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Posts from the August 2014 issue

Capstone Event Highlights Senior Projects

Five seniors from the Community Engaged Leadership (CEL) Program presented their projects at the CEL capstone event in May. The CEL Program combines academic and community experiences to equip students with critical thinking skills to address important social and political concerns. Students participate in meetings, workshops, retreats, and projects over the course of three years,…

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Spencer Center Renovation Underway

Architect’s rendering of the new Spencer Center lobby.

Renovations of the Spencer Center are taking shape. In November 2013, CC began an extensive $8 million overhaul of the building on the corner of Tejon and Cache La Poudre streets, which was built in 1900 as the Plaza Hotel. The renovation brings together administrative offices and related services in a dedicated “service center” for…

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Boettcher Scholar Receives Grant

Colorado College Assistant Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Amy Dounay ’96, who came to CC as a student on a Boettcher Scholarship and graduated with a B.A. in chemistry, has been awarded a $225,000 Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award. She is one of only seven scientists in the state to receive the award this year. The…

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Adams Confirmed as NEH Chairman

William “Bro” Adams has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with a philosophy degree in 1972. He entered CC with the Class of 1969; however, his time on campus was interrupted by three years of service…

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Haviland a ‘perfect fit’ for Tigers

Mike Haviland

See how the Class of 2014 celebrated the end of the CC chapter of their lives

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Student Perspective

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CC Students Reap Academic Awards

Colorado College students and recent graduates, representing a variety of disciplines and departments, were widely recognized for their academic excellence in 2014. Among them: Benjamin Munyao ’14, a Colorado College economics major from Nairobi, Kenya, received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Munyao’s project, titled “A Walk to Manhood: A Look at the Interplay Among the…

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Buckley to Lead Butler Center

Paul Buckley has been hired as the college’s inaugural assistant vice president/director of the Butler Center. He will provide vision and leadership designed to advance and support issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity for the campus community. As a member of the Student Life division, he will work with the Dean’s Office to create student-centered…

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Colorado College defeats Whittier College 11-10 in Overtime to win the Locker-Stabler Cup at Washburn Field.

Men’s Lacrosse CC earned its second consecutive berth in the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship, but dropped a 13-11 decision at No. 14 Amherst College in a first-round matchup May 7. The Tigers retained possession of the Locker-Stabler Cup for the fourth year in a row with an 11-10 overtime defeat of Whittier College…

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New Block Break Offerings: A Space Between Dorms and Ski Slopes

New Block Break Offerings

A program aimed at addressing an increasingly diverse student body is the result of an initiative developed by Eli Michaels ’13, who recently served as the Sociology Department’s paraprofessional. “Block breaks are a big divider on campus,” she said. “A lot of kids go off on trips, but a lot of others can’t, for a…

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