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Posts from the Summer 2019 issue

CC Esports Wins First-ever Division III Title

Colorado College has arrived in the world of esports! The CC esports team brought home the first-ever Division III Esports Conference Championship in early April after competing against five other Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference schools at the inaugural SCAC Esports Showdown in Kerrville, Texas. Additionally, esports at CC has added a third team: Super Smash…

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Five New Members Named to Board of Trustees

CC has named five new members to its Board of Trustees. They are charter trustees Heather Carroll ’89, Lisa Hastings ’91, and Lauren Watel ’07, who will serve six-year terms; Kyle Samuel ’92, who will serve a four-year term (two as Alumni Association Council president and two as immediate past president); and Lily Weissgold ’20,…

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Funding Supports Mushroom Research, Career Exploration

At the Telluride Mushroom Festival in 2016, Sabrina Heitmann ’18 learned about innovative fungal solutions for world hunger, pest control, and disease being developed at Mushroom Mountain, a farm in Easley, South Carolina. “I attended a lecture by the founder of Mushroom Mountain, who described how mushrooms could be used in all of these novel…

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By the Students, for the Students: Colorado College Emergency Medical Services

It’s 10:30 on a Friday night, and while most students begin to celebrate the weekend, Colorado College’s student-staffed, student-run Emergency Medical Services squad begins their campus rounds in the weathered CCEMS van they have affectionately named “Lucille.” In addition to ambulance-grade medical equipment, these student professionals are equipped with expertise that begins with a national…

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CC Alumni Film ‘July Rising’ Soars to Success, Brings Graduates Home

“July Rising” — a film written, directed, produced, edited by, and starring a slew of Colorado College graduates — has taken flight. The film is the creative output of a group of CC students, graduates, and staff, including Robert Mahaffie ’15. Premiering at the 23rd Sonoma International Film Festival in March, it won the Stolman…

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Four Faculty Members Promoted

The CC Board of Trustees approved the promotion of four associate professors to full professor. They are: William Davis, comparative literature and German. He joined the CC faculty in 1993. Marion Hourdequin, philosophy. She joined the CC faculty in 2006. Mike Taber ’86, M.A.T. ’87, education. He joined the CC faculty in 2006. Tricia Waters,…

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My Mockingbird

Fifteen minutes to places. My ritual of oatmeal and peanut butter in place. While the excitement of 1,400 eager souls vibrates just feet from where I sit, my heart flutters like the rise of a roller coaster moments before the drop. The moment you realize there is no turning back. No matter how you feel…

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Awards and  Accolades Roll in for CC Students

Colorado College students and recent alumni, representing a variety of disciplines and departments, continue to be widely recognized for their academic achievements. Claire Derry ’19, Fulbright   Camilla Fuller ’19, Fulbright Photo by Jennifer Coombes   Isaak Belongia ’21, Critical Language Scholarship Photo by Jennifer Coombes   Ines Siepmann ’19, Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Photo by…

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On the Bookshelf

100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs Before You Die By Kirsten Akens ’96 The breathtaking views of Colorado Springs from the summit of Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates’ unforgettable anthem, “America the Beautiful.” The city embodies some of the best that the West has to offer, and any visit to the region will…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Tom Cronin and Bob Loevy?

This originally appeared in Colorado Politics on Nov. 30, 2018 Political novelists are our nation’s storytellers. They tackle the big questions inherent in the idea of America. They bring to life the tragedies of our history — slavery, Manifest Destiny, the Depression, “America First” isolationism, political corruption, political paranoia, as well as our exalted faith…

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