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2017 in Photos

2017 was an action-packed year at CC! Take a look at the year’s best photos in this stunning slideshow by photographer Jennifer Coombes and her team of student interns.

Anna Wermuth ’19 Named Gilman Scholar

Anna Wermuth ’19 was recently awarded a prestigious Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this semester. She’ll be participating in the ACM Costa Rica program: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Upon her return, Anna plans to hold a zine workshop in Tutt Library to share her experience in Costa Rica with the campus community.

Congratulations, Anna –we look forward to hearing about your adventures!

MLK Day Celebrations

Today marks an especially significant Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as we recognize the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

Our community-wide celebration kicked off this morning, with the “All People’s Breakfast” in Reid Arena. Following the breakfast, a community rally and march departed from the Worner Quad at 10 a.m. Then, at 7 this evening, we’ll wrap up the day with a performance from the world-renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Mohrman Theatre.

Next Monday, we’ll continue the celebration with our Block 5 First Monday lecture. Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine, will deliver the MLK commemorative keynote address.

I hope you’ll join us in celebrating Reverend King’s legacy!

Ballroom Dancing with Professors Riker and Dobson

Professors John Riker (Philosophy) and Marcia Dobson (Classics) have shared their passion for ballroom dancing with students at CC for the last seven years. The couple—with 35 years of experience dancing together—now teaches ballroom dance as an adjunct course.

So, after a long day of studying, students can head over to Cossitt to learn everything from the foxtrot to the tango!

Professor Wolfe’s Research Cited on CNN

A recent CNN op-ed on women in government cited a 2016 study co-authored by Professor Dana Wittmer Wolfe (Political Science). The authors point to Wolfe’s finding that “female legislators are more likely to introduce bills of importance to families.”

The op-ed argues that a “seismic shift” has occurred in American politics, with women increasingly replacing male politicians accused of misconduct. Professor Wolfe’s research is very relevant in today’s political climate.