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Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Visits CC

Last week, Nobel Laureate in Economics Amartya Sen visited Colorado College. Professor Sen talked with students and gave a public lecture entitled “Global Justice”.  Professor Sen is currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University.

Professor Sen’s research has ranged over social choice theory, economic theory, ethics and political philosophy, welfare economics, theory of measurement, decision theory, development economics, public health, and gender studies. His books include Choice of Techniques (1960), Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1970), Choice, Welfare and Measurement (1982), Commodities and Capabilities (1987), The Standard of Living (1987), Development as Freedom (1999), Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny (2006) and The Idea of Justice (2009).

We were able to bring Professor Sen to CC because of the generosity of the W.P. Carey Foundation. William P. Carey, businessman and philanthropist, was a real friend to Colorado College. In 1991, the W.P. Carey Foundation (with the support of alumnus Jan Karst) established this lecture series, which brings a Nobel Laureate in economics to our campus each year.

Thanks to Professor of Political Science Tim Fuller (pictured with Professor Sen and me below) for his wonderful work in organizing the W.P. Carey Lecture!

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CC Sports Legend Jerry Carle Passes Away

On Saturday night, former Colorado College football coach and athletic director, Jerry Carle, died at the age of 90. During his time here, Jerry had a tremendous impact on the college.

Jerry began his career at CC in 1948 as an assistant football coach before serving as head football coach from 1957-89. During a career that spanned parts of five decades, Jerry became the winningest coach in the history of Colorado College.  He was inducted into the CC athletics Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

Jerry Carle played a critical role in building the athletic program at Colorado College. He will be missed.

CC Alumnus to be Nominated Chair of NEH

On Thursday, President Obama announced that he will nominate CC alumnus William “Bro” Adams as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. President Adams is currently wrapping up his 14th and final year as Colby College’s 19th president. Previously, he served as president of Bucknell University. Congratulations Bro!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/10/president-obama-announces-his-intent-nominate-dr-william-bro-adams-chair

CC Alumni Receive Big Boost from Boomtown Startup Accelerator

Two Colorado College alumni and former student leaders, Ben Quam ’12 and Alex Kronman ’12, were recently selected to participate in a 12-week program from Boomtown, a startup accelerator in Boulder, for their startup company, College Press Club. Roughly 170 companies applied to participate in the inaugural program this year, with only six teams being selected. Each team that was selected received $20,000 in seed money, as well as additional services and perks like the opportunity to get advice and tips from Boomtown’s network of mentors.

College Press Club, according to their website, “makes it dramatically easier to buy and manage ads in college newspapers” by connecting advertisers and student-operated publications.  Congratulations to Alex and Ben!

Building on the Block: Our Progress

Today is our all-campus lunch at which we will update faculty and staff on our progress on implementing our strategic plans. We’ve come a long way since we first presented the Colorado College Plan: Building on the Block last fall.  Thanks to the community’s continued support, we’ve moved forward with a number of our key initiatives. We will continue to keep everyone updated with our progress on the Building on the Block: Progress webpage.

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