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Issue: Spring 2020

Colorado College Responds to PANDEMIC COVID-19

Amid the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Colorado College’s response is not only based on prioritizing the health and safety of the college community, but also that of Colorado Springs and the nation and world at large. The president’s cabinet and the college’s multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Emergency Response Team continues to meet regularly (via web and teleconference services) to assess the situation and plan for impacts to the campus community. CC has taken the following actions: Block 7, 8, and summer classes delivered via distance learning. Most students left for Spring Break and remained off campus. A small number of students — about 175 by Block 7 — who were unable to return home…

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Issue: Spring 2020

Milestones

Births & Adoptions ’00 Rachel DePuy ’00, a son, Theodore “Teddy” Izsak, Aug. 9, 2019, in Missoula, Montana.   Weddings & Celebrations ’96 Sara Fry ’96 and Beau Seegmiller, Nov. 21, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. ’06 Angela Schillaci ’06 and Greg Dihlmann-Malzer, Aug. 3, 2019, Telluride, Colorado. ’10 Annisa Harsha ’10 and Matt Kerns ’10, Sept. 14, 2019, in Graeagle, California. Christina Yong ’10 and Nicholas Rouse, June 15, 2019, in Littleton, Colorado. Tim Hughes ’10 and Erika Keim, Sept. 8, 2019, in Poulsbo, Washington. ’11 Carola Lovering Crane ’11 and Rob Crane, September 2019, in Manchester, Vermont. Helen Anda ’11 and James Eichner ’11, Dec. 14, 2019, in Santa…

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Issue: Spring 2020

Expanding the Reading Spectrum

I’ve spent my life on a journey of reading: from a child who learned to read early and loved being immersed in a book to a mother who watched her own children struggle with learning to read to a professional instructing teachers of reading — I’ve experienced the reading spectrum. Reading is an invaluable skill for every aspect of an individual’s life. However, not all children learn to read automatically, especially those with dyslexia, and our public school systems haven’t given them a chance. I have a passion and I’m on a mission: changing the future for students with dyslexia. For more than 25 years, science has informed the field…

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Issue: Spring 2020

Author Ibram X. Kendi Speaks on Campus

Ibram X. Kendi, historian and New York Times-bestselling author of multiple books, including “How to Be an Antiracist,” visited campus in February. He met for a conversation with a group of students (pictured) gathered by Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Arabic Ammar Naji and Professor of Comparative Literature Bill Davis; many of the students…

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Issue: Spring 2020

To the Editor

Just a quick note to say how pleased I am to see Eric Sondermann’s Letter to the Editor in the most recent Bulletin. It is a thoughtful, sophisticated, and broadminded commentary on a pervasive issue in contemporary education and I, personally, think it should be required reading for all students, staff, and CC administration. Bravo for making space for this invaluable perspective. I hope CC never becomes an institution that censors speech or opinions when that very censorship is deemed “fashionable” or “woke” by self-identified identity fanatics. True empowerment to the individual, or institution, comes through learning, listening, and personal responsibility, not pessimistic finger-pointing by the politically rabid. Good job,…

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Issue: Spring 2020

On the Bookshelf

Notes Below the Staff By Herb Beattie ’48 with Lauren Arnest “Not many people can begin an anecdote like this: ‘Beverly Sills was sitting next to me on a flight from New York to Pittsburgh…’,” and so begins the forward by Dave Mason ’78 to Beattie’s memoir, published by Rhyolite Press, 2019. Beattie was one of the driving forces behind the founding of the Colorado Opera Festival, along with Donald Jenkins, opera director at Colorado College, and J. Julius Baird, founder and artistic director of the Colorado Springs Opera. Beattie, a preeminent bass who worked with many of the great operatic stars of the 20th and 21st centuries, often doubled…

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Issue: Spring 2020

From The Archives

When life got too serious on campus in 1912, students used blankets as homemade trampolines, tossing one lucky person many feet into the air. The buildings in the background are Perkins Fine Arts Hall (built 1900, razed 1964) and Coburn Library (built 1892, razed 1964); these buildings stood where Armstrong Hall is now. These photos are the only known documentation of this pastime, recorded in a scrapbook by Ellen McCaffery ’14. The scrapbook also contains clippings, programs, dance cards, and more. After she graduated in 1914, McCaffery became a teacher in Colorado Springs.

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Issue: Spring 2020

Students Elected to Leadership Positions

Five CC students were elected to leadership positions for the 2020-21 academic year. Four were elected to the Colorado College Student Government Association and one was elected a student trustee. Elected are: Sakina Bhatti ’22, CCSGA student body president; Sophie Cardin ’22, CCSGA vice president of outreach; Lilly Davis ’22, CCSGA vice president of finance; Anusha Khanal ’21, CCSGA vice president of inclusion; and Elliott Williams ’21, student trustee. Additionally, Saluja Siwakoti ’21 will continue as vice president of student life and Ian Roberson ’21 as vice president of internal affairs, as their terms run through the end of the 2020 Fall Semester.

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