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Issue: Winter 2018

What’s on Your Reading List, Ofer Ben-Amots?

“I hardly ever read one book at a time. I usually have a stack of books on my nightstand, some in preparation for a course and others for fun. Currently I am reading two books: ‘Aboriginal Music: Cross-Cultural Experiences from South Australia’ by Catherine J. Ellis, and, because linguistics and etymology are a serious hobby…

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Issue: Winter 2018

On the Bookshelf

Brooklyn’s Sweet Ruin By Paul Raphaelson ’90 Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Refinery, once the largest in the world, shut down in 2004 after a long struggle. Most New Yorkers know it only as an icon on the landscape, multiplied on T-shirts and skateboard graphics. Raphaelson, known internationally for his formally intricate urban landscape photographs, was given access to photograph the refinery weeks before its demolition. He then met with former Domino workers to hear the refinery’s more personal stories. Says Raphaelson, “In a sense, I found myself looking at a long-gone version of the country, through a recently gone company and community, through a soon-to-be gone labyrinth of architecture and machines.”…

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Issue: Winter 2018

Marking the 40th Anniversary of The Press at CC

The Press at CC has a new website thepressatcoloradocollege.org complete with a store where they sell broadsides and books produced there over the years. There’s now an Instagram account where you can see photos of current projects. A yearlong exhibition is on view at Tutt Library, showcasing works from the 40 years of The Press’s…

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Issue: Winter 2018

Community Engaged Fellows

CC’s Community Engaged Fellows, a new program in the Collaborative for Community Engagement, provides support for students who have high financial need so they can pursue their passions for service and civic engagement without being obligated to work part-time jobs.

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Issue: Winter 2018

Symposium Speakers Urge Engagement, Participation

Colorado College hosted a Midterm Election Symposium featuring a variety of speakers, including journalists, politicians, and academics. Running from Sept. 24 to Nov. 29, a series of events, many of them open to the Colorado Springs community as well as members of the Colorado College community, were held in the weeks before and after the…

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Issue: Winter 2018

A Train of Thought Across America

Three CC alumnae embarked on what they called the “Rail Tale Train Tour,” riding the rails from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, and stopping in 10 American cities. In lieu of searching for the answers, they focused on finding the questions and creating interdisciplinary work to be shared along the way.

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