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Posts from the December 2011 issue

Susan Anderson: Colorado’s Doc Susie

by Lydia Griffin ’00 Susan Anderson was the cherished physician of Fraser, Colo., for more than 47 years. Born six years before Colorado became a state, Anderson practiced until she was 84 years old. The biography, part of the “Now You Know” series, is aimed at a fourth-grade audience and provides an interesting look not…

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A Louisiana River Journal

by Markham (Skipper) A. Dickson ’71 Dickson and high school pals celebrate their 60th year by taking a beat-up houseboat 400 river miles across Louisiana, testing its mettle and their own. They rediscover the magnificence of Louisiana’s waterways, the serenity of its sandbars, and the lure of its storied blue catfish. Everywhere they go, Dickson…

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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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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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Peak Profile: Ken Sims ’86

He’s been called the man who collects molten lava, was recently featured in National Geographic magazine, and is widely respected as one of the world’s top isotope geochemists. Ken Sims ’86 is associate professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, recruited back to the West from a tenured position as…

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From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, As the crisp air settles on Colorado Springs, I am drawing great energy from the “Year of Listening” events that are taking place on campus and in cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, and Boston. These highly interactive sessions are enriching our vision to make Colorado…

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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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