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Posts from the August 2016 issue

CC Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Colorado College welcomes 11 new tenure-track faculty members and four Riley Scholars to the CC community. The new faculty members embody a wide range of fields and disciplines, and many of them will be in the classroom on the first day of Block 1, which begins Monday, Aug. 29. “CC is fortunate to have a…

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Big Idea Pitch Competition Yields Co-First Place Winners

This year, The Big Idea pitch competition yielded two co-first place winners — a first since the program’s inception in 2013. Sharing first place were King of the Sea, presented by Nick Kramer ’16 and Peter Wailes ’16, and Neonic, presented by Cormac Siegfried ’19 and Nick Ravich ’19. King of the Sea, which received…

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Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Major Confirmed

It’s been a long, long time coming — 10 years, to be exact. At last, Colorado College is able to introduce the new Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies (REMS) major. On the docket since 2006, the introduction of the REMS major reaffirms the college’s commitment to diversifying both its curriculum and the dialogues that occur…

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Five New Members Named to Board of Trustees

Colorado College has named five new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are
Mayss Al Alami ’17; Martha Wolday ’14; Kishen Mangat ’96; Liza Mallot Pohle ’85; 
and Amy Shackelford Louis ’84. The new members were welcomed and sworn in at the
June 18 meeting, and outgoing trustees were recognized for their service to CC. Leaving…

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CC’s Bridge Scholars Program Honored for Boosting Student Success

Colorado College’s Bridge Scholars Program, which serves as a gateway into college life for first-generation students, was recognized as a “Model of Excellence” by University Business. The Models of Excellence program “honors colleges and universities that have implemented innovative, effective, and interdepartmental initiatives that are bolstering student success.”

University Business notes that continuous support for students helps maintain…

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Peak Profile: Harlene Hayne ’83, P’17

When Harlene Hayne ’83, P’17 became the vice chancellor at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, in 2011, she didn’t think it should be a big deal that she was the first female to hold the position. “But then,” she says, “I realized that this university was already a trailblazer with respect to…

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History of Collaboration Between the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College

In 1926, when the FAC was known as the Broadmoor Art Academy, it was the de facto Art Department of Colorado College. This was during an age when professional arts education was transitioning from professional art schools to accredited colleges and universities. Alice Bemis Taylor originally planned to build a museum to house her collection…

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Tigers Crossing Paths: CC connections

Although Tamar Orlansky Weisert (left) and Carter Gehman were both in the Class of 1997,
they didn’t know each other. Tamar, however, is good friends with Carter’s wife, who made the connection when she saw Colorado College on Tamar’s Facebook page. Carter works for the Hess Corporation, and Tamar’s husband is a foreign service officer. Both…

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In Memoriam: Tass Kelso

Sylvia “Tass” Kelso, June 8, at age 63. Tass taught at Colorado College for 29 years, specializing in plant systematics and evolution and rising to professor emerita in the Department of Organismal Biology and Ecology. Tass grew up in New England, and an early fascination with diverse landscapes would be reflected in the arc of…

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