Colorado College in the News – November 2022

The Office of Communications and Marketing curates this report of news clips that feature Colorado College and CC-affiliated people. 

Media Coverage of Colorado College

National/International News

12/18/22 | Europe Cities | Documentary about Colorado College’s block plan for the best film at the Helsinki Film Festival | Arts and entertainment
“It began on a cold November afternoon in 1968. A group of young Colorado College professors sat around a table at Murphy’s Tavern. Over pints on the table, Professors Glenn Brooks and Don Shearn discussed with their colleagues how to achieve more effective teaching as the college underwent major changes.”
12/2/22 | Men’s Health UK | Smart Trackers Have Revolutionised Training but Is It Better to Train with or Without Tech?
“If your stats cause you stress, remove the watch: a Colorado College study found that just hearing negative feedback about your sleep habits can trigger mental fatigue.”

12/30/22 | The Gazette | Former Colorado College President Richard Celeste reflects on life of service in ‘In the Heart of It All’
“When Richard Celeste was approaching his ninth year as president of Colorado College, he got a call from his son.”

12/29/22 | The Gazette | Like father, like son: CC’s Serdachny taking father’s lessons to college game
“A freshman forward on Colorado College’s hockey team, Serdachny has been skating for as long as he could walk. His father, Steve, is a longtime power skating coach, who introduced Noah and his three sisters to hockey at early ages.”

12/27/22 | Texas Health and Human Services | Shuford Named Commissioner of State Health Department
“Shuford graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.”

12/22/22 | NRDC | Colorado’s Religious Communities See Climate Action as a Moral Obligation
“When people of faith speak out about something, it tends to command a certain respect and attention, notes Sarah Hautzinger, an anthropology professor at Colorado College and a co-organizer of last fall’s Colorado Springs rally. “People’s faith,” she says, “can often occupy a kind of higher ground in terms of morals and ethics, and there’s real potential there.” Often what’s guiding their activism is a sense of duty to care for creation, as well as for humans, especially the ­­­most vulnerable among us.”

12/19/22 | Fox21 News | Visit Theio the dinosaur fossil at Garden of the Gods
“Theio is short for Theiophytalia Kerri. The dinosaur fossil was discovered in 1878 by Colorado College Professor James H. Kerr according to the park’s website.”

12/18/22 | KOAA | The first night of Hanukkah brings light to menorahs and communities
“Two Colorado College students came to Temple Shalom for the first time tonight.
“We honestly did not know what to expect, this is our first time in the temple. We really weren’t expecting anything, and we got a lot,” said Aden Katz.”

12/18/22 | Local Today News | Colorado College Block Plan Documentary Awarded Best Film At Helsinki Film Festival
“It began on a cold November afternoon in 1968. A group of young Colorado College professors were sitting around a table in Murphy’s Tavern.
Pints ​​on the table, professors Glenn Brooks and Don Shearn pondered with colleagues how to teach more effectively as the college underwent sweeping changes.”

12/18/22 | The Gazette | Documentary on Colorado College block plan named best film at Helsinki film fest
“It started on a cold November afternoon in 1968. A group of young Colorado College professors sat around a table at Murphy’s Tavern.
Pints on the table, professors Glenn Brooks and Don Shearn brainstormed with colleagues on how to have more impactful instruction as the college underwent sweeping changes.”

12/17/22 | Santa Fe New Mexican | Voters show they value conservation
“A 2022 poll by Colorado College showed that 79 percent of New Mexicans support protecting 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030; 82 percent support creating new national monuments; 85 percent say public lands issues help determine their support for an elected official; and a whopping 92 percent support requiring oil and gas companies to pay for cleanup costs.”

12/16/22 | ESG Clarity | ‘I manage my college sustainability portfolio’
“Throughout my childhood, I have always been passionate about investing. This materialized in founding my high school’s investment club and managing the sustainability portfolio at Colorado College, where I am currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics.”

12/16/22 | KKTV | WATCH: Colorado College makes statement tying two local situations to racism

12/14/22 | KRDO | Investigation underway after sprinkler system puts out small fire at Colorado College
“An investigation is underway after a sprinkler system put out a small fire in a utility area at Colorado College.”

12/14/22 | Local Today | Colorado College broadcasts an anti-racism message following an incident at a hotel and a separate incident involving Colorado Springs police
“After two separate incidents in Colorado Springs, Colorado College shared a message with students about their “anti-racism commitment.”

12/8/22 | Albuquerque Journal | New Mexico voters show conservation and communities matter
“A 2022 poll by Colorado College showed that 79% of New Mexicans support protecting 30% of our lands and waters by 2030; 82% support creating new national monuments; 85% say that public lands issues help determine their support for an elected official; and a whopping 92% support requiring oil and gas companies to pay for cleanup costs.”

12/5/22 | Cañon City Daily Record | Neighbors: Chris and Joanna McIntyre work to make their place in the world better
“The two met and began dating while attending Cañon City High School and have been together ever since. They were married while simultaneously majoring in chemistry at Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 2000 and spent nearly 10 years away from Cañon City.”

12/3/22 | Out There Colorado | Ed Webster, pioneer climber out of Colorado Springs, dies at 66
“Webster, who attended Colorado College in the 1970s and set the standard on many now-famous crags across the West and the globe, died suddenly late last month at his home in Maine. He was 66. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Joyelle.”

12/2/22 | The Gazette | With limited resources, college campuses in Colorado Springs work to meet needs after tragedy
“Liss Smith, a spokesperson for Inside Out Youth Services, which supports LGBTQ+ teens and young adults, highlights Colorado College’s Butler Center and the UCCS LGBTQ+ Resource Center as two “really, really good” examples of where college students can find support outside of a counseling setting.”

12/1/22 | Denver Post | Who was Emma C. Bunker? Colorado scholar played role in laundering stolen art
“She spent parts of three decades as a visiting professor at Colorado College as well, teaching courses on Asian art and introduction to art history. John Bunker also was on campus, lecturing on business ethics.”

12/1/22 | The Daily Beast | Weinstein Doomed After Disaster Rape Trial, Accusers Say
“Now a professor of psychology at Colorado College, Roberts alleges that in 1984, Weinstein lured her into his apartment to try out for a role after they briefly met at a restaurant.”


12/20/22 | Sports News Now | Retrospective look at 75-year history of men’s NCAA college hockey tournament a book all fans need in collection
 “The early years of the tourney featured U.S.-born stars like Wally Grant at Michigan, goalies Roy and Willard Ikola at Colorado College and Michigan, respectively, and the incomparable John Mayasich from the University of Minnesota.”

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