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Bro Adams ’69 Promotes the Digital Humanities at NEH

Just this week, CC Alum William “Bro” Adams ’69, who was recently sworn in as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, welcomed recipients of the agency’s Digital Humanities grants, at the 8th annual Digital Humanities Project Director’s meeting. Humanities scholars at museums, colleges and universities, and other institutions presented over thirty projects – such as a new computer language for design of stringed instruments – showcasing ways in which humanities and technology are deeply interwoven.

Building on the Block Update

From funding pilot projects for the new Center for Immersive Learning and Engaged Teaching, to supporting innovative investigations in the humanities and social sciences; and from dynamic new offerings during the Summer and Half Block as well as special Block Breaks for alumni, to new comprehensive master plans for the campus and our communications, we are moving ideas into action here at Colorado College.

I invite you to be a part of the action. Visit our Strategic Planning website for a detailed description of our accomplishments to date and watch for opportunities where you can become involved.

Professor Price-Smith on Ebola

“Containing Ebola: Global Health, Politics, and Human Rights in stopping the Ebola Epidemic” was the topic of an important event on campus Wednesday night. CC Professor Drew Price-Smith, author of Contagion and Chaos: Disease, Ecology and National Security in the Era of Globalization and director of our Global Health Program, provided an overview of the issues and then led an engaged discussion. You can watch the video of the event at

CC Facts

What would you like to know about CC? We’ve created a new resource to help you track down the information you need. CC Facts is an interactive dashboard of information about our students, faculty, staff, and finances. It’s a living website that helps keep our community informed.

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CC First Years are Reading “Hamlet”

In a LA Times article about first-year reading assignments at colleges and universities across the nation, Colorado College is in the news for our selection of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  National attention for how CC presents the liberal arts…our way.  Read more about how the first-year experience is unfolding on campuses this fall.