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Posts from the Spring 2017 issue

What’s on Your Reading List?

We asked Professor of Chemistry  Ted Lindeman ’73, What’s on Your Reading List? Climbing conditions on Pikes Peak were appallingly nasty on Dec. 31, 2010. It was of no concern to a sane person, but that didn’t apply because I hiked with the AdAmAn Club*, with which I have spent 47 of the last 50 New…

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Herving Madruga Remembered

It is always difficult to reminisce about a dear colleague who has left us. On February 11, Herving Madruga would have been 87 years old.  He passed away on January 15, 2017. He had a rich life and was one of the pillars of the Romance Languages Department, teaching French and offering many innovative courses…

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CC Art Week Program for Alumni, Parents, and Friends

October is known nationally as Art Month, and this year we have even more reason to celebrate with the alliance between Colorado College and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. To honor the alliance, we’re excited to announce our first-ever CC Art Week, to take place the week of Oct. 9-13 with daily programming for…

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Virtual Book Club

Colorado College has an impressive number of alumni and faculty authors (as evidenced by the wait for publication in “On the Bookshelf”!) Readers, now there’s news of a virtual book club for CC on Goodreads. The first featured book will be the debut novel by Kathy Giuffre, professor of sociology, whose work “The Drunken Spelunker’s…

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A Message From Your Alumni Board

As this will be my final article as president of the Alumni Association Board, I am grateful for what has been a very rewarding opportunity. As I prepare for the transition for AAB President-Elect Jesse Horn ’07 to take office in July, I’m also aware of the transition our graduating seniors will make this spring…

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CC Homecoming Weekend 2017

Oct. 12-15 Class Reunions: 1951, 1952, and 1953 (65th Reunion) 1961, 1962, and 1963 (55th Reunion) 1967 (50th Reunion) 1972 (45th Reunion) 1977 (40th Reunion) 1982 (35th Reunion) 1987 (30th Reunion) 1992 (25th Reunion) 1997 (20th Reunion) 2002 (15th Reunion) 2007 (10th Reunion) 2012 (5th Reunion) 2013-2016 (Young Alumni Reunion) SPECIAL CELEBRATION: 50th Rugby Anniversary.…

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Enabling Challenging Discourse: Being an Editor at Cipher Magazine

The Cipher magazine has been a huge part of my life ever since my sophomore year at Colorado College. As a creative writing major, I knew as a freshman that I wanted to get involved in some kind of campus publication. At Cipher, there is a tremendous amount of flexibility — articles range from covering…

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Views from Campus

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What Time Is It, Really?: CC and AFA Students Conduct Research that Demonstrates Relativity

If life seems to speed by on the Colorado College Block Plan, be thankful campus isn’t atop Pikes Peak, where time moves even faster. Or better yet, consider a Block Break at sea level since time moves more slowly the lower in elevation you go. It’s this well-documented gravitational time dilation effect that has a…

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On the Bookshelf

“In Praise of Contempt” Essay by Katherine Standefer ’07 Standefer’s essay is featured in “The Best American Essays 2016,” edited by Jonathan Franzen and Robert Atwan. The essay originally appeared in The Iowa Review as the winner of the 2015 Iowa Review Award for Nonfiction, with a judge in that contest noting the essay takes…

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