SPEND THE MONTH OF JUNE CREATING AND VALIDATING A SOLUTION TO ONE OF COLORADO SPRINGS’ MOST PRESSING PROBLEMS, FROM BUILDING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FROM SCRATCH TO TESTING AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING MODEL FOR SENIORS, LEARN FROM SOME OF OUR REGION’S MOST COMPELLING LEADERS STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO TURN YOUR IDEAS INTO ACTION AND IMPACT. $1000 AWARD INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION. Apply at nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.quadcos.org&data=02%7C01%7CStudentDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7Cacadb7677ebc4ef3c41f08d6b848a4d4%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99%7C1%7C1%7C636899… by April 17th (with rolling admissions).

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Dr. Melina Abdullah will be the first speaker in the Africana Intellectual Project’s Social Justice series which is a component of the Black Art(s): Radical Potentialities Conversations. With a PhD in Political Science from the University of Southern California, Dr. Abdullah is a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements, and she is among the original group of organizers that convened to form Black Lives Matter.

The ambition of the Social Justice series is to broaden the traditional definition of “art,” and to use that expanded territory to examine the potential for various practices to serve as components of a project of radical political, social, and cultural change and exchange. Prof Abdullah is an ideal interlocutor for this work in that we will be in a position to consider protest as a radical “art” practice.

The event will be held at 7:30pm in the Celeste Theatre on Monday, April 8, 2019. The event is free and open to the public.

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Many students know that they should negotiate their salary before accepting a job. But did you know that you can also negotiate your benefits?

Join Executive-in Residence Kyle Samuel ’92, President of M&T Insurance Agency and Senior Vice President of M&T Bank, for “A CC Student’s Guide to Negotiating Total Compensation”. Kyle will discuss all of the soft benefits that companies offer their employees – from health insurance and paid vacation days to student loan repayment – and how you can feel empowered to lobby for the benefits you want.

RSVP on Handshake! Thursday, April 4, 12:15pm in Gates Common Room. Lunch provided.

Don’t know what you want to do with your life? Great. Neither does Stratton Series speaker and inventor Michael White (but he’s “successful” by many accounts).

While it’s okay to have no idea, there are a few things you can do right now to get just a little bit closer to what you’re in it for. Join the Career Center for this workshop, designed to give CC students practical advice on figuring out their next steps, and actions to take to get things rolling in this thing called life.

When? Tuesday, April 9, 12:15pm
McHugh Commons (above The Preserve)
RSVP for lunch!

TODAY, Wednesday, April 3rd, we will have fun singing to songs in Spanish, Portuguese, and English! This will be a great time for you to relax, meet new people, enjoy with your friends, and leave all the stress behind. Aside from the mics, the big speaker, and the amazing company, we will have some snacks and smoothies!!! Place: Spanish and Portuguese Language House. Time: 8:30 pm… Hope to sing with you all! 😀

Posted by a_parejaalfaro@coloradocollege.edu for the April 3, 2019 digest.

Philosophy 205:


Block 2, Jonathan Lee & Dennis McEnnerney – taught in Paris

Apply now for “French Philosophy in Context: 1930 to the Present,” a block 2 course offered next fall IN PARIS by Jonathan Lee and Dennis McEnnerney, by completing this Qualtrics application form:


This course explores the development of French philosophy from the interwar period to the present. Using the city of Paris as its context, the course examines how dramatic social and political challenges influenced the paths of French philosophical reflection, moving thinkers to question the foundations of knowledge, morals, and politics, leading ultimately to what might be called a “decentered” cosmopolitanism.

Live in one of the best, liveliest neighborhoods of Paris, and study philosophy where it happened and is happening! With field trips to relevant sites in Paris and class visits by contemporary French philosophers.

The program fee will be $3850. Airfare and most meals not included.

Financial aid available for students with demonstrable need who applied for aid for blocks abroad on Summit by March 1st..

Enrollment is limited and by consent of instructors only. Consequently, all interested student must apply in order to to be eligible to enroll.

Questions? Contact Jonathan Lee (mailto:jlee@coloradocollege.edu)or Dennis McEnnerney (mailto:dennismc@coloradocollege.edu).

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Art History Senior Thesis Presentations

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

WES Room, Worner Center

Michelangelo’s Ingenious Mannerist Architecture: The Evolution of the Laurentian Library Vestibule

Catherine Kahler

Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait Etchings: An Investigation of Meanings and Purposes

Isabel Young

Degas’s Nudes and the Issue of His Misogyny

Leah Blumberg

Orientalism: Binaries, Identities and Representation

Suzy Lewis

Islamic Material Culture in Contemporary Western Museums

Amber Mustafic

Posted by kbritton@coloradocollege.edu for the April 3, 2019 digest.