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Posts from the Winter 2020-21 issue

L. Song Richardson Named Colorado College’s 14th President

L. Song Richardson, a legal scholar, educator, lawyer, and expert on implicit racial and gender bias, will assume the presidency on July 1.

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Virtual CC Conversations Promote Dialogue on Major Issues

CC has held six events in a series called “CC Conversations,” an in-depth, online forum which seeks to engage participants on the issues, events, and moments of our time. So far, the series has had more than 19,000 viewers, either through Zoom or joining via CC’s Facebook page for a livestream. The series centers on…

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Eli Fahrenkrug Receives $55,000 Grant for Research Fellowships

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Eli Fahrenkrug has been awarded a $55,000 grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund for a project titled “Selective Polymorph Crystallization within the Electrical Double Layer.” The grant, part of the ACS PRF’s Undergraduate New Investigator program, will support three undergraduate research fellowships each summer for the next three…

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Colorado College Welcomes 10 New Faculty Members, Two Riley Scholars

Last fall, 10 new tenure-track faculty members and two Riley Scholars-in-Residence, including CC alumnus Juan Miguel Arias ’12, joined Colorado College. In welcoming them, Acting Provost and Dean of Faculty Claire Oberon Garcia noted that “their scholarly talents and commitment to teaching further enriches a strong and vibrant community of teacher-scholars and creative practitioners. The…

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Felicia Rose Chavez First Creativity & Innovation Scholar-in-Residence

Award-winning educator and author Felicia Rose Chavez joins Creativity & Innovation as its first Bronfman Creativity & Innovation Scholar-in-Residence. The three-year residency allows Creativity & Innovation to become more integrated in the everyday lives of CC students. Dez Stone Menendez ’02, director of Creativity & Innovation, says, “Felicia embodies the program’s goals to nurture students’…

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Wastewater Testing Helps in Early Detection of Virus

CC’s wastewater testing program was featured prominently in an NPR story titled “Colleges Turn To Wastewater Testing In An Effort To Flush Out The Coronavirus” that aired on Oct. 26. NPR reporter Elissa Nadworny visited Colorado College on Oct. 7 for the story, in which she interviewed Andrea Bruder, associate professor of mathematics, to learn…

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CC Joins Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

Colorado College has joined the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center’s newly established Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance. Colorado College’s inclusion in the Racial Equity Leadership Alliance is “yet another recognition of the critically important work we are doing through our antiracism initiative,” says CC Acting Co-President Mike Edmonds. “We are…

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Students Launch Mutual Aid Fund to Help One Another

A group of nine students — which later grew to approximately 15 — have founded the Colorado College Mutual Aid Fund to support students who request aid to meet basic living expenses. Funds generally are requested for items such as groceries, rent, transportation, and utilities by low-income students already receiving financial aid but who need…

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CC Co-Hosts Cornel West Virtual Conversation

Colorado College and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs joined together in mid-October to present “An Afternoon with Cornel West: Race, Religion, and Politics in a Year of Global Calamity.” To date, the virtual event, aimed at raising public awareness of the socio-political challenges facing the nation during an election year, has had approximately 4,000…

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$575,000 Grant Supports Black Students Pursuing Careers in Education

Colorado College has received a $575,000 grant from the Sachs Foundation to support Black students interested in pursuing careers in education. The grant will be used to support summer fellowships, academic-year internships, and scholarships, including two Master of Arts in Teaching scholarships. “We are enormously grateful to the Sachs Foundation for this generous and visionary…

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