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Posts from the Spring 2022 issue

Class Offers Students a Taste of the Italian Renaissance

Students of the Renaissance Banchetto, a for-credit Half-Block course in January 2022, sampled from a banchetto — a banquet — of history, music, cuisine, and political intrigue. The goal was to have students engage their senses to experience what life might have been like at the peak of Europe’s rebirth. The nine-day class was co-taught…

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Get Ready for 2022 Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Reunion volunteers gathered on campus in March to plan this year’s Homecoming Weekend activities. Photo by Erin Mullins ’24

Save the date for Oct. 7-9, 2022. We can’t wait to welcome alumni, parents, and families back to the CC campus! The Office of Alumni and Family Relations is planning a full slate of in-person events. You’ll have the chance to reconnect with alumni, parents, families, and current students through social events, networking opportunities, faculty…

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National Science Foundation Grant Supports Fahrenkrug Research

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Eli Fahrenkrug was awarded a $177,696 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant. The funding will advance research and undergraduate teaching in Southern Colorado using a confocal Raman microspectrometer system — the only one of its type within a 100-mile radius. The new tool focuses laser beams at small bits of…

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Join Us Online

Social Media To stay in touch with Colorado College alumni, students, parents, and friends throughout the year, join us on social media! Follow “Colorado College Alumni” on Facebook and Instagram for the latest alumni news, opportunities, and events, and join the “Colorado College Alumni” LinkedIn Group to network with fellow alumni. Interested in connecting further?…

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Classics Professor Awarded Coveted Fellowship in Athens

Associate Professor of Classics and Judson Bemis Professor in the Humanities Sanjaya Thakur was selected as an Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar at the American School for Classical Studies, Athens, for the 2022-23 academic year. The ASCSA is the oldest American overseas research center for advanced inquiry in the fine arts and humanities. Its mission…

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Class Notes

1969: Bonita “Bonnie” Lahey, left, and Dorothy “Do” Bradley, who were off-campus roommates in their senior year, reunited for a joyous time in Montana during the summer of 2021. “Still crazy after all these years!” the friends say. 1976: Robin Morris Collin was appointed as senior adviser to the administrator for environmental justice at the…

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Alumnus Co-invented DIY Air Cleaners in Use on Campus

Jim Rosenthal ’70 co-invented the Corsi-Rosenthal box air filter, a practical, low-cost, and award-winning tool for helping to mitigate Coronavirus transmission. The apparatus includes five filters and a box fan. Rosenthal is a co-founder of Air Relief Technologies Inc., the parent company of Tex-Air Filters. He has been in the air filtration industry since 1997…

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1942 Barbara Thomas Ackard passed away Aug. 7, 2021, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Barbara finished her college education at CC, majoring in English, and was proud of her Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority affiliation. In addition to her love of travel and the arts, Barbara will be best remembered for her exceptional generosity and…

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State of the Rockies Project Nets $385,000 Grant for Poll, Student Engagement

For the 12th year, Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project was awarded a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The award of $385,000 supports the 2022 Conservation in the West Poll and related student programming. The bipartisan poll surveys voters’ views regarding the conservation of public lands, energy, water, wildlife, wildfire, and…

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Pair of Tigers Earn All-America Accolades

Colorado College women’s cross country runner Elliot Singer ’25 and volleyball player Georgia Mullins ’22 joined an exclusive club of Tiger student-athletes to earn All-America honors for their exemplary athletic performances last Fall. Photos by Charlie Lengal. Singer, a first-year from San Francisco, California, achieved All-America status by placing 29th at the 2021 NCAA Division…

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