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The Unexpected Path: L. Song Richardson’s Journey to the CC Presidency

CC’s 14th president was a concert pianist, then dean at the University of California, Irvine School of Law before coming to Colorado College.

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Q&A with Former Acting Co-Presidents Mike Edmonds & Robert G. Moore

Former Acting Co-Presidents Mike Edmonds and Robert G. Moore Look Back at the Year Like No Other

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

It was a combination Commencement and a first-year class reunion. Nearly 370 members of the Class of 2020 — including 11 Master of Arts in Teaching graduates — reunited on Sunday, May 30, for their long-awaited in-person Commencement ceremony. There was joy among classmates who had not seen one another, or their professors, since they…

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Celebrating the Class of 2021

“Stumbling is not falling.”  — Malcolm X An in-person Commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 23, at the new Weidner Field in downtown Colorado Springs, with 532 undergraduate degrees and 17 Masters of Arts in Teaching degrees awarded. The event concluded a year like no other, in which students immersed themselves in virtual and hybrid…

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CC Mobile Arts Cranks Up: New Truck is Built to Take Arts on the Road

Think Bookmobile — But For the Arts

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Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty: The Riley Scholars-in-Residence Program

Started in 1988, CC’s Riley Scholars-in-Residence program helps those in under-represented minority groups prepare for careers in academia – or determine if such a career is right for them.

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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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Young Alumni in the Arts

Over the past year, the arts have taken on new meaning as creators explore mediums for teaching, learning, and self-expression during a global pandemic.

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Professor Nate Marshall’s Enduring Momentum

Chicago Public Library Award, “Finna,” and More Assistant Professor of English, poet, and spoken word artist Nate Marshall has not allowed the circumstances posed by the pandemic to decelerate his exciting momentum. In one year, Marshall published his anthology “Finna,” named one of the best books of 2020 by NPR; was awarded the 21st Century…

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Decolonizing During a Pandemic

During her residency as the Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Colorado College for the 2019-20 academic year, Anna Tsouhlarakis erected two eye-catching billboards near downtown Colorado Springs. These billboards read: “I really like the way you respect Native American rights” and “It’s great how you acknowledge that Native Americans are here.” Their design — in…

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