Show Menu
Issue: Spring 2017

What’s on Your Reading List?

We asked Professor of Chemistry  Ted Lindeman ’73, What’s on Your Reading List? Climbing conditions on Pikes Peak were appallingly nasty on Dec. 31, 2010. It was of no concern to a sane person, but that didn’t apply because I hiked with the AdAmAn Club*, with which I have spent 47 of the last 50 New Year’s Eves. With all phone batteries dead, all drinking water frozen, frostbite setting into dozens of toes, and goggles uselessly iced up, the last nine or 10 of us still ascending turned around, 1,200 feet short of the summit, convinced that the club would recover from this defeat sooner than it would if we left…

Read more

Issue: Spring 2017

Herving Madruga Remembered

It is always difficult to reminisce about a dear colleague who has left us. On February 11, Herving Madruga would have been 87 years old.  He passed away on January 15, 2017. He had a rich life and was one of the pillars of the Romance Languages Department, teaching French and offering many innovative courses…

Read more

Issue: Spring 2017

CC Art Week Program for Alumni, Parents, and Friends

October is known nationally as Art Month, and this year we have even more reason to celebrate with the alliance between Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. To honor the alliance, we’re excited to announce our first-ever CC Art Week, to take place the week of Oct. 9-13 with daily programming for alumni, parents of CC students, and guests. Bridging the week between Family and Friends Weekend, Oct. 6-8, and Homecoming, Oct. 12-15, we hope that parents might stay to partake in CC Art Week activities and alumni will come in early for Homecoming; of course, anyone can participate in CC Art Week. Participants will have special…

Read more

Issue: Spring 2017

Virtual Book Club

Colorado College has an impressive number of alumni and faculty authors (as evidenced by the wait for publication in “On the Bookshelf”!) Readers, now there’s news of a virtual book club for CC on Goodreads. The first featured book will be the debut novel by Kathy Giuffre, professor of sociology, whose work “The Drunken Spelunker’s…

Read more

Issue: Spring 2017

A Message From Your Alumni Board

As this will be my final article as president of the Alumni Association Board, I am grateful for what has been a very rewarding opportunity. As I prepare for the transition for AAB President-Elect Jesse Horn ’07 to take office in July, I’m also aware of the transition our graduating seniors will make this spring…

Read more

Issue: Spring 2017

CC Homecoming Weekend 2017

Oct. 12-15 Class Reunions: 1951, 1952, and 1953 (65th Reunion) 1961, 1962, and 1963 (55th Reunion) 1967 (50th Reunion) 1972 (45th Reunion) 1977 (40th Reunion) 1982 (35th Reunion) 1987 (30th Reunion) 1992 (25th Reunion) 1997 (20th Reunion) 2002 (15th Reunion) 2007 (10th Reunion) 2012 (5th Reunion) 2013-2016 (Young Alumni Reunion) SPECIAL CELEBRATION: 50th Rugby Anniversary.…

Read more

Issue: Spring 2017

On the Bookshelf

“In Praise of Contempt” Essay by Katherine Standefer ’07 Standefer’s essay is featured in “The Best American Essays 2016,” edited by Jonathan Franzen and Robert Atwan. The essay originally appeared in The Iowa Review as the winner of the 2015 Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction, with a judge in that contest noting the essay takes a “no-nonsense approach to sexual morality.” In the anthology’s introduction, guest editor Franzen writes that an essay is “something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience and subjectivity.” However, his main criterion for selecting “The Best American Essays 2016” was, in a word, risk. Published by Mariner…

Read more

css.php