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Sustainability News: No Car? No Problem

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with PikeRide to give eligible students free access to the bike-sharing service. PikeRide bikes typically cost $1 to unlock and $0.10 per minute to ride, but the fee is waived for CC students with demonstrated financial need. Other students, faculty, and staff get a discounted rate of $99 to…

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Good to the Last Drop: CC Earns Top Spot for Water Conservation

From rain gardens to educational water courses to a live green roof, CC’s efforts to conserve water are being noticed. In the latest AASHE Sustainable Campus Index, CC is a top performer in the water category out of approximately 280 other U.S. colleges and universities. CC posted a 47% reduction in total water use of…

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That’s So CC: ‘We’re Opening Wooglin’s Two First’

Wooglin’s Deli & Café is closing its Tejon Street location temporarily during construction of Robson Arena, but plans to have a prominent spot next to the new arena when it is completed. That doesn’t mean Wooglin’s will be entirely shuttered during the construction phase. Wooglin’s manager Todd Renz is opening a second location in northeast…

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Africana Intellectual Project Launches

The Africana Intellectual Project at Colorado College, established earlier this year, is not just for Colorado College, but rather for the entire community, says director and founder of the program Michael Sawyer. Sawyer, assistant professor in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies, says the project is designed to enable CC and its intellectual community to explore…

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Dwanna McKay Named Elder of the Year

Dwanna McKay, assistant professor of Indigenous Studies in Colorado College’s Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies program, recently was honored as Elder of the Year at the 10th Annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow. McKay, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation whose research focuses on social inequality and Indigenous identity, says she…

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Tracy Santa to Serve as Fulbright Specialist

Tracy Santa, who served as director of Colorado College’s Writing Program and Writing Center from 2005 to 2018, has been appointed a Fulbright Specialist. Fulbright Specialists serve a three-year term and work in collaboration with host institutions in more than 150 countries; Santa will serve from 2019-22. As a Fulbright Specialist, Santa will focus on…

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Polly Nordstrand Receives Grant from Warhol Foundation

Polly Nordstrand, curator of Southwest Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, has been awarded a Curatorial Research Fellowship by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The $45,000 grant will support Nordstrand’s research for the development of an upcoming exhibition, “Queer Indigenous Visualities,” scheduled to open at the Fine…

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Block Plan 2020

The Block Plan 2020 celebration will mark the 50th anniversary of Colorado College’s innovative one-class-at-a-time academic schedule — the Block Plan. Block Plan 2020 involves a year of celebratory events, including a series of interconnected projects aimed at capturing the vitality of the Block Plan. A film, book, podcast, exhibits, and other commemorative programming will…

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When We Print the Bulletin, We Plant Trees

Colorado-based PrintReleaf tracks paper use all the way from a mill order to a vendor’s supply chain to print production, giving users an accurate count of exactly how much paper they have used for a print project. The company then replants trees in developing countries proportionate to paper use. CC Communications joined the PrintReleaf program…

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Update on Antiracism Initiative

In the past year and a half, CC has committed to taking up the work of antiracism, which means actively opposing racism in all of its forms. It is an effort crucial to changing higher education and the world for the better. Over the summer, a small group comprised of members of the faculty, student…

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