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Jeremy Zucker ’18 – Singer and Biologist

While preparing to graduate with a molecular and cellular biology major this spring, Jeremy Zucker ’18 also managed to complete a European tour. The world-renowned singer, songwriter, and producer recently signed with Republic Records and has garnered millions of plays of songs from his most recent album “idle.”

To learn more about Jeremy’s experience, check out this Around the Block post by fellow grad Alana Aamodt ’18.

eSports Team Concludes First Season

Overwatch A-team

CC’s Overwatch A-team

CC’s inaugural eSports team enjoyed several wins during their first season, including a victory over DU earlier this semester. The team consists of an Overwatch A-team (pictured above), an Overwatch B-team, and a League of Legends team who play against other collegiate teams in competitions and scrimmages.

eSports is one of the fastest growing sports across the country and has actually surpassed ESPN in the number of viewers. ESPN reports 7.1 million viewers daily, while Twitch, the world’s leading live-stream platform for the gaming community, has 8.5 million daily viewers.

I’m excited to watch as CC’s eSports team continues to grow!

Congratulations Class of 2018!

Evyn Papworth ’18 and Mitra Ghaffari ’17 Win Davis Grant

Evyn Papworth ’18 and Mitra Ghaffari ’17 were recently named Davis Projects for Peace grant recipients. They plan to use the $10,000 grant to develop an outdoor community center in Los Pocitos, a community of about 4,000 people, near Havana, Cuba.

Evyn and Mitra became involved in the community through a Keller Venture Grant that Mitra received in 2017 to help fund art workshops and restorative projects in Havana. They plan to continue collaborating with Akokán, a local initiative for social change, to construct an outdoor community center that fosters creative and cultural exchange.

I look forward to hearing more about the project’s impact as Evyn and Mitra travel to Cuba!

Commencement Day 2018

Today marks our biggest celebration of the year: Commencement 2018! All are welcome to join us for the Commencement Ceremony, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Armstrong Quad. Or, you can watch the live stream at

Following the ceremony, I’ll be hosting a reception on Cutler Quad to celebrate our recent graduates.