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Moving Forward as an Inclusive and Aspirational Community

The Butler Center’s story begins with the Colorado College Class of 1940. Student Ellis Ulysses Butler ’40 was one of the college’s first African-American students. The account of his time at CC depicts both struggle and success. Butler recognized that his years as an undergraduate provided value to his career and his life, despite challenges…

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Tigers Show Off Many Stripes: Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Students, faculty and staff attended the Summer Collaborative Research Symposium at Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center. The symposium was for students who participated in undergraduate research this summer with CC faculty. Students displayed and presented their work and research.

Not so long ago, nearing completion of my master’s degree at Dartmouth College, I found myself presenting research from my dissertation to a room filled with suited and booted professors, classmates, and college community members. I had practiced the night before, and felt confident. My research was strong, the paper well-written, and the audience was…

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The Bridge Scholars Program: A Rigorous and Engaging Welcome to CC

Students in the Bridge Scholar Program gather in Gaylord Hall during an ice cream social, meet faculty and get to know each other. The program provides students with an early opportunity to experience the student-centered CC classroom, learn about the supportive network of campus resources, work closely with student-mentors, and engage in a vibrant community of highly motivated incoming students.

This summer, 55 first-year students started their intellectual adventure at CC with the Bridge Scholars Program — a yearlong college transition program based on the most recent research in education and psychology. The program started with two weeks of intense coursework, followed by collaborative programming by the Dean’s Office, The Butler Center, and student mentors.…

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Thanks to Efforts of Alumnus, College Honors Veterans with Ceremony

John L. Zorack ’46

At noon on Tuesday, Nov. 11, a special Veterans Day ceremony was held at Colorado College. Members of the college and local community gathered at the Earle Flagpole for the special ceremony, honoring all veterans but especially those who attended CC as part of the V-12/V-5 program. As with the eleventh-hour ceremony that takes place…

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Building on the Block: Our Progress

The Colorado College community continues to complete and update components of the strategic plan, putting ideas into action. In 2013-14, the Center for Immersive Learning and Engaged Teaching funded 10 pilot projects that advanced the center’s vision. One of those successful projects was an adjunct writing course focused on senior theses. Molly Gross, the former…

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Building Summers of Opportunity

The academic year is the center of CC’s mission, but a big part of our strategic plan is to create new opportunities in the summer.

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Special Summer Programs for Alumni in 2015

The CC Office of Alumni Relations will sponsor several new alumni summer programs in Summer 2015. The first, “The Art of the Pitch,” will be a quarter-block class for alumni on July 15-19, 2015, on the CC campus. Innovation Institute Director Patrick Bultema and bestselling novelist/Colorado College English Professor Steve Hayward will create a hands-on…

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CC’s Premier Summer Learning Experience

Charley Bayley ’15 shoots at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

With the rigor and adventure inherent in the CC Block Plan and our awe-inspiring location in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado College is poised to make summer academic programs the destination for a new generation of learners. Colorado College has a long tradition of extending learning opportunities for students during the Summer Session, taking advantage of…

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New Faculty, New Friends, and a Whole Lot of Syllabi

Current faculty mentors new faculty during the New Faculty Boot Camp.

When moving from one phase of life to another, what do you need to be happy and successful? Friends and a little structure to feel like you belong. Guidance on the unwritten rules of your new culture. “What anybody needs when transitioning to a new situation is really pretty much the same,” said Anne Hyde,…

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CC Wins Silver Stars

Colorado College presented its first State of Sustainability report to the CC community this fall. The report, which uses the nationally recognized Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) as a guide, benchmarks the school’s performance across broad sustainability metrics and provides a road map for future improvements and priorities. The report addresses the integration…

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