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Issue: Summer 2020

From the Acting Co-Presidents

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, We want to begin by thanking you for all you have done to support Colorado College during an exceptionally challenging time. Although we have felt a wide range of emotions this year, we are inspired by dedicated CC faculty, staff, alumni, and most importantly, our students, who are working together…

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Issue: Summer 2020

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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Issue: Summer 2020

Pamela Shipp

Class of 1969   Dr. Pamela Shipp ’69 grew up around activists. Her large family, with her politically engaged mother and more radical father, shaped her early years in East St. Louis, Illinois, and Denver, where she sought explorations of her own identity and place in the world from an early age. These explorations and Shipp’s relentless curiosity have led her to a career as a renowned psychologist, educator, and leadership consultant. Her time at Colorado College began reluctantly and cautiously — she did not wish to expose herself to the potential dangers and racism found in Colorado Springs in the early 1960s, when it had a “horrible reputation” for…

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Issue: Summer 2020

Untold Stories

The Untold Stories feature series was initiated in 2018 at the suggestion of Acting Co-President Mike Edmonds, who noted that institutions can only grow in inclusion and diversity if they acknowledge the hard truths of racism and discrimination in their past and present. “We need to know the stories of people who came, suffered, and grew,” Edmonds said. By telling the stories of marginalized persons who have studied, taught, and worked at Colorado College, we learn that yes, we’ve made gains, but we also have much more work to do. Quite often, we learn of remarkable resilience. The project was originally referred to as the “People’s History at CC,” in…

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Issue: Summer 2020

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.” The book explores the intersection of ideas about nature and empire through an examination of the experiences of American soldiers in the U.S. West and the Philippines in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Issue: Summer 2020

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 their high school teacher, counselor, or mentor. This summer marks the first year of this three-year program, which will feature a writing class co-taught by CC’s Florencia Rojo, assistant professor of sociology, and John Lamb, language arts teacher and gifted coordinator at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, and a quantitative reasoning class co-taught by CC’s Lori Driscoll,…

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