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Posts from the Spring 2018 issue

Alan R. Townsend to Become Provost

Alan R. Townsend will become Colorado College’s provost and professor of environmental science on June 1. As CC’s provost, Townsend will be the college’s chief academic officer and its second-ranking officer with strategic responsibilities that span the entire institution. He will report to President Jill Tiefenthaler, serve on the president’s cabinet, take a leadership role…

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Board of Trustees Rescinds Slocum Honors

Last fall, members of the CC community raised allegations that William F. Slocum engaged in sexual misconduct while he was president of the college. President Jill Tiefenthaler investigated this matter and then brought it to the CC Board of Trustees for their consideration. Based upon its review of the matter, the board found that there…

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Spring Semester Kicks Off with Half Block, Winter Starts

CC was hoppin’ before Block 5 even started. This year marked CC’s largest Half Block yet with 468 students enrolled in 31 for-credit courses and 261 enrolled in 21 non-credit offerings. Additionally, CC welcomed 45 Winter Start students, including 18 who were part of the Fall Semester Away program. Winter Starts — both first-year and…

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Ribbon Wraps Tutt Library ‘Like a Gift’

Stephanie Kingsnorth, an architect with Pfeiffer Partners Architects in Los Angeles, led the Pfeiffer team that devised the plan for the Tutt Library renovation and addition. “The library has amazing bones and incredible concrete work,” she says, noting her regard for Walter Netsch’s design and the mid-century Modernist ethos. “We respect the building and wanted…

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Four Faculty Members Promoted, Receive Tenure

Four Colorado College faculty members, including two who are CC alumni, have been granted tenure and promotion to associate professor following the annual February meeting of the Board of Trustees. President Jill Tiefenthaler and Sandra Wong, dean of the college and dean of the faculty, visited each promoted faculty member, congratulating them and bestowing a…

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Shane Lory ’16 to Receive Livesay Award

Shane Lory ’16, who as a Colorado College sophomore co-founded the nonprofit Colorado Springs Food Rescue, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Livesay Award for Social Change, a move that fittingly brings his undergraduate experience at CC full circle. The Livesay Award, named for Professor Emeritus of Sociology Jeff Livesay, will be presented at…

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In Memoriam: Kevin Randolph Morgan

Kevin Randolph Morgan, Dec. 16, in Colorado Springs, at age 30. Kevin had been a CC Campus Safety officer since October 2009, and died in a car accident near the college. Outside of his security work, he was known both on and off campus as an avid runner. In an email shared with students and…

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Building an Even Better Block

“The Colorado College Plan: Building on the Block” was developed five years ago with broad input from the CC community following President Jill Tiefenthaler’s Year of Listening. The 2013 plan includes five recommendations designed to create a more dynamic liberal arts experience. The recommendations focus on the Block Plan, summer/Half Block, innovation, CC’s distinctive place,…

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Turning Pages

I submitted my senior thesis just before 9 a.m. on the first day of Block 7 last year, incredibly ready to be in a class again instead of dangerously managing my own time in a thesis block. Two blocks from graduating, I wasn’t expecting one of my last CC classes, AS 226: Book and Book…

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Curating Collections and Collaborations at the Fine Arts Center

I’ve been a full-time staff member of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center since March 2010. Though I am a now middle-aged Air Force brat and therefore not technically a native, I consider Colorado Springs to be my hometown. I spent 11 years in the District 11 public school system prior to attending the University…

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