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Posts from the Spring 2020 issue

‘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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Creating Your Own Luck

Finance Symposium Reveals Power of a CC Network Colorado College’s Career Center hosted a daylong Finance Symposium last semester, where CC alumni and students gathered for panel discussions covering topics ranging from an overview of the finance industry to networking and interviewing to finance and sustainability. Onyx Bengston ’18 traveled to CC from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,…

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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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Future of the West Debated at Symposium

State of the Rockies Project Faculty Director Corina McKendry, far left, moderates an expert panel on the future of public lands during the 2020 Future of the West Symposium, held in late February. Panelists include Maite Arce, president of the Hispanic Access Foundation; Len Necefer, founder of Natives Outdoors; Collin O’Mara, president of the National…

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In Memoriam: Dennis Showalter

Dennis Showalter

Retired History Professor Emeritus Dennis Showalter, known to many even outside the department as “the most engaging professor at the school,” died Dec. 30, 2019, from complications related to esophageal cancer in Colorado Springs. He was 77. Dennis claimed German military history as his specialty, but others note his influence on worldwide military history was…

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50 Years on the Block Plan

The Block Plan 2020 celebration marks the 50th anniversary of Colorado College’s innovative one-class-at-a-time academic system. Block Plan 2020 involves a year of celebratory events and programming, including three interconnected media projects — a documentary film, a podcast, and book — that aim to capture the innovative vitality of the faculty and staff who founded…

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Manya Whitaker, Jake Eichengreen Receive Mayor’s Young Leader Awards

Associate Professor of Education Manya Whitaker and Jake Eichengreen, executive director of the Quad Innovation Partnership, were recognized by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers in December with Mayor’s Young Leader Awards. Whitaker’s emphasis on educational equity and social justice in her courses and her leadership on nonprofit boards were cited in her win in the Education category.…

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In Memoriam: William Becker

William Becker

William Becker, professor emeritus of economics, died on Dec. 27, at the age of 84 in Colorado Springs. William was born on Dec. 24, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana, a place that would begin his love of language, arts, and music from cultures all over the world. A self-named “citizen of the world,” he traveled…

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A Tiger Can Change Its Stripes

CC Athletics Unveils Refreshed Logos and Mascot Several different versions of a tiger have found a home on Colorado College athletics uniforms, facilities, and offices throughout the history of the school. In addition, two interlocking Cs as well as many forms of wordmarks have been sprinkled around campus. In 1938, when the hockey team made…

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Carbon Neutrality Q&A

How does the Rocky Mountain weather make moving toward carbon neutrality easier or harder? “Well, our sunshine affects it in a positive way. Solar is pretty financially viable in most places in the world anymore, but in a place like Colorado where we’ve got on average 300 days of sun, it’s especially good. However, it’s…

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