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Pamela Shipp

Class of 1969   Dr. Pamela Shipp ’69 grew up around activists. Her large family, with her politically engaged mother and more radical father, shaped her early years in East St. Louis, Illinois, and Denver, where she sought explorations of her own identity and place in the world from an early age. These explorations and…

Issue: Summer 2020 • Tags:

Untold Stories

The Untold Stories feature series was initiated in 2018 at the suggestion of Acting Co-President Mike Edmonds, who noted that institutions can only grow in inclusion and diversity if they acknowledge the hard truths of racism and discrimination in their past and present. “We need to know the stories of people who came, suffered, and…

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Prioritizing Mental Health

Alumnae Address Some Strategies for Coping in 2020 and Beyond Recognizing that this year has been extra challenging for many, we reached out to three Colorado College alumnae who are all professionals in different areas of the mental health space and asked for a few tips from each of their areas of expertise. Brittany Linton ’09…

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Alumnus Releases Acclaimed Film on Race

Award-winning filmmaker Menelek Lumumba ’02 double-majored in English and Film and Media Studies at Colorado College and studied cinema at Howard University. His years steeped in the universes of two private colleges provided the perfect fodder for Lumumba’s film, “1 Angry Black Man,” which has been engaging audiences with its thought-provoking narrative since its release June 5. A favorite of film…

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Two Doctors in the House

Alumni Siblings Get Up Close With COVID-19 When I ask Margaret Liu ’77 if she’d be open to a COVID-related interview, she says I should be speaking with her alumnus brother, the surgeon, “who’s been on the frontline of actually caring for patients.” When I ask Paul Liu ’81 for an interview, he tells me…

Issue: Summer 2020 • Tags:

Creating Your Own Luck

Finance Symposium Reveals Power of a CC Network Colorado College’s Career Center hosted a daylong Finance Symposium last semester, where CC alumni and students gathered for panel discussions covering topics ranging from an overview of the finance industry to networking and interviewing to finance and sustainability. Onyx Bengston ’18 traveled to CC from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,…

Issue: Spring 2020 • Tags: ,

50 Years on the Block Plan

The Block Plan 2020 celebration marks the 50th anniversary of Colorado College’s innovative one-class-at-a-time academic system. Block Plan 2020 involves a year of celebratory events and programming, including three interconnected media projects — a documentary film, a podcast, and book — that aim to capture the innovative vitality of the faculty and staff who founded…

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The Growth of a Budding Industry

As the dean of library services at Colorado State University-Pueblo and one of just five people at that leadership level, Rhonda Gonzales ’89 often is asked to participate in campus-wide initiatives. Three years ago, the initiative on the table was related to cannabis — and thanks to Colorado’s status as a legal state (both for…

Issue: Winter 2019 • Tags:

CC Family Fights Climate Change

When Louis Derry ’81 graduated from CC he did not intend to study climate change, nor spend time with international politicians. Yet opportunities along the path of a career in earth science led Lou to Paris, where, in 2017 he accepted an award from French President Emmanuel Macron. Lou is one of 13 U.S. scientists…

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Degreed, but Not Gone : Recent alumni step into paraprofessional roles

While many students dream of the day they no longer have to be in school, there are, of course,  consequences of graduation. Without the protection of the “college student” label, there is a societal expectation to have the rest of life planned out, whether it be graduate school, a job, a gap year, or some…

Issue: Spring 2019 • Tags:
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