Poll: Bipartisan Support for Conservation, Concern for Environment

Colorado College’s 11th annual State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll shows an increase in levels of support for conservation, with voters in the Mountain West calling for action to protect nature as a new administration and Congress consider their public lands agendas.

The poll, conducted between Jan. 2-13,  surveyed at least 400 registered voters in each of the eight Mountain West states — Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming — for a total 3,842-voter sample. Read about the poll results here.

Professor Natalie Gosnell ’08 Receives Cottrell Scholar Award

Congratulations to Colorado College Assistant Professor of Physics Natalie Gosnell ’08, who has been awarded the highly competitive Cottrell Scholar Award, which supports both original scientific research and new educational initiatives. The award will allow her to expand her existing astrophysics research program to investigate how magnetic fields impact stellar evolution. Read more here.

CC Has Record-Tying 12 Fulbright Semifinalists in Range of Disciplines

Fulbright has announced its Student Grant semifinalists for the 2021-22 grant year, and Colorado College has 12 Fulbright semifinalists, tying the record it set two years ago. Of the 12, seven are study/research semifinalists and five are English teaching assistant awards.

This year’s Fulbright semifinalists are:

  • Robin Hilderman ’20, University of Edinburgh study award in geology to the United Kingdom
  • Olivia Humphreys ’21, English Teaching Assistant award to Thailand
  • Ana Kilgore ’21, English Teaching Assistant award to Kazakhstan
  • Jia Mei ’21, English Teaching Assistant award to Malaysia
  • Grace Perry ’19, research award in sociology to Uruguay
  • Sophie Ramirez ’17, research award in public health to India
  • Danielle Richardson ’21, English Teaching Assistant award to Timor-Leste
  • Olivia Schultz ’21, Taipei Medical University study award in psychology to Taiwan
  • Carissa Sherman ’21, study award in anthropology to Canada
  • Sierra Takushi ’21, English Teaching Assistant award to Thailand
  • Lauren Weiss ’21, University College London Entrepreneurship Award in computer science to the United Kingdom
  • Elizabeth Wolfe ’21, Ecole Normale Superieure de Rennes Award in Mathematics to France

Congratulations! Read more here.

$500,000 Gift Supports Student Services Center; Honors Mike and Barbara Yalich

Colorado College has received a $500,000 gift from the Inasmuch Foundation for the Mike and Barbara Yalich Student Services Center. The new student services center will be adjacent to the Ed Robson Arena and will honor the legacy and contributions of alumni Barbara Neeley Yalich ’53 and her late husband Milo “Mike” Yalich ’50. The Yalich Center will house the student wellness center, health services and counseling, the bookstore and mail center, as well as an art studio, café, and pub. We are immensely grateful to Inasmuch Foundation for their generosity and support through this gift, which will enable us to carry on the Yalichs’ legacy of community engagement. Read more here.

Tiger cross country teams win gold and silver at SCAC Championships

Congratulations to the Colorado College cross country teams, who earned well-deserved titles at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships.

Led by five runners in the top 10, the Colorado College women’s cross country team finished in second place at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship Saturday in Irving, Texas. The Tigers had six runners in all earn all-conference honors by placing in the top 14 and scored 30 points, just five behind team champion Trinity University. Read the full article here.

Led by individual champion and SCAC Runner of the Year Josh Fry ’22, the Colorado College men’s cross country team captured the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference team title for the second consecutive year Saturday in Irving. The Tigers placed six runners in the top 14 to earn all-conference honors and finished with 26 points, 11 points ahead of second-place Trinity University. Read the full article here.

Congratulations — and go Tigers!