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A Record Year for Fulbright Semifinalists

This year, CC has a record seven Fulbright semifinalists! Our 2018 semifinalists are:

  • David Andrews ’18, English Teaching Assistant, Uruguay.
  • Amanda Cahn ’17, English Teaching Assistant, Indonesia.
  • Soren Frykholm ’16, English Teaching Assistant, Brazil.
  • Jin Mei McMahon ’17, National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.
  • Ashley Merscher ’08, English Teaching Assistant, Slovak Republic.
  • Jared Russell ’18, Anne Wexler Master’s Award in Public Policy, Australia.
  • Susie Simmons ’18, English Teaching Assistant, Panama.

Congratulations to all—making it this far in the Fulbright process is an impressive accomplishment!

Celebrating Bernstein’s Centenary

Today marks the start of CC’s “Leonard Bernstein at 100” symposium, commemorating one of America’s most celebrated musical figures. The three-day symposium will include an interview with Jamie Bernstein, a concert featuring Bernstein’s lesser-known works, and a keynote address by musicologist Carol Oja.

Thanks to Professor Ryan Bañagale ’00 (Music) for organizing this engaging symposium!

Innovation at CC’s Transformed Space – Open House Tomorrow

After months of design work by students, Innovation at CC has creatively transformed a former dentist’s office into our new innovation space! Located at 232 E. Cache La Poudre St., Innovation at CC offers spaces to practice design thinking, meditate, and create in the makerspace.

Director of Innovation Dez Menendez and her staff invite the community to see the space at an open house tomorrow – Thursday, Feb 22nd from 4-6 pm.

Over Half Block, Dez Stone Menendez and Quad Innovation Partnership Director Jake Eichengreen taught The Big Idea Half Block in the new space (below).

Big Idea Half Block in Innovation Space

Students prepare their startup pitches in the Big Idea Half Block (photo by Suzie McMurtry ’17)

Peggy Fleming Interviewed on NBC’s Today

Last Thursday morning’s Today show featured an interview with Olympic figure skater and former CC student Peggy Fleming ’70. In this “Where Are They Now?” segment with former Olympians, Peggy reflects on her 1968 gold-medal-winning performance and her experience skating in Colorado Springs.

Peggy has contributed so much not only to the sport of figure skating but also to our CC community. If you look closely at the video, you’ll see she even honored her school with a Colorado College pillow on the couch!

Izzy Atkin ’21 Wins Bronze in PyeongChang

First-year student Izzy Atkin ’21 became Britain’s first Olympic medal-winning skier on Saturday! As a dual citizen, she competed for Great Britain and took the bronze medal in women’s ski slopestyle.

Balancing the rigor of the Block Plan with competitive skiing is no easy feat. Yet, as Izzy commented, the flexibility of the Block schedule has enabled her to pursue her Olympic dream.

Congratulations to Izzy on this remarkable accomplishment!