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Desolation Canyon Adventure

May 29 – June 2, 2012 $1,100 ($500 non-refundable deposit) Sign up today! Call 719-389-6058 Questions? Email Diane Benninghoff

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Health Care Check-up Could Include Checking on Medical Records

Colorado College has partnered with Health Professionals, Ltd. to provide health services for students at Boettcher Health Center, which was formerly operated internally by the college. All medical and mental health records of former students (withdrawn or graduated) will be maintained at Boettcher Health Center, in a secure and locked location that ensures patient confidentiality,…

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CC Gets Top Grade from Charity Navigator

Colorado College received a four-star rating, the highest rating available, from Charity Navigator, a national organization that helps people make informed decisions about charitable giving. Nonprofit organizations are rated on their financial health as measured by program and administrative costs, fundraising expenses and efficiency, revenue, and similar indicators. Charity Navigator recently added a nonprofit’s accountability and…

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Cinema in An Age of Terror: North Africa, Victimization, and Colonial History

by Michael F. O’Riley, associate professor of French and Italian How do cinematic representations of colonial-era victimization inform our understanding of the contemporary age of terror? O’Riley examines works representing colonial history and the dynamics of viewership that emerge from them, and shows how the centrality of victimization in certain cinematic representations of colonial history…

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Obituaries

 

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Who Gets Represented?

by Peter Enns ’98 As the title implies, the book investigates whether policy makers privilege some constituents’ preferences more than others. One person, one vote is a bedrock principle of a democratic society, but it does not require the government to represent the interests of all citizens equally. Taking unequal representation as a given, the…

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Births and Adoptions

 

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American History Goes to the Movies: Hollywood and the American Experience

by Bryan Rommel-Ruiz, associate professor of history Using films from many different genres, the book draws together movies that depict the Civil War, the Wild West, the assassination of JFK, and the events of 9/11 to show how viewers use movies to make sense of the past. Rommel-Ruiz addresses how we render history for popular…

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A Most Magnificent Machine

by Craig Miner ’66 The railroad not only transformed America’s economic landscape, but it also profoundly changed its citizens. But while there have been many histories of railroads, few have examined the subject as a social and cultural phenomenon. Miner, who was a professor at Wichita State University, traces the growth of railroads from their…

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The Burden of the Beholder

by Dave Armstrong, CC interim vice president for information management Armstrong’s book features 18 high-quality gicleé prints of his collages, with poetry and short fiction inspired by the print on a facing page. Armstrong and CC English Professor Jane Hilberry, who edited the book and wrote the introduction, invited poets and writers to select an…

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