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CPR and CC Announce Partnership to Expand 91.5 KRCC and Create Public Media Center

Colorado Public Radio and CC have entered into a long-term agreement to create a new public media center bringing together 91.5 KRCC, the Rocky Mountain PBS Regional Innovation Center and college journalism resources. As a part of this agreement KRCC will be affiliated with, and operated by, CPR in partnership with the college.

The station will continue to be identified as KRCC. This collaboration will increase KRCC’s ability to produce and deliver original local content and will provide KRCC’s audiences with CPR’s state-wide resources. CPR and CC are committed to maintaining KRCC’s strong local and regional news presence and will continue to employ Colorado Springs-based personnel.

Read more here.

CC Hockey in the News

Captains Chris Wilkie ‘20 and Nick Halloran ’20 are forwards on the men’s hockey team. They were recently featured on KKTV for their outstanding performance on the ice.

Enjoy the video below, and access the full game schedule here.

Tigers Produce Best Ever in Directors’ Cup Standings

Following an outstanding fall season in athletics, Colorado College is in the top 10% nationally in the 2019-20 Division III Learfield IMG Directors’ Cup Standings.

“I am so proud of our coaches and student-athletes,” Colorado College Vice President and Director of Athletics Lesley Irvine said. “Breaking in to the top 40 is a huge step forward and speaks to our goals of a championship culture and national competitiveness across the board. Congratulations to our fall sports and the momentum this creates for the rest of the year. It’s an exciting time to be a Tiger!”

Congratulations to women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, and women and men’s cross-country for this achievement. Go Tigers!

Read more here.

Message to the CC Community

Dear CC Community,

I write to inform you that I will resign my position as President of Colorado College in August 2020 to become the chief executive officer of the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

Serving as your president for the past nine years has been the greatest honor and joy of my long career in higher education. While CC is envied for its distinctive Block Plan and special location, since my arrival in 2011, I have known that our greatest asset is our people. Our staff, faculty, and trustees are innovative and talented, and most importantly, they always put students and our core mission at the center of their work. Our students and alumni are independent, curious, and adventurous leaders who distinguish the college by the impact they have on the world.

In the next several months I will continue to be deeply engaged in the progress and exciting initiatives we are pursuing at the college, to ensure continuity and continued momentum.

Kevin and I are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this special community and look forward to our continued involvement as CC parents, as both of our children will be students at the college next year. We are excited to watch CC continue to thrive in the decades to come!

With much gratitude,

Jill Tiefenthaler 

Welcome Winter Starts!

This past weekend, we welcomed our Fall Away, Winter Start and transfer students to the Colorado College community.

Our 16 fall Away Students spent the previous semester in Costa Rica and Belize studying Spanish and the environment. Our 30 Winter Starts focused their falls on volunteer, travel, and internship opportunities. Our our three transfer students bring academic, volunteer, and co-curricular experiences from Duke University, American University, and the Boston Conservatory.

Welcome to CC!