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Student Perspective

Parents and students gather at the Interfaith House during Family and Friends Weekend to share a Shabbat dinner. The meal was prepared by parents visiting their students on campus. Photo by Josh Birndorf ’20

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Class Notes

1945 The Summer Bulletin has just come and I’ve read most of it with strong interest, as usual. Seventy six years ago this month I entered CC as a freshman, took up residence in the Wood Avenue house with 12 other young women from five or six states, and signed up for classes. This Bulletin…

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Honoring A Legacy

A year after suffering a tragedy, the Kellogg family found some solace in helping Colorado College students enjoy  life-changing outdoor experiences. In 1993, they started the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund, which enables CC students to develop and lead a responsible, unsupervised wilderness expedition in Canada and the United States. It’s a unique college program that…

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On the Bookshelf

Silver Rails: The Railroads of Leadville, Colorado By Christopher James ’71 The book chronicles the trials of four railways, the Denver & Rio Grande, the Santa Fe, the Denver South Park & Pacific, and the Colorado Midland, as they fight the terrain, weather, financial climate, and each other to reach the mineral wealth of Leadville…

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Who’s Blacker: Oprah or Sojourner Truth?

Assistant Professor of Sociology Prentiss Dantzler and his Inequality in the U.S. class recently were featured in a segment titled “Playing the Race Cards” on The Nod, a podcast centered around different dimensions of black life. The podcast includes interviews with Dantzler and several students in his Block 1 class, who played the card game…

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Beyond the Classroom

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New Appointments: Kris Stanec, Polly Nordstrand Join Museum Staff

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College has added two new staff members, Kris Stanec ’88, MAT ’89 and Polly Nordstrand, to the FAC’s museum department. “With these two new positions, the FAC will be able to offer rich and exciting programs for our community, and to deepen our commitment to the arts…

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Alumni Block Breaks Away: Solar Eclipse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … solar eclipse!

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Have Gold Card Will Travel

As of the start of 2017-18 academic year, all current CC students can ride any Mountain Metro bus by simply swiping their CC Gold Card. Through a new program offered by Mountain Metro, CC students have unlimited access to the fixed route bus system for $5 per student, per semester. The Colorado College Student Government Association held a…

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Keep On Going On — Ed Benton ’50

In 1946, attending college was not in Ed Benton’s sights. “At 17 months I became an orphan, and I was handed over to my father’s mother. She was 55 years of age, in poor health, illiterate, and she had no money,” says Benton. “When rent went up from $5 per month to $8 per month,…

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