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Posts from the Summer 2020 issue

CC’s Face Shield Production, Distribution Grows

In response to the shortages experienced by medical care providers dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, a handful of Colorado College faculty, staff, and students started working in early April to produce 3D printed face shields. Since then, the project has grown and, despite the constraints imposed by COVID-19, the group has fine-tuned the process and…

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Amy Kohout Awarded Fellowship for Upcoming Book

Assistant Professor of History Amy Kohout has been awarded a David J. Weber Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America at the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. The award allows her to complete work on her first book, tentatively titled “Taking the Field: Soldiers, Nature, and Empire on American Frontiers.”…

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Christine Siddoway Co-Recipient of $317,032 Antarctica Research Grant

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Professor of Geology Christine Siddoway has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the cores drilled while was a shipboard scientist on the International Ocean Discovery Program expedition during the Spring 2019 in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica. With this new award, Siddoway now has three active NSF grants that support her research into…

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Stroud Scholars Announces Inaugural Class of Students

Colorado College’s college access program, the Stroud Scholars Program, has announced its inaugural cohort of 25 local high school students. The students were chosen from a pool of 115 applications that represent 12 schools from five districts, the Colorado Charter School Institute, and a parochial high school. Seven of the inaugural cohort were nominated by…

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Eight New Members Named to Board of Trustees

The CC Board of Trustees, at its meeting held virtually June 10-12, approved eight new members for terms beginning in July 2020. The new trustees are Alan Woo ’71; Jane Franke ’84, P’17; Frieda Ekotto ’86; So Yong Park ’87; Eric Duran ’91; Onyx Bengston ’18; Elliott Williams ’21; and France Winddance Twine. “We are…

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Michael Sawyer, Colleague Discuss Malcolm X in Virtual Event

Michael Sawyer, assistant professor in Colorado College’s Race, Ethnicity, & Migration Studies program and English Department, participated in Harvard Book Store’s virtual event series in June. He and Flores Forbes, associate professor of urban planning at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, discussed Sawyer’s recently published “Black Minded: The Political Philosophy of Malcolm X.” Sawyer, the director of…

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Jennifer Garcia Receives $235,000 Boettcher Biomedical Research Grant

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology Jennifer Garcia has been awarded a $235,000 grant from the highly competitive Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award Program, which supports early career investigators in Colorado whose research has a direct impact on human health. The three-year grant will fund a study in baker’s yeast that investigates a new cellular process…

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Recording Graduate Videos: ‘Wow to How?’

Former President Jill Tiefenthaler recorded 539 individualized videos for graduates; 524 for undergraduates and 15 for graduates in CC’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. The idea for personalized videos came about as she and others were discussing the results of a survey CC sent to seniors and their families as to what they wanted…

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CC Students, Recent Graduates Accumulate Array of Awards

Colorado College students and recent alumni garnered a range of academic awards this year. The students and recent alumni represent a variety of departments and disciplines.    Not pictured: Maxwell Veiga ’20                   Erasmus Mundus Scholarship This year more than half of CC’s 19 Fulbright applicants, or 58%, advanced to semifinalist status. Colorado College’s 2020-21 Fulbright semifinalists include: Kenneth…

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Jeff Bieri Named New Station Manager of 91.5 KRCC

Jeff Bieri, a 30-year radio industry veteran, has been named the new station manager of 91.5 KRCC. Bieri, who currently serves as program manager, was promoted to station manager for the Colorado Springs-based public radio station, which is owned by Colorado College and operated by Colorado Public Radio. Bieri has been an active leader of the…

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