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Posts from the Spring 2018 issue

CC’s Minor in The Book

Colorado College first offered a minor in The Book during the 2009-10 academic year. This thematic minor, advised by Professor of History Carol Neel, examines the past, present, and future of the written word in its material form from the perspective of a variety of humanistic and social scientific disciplines. Students in the minor are…

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Students, Community Benefit From Cornerstone Arts Week

The college’s 17th annual Cornerstone Arts Week, open to CC and community members, featured two keynote speakers, a concert by a celebrated Inuit performer, a student installation curated by Nelson Kies ’18, a film, and a theatre production, all exploring this year’s theme, “What is the Creative Brain?” In addition to delivering their comments, the…

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Students Attend Conservation in the West Poll Release, Discussion

Five CC students attended the release of the State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll in January at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. They joined the Outdoor Industry Association, the Center for Western Priorities, and two of the nation’s leading pollsters for the release of the poll and a discussion of the evolving opinions…

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CC Student Film on PTSD Recovery Airs on PBS

“Just Paint,” a short film by Geoffrey Hartley ’19, first aired on Rocky Mountain PBS in November, marking the culmination of his work as part of the Colorado Documentary Project. Dedicated to local storytelling and partnerships with community organizations along the Front Range, the CDP places CC students in “externship” experiences, partnering them with community…

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From The President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, During Spring Break in March, hundreds of members of the campus community received a white-supremacist, sexist, and anti-Trans email that attacked two of our dedicated campus community members, Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students Mike Edmonds and Senior Associate Dean of Students Rochelle Mason ’83. This message, sent by…

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CC Hosts Leonard Bernstein Symposium

Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Raul Bañagale ’00 organized “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” a three-day symposium on the CC campus held in conjunction with a month-long series of events in Colorado Springs honoring Bernstein’s centenary. A highlight of the symposium was the opening night event, featuring a conversation between Bañagale and Jamie Bernstein, the eldest…

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On the Bookshelf

Seeing Straight: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege By Jean Halley ’89 and Amy Eshleman “Seeing Straight” introduces students to key concepts in gender and sexuality through the lens of privilege and power. The book asks students to examine the privilege inherent in approaching heterosexual and cisgender (a person whose gender identity corresponds with…

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Alumni Volunteers Contribute Time, Content, and Life Experience

Alumni volunteers permeate nearly everything we do here at CC, including serving on the Board of Trustees or the Alumni Association Board but also contributing time and talent as valuable resources to students in the classroom or to other alumni and parents at special programs. Helping students with transition to the workaday world is as…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Santiago Guerra?

I am currently reading “Blood Oranges,” in which Timothy Bowman presents a history of agricultural development in South Texas. Bowman offers a compelling argument for how commercial agriculture shaped South Texas after its incorporation into the United States, in particular how it structured relationships across race and class. He argues that the Mexican descendant communities…

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CC Sports Medicine Trains Future Medical Professionals

Emily Westergard ’12 knew she wanted to enter the medical profession following Colorado College. Her three years as a student trainer with CC Sports Medicine left the now fourth-year medical student with no doubt. “During my time working as a student trainer, my love for medicine and helping people return to doing what they love…

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