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Posts from the Spring 2019 issue

New Director of Alumni and Family Relations Named

Tiffany Williamson Kelly has been named the new director of alumni and family relations at Colorado College. An experienced constituent relations and events manager, she has a strong background in both independent schools and higher education. Kelly was the associate director of admission and financial aid as well as the director of tuition assistance at…

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Allen Bertsche is New Director of Global Education

Allen Bertsche joined CC in January as the director of global education after eight years serving in a similar capacity at Augustana College in Illinois. Prior to transitioning full-time to the field of global education, Bertsche was a faculty member in Augustana’s Spanish Department for 14 years, with a specialization in modern Spain. Originally from…

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Oprah Winfrey to Deliver Commencement Address

Colorado College will bestow an honorary degree on global media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress Oprah Winfrey, who is this year’s Commencement speaker. She will deliver the Commencement address at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, May 19, in a ceremony on Tava Quad (formerly known as Armstrong Quad). Ticketed seating will be limited to graduating seniors and…

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Tava Quad Named in Honor of Native Peoples

Armstrong Quad has been named Tava Quad in response to a request from the indigenous and native Peoples at CC. “Tava” means “Sun Mountain,” and is the name used by the Tabegauche Band of the Ute People for Pikes Peak. A group of native faculty and staff began meeting during the Fall of 2017 to discuss…

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Robson Arena Update

At its February meeting, the CC Board of Trustees approved a change to the Campus Master Plan that updates the Robson site plan and provides additional parking for the campus community and visitors. The revised plan situates the arena at the north end of the block near Cache La Poudre and Tejon streets, and provides for…

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CC Helps Launch Gap Year Research Consortium

CC has been instrumental in the launching of the new Gap Year Research Consortium, a first-of-its-kind consortium bringing together admissions deans and researchers from top colleges and universities to study the outcomes of taking an intentional gap year before college. “As long-time supporters of the gap year movement, we believe that creating a clearinghouse for…

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CC Presents Colorado Pledge

CC has launched the Colorado Pledge, an initiative designed to ensure Colorado College is as affordable for students from Colorado as the state’s flagship public institution, the University of Colorado, Boulder. As part of Building on Originality: The Campaign for Colorado College, a $435 million fundraising initiative that includes a $100 million effort to secure funds…

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Summer Bluegrass Workshop Offers Exceptional Lineup

CC is bringing several of the “first ladies of bluegrass” to campus this summer for a three-day intensive workshop. Acclaimed bluegrass musicians Sierra Hull, mandolin; Courtney Hartman, guitar; Alison Brown, banjo; Becky Buller, fiddle; and Missy Raines, bass, will be conducting the bluegrass workshop June 25-27, with a focus on instrumental techniques, singing, songwriting, and…

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Cornerstone Arts Week 2019

Oglala Lakota poet, writer, and artist Layli Long Soldier read from her book “Whereas,” winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Poetry, during Cornerstone Arts Week. The weeklong series of free talks, film screenings, performances, and exhibits, which ran Jan. 29-Feb. 3, examined this year’s theme, “Can We Get Real?” The week kicked off…

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Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Visits CC

An event titled “A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates” was just that, as renowned author Coates (above and below right), participated in a discussion facilitated by Michael Sawyer, assistant professor in race, ethnicity, and migration studies and English, and chair of  the Africana Intellectual Project. Coates discussed his experiences in journalism, growing up in Baltimore, and…

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