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Issue: Spring 2021

Nurturing Seeds of Innovation

Over the summer, amid the chaos and confusion of the COVID-19 pandemic, Creativity & Innovation at CC decided to tweak one of their longest-standing traditions: The Big Idea competition. Creativity & Innovation Director Dez Stone Menendez ’02 had been mulling the change ever since she returned to CC in 2016. With a lot of help…

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Issue: Spring 2021

On the Bookshelf

The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools By Lindsey Pointer ’13, Kathleen McGoey, and Haley Farrar As restorative practices gain momentum, scholars and practitioners have begun to ask: How should restorative practices be taught? What educational structures and methods are in alignment with restorative values and principles? This book introduces games as a tool to teach restorative justice practices. Grounded in an understanding of restorative pedagogy and experiential learning strategies, the games allow learners to experience and understand restorative practices while building relationships and improving skills. Pointer has a Ph.D. in Restorative Justice from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and currently serves as the assistant director of the National Center…

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Issue: Spring 2021

What’s On Your Reading List, Corinne Scheiner?

We asked Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature  Corinne Scheiner “What’s On Your Reading List?” “I just finished rereading Tommy Orange’s ‘There There,’ which I first read when it was published in 2018. In the novel, we hear the stories of a wide range of characters, all of whom are heading to a Big Oakland Powwow. Through these characters, as well as through its prologue, the novel takes on stereotypes of Native identity, subverting these stereotypes by offering up each character’s own story of their lived experiences. These stories are ones of shared struggle for, Orange says, ‘I wanted to have my characters struggle in the way that I struggled, and the…

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Issue: Spring 2021

Class Notes

1971 William “Bill” Oman and his husband, Larry Crummer, are staying healthy during the pandemic by sheltering in place. They were in the middle of another world cruise in late March 2020 when the cruise was abruptly terminated in Western Australia. They had to scramble to make their own arrangements to get home. Fortunately, their ship had departed from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Jan. 4 before the pandemic began. Everyone on their ship remained healthy and they spent most of their time in Antarctica or visiting remote islands in the South Pacific before everything came crashing down. 1976 Susan McKee Tachau recently received an AARP Purpose Prize, which provides $50,000…

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Issue: Spring 2021

Obituaries

’30 We recently received word that Lois Herbert Divinsky passed away Dec. 22, 1995, in Marinette, Wisconsin. She taught public school in Chicago, Illinois, for many years. Her sister, Georgia Herbert Silliman ’43, also attended CC and passed away last year. ’37 Caroline Morrison Brown died Nov. 24, 2020, in Colorado Springs. She had a column for The Gazette called “Round Town with Caroline Brown” and wrote for local magazines. Caroline served on numerous boards including the McAllister House Museum and the Colorado Springs Symphony. She won volunteering accolades from the Quota Club and the Assistance League. ’39 Jule Hutchinson Haney died July 11, 2020, at the age of 102. Jule…

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