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It’s A Place Where Problems Are Solved

“The center will be a place where problems are solved; where, if you come asking questions, a human will help you find answers.” – Anne Hyde, CC professor of history and director of the Crown Center for Faculty Development

The Center for Immersive Learning and Engaged Teaching will provide an innovative central location for the programs and services that make Colorado College unique.

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CC Launches New Half Block Opportunities

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In January 2014, Colorado College launched a series of new and diverse experiences for Half Block, the shortened academic session between Winter Break and Block 5. It was filled with opportunities aimed at helping students explore interests, develop life skills, and enhance existing abilities. The program proved popular, with more than 332 students registering for…

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Faraway Shors

John Shors ’91 has traveled the world but always carries with him the CC spirit of curiosity and service to others.

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The Man Behind the Lens

Summer Olympics, London, 2012, equestrian dressage at Greenwich Park Including the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Burnett has photographed 10 Olympics: eight summer and two winter. Seems there’s an obvious preference for one over the other. He laughs. “I’m not really big on cold.”

David Burnett ’68 Captures Moments, Miles, and Memories David Burnett has photographed gun battles in the streets of Iran, Olympic divers seemingly paused in mid-air, every president since John F. Kennedy. He’s chronicled D-Day anniversaries in Normandy and authored “Soul Rebel,” a book of Bob Marley images. He’s won more national and international awards for…

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Growing the Middle Class

James J. Heckman ’65

The current debate over inequality and what to do about the shrinking middle class overlooks an effective solution: grow more capable people one child at a time. This requires investing in programs that raise productivity and opportunity through developing the skills that matter for success in life. Such programs should be expanded even in times…

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Hands-on Research

Associate Professor of Physics Kristine Lang and Associate Professor of Biology Phoebe Lostroh in the lab.

When physics and biology join forces, everybody wins.

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Unraveling Competence

CC Professors Kristine Lang and Phoebe Lostroh are studying Acinetobacter baylii, a non-pathogenic soil bacteria, to understand how it takes in DNA, leading to genetic changes. Bacteria have only one parent so they don’t undergo genetic variation the way humans do, explained Lostroh, a microbiologist. She said various bacteria use one of three methods of…

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Ideas into Action

The Colorado College Plan: Building on the Block

Hear what Tip Ragan, Tim Fuller, Claire Garcia, Anne Hyde, and others have to say about how we go from plan to reality and the excitement it is generating on campus.

Issue: November 2013 • Tags: ,

“Powerful” Dance

“Black & Blue” choreographed by Kate Rafter ’13 and performed by Rafter and Dustin Ordway ’14.

CC students’ recent performance at the Edinburgh Fringe festival receives acclaim.

Issue: November 2013 • Tags:

Resolved, the Twenty-second Amendment Should be Repealed

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Is the presidency a temporary honor, best exercised with “Lincoln-like humility?” Cronin explains why it is.

Issue: November 2013 • Tags: ,
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