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Posts from the Winter 2016 issue

Meet the Newest ‘Faces of Innovation’

Faces of Innovation honors CC alumni, students, and faculty who embody the innovative and adventurous spirit of Colorado College with creativity and collaborative ideas.

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Quad Innovation Partnership Hopes to Launch Local Successes

Jacob Eichengreen, the executive director of the Quad Innovation Partnership (QIP), is a busy man. A former Fulbright Research and Venture for America Fellow, Eichengreen has always been driven toward sustainable community change. Over the past year, he has been working to get the QIP off the ground here in Colorado Springs, in collaboration with…

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Vietnam & Cambodia; “Baca Mini-Blocka”

Alumni, parents, and friends participated in a Block Break Away to Vietnam and Cambodia in May. The group visited the picturesque Halong Bay, famous for its 1,960 limestone islands and floating villages; the Hue home of historian Phan Thuan An, who has written many books about Vietnam’s history, culture, literature, and Hue monuments, and was featured…

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From Sands to Mountains: A Journey at CC

My name is Mostafa Zaki-Taha, and I am currently a junior. I hail from distant Egypt.

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Comeback Artisans

Read the stories of a few Colorado College graduate artisans who create in ways our ancestors would have recognized.

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What’s On Your Reading List?

We asked Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department Marion Hourdequin: What’s On Your Reading List? I am currently reading a book by Lauret Savoy titled “Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape.” Savoy’s engaging memoir describes her relationship to many regions of the United States, weaving her personal stories with those of the land. She recounts her move from…

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On The Bookshelf

The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear by Stuart Stevens ’74 The protagonist in Stevens’ novel is campaign manager J.D. Callahan whose candidate is Hilda Smith, the country’s first female presidential candidate who is disliked – even hated – by many. She’s running neck-and-neck with an anti-immigrant, right-wing populist. Smith represents the establishment in an anti-establishment…

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Welcome Class of 2020!

We celebrate your uniqueness, diversity, and accomplishments. 7,997: Number of applications 1,270:  Number accepted 540: Students enrolled 15.8%: Overall admit rate 22: Transfer students 25: Winter Start students 55: Gap year students 31: QuestBridge* students 25%: Students of color 55%: Women 45%: Men 30: Students founded a club or organization 11: Entrepreneurs 4: Potters 2:…

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New CC Refugee Alliance Offers Support and Partnerships

A new initiative on campus aims to support and welcome refugees arriving from all over the world to the Colorado Springs area. The CC Refugee Alliance is partnering with Lutheran Family Services, an area organization that assembles cultural mentoring teams that “adopt” incoming refugee families and individuals for their first four to six months in…

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Professors Gould and Johnson Participate in Fulbright Scholar Program

Two Colorado College professors, John Gould and Dan Johnson, were recent participants in the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards teaching and/or research opportunities to college and university faculty and administrators, as well as to other professions, in more than 125 countries. John Gould, professor of political science, did a research project…

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