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Posts from the Winter 2016 issue

Welcome Class of 2020!

We celebrate your uniqueness, diversity, and accomplishments. 7,997: Number of applications 1,270:  Number accepted 540: Students enrolled 15.8%: Overall admit rate 22: Transfer students 25: Winter Start students 55: Gap year students 31: QuestBridge* students 25%: Students of color 55%: Women 45%: Men 30: Students founded a club or organization 11: Entrepreneurs 4: Potters 2:…

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New CC Refugee Alliance Offers Support and Partnerships

A new initiative on campus aims to support and welcome refugees arriving from all over the world to the Colorado Springs area. The CC Refugee Alliance is partnering with Lutheran Family Services, an area organization that assembles cultural mentoring teams that “adopt” incoming refugee families and individuals for their first four to six months in…

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Professors Gould and Johnson Participate in Fulbright Scholar Program

Two Colorado College professors, John Gould and Dan Johnson, were recent participants in the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards teaching and/or research opportunities to college and university faculty and administrators, as well as to other professions, in more than 125 countries. John Gould, professor of political science, did a research project…

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Dez Stone Menendez ’02 New Innovation Program Director

Dez Stone Menendez ’02 started as director of Innovation at CC in September. She began working as an entrepreneur at age 23 and the orienting principle of her work is to empower people to lead larger and morecreative lives. She is the founder and owner of the Possibility Room, which began as a startup incubator…

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CC-FAC Update & Timeline

The first major phase in the strategic planning process undertaken by Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center wrapped up in October. Four community listening sessions were held, as well as small focus group sessions and large group discussions, in order to seek input from various constituents regarding the re-envisioning and redefining of…

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Live Green Roof Takes Root on Honnen Ice Arena

CC students and Facilities Services installed a 2,650-square-foot live green roof on the Honnen Ice Arena in August to help with sustainability efforts, transforming the formerly barren roof into a lush carpet of 12,800 succulent sedums. Honnen is the least efficient building on campus, which makes it an ideal place to study the roof’s effectiveness…

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Love and Good Vibrations

Mike Love P’10, seated, Beach Boys singer and music icon, signs posters for fans following a discussion of his memoir, “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” in September as part of CC’s Visiting Writers Series. The book tells the story of his five-decade tenure in the legendary band. Photo by Vivian Nguyen ’20.

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Sondermann Presidential Symposium Brings Speakers to Campus

Fred Sondermann taught in CC’s Department of Political Science from 1953 until his death in 1978. He conceived the idea for a presidential symposium and directed the first one in 1968. The symposium’s success was such that the department decided to offer the presidential symposium in subsequent presidential election years, and Sondermann continued to direct…

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Post-Election Updates

Rosa Clemente delivers a lecture titled “The Day After: Civic Responsibility and Social Justice Beyond the Ballot” in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center on Nov. 9. CC students lead a march from campus to downtown Colorado Springs the day after the election. Several students carried signs addressing the divisiveness that surfaced during and after…

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The Music of ‘America’s Piano Man’

Joshua Duchan, left, a Billy Joel scholar at Wayne State University, and CC Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Bañagale ’00, conduct a live phone interview with musician and songwriter Billy Joel. They co-chaired “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me: The Music and Lyrics of Billy Joel,” a two-day conference held at CC in early…

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