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CC Receives $8.5 Million for Innovation

A rendering of a portion of the proposed building for innovation. Rendering provided by MASS Design Group.

Colorado College received an anonymous $8.5 million commitment that will provide support for the further development of its innovation program. The commitment includes $6 million toward a $15 million building for innovation and $2.5 million to permanently endow a professorship in innovation. The commitment, one of the largest gifts in CC’s history, comes after Forbes…

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Latin American Semester

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LINDSEY SALHUS ’18 and DAVID TREVITHICK ’17 are among a group of CC students participating in CC’s interdisciplinary Latin American Semester. The students spent Blocks 5 and 6 in Lima, Peru (which included a trip to Machu Picchu) and are spending spend Blocks 7 and 8 in Santiago, Chile. (The block break trip? Easter Island.)

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CC’s Creative Work Recognized

CC’s NPR-member station KRCC received the Colorado Broadcasters Association Award for best mini-documentary or series for “Episode 10: After the Evangelical Vatican” in KRCC’s “Wish We Were Here” series, co-produced by Noel Black and Jake Brownell ’12. The series received national and international play in recent months. In December, WBEZ in Chicago aired Episode 6:…

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Tigers Crossing Paths

Albab Seifu ’11,  Ashley Johnson ’06 (holding Prowler), Nick Rogerson ’08, and Cullen Hughes ’94 celebrated the co-incidence of four CC alums living and working in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last summer. Johnson, who is pursuing a master’s degree in international development at Georgetown University, was working with the U.S. Agency for International Development and based…

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Bill Clinton Draws Crowd on Campus

CLINTON VISIT

More than 1,100 people attended a rally in Cornerstone Arts Center to hear former President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. EMILY KOHUT ’16, an English and classics major, and EMILY DODERER ’17, a molecular biology major, were in line at 8:07 a.m. waiting for the doors to open at 12:30…

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Celebrating Winter Graduates

WINTER GRADUATION

CC piloted a new event, WINTER CELEBRATION, honoring the students who were eligible to graduate in December. A graduation ceremony and dinner were held in their honor on Sunday, Dec. 13 in Bemis Great Hall. Congratulations to CC’s mid-year graduates!

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‘Just Hanging Out, Baking Pies in Jill’s Kitchen’

EMMA WILSON ’18, left foreground, ERIN HARTY ’16, and MICHELLE CORDELL
’16 (behind Harty) bake pies with CC President Jill Tiefenthaler (in the orange
apron) at Tiefenthaler’s home on March 8. Look closely at the pie crust: Apparently
Prowler had a paw in the process, too.

The historic “Battle on Blake” between CC and DU in February ended in the “Battle on Bake” – with CC taking the heat and forking over five strawberry-rhubarb pies as the payoff in a friendly wager between the two schools. CC President Jill Tiefenthaler and DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp took the long-simmering rivalry between the…

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Sense of Place Trips Help Build Sense of Belonging

CC’s Sense of Place trips are a field series exploring the cultural, natural, and historic features of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. The series provides students, faculty, and staff with “backstage access” to and critical examination of some features of the college’s unique location that often go overlooked. “We believe this examination is…

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Morris Miller Memorial Garden

The Morris Miller Memorial Garden, one of the specialty gardens of CC, was created in memory of Morris Miller Jr. ’70 after he passed away in April 1990. The garden was established through gifts made by family and more than 45 alumni and friends, including members of the Class of 1970 and the Phi Delta…

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Six Faculty Members Promoted, Granted Tenure

FROM LEFT: Chair of the Spanish and Portuguese Department Clara Lomas, Dean Sandra Wong, Assistant Professor Carrie Ruiz, President Jill Tiefenthaler, and Assistant Professor Daniel  Arroyo-Rodriguez.

Six Colorado College faculty members were promoted and granted tenure by the CC Board of Trustees at their annual February meeting to take effect next academic year. CC President Jill Tiefenthaler and Dean of the College and Dean of the Faculty Sandra Wong visited each promoted faculty member, congratulating them and bestowing a gift. Promoted…

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