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Colorado College Students Helping to Make Positive Change for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

When Yijia Wang ’22 came to the U.S. from China as an international student, she experienced culture shock, language barriers, and a sudden transition from being an ethno-racial majority to being a minority. This fueled her passion for helping immigrants, particularly asylum seekers. At Colorado College, Wang found support to engage with matters of immigration.…

Issue: Winter 2023 • Tags:

CC Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Address Demand for Diversity, Social Justice

Claire Oberon Garcia

Colorado College has been selected as one of the recipients of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Humanities for All Times grant. This initiative will support the college’s new General Education curriculum to teach students about social justice issues and give them the tools to tackle injustices head-on. CC will receive $1,024,000 over three years for…

Issue: Spring 2022 • Tags:

More Women of Color in Leadership

From left: Manya Whitaker, Associate Professor of Education, Executive Vice President, and Chief of Staff; Heidi R. Lewis, Director and Associate Professor in the Feminist and Gender Studies Program, and Coordinator of the Early Career Faculty Development Program; Emily Chan, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Bridge Scholars Program, Vice President and Dean of the Faculty; Rosalie M. Rodriguez, Senior Associate Dean of Students, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Director of the Butler Center

But: ‘We Should Speak Frankly About the Barriers That Still Exist’ The leadership at Colorado College has changed dramatically throughout the years, and now, in the 2021-22 academic year, the college has never had as many feminine-identifying, Black, Indigenous, people of color voices as it does now. While this is an enormous success for Colorado…

Issue: Spring 2022 • Tags: ,

A Diverse Leadership

From left, Edwin Hamada; Brenda Soto; Rochelle T. Dickey ’83, P’19; L. Song Richardson; Debbie Howell; Mike Edmonds; and Peony Fhagen.

Black, Indigenous, people of color, and women now hold more influential positions than ever before at Colorado College.

Issue: Spring 2022 • Tags: , ,

CC Launches Year-Long Series Addressing Anti-Asian Racism

A violent incident of anti-Asian racism early last year has inspired the launch of a new series of lectures, discussions, film screenings, and reading groups at Colorado College: “Forever Foreign: Asian America, Global Asia, and the Problem of Anti-Asian Racism.” Following the mass killing of Asian-Americans in Atlanta on March 16, 2021, an act of…

Issue: Winter 2021/22 • Tags:

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.

Issue: Spring 2021 • Tags: ,

CC Joins Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

Colorado College has joined the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center’s newly established Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance. Colorado College’s inclusion in the Racial Equity Leadership Alliance is “yet another recognition of the critically important work we are doing through our antiracism initiative,” says CC Acting Co-President Mike Edmonds. “We are…

Issue: Winter 2020-21 • Tags: ,

$575,000 Grant Supports Black Students Pursuing Careers in Education

Colorado College has received a $575,000 grant from the Sachs Foundation to support Black students interested in pursuing careers in education. The grant will be used to support summer fellowships, academic-year internships, and scholarships, including two Master of Arts in Teaching scholarships. “We are enormously grateful to the Sachs Foundation for this generous and visionary…

Issue: Winter 2020-21 • Tags: ,

CC Names Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Leadership, Receives $1 Million Gift for Antiracism Efforts

Colorado College has named a three-person DEI leadership team and CC Board of Trustees Chair Susie Burghart ’77 has donated $1 million to enhance and accelerate the work of the new team and further the college’s antiracism initiative.

Issue: Summer 2020 • Tags: ,

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…

Issue: Winter 2019 • Tags: ,