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Posts from the December 2011 issue

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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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 All medical and mental health records of former students (withdrawn or graduated) will be maintained at Boettcher Health Center, in a secure and locked location that ensures patient confidentiality,…

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Nobel Prize Supernovae Glow Shines on CC Professor, Alumna

It’s been a busy fall for CC Physics Professor Shane Burns. In early October when the Nobel Prize in physics was announced, Burns and Katy-Robin Garton ’01 knew more than the average person about the background of the project. Burns and Nobel winner Saul Perlmutter searched for supernovae, which are massive exploding stars, when they…

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Rockies Project Field Researchers Travel Down Colorado River

Two Colorado College State of the Rockies Project field researchers have begun a four-month “Source to Sea” journey down the length of the Colorado River. Will Stauffer-Norris ’11, of Dayville, Ore., and  Zak Podmore ’11, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., are paddling the entire length of the Colorado River Basin, from the headwaters of the Green…

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Sports Briefs

Men’s Cross Country Led by Jackson Brainerd ’12 and Robby Caseria ’12, who blazed to individual finishes of first and fifth, respectively, the Colorado College men’s cross country team reached a new pinnacle in mid-November.
The Tigers, ranked No. 5 in the West, claimed a share of the men’s team title for the first time ever…

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Garrison Keillor Waxes Poetic About CC, the Block Plan, and the Tigers

The nationally syndicated radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” was broadcast live on Oct. 29 from the World Arena in Colorado Springs, where host Garrison Keillor sang the praises of Colorado College to a worldwide audience of nearly four million listeners on public radio, as well as America One and Armed Forces Networks abroad. The…

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Financial Aid Gets OK to Study Abroad, Some Passport Fees Included

CC has developed two programs that will allow more   students the opportunity to study abroad. The first is a pilot program designed to increase opportunities for students with financial aid to study off-campus. The program, effective Spring 2012, will be evaluated annually for the next four years to determine if the college can afford to…

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Opening Convocation Welcomes New Students, Recognizes Alumni

Colorado College welcomed 491 first-year students and 22 transfer students at its Opening Convocation on Sept. 5, which marked the beginning of CC’s 138th academic year. Ryan Haygood ’97, co-director of the Political Participation Group at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), gave the keynote address, titled “For Such a Time as This.”…

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