President Jill Tiefenthaler's Blog
Former CC Young Alumni Trustee Angela Cobian ’11 was featured in a video accompanying a recent article, “For Women of Immigrant Heritage, the ABC’s of Running for Office,” in The New York Times. The article describes the New American Leaders Project (NALP), started under former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In the video, Angela is the first to appear on the screen. Leadership aspirations aren’t new to Angela, she had many opportunities to lead during her CC experience, including serving as CCSGA President during her senior year.
Our local Fox station covered yesterday the installation of a living green roof on Honnen. What an exciting project!
Summer is one of the best times to be in Colorado. A great program that provides support for summer student research and gets our students out into the field is CC’s State of the Rockies Project. This summer, five student researchers are using the opportunity to work in two of the West’s largest river basins, the Colorado River Basin and the Columbia River Basin, studying and comparing river governance and river management issues.
Joseph Friedland ’17, Emelie Frojen ’17, Lea Linse ’17, Mollie Podmore ’17, and Amy Rawn ’17, along with Program Coordinator Jonah Seifer ’16 and Associate Director Brendan Boepple ’11, are contributing researchers and writers for the 2016-17 State of the Rockies Project, “Inclusive River Governance in a Changing West,” a comparative study of water issues in the Southwest vs. Northwest.
Thursday was the 150th anniversary of the US military commissioning the 9th and 10th regiments, which created segregated units of African-American men known as the Buffalo Soldiers. In recognition of their service and sacrifice, the Buffalo Soldier Community Memorial was dedicated in Colorado Springs’ Memorial Park. CC Professor Michael Sawyer was the keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony. Jake Brownell ’12 covered the story for KRCC http://krcc.org/post/remembering-buffalo-soldiers-150-years-later.
Mark Fiore ’91, pioneer in the field of animated cartoons and dubbed “the undisputed guru of the form” by the Wall Street Journal, has been recognized once again for his work, this time receiving the 2016 Herblock Prize. The prize honors “distinguished examples of editorial cartooning that exemplify the courageous, independent standard set by Herblock.”
While a student at CC, an aspiring cartoonist majoring in political science, Fiore traveled to Washington D.C. to meet the legendary Herb Block, renowned for his decades-long career that tackled the divisive issues of the 20th century. Fiore returned to D.C. earlier this summer, 25 years after his initial journey, to accept the award named for his idol.
Fiore credits his CC education with preparing him for the unpredictable path his career has taken. In a Colorado College Faces of Innovation video, he explains: “it stems from my upbringing at Colorado College and the whole liberal arts attitude, and what that meant to me was that you have to be able to adapt and be able to change along the way … the liberal arts background trained me and gave me the tools to be able to take the twists and turns along the road.”
Those twists and turns include creating print cartoons at the San Jose Mercury News, winning the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning, and even his earliest cartoons, created for The Catalyst while he was a student at CC.