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Posts from the Summer 2021 issue

Mike Edmonds Assumes New Role, Rochelle Dickey Promoted

Two members of the Colorado College community who served in interim or acting roles during the past year have been promoted. Mike Edmonds, who served as acting co-president, has been named senior vice president and chief of staff. Rochelle T. Dickey ’83, P’19, who served as interim dean of students/vice president for Student Life, was…

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Celebrating the Class of 2021

“Stumbling is not falling.”  — Malcolm X An in-person Commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 23, at the new Weidner Field in downtown Colorado Springs, with 532 undergraduate degrees and 17 Masters of Arts in Teaching degrees awarded. The event concluded a year like no other, in which students immersed themselves in virtual and hybrid…

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Mary Ann Schwartz Graffeo Named Vice President for Advancement

Following a comprehensive national search, Mary Ann Schwartz Graffeo has been named the new vice president for advancement. Graffeo previously served as senior associate dean of advancement at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. Graffeo, who joins the CC leadership team on Aug. 18, will provide strategic direction and leadership for development,…

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Liz Cheney’s Colorado College Education Led to GOP Showdown

Professor Emeritus Bob Loevy on Liz Cheney ’88 and the GOP Showdown

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The Sounds of Professionalism: No Leaf Blowers or Sirens

The Sounds of Silence?

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On the Bookshelf

One Year From Tonight By Heather Palmer ’81 How could Emily, aged 25 in 1864, decide what to do with her life when there were so many possibilities? The world she had been reared to expect had been changed forever by the Civil War. Incorporating the full text of an actual 1864 diary, the novel tells…

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Welcome Class of 2025!

The Class of 2025, selected from a record pool of 10,969 applicants, arrives on campus in mid-August with 625 students scheduled to begin their studies this fall. For the ninth consecutive year, more than half of the applicant pool chose to apply either Early Decision or Early Action, and for the eighth consecutive year, more…

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CC Alumna Wins Ecological Award Using Both Her Degrees

Lauren Shoemaker ’11 was named a 2021-25 Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.

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Christine Siddoway’s Antarctica Research Highlighted by BBC

Christine Siddoway

“It’s an unassuming rock, greenish in color, and just over 4cm in its longest dimension. And yet this little piece of sandstone holds important clues to all our futures.” So opens a BBC story, “Climate Change: A Small Green Rock’s Warning About Our Future,” which features a discovery by Professor of Geology Christine Siddoway, presented…

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Colorado College Homecoming & Family Weekend 2021

Oct. 8-10, 2021 We are so excited to welcome parents, families, and alumni to Colorado College this fall. Plans are underway for an on-campus Homecoming and Family Weekend gathering, Oct. 8-10, 2021. Since we weren’t able to host reunion celebrations last year, this year we’re combining reunion celebrations for the 2020 and 2021 classes as…

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