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100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs Before You Die By Kirsten Akens ’96 The breathtaking views of Colorado Springs from the summit of Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates’ unforgettable anthem, “America the Beautiful.” The city embodies some of the best that the West has to offer, and any visit to the region will…

Issue: Summer 2019 • Tags:

What’s on Your Reading List, Tom Cronin and Bob Loevy?

This originally appeared in Colorado Politics on Nov. 30, 2018 Political novelists are our nation’s storytellers. They tackle the big questions inherent in the idea of America. They bring to life the tragedies of our history — slavery, Manifest Destiny, the Depression, “America First” isolationism, political corruption, political paranoia, as well as our exalted faith…

Issue: Summer 2019 • Tags:

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The Journey Is the Goal By Jack Walker ’62 Walker chronicles his journey from child to man, a journey that started in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the Great Depression and took him to Colorado, where for the first 10 years of his life he was raised by his maternal grandparents, with stop-offs with foster parents.…

Issue: Spring 2019 • Tags:

What’s on Your Reading List, Andrea Bruder?

We asked Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrea Bruder What’s on Your Reading List? “‘Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics’ by Talithia Williams features biographies of 30 female mathematicians, spanning 300 years of history. Williams showcases each woman’s accomplishments and tells their stories of overcoming significant obstacles in order to be…

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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…

Issue: Winter 2018 • Tags: ,

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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…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Sarah Hautzinger?

A book that rocked my spring sabbatical was “Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene” (pronounced THUlucene), by CC’s own Donna Haraway ’66 (she triple majored in zoology, philosophy, and literature while here on a Boettcher). Her “trouble” is with the era most of us call the Anthropocene — and refers to decisive anthropogenic…

Issue: Summer 2018 • Tags:

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The Confident House Hunter By Dylan Chalk ’94 Chalk, an American Society of Home Inspectors-certified inspector who has performed more than 5,000 home inspections in western Washington, shows readers how to get the most out of inspections. Subtitled “A Home Inspector’s Tips for Finding Your Perfect Home,” the book is packed with advice for spotting…

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Seeing Straight: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege By Jean Halley ’89 and Amy Eshleman “Seeing Straight” introduces students to key concepts in gender and sexuality through the lens of privilege and power. The book asks students to examine the privilege inherent in approaching heterosexual and cisgender (a person whose gender identity corresponds with…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Santiago Guerra?

I am currently reading “Blood Oranges,” in which Timothy Bowman presents a history of agricultural development in South Texas. Bowman offers a compelling argument for how commercial agriculture shaped South Texas after its incorporation into the United States, in particular how it structured relationships across race and class. He argues that the Mexican descendant communities…

Issue: Spring 2018 • Tags:
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