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CC takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Over the past few weeks, the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge has taken social media by storm. The video of CC Junior Gabby Palko doing the challenge with her father, Kreg Palko, who has ALS, was a big hit. Yesterday, a group of CC students (including Gabby) and I joined in the fun for a good cause.

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Our Beautiful Campus

While the CC campus always looks great, it looks especially beautiful this summer. We have had more rain than usual and, as a result, the grounds are lush. Thanks to Josh Ortiz and his entire Landscape and Grounds Staff (including our summer student interns pictured with me below) for their wonderful work!  Photos by CC photographer Bryan Oller.

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The Palate Project

Jonah Goldman ’15 may have spent his workdays this summer in Admissions, but he spent his free time building and maintaining a palate garden in the alley beyond the CC Inn. I toured Jonah’s garden today and was impressed with his passion and vision for The Palate Project. (I was also impressed with the spicy mustard greens!) His mission is to “increase urban connection to sustainability and sustenance. The project involves constructing innovative off-grid structures, vertical gardens and educational spaces using abandoned industrial pallets.”

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Professor Hendrickson’s Essay in the National Interest

David Hendrickson, professor of political science at CC, recently published an interesting essay in the National Interest on the current state of affairs in Ukraine.  He argues that the international community has a tendency to make emotional decisions with far-reaching consequences in the wake of tragedies like the recent loss of the civilian jetliner, MH17. To read his essay, please visit here.

Great Article on CC Farm

Yesterday, The Gazette ran a nice story on the CC Farm and their new produce stand that is open on Saturday mornings. Congratulations to CC Farm interns Luke Paulson, Sophie Register, Natalie Berkman , and Luke Elliott on creating this link to the community.