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Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!: Gesture, Choreography, and Protest in Ferguson, a point of view piece by Anusha Kedhar

DeAira Cooper ’17, co-chair of CC’s Black Student Union, uses a megaphone to lead the crowd in chants of “Hands up, don’t shoot” at protest held at the Earle Flagpole in early September.
Many of the students, faculty, and staff joined Justin Haas ’16, left, in raising their hands in protest of the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo by Esther Chan '16.

By now, you know this phrase well. It has become the rallying cry of those protesting the killing of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo., earlier this year. Like other memorable activist slogans — “Hell no! We won’t go!” and “No justice? No peace!”— it captures the essence of collective anger in response to…

Issue: December 2014 • Tags: ,

“We Will Remember Them” Colorado College’s Wartime History

WWI bayonet drill 1919

Studying war has been a personal and professional passion of mine for many years. As a CC student, my independent minor focused on the war poetry emerging from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. At Dartmouth College for my Master’s, I published a paper on my grandfather’s experiences in World War II, and my thesis…

Issue: December 2014 • Tags: ,

Resolved, the Twenty-second Amendment Should be Repealed

White House

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

Issue: November 2013 • Tags: ,

What Others Say about Professor Wade Roberts's Class

“Quantitative Research Methods was a very challenging class, but the GIS and STATA tutorial videos helped considerably. The tutorials helped me solidify my skills and feel more confident about what I was doing. They will definitely be helpful in a couple weeks when I have to use STATA again for my thesis research!” – Kathleen…

Issue: April 2013 • Tags:

Van Skilling Honored at Homecoming 2012

Van Skilling ’55 was honored at a special ceremony at Homecoming 2012, in which many letters from past Skilling Award recipients and some of Van’s students were presented. Read the letters

Issue: December 2012 • Tags:

Ray Werner

This fall’s incoming freshmen may not know who Ray Werner is. They should, because they will certainly feel the effect he had on Colorado College and Colorado Springs during their four years here. So many former students have, on both a professional and personal level. Werner, who turned 90 recently, made his mark at the…

Issue: August 2012 • Tags:

Retiring Faculty

Bruce Kola, Lecturer in Sport Science My 38-year tenure as coordinator of sports medicine and lecturer in sport science has been a very rewarding time, allowing me to teach and to provide medical care for an incredible group of outstanding young people throughout the years. I will miss the opportunity to teach surgical anatomy and…

Issue: August 2012 • Tags:

The Community Kitchen Keeps on Cookin’ for 20 years, without a (block) break

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They come by the hundreds, these people down on their luck. They arrive at Shove Memorial Chapel knowing they’ll get a hot meal and a warm welcome.

Issue: April 2012 • Tags: ,

Garrison Keillor Waxes Poetic About CC, the Block Plan, and the Tigers

The nationally syndicated radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” was broadcast live on Oct. 29 from the World Arena in Colorado Springs, where host Garrison Keillor sang the praises of Colorado College to a worldwide audience of nearly four million listeners on public radio, as well as America One and Armed Forces Networks abroad. The…

Issue: December 2011 • Tags: , ,

Jill Tiefenthaler to Become CC’s 13th President

Jill Tiefenthaler, provost and professor of economics at Wake Forest University, will become Colorado College’s 13th president on July 1. The trustees unanimously elected Tiefenthaler after a nationwide search conducted by a presidential search committee that included trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Issue: April 2011 • Tags: ,
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