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Posts from the April 2014 issue

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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Student-Founded Nonprofit Changes Corporate Policy

Patrick Jurney ’17 delivers food as part of Colorado Springs Food Rescue’s effort to help meet hunger needs in the community while reducing the amount of food wasted on campus. One of the group’s goals is to get food delivered within 30 to 45 minutes of pickup, allowing them to achieve what many say is impossible: “nutritious fast food.”

A group of Colorado College students is tackling the hunger problem — and one of their first steps was to change the corporate policy of a $700 million company. The founders of the Colorado Springs Food Rescue, Shane Lory ’16, Sanjay Roberts ’16, and John Orrell ’16, began biking unused food from Rastall Hall to…

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Students Display Art

A student examines the vibrant work of Katie Patterson ’14, whose studio art thesis show is among the first events in the newly renovated 802 space, named for its address at 802 N. Nevada Ave. The building, collaboratively run by Student Life and the Art Department, serves as a student activity space, providing an intersection between the curricular and co-curricular. 802 allows for greater flexibility in scheduling creative academic arts events and senior capstone experiences such as art exhibitions, film screenings, poetry slams, spoken word events, drama and dance performances, music recitals, receptions, lectures, and readings. Issue: April 2014 • Tags:

Hands-on Research

Associate Professor of Physics Kristine Lang and Associate Professor of Biology Phoebe Lostroh in the lab.

When physics and biology join forces, everybody wins.

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On the Bookshelf

Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts College co-authored by Jill Tiefenthaler, Colorado College President This collection of essays by college presidents and other leaders in higher education asks a fundamental question: In light of rapid environmental changes and increasing calls for higher education to make access to college more affordable and to do more…

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Introducing Summer Institutes

This summer, Colorado College is offering three new, linked thematic blocks, courses that will integrate students’ academic, practical, and professional experiences. These courses — aimed at helping students gain experience, earn credentials, and build a resume — are in addition to the numerous summer offerings of the past. The new blocks are: The Colorado Documentary…

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Unraveling Competence

CC Professors Kristine Lang and Phoebe Lostroh are studying Acinetobacter baylii, a non-pathogenic soil bacteria, to understand how it takes in DNA, leading to genetic changes. Bacteria have only one parent so they don’t undergo genetic variation the way humans do, explained Lostroh, a microbiologist. She said various bacteria use one of three methods of…

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Giuffre Discusses Creativity at TEDxMileHigh

Kathy Giuffre, associate professor of sociology, presented her work at the “TEDxMileHigh: Women | Values + Instincts” event at Denver’s Newman Center on Nov. 16.  The event featured some of Colorado’s most innovative, brilliant, and passionate women — women who are pushing the boundaries and making huge impacts in science, sociology, artistry, health, and education.…

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Class Notes: 50s and 60s

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