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Posts from the April 2014 issue

It’s A Place Where Problems Are Solved

“The center will be a place where problems are solved; where, if you come asking questions, a human will help you find answers.” – Anne Hyde, CC professor of history and director of the Crown Center for Faculty Development

The Center for Immersive Learning and Engaged Teaching will provide an innovative central location for the programs and services that make Colorado College unique.

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From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, It’s no secret that the Block Plan works. Our signature program offers a powerful learning approach that delivers what many students are looking for today: intensive explorations across and between academic disciplines; meaningful experiential learning opportunities; and close student-faculty interaction. When Colorado College recently received an $800,000…

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The Mellon Foundation Grant

Photo by Bryan Oller

Powering the Startup of the Center In October 2013, Colorado College received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the college’s strategic plan and enable CC to realize the Block Plan’s full potential. The grant is the largest the college has ever received from the foundation. The grant’s primary purpose is…

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Hecox Honored for Conservation Work

Walt Hecox ’64, professor of economics in the Environmental Program at Colorado College and director of the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, received the 2013 Stuart P. Dodge Award for lifetime achievement in conservation from the Palmer Land Trust. In announcing the award, the Palmer Land Trust noted that “Hecox’s long career culminated…

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CC Launches New Half Block Opportunities

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In January 2014, Colorado College launched a series of new and diverse experiences for Half Block, the shortened academic session between Winter Break and Block 5. It was filled with opportunities aimed at helping students explore interests, develop life skills, and enhance existing abilities. The program proved popular, with more than 332 students registering for…

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Faraway Shors

John Shors ’91 has traveled the world but always carries with him the CC spirit of curiosity and service to others.

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CC’s Marijuana Policy Unchanged

Colorado College has a long-standing policy against drug use on campus and within the college community, and that policy has not changed with Colorado’s adoption of Amendment 64. CC is dedicated to providing the finest liberal arts education in the country; to achieve this mission, the college seeks to foster a healthy learning environment and…

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The Man Behind the Lens

Summer Olympics, London, 2012, equestrian dressage at Greenwich Park Including the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Burnett has photographed 10 Olympics: eight summer and two winter. Seems there’s an obvious preference for one over the other. He laughs. “I’m not really big on cold.”

David Burnett ’68 Captures Moments, Miles, and Memories David Burnett has photographed gun battles in the streets of Iran, Olympic divers seemingly paused in mid-air, every president since John F. Kennedy. He’s chronicled D-Day anniversaries in Normandy and authored “Soul Rebel,” a book of Bob Marley images. He’s won more national and international awards for…

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Former Faculty Members Attain Emeriti Status

Nine Colorado College faculty members have been granted emeritus status by the college’s Board of Trustees. Congratulations to the following: Donna Arnink: professor emerita, Theatre and Dance Department. She spent 22 years at CC, served as committee chair of the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, and is a published author. Curtis Cook: professor emeritus,…

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Growing the Middle Class

The current debate over inequality and what to do about the shrinking middle class overlooks an effective solution: grow more capable people one child at a time. This requires investing in programs that raise productivity and opportunity through developing the skills that matter for success in life. Such programs should be expanded even in times…

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