exact. At last, Colorado College is able to introduce the new Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies (REMS) major. On the docket since 2006, the introduction of the REMS major reaffirms the college’s commitment to diversifying both its curriculum and the dialogues that occur…

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Welcome Class of 2020!

Colorado College welcomes the approximately 530 members of the Class of 2020, with New Student
 Orientation starting Saturday, Aug. 20. CC received 7,997 applications for the incoming class, just short 
of the record 8,064 applicants a year before. Offers of admission were extended to 1,270 applicants, resulting in a 15.9 percent admittance rate, a record…

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And the Award Goes To….

Colorado College swept the awards at the first ACM Film Festival, held at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Of the 150 submissions received, 38 films by CC students or recent alumni were accepted — and 13 of the 38 were nominated for “best of” awards. CC filmmakers went on to take first place in each…

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Sue Woolsey Honored For Solar Gift

Sue Woolsey P’97, P’98, P’99, former chair of the Colorado College Board of Trustees and a life trustee, was honored at a ceremony and reception in June at Stewart House, with her sons Rob ’97, Dan ’98, and Ben ’99 in attendance, as well as daughter-in-law Morgan and twin granddaughters. CC’s Baca Campus solar array…

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Gift Honors Steven Janke, Supports Financial Aid

A $5.6 million gift from an anonymous donor from the Class of 1982 honors retiring Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Steven Janke and helps support financial aid. Of the gift, $2.5 million will be directed toward a chaired professorship established in honor of Janke, who joined the faculty in 1975 and retired this summer.…

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Awards Abound For CC Students, Recent Graduates

Colorado College students and recent alumni had another whirlwind year of academic recognition. Students in a variety of disciplines and departments garnered a multitude of awards. Award winners not pictured:
 Kristen Wells ’13, Phoebe Parker-Shames ’13, and Isabel Jones ’12: National Science Foundation 
Research fellowships Devon Cole ’13, Skye McClure Greenler ’14, Kyle Seewald Hemes…

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Big Idea Pitch Competition Yields Co-First Place Winners

This year, The Big Idea pitch competition yielded two co-first place winners — a first since the program’s inception in 2013. Sharing first place were King of the Sea, presented by Nick Kramer ’16 and Peter Wailes ’16, and Neonic, presented by Cormac Siegfried ’19 and Nick Ravich ’19. King of the Sea, which received…

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