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Weddings and Celebrations

 

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Educating Activists: Development and Gender in the Making of Modern Gandhians

by Rebecca Klenk ’85 This ethnography shows how rural women accept, refuse, reinterpret, and negotiate development’s terms in a quest to improve their own communities. The book focuses on Lakshmi Ashram, a Gandhian educational initiative for women and girls in Himalayan India, and blends memories and stories with historical research and ethnographic analysis to craft…

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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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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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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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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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Peak Profile: Jake Norton ’96

Jake Norton loves a challenge. So it’s not surprising to see his name attached to a project appropriately titled Challenge21. Jake, 37, is a motivational speaker, photographer, and professional climber in Golden, Colo. He grew up in Massachusetts, and climbed his first big mountain — Washington’s Mount Rainer — in 1986 at the age of…

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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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Peak Profile: Kaui Hart Hemmings ’98

Kaui Hart Hemmings ’98 has been called “Hawaii’s Cinderella.” Who is her Prince Charming? George Clooney, of course. Their relationship isn’t the stuff of fairy tales. Instead, it’s an artistic collaboration that has resulted in a movie version of Kaui’s first novel, “The Descendants.” Kaui’s novel has been adapted for the big screen, and that…

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