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Posts from the Spring 2020 issue

Colorado College Responds to PANDEMIC COVID-19

Amid the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Colorado College’s response is not only based on prioritizing the health and safety of the college community, but also that of Colorado Springs and the nation and world at large. The president’s cabinet and the college’s multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Emergency Response Team continues to meet regularly (via web and teleconference services)…

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Author Ibram X. Kendi Speaks on Campus

Ibram X. Kendi, historian and New York Times-bestselling author of multiple books, including “How to Be an Antiracist,” visited campus in February. He met for a conversation with a group of students (pictured) gathered by Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Arabic Ammar Naji and Professor of Comparative Literature Bill Davis; many of the students…

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Six Faculty Members Awarded Tenure; Four Granted Emeriti Status

Following the board’s annual February meeting, six Colorado College faculty members were approved by the Board of Trustees for tenure and promotion to associate professor, effective July 1. CC President Jill Tiefenthaler, Provost Alan Townsend, and Dean of the Faculty Claire Oberon Garcia visited each promoted faculty member, congratulating them and bestowing a gift. Faculty…

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Students Elected to Leadership Positions

Five CC students were elected to leadership positions for the 2020-21 academic year. Four were elected to the Colorado College Student Government Association and one was elected a student trustee. Elected are: Sakina Bhatti ’22, CCSGA student body president; Sophie Cardin ’22, CCSGA vice president of outreach; Lilly Davis ’22, CCSGA vice president of finance;…

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Rebecca Barnes Receives Major NSF Grant for Carbon Watershed Research

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Rebecca Barnes has received an $849,234 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “The Legacy of Wildfire on Carbon Watershed Biogeochemistry.” The highly prestigious award, from NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program, is CC’s first CAREER grant. Her project aims to understand how severe fire alters…

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Lynne Gratz Named Lead Principal Investigator on $1.6 Million NSF Grant

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Lynne Gratz is the lead principal investigator on a $1.6 million, multi-institution National Science Foundation grant. The research project, a collaboration between Colorado College, Utah State University, University of Colorado Boulder, and University of Utah, will focus on the chemistry of atmospheric mercury, a hazardous air pollutant of both local…

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From Building on the Block to Exploring the Planet

Colorado College is wishing President Jill Tiefenthaler P’21, P’24 a gratitude-filled farewell as her time at the college nears its end. The Bulletin reflects upon her nine-year tenure and its many accomplishments.

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CC Named a 2019-20 Top Producer of Fulbrights

CC has been named a Fulbright top-producing institution for the 2019-20 grant year and has gone on to have 11 Fulbright semifinalists for the 2020-21 grant year, with more than half of CC’s 19 Fulbright applicants, or 58%, advancing to semifinalist status. CC’s 2020-21 Fulbright semifinalists are: Emma Carlson ’20, University of Sheffield study award in medical sciences,…

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‘Nonprofit Initiatives at CC’ Provides Lessons in Leadership

Nonprofit Initiatives at Colorado College was launched in the fall of 2019, with eight CC students taking a seat on the board of directors at three separate area nonprofits. The nonprofit sector is one of the fastest-growing in the country, with approximately 12.3 million jobs in the workforce. “We believe it’s important for students to…

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Finalists Pitch Ideas, Earn Seed Money at Big Idea Event

Four 2020 Big Idea finalists presented their venture ideas in late February at CC’s Big Idea competition, now in its eighth year. Receiving $7,500 in seed funding to continue to develop their ideas were: Noah Weeks ’20, Benedict Wright ’20, and Kobi Bhattacharyya ’20 for Journalista, a community marketplace connecting journalists directly with readers in…

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