Colorado College News http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/cc-rss-news.html A Virtual Homecoming Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:00:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/a-virtual-homecoming http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/a-virtual-homecoming ]]> <p><span><strong>Friday, Oct. 9</strong> &mdash; </span><span>Watch your inbox for a video message from Colorado College Co-President Mike Edmonds to kick-off the weekend.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Saturday, Oct. 10</strong> &mdash; Claim your ticket by <a href="https://coloradocollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvbxymlsQb6GipgQeGt7ug">signing up in advance</a></span><span>&nbsp;for a &ldquo;Homecoming Virtual Dance Party.&rdquo; Playwright, director, and break beat poet Idris Goodwin, who is director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, will DJ the dance. He&nbsp;will be playing songs for all generations of CC alumni and students &mdash;&nbsp;and we&rsquo;ll be dancing the night away from 9-11 p.m. MDT. The Dance Party is </span><span><span><a href="https://sites.coloradocollege.edu/socc/">brought to you by SoCC</a></span></span><span> &ndash; the Sounds of Colorado College. <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JPzmWC23zg38TjZoLyqyOjqBxz6n1x59PERMdVlHY0A/edit#gid=0">Submit your song requests</a>&nbsp;by Wednesday, Oct. 7.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Sunday, Oct. 11</strong> &mdash; Join Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the College Susan Ashley</span><span>&nbsp;along with Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department Steve Hayward from 2-3 p.m. MDT for an <a href="https://coloradocollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6rAagVXfS9WCw4ew9owoCQ">Inside the Block</a>&nbsp;discussion of the founding, past, and present of the Block Plan.&nbsp;</span><span>This is not your typical history lesson. Hayward and Ashley will bring this story to life as they share a conversation about their collaboration over the past three years leading up to the forthcoming release of Ashley&rsquo;s book &ldquo;The Block Plan: An Unrehearsed Educational Venture&rdquo; and the documentary feature &ldquo;The Block Plan&rdquo; which Hayward wrote and co-directed. <a href="https://coloradocollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6rAagVXfS9WCw4ew9owoCQ">Sign up here</a></span><span>.</span></p> <p><em>Please note: Virtual events on Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11, may be joined 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.</em></p> Friday Feature: Briceida Cuevas Cob in World Literature Today Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:06:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/friday-feature-briceida-cuevas-cob-in-world-literature-today http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/friday-feature-briceida-cuevas-cob-in-world-literature-today <div class="" dir="auto"> <div id="jsc_c_7r" class="ecm0bbzt hv4rvrfc ihqw7lf3 dati1w0a" data-ad-comet-preview="message" data-ad-preview="message"> <div class="j83agx80 cbu4d94t ew0dbk1b irj2b8pg"> <div class="qzhwtbm6 knvmm38d"> <div class="kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div dir="auto" style="text-align: start;"><strong>Kite, by Briceida Cuevas Cob</strong></div> <div dir="auto" style="text-align: start;"><strong></strong></div> </div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div dir="auto" style="text-align: start;">I really enjoyed Briceida Cuevas Cob's poem "Kite". Her use of imagery and rhyme emphasized the tender message of the poem for me, and being able to see the poem written in three different languages only furthered my enjoyment of the poem. I am personally very fond of comparing languages for differences and similarities, and reading the poem in English and Spanish each provided their own unique experience that I appreciated being able to read side by side in the poet's own words. Even though I was only able to read two versions, being able to see it in Yucatec Maya and further compare the languages visually was another gift of its own.</div> <div dir="auto" style="text-align: start;"></div> <div dir="auto" style="text-align: start;">(Inez Olivas)</div> <div dir="auto" style="text-align: start;"></div> </div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div dir="auto" style="text-align: start;">Access information: This poem is available online to CC students and employees as part of the library's paid journal subscriptions. You can search in the OneSearch box on the library home page for Kite Briceida Cuevas Cob and the first result should be the right one! You will need to log in with your single sign in ID to access it. Or you can also go directly to <a href="https://www-jstor-org.coloradocollege.idm.oclc.org/stable/20621841">https://www-jstor-org.coloradocollege.idm.oclc.org/stable/20621841</a> (which, again, will require single-sign-on). Folks with a CC sign-on can also browse all back issues of World Literature Today, the journal in which this poem appears, at <a href="https://www-jstor-org.coloradocollege.idm.oclc.org/journal/worllitetoda">https://www-jstor-org.coloradocollege.idm.oclc.org/journal/worllitetoda</a></div> <div dir="auto" style="text-align: start;"></div> </div> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <div dir="auto" style="text-align: start;">To read four more multilingual poems by Cuevas Cob, freely available online to everyone, check out&nbsp;<a href="http://www.latinamericanliteraturetoday.org/en/2018/may/four-poems-briceida-cuevas-cob">http://www.latinamericanliteraturetoday.org/en/2018/may/four-poems-briceida-cuevas-cob</a> .</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Call for summer 2021 proposals Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:30:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/call-for-summer-2021-proposals http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/call-for-summer-2021-proposals <p>Faculty Colleagues:</p> <p>The Summer Session Committee is happy to announce that the proposal period for 2021 Summer Blocks Away is open.&nbsp; Proposals for Summer 2021 Blocks which take place beyond the campus, whether domestic or abroad, may be submitted on Summit <a href="https://apps.ideal-logic.com/ccoip?key=29L66-D685_K9KH-5PTF_75e5d0ca">at this address</a>.&nbsp; .&nbsp; The proposals will be due by October 21, 2020, to allow enough time for the Summer Session Committee to review each proposal and approve 2021 summer programs prior to the scheduled November 2 opening of the student application window.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you have any questions about requirements of the proposal, please do not hesitate to contact either myself abertsche@colloradocollege.edu or Jim Burke, Director of Summer Session jburke@coloradocollege.edu</p> <p>Yours truly,</p> <p>Allen Bertsche, Director</p> <p>Global Education</p> Friday Feature: Docuseek films and more Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:30:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/friday-feature-docuseek-films-and-more http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/friday-feature-docuseek-films-and-more <p><span>Here's something I found there: </span><br /> <br /> <span>The Owl's Legacy: Mathematics, or the Empire Counts Back </span><br /> <br /> <span>So, as many of you may know, a big student-led effort in CC's antiracism mission was the change of the all-college requirements to be more aligned with today's societal and educational needs. One of the main changes was the elimination of the "West in Time" requirement which was, in a few words, an exploration of the intellectual history of western cultures. As a freshman, my FYE was the "World of Numbers", which happened to be a West-in-Time course. The idea was this: explore history, starting from the Babylonians to modern encryption, through math. As such, we were exposed to number systems, historical problems (like the quadrature of the lune) and a few other landmarks in mathematical history. If the West-In-Time idea could be distilled into a single series, it would be The Owl's Legacy, and my FYE would be episode 6: the Empire Counts Back. (In case it's not obvious from the title, this is big nerd time. The owl is a refence to Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom (or Minerva, represented by a deer, in rip-off Roman culture), and just for fun a Star Wars reference.) In case you're interested in what some of these "main theorems" through history may be and what they actually looked like and what their influence in today's math is, you can check out a copy of Journey Through Genius, Dunham, W. (QA21.D78 1991). A particularly interesting figure in all this is Hypatia of Alexandria, which is perhaps the only female figure acknowledged in ancient maths (Hypatia of Alexandria, Deakin, M., QA29.H88 D43 2007). Another cool resource that you can access *exclusively* through Tutt Library, once Special Collections reopens, are some Cuneiform Tablets which show mathematical records kept by Assyrians - the actual clay tablets are in Special Collections. (Other libraries have other clay tablets! But we're the only ones who have ours...)</span><br /> <br /> <span>(Jose Monge Castro)</span><br /> <br /> <span>This documentary is available only to CC students and employees, and until the library reopens to the broader community, that is the case for our physical books as well. Your local public or academic library may have access to these items though! It's worth investigating.</span><br /> <br /> <span>For those with a CC single-sign-on ID:</span><br /> <br /> <span>To watch the documentary, first go to the Tutt Library homepage (<a href="https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fl.facebook.com%2Fl.php%3Fu%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.coloradocollege.edu%252Flibrary%253Ffbclid%253DIwAR1v14fkTpfrm30sbCP6teWjJ16mGgrwYf2Tqthfm0nm4rvmsatQRfEWqdg%26h%3DAT0VS540-CEX6ahD8OnpUUlRqcHpwvU3hjZgSj_c7jp_VRy_s_A8BOzZbZzYIOJ4Gd4ar2yTQL2in7q1IBUOJNAPKqb8uEJnSU9UgYA513VDrGWt3d3oPvw6LntSl6_ijg%26__tn__%3D-UK*F%26c%5B0%5D%3DAT10LFS9GHOY7F1vyd1cpbKpXSOUdX8c7YM2KZPTwplZ4aBD2DtD0jv_XJwh9SrlGVhVrYgHv41vnOfPvZlEzeypLdcMOCi8xXBMpTfJWHBoWOnZt5Y-bwowXINbjam_8BD4Q8TeFVlNYNo4RTpc4cukoOH9IwCOkjuPykPrSY5mr0qTW27zzwI7&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmsielaff%40coloradocollege.edu%7Cfa81b527051840d9958008d85c12039f%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99%7C1%7C0%7C637360579722399649&amp;sdata=%2FfojDcvAfJEMdpSyWYxoMTGOyQxlY%2BF7417%2BLmMf%2FqM%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://www.coloradocollege.edu/library</a>). Click on "Books and Media" above the search box, then type owl's legacy empire inside the search box. You will be asked to log in via single-sign-on. Then the film should be the top result for the search. Click "View online" and you should go straight to the film. Or, if you're already logged in, you can go to <a href="https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocuseek2-com.coloradocollege.idm.oclc.org%2Fif-owl%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0yiHjCTHRuQmH5ji8kRaQkaeGsOTQeQVwUC83fMmJXJRD6E7--DstFecE&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmsielaff%40coloradocollege.edu%7Cfa81b527051840d9958008d85c12039f%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99%7C1%7C0%7C637360579722409643&amp;sdata=FbPFgRBvbgbo4YZIOFiAfWiDpsgISJZTST7vfidTIPQ%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://docuseek2-com.coloradocollege.idm.oclc.org/if-owl</a> instead.</span><br /> <br /> <span>You can also find the books Jose mentioned with our Books and Media search. Neither of these books is available as an ebook, but if you have access to campus, you can learn about how to request books and other physical items for pickup here: <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/library/borrowing/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1DRx_xzitRvn_2-YCrNweiFZCH7Ezsw-N9Rz1rDVzDOxArBZUu_9tlszQ">https://www.coloradocollege.edu/library/borrowing/index.html</a> </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atiya Harvey ('18) Joins the Center for Children and Young Adults Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:55:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/atiya-harvey-18-joins-the-center-for-children-and-young-adults http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/atiya-harvey-18-joins-the-center-for-children-and-young-adults <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce Atiya Harvey (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '18) has joined the Center for Children and Young Adults (CCYA) as an Assistant Educational Instructor.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://ccyakids.org/" target="_blank">CCYA</a>, established in 1981 and located in Marietta, GA, is a "transformative, model program whose mission is to provide safe and suitable housing, youth development activities and comprehensive supportive housing services for at-risk homeless youth who have been abandoned, abused, neglected and/or sexually exploited."</p> <p>Congratulations, Atiya! We are so proud to know you!</p> Sylvan Goldberg Receives Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:45:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/sylvan-goldberg-receives-eugene-garfield-research-fellowship http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/sylvan-goldberg-receives-eugene-garfield-research-fellowship <p>Colorado College Assistant Professor of English <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/english/people/profile.html?person=goldberg_sylvan_boise">Sylvan Goldberg</a> has received the Eugene Garfield Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society&rsquo;s Library &amp; Museum in Philadelphia.</p> <p>As a 2020-21&nbsp;Library &amp; Museum Resident Research Fellow, Goldberg will have access to the library and museum&rsquo;s archives, enabling him to further research his current book, tentatively titled &ldquo;Generation: Crisis, Continuity, Sentiment, and Science in Nineteenth-Century America.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;In this project, I look at the overlapping discourses of science and sentimentalism in the 19th-century, and in particular the way they think about the concept of &lsquo;generation,&rsquo; as in the production of life, but also the term we use to refer to people born in the same historical moment,&rdquo; says Goldberg, who joined the <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/english/">Colorado College English Department</a> in 2017.</p> <p>During the fellowship period, Goldberg will specifically be conducting research on &ldquo;spontaneous generation,&rdquo; a concept in biology that pre-dates Darwinian evolution, and which Darwin&rsquo;s ideas helped to displace.</p> <p>&ldquo;I'll be looking at what traction the idea had within the U.S. scientific community in the 19th century; thus far, scholars of U.S. scientific history have tended to marginalize the concept because Darwin&rsquo;s ideas on evolution took hold over here pretty quickly. But in fact, the concept doesn't disappear completely with the acceptance of Darwin&rsquo;s ideas, so I think there&rsquo;s more there to tell,&rdquo; he says.<br /><br />Goldberg says although the history of scientific experiments intended to prove or disprove spontaneous generation has been told in its European context, the U.S. side of the story hasn&rsquo;t been discussed all that much, despite the fact that the concept of spontaneous generation shows up widely across popular culture in the U.S.</p> <p>&ldquo;The work I plan to do at APS will thus be focused on adding a U.S. chapter to the scientific histories of spontaneous generation that have thus far remained limited to debates in Europe. The library&rsquo;s holdings in the history of science and natural history &mdash; especially its collections on Louis Agassiz, Asa Gray, Joseph Henry, and other prominent figures within the 19th-century U.S. scientific community &mdash; will help me trace the way debates over spontaneous generation extended beyond the boundaries of European experimentation and beyond the confines of the scientific community,&rdquo; says Goldberg.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are thrilled to welcome a new class of fellows to the library and museum. Our fellows conduct cutting edge research in a wide range of fields, and every year they make new discoveries in our collections that change what we know about our past,&rdquo; says Patrick Spero, the American Philosophical Society librarian.</p> <p>The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purposes of &ldquo;promoting useful knowledge.&rdquo; In the 21st-century, it serves to advance knowledge and promote scholarship in the humanities and social, mathematical, life, and physical sciences. Its collections make it among the premier institutions for documenting and exhibiting the history of the American Revolution and founding, the history of science from Newton to NASA, Native American languages and culture, and the development of American anthropology. The library houses more than 14 million manuscripts, 275,000 volumes and bound periodicals, 250,000 images, fine art, and other objects.</p> Inaugural Stroud Scholars Rise to Challenge Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:30:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/inaugural-stroud-scholars-rise-to-challenge http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/inaugural-stroud-scholars-rise-to-challenge ]]> <p>By <strong>Laurie Laker &rsquo;12</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Bringing together fantastic kids with fantastic minds, in less than fantastic circumstances, it really couldn&rsquo;t have gone much better,&rdquo; says Jordan Baker, inaugural member of&nbsp;Colorado College's&nbsp;Stroud Scholars Program and a student at Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Fountain, Colorado.</p> <p>Named in honor of two of&nbsp;the earliest Black students to graduate from&nbsp;Colorado College, siblings <strong>Kelly Dolphus Stroud &rsquo;31</strong> and <strong>Effie Stroud Frazier &rsquo;31</strong>, the Stroud Scholars Program helps prepare and engage high-promise students from across the Pikes Peak Region in pursuing their ambitions to attend college. These students, who face a range of barriers to college, will earn admission to Colorado College and receive a financial aid package that will enable them to attend once they complete the three-year program. Students are able to kickstart college-level academic work while they&rsquo;re still in high school, completing annual summer courses and focusing on qualitative and quantitative critical thinking skills.</p> <p>The program is part of the college&rsquo;s larger college access initiatives restructuring, which includes CC&rsquo;s Colorado Pledge, a pilot program aimed at supporting Colorado families with adjusted gross incomes below $200,000 and CC&rsquo;s test-optional policy, in which applicants can choose whether to submit standardized test scores as part of their admission application.</p> <p>Of particular focus for the Stroud program is the vital importance of bringing local students to campus both in the short and long terms.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s really meaningful and important for us to find and recruit high-promise students from local schools who may not have considered CC a place they could look at, so that they can see themselves here,&rdquo; says Jim Burke, the director of Summer Session, whose office was one of the key stakeholders in facilitating Stroud this summer.</p> <p>&ldquo;The way we structured the student selection, did interviews, and conducted outreach, it was all to make CC viable to those who may not see it as so, to broaden the scope of what a CC student can and should be.&rdquo;</p> <p>Approximately 120 students applied to be a part of the Stroud program; 25 were selected in a rigorous and holistic review and interview process.<br /><br />&ldquo;There&rsquo;s such a broad base of support across CC&rsquo;s campus and among our community partners at local schools for something like Stroud, that it was incredibly rewarding to be able to deliver a program that I believe makes all of these groups really proud of being involved,&rdquo; adds Burke.</p> <p>Jada Miller, also from Fountain-Fort Carson High School, &ldquo;loves history and math&rdquo; and was selected by her school as a possible candidate for the Stroud program. Though she was excited by the selection, she didn&rsquo;t know quite what to expect until the program representative came to her school to explain more.</p> <p>&ldquo;When the rep spoke about diversity, wanting students from multicultural backgrounds like myself, it really surprised and encouraged me. Talking about campus events, the profile of speakers, the program that CC offers, it was super exciting,&rdquo; she says.</p> <p>The key component to Stroud, beyond the academic programming involved, is the people. Students are taught by a combination of CC and high school faculty, and mentored in groups and individually by CC students from similar backgrounds to their own. For this first iteration of the Stroud program, which ran Aug. 3-7, two of the numerous involved faculty were CC Psychology Professor <strong>Lori Driscoll &rsquo;94</strong> and K-8 Math and Science Specialist Phillip Hutcherson of School District 11 in Colorado Springs.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve worked for many years with CC as a volunteer for their community engagement programs, and the moment I heard about Stroud I applied to be a part of it,&rdquo; says Hutcherson.</p> <p>Driscoll and Hutcherson co-taught the quantitative class portion of Stroud, designed to help students engage with data in a critical and curious way.</p> <p>&ldquo;We wanted to teach these students how to analyze data properly, to question its validity and source certainty. Especially in today&rsquo;s world of fake news, the skills of knowing a good source and how to examine databases are absolutely vital,&rdquo; Driscoll says.</p> <p>For both Driscoll and Hutcherson, their involvement in Stroud wasn&rsquo;t simply a teaching assignment or opportunity, but a personal call to action to actively engage with these students in this program.</p> <p>&ldquo;I only came to CC because I got a Boettcher Scholarship. I hadn&rsquo;t even heard of CC until an older friend of mine went there and wrote me a letter telling me that I had to come and see this place for myself,&rdquo; says Driscoll.</p> <p>&ldquo;As the first person in my family to go to college, CC transformed my life. For me to be able to give back to CC in this way, along with my regular teaching at the college, is a real act of love &ndash; creating an environment where people cherish knowledge. When the Stroud program was announced, something spoke to me at my core, and I had to be involved.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hutcherson&rsquo;s sentiments mirror Driscoll&rsquo;s. Both are from Colorado and are able to directly speak and relate to the experiences that the Stroud students are going and will continue to go through.</p> <p>&ldquo;I was one of these students,&rdquo; says Hutcherson. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m also a first-generation college graduate, my mother was the first high school graduate in my family. Being able to recognize the value of an educational opportunity and to pass it on, that&rsquo;s something really special. For me, Stroud was a full circle of &ldquo;a ha!&rdquo; moments, reminders of why I&rsquo;m doing this.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Stroud mentors, who met with students individually and in small groups via Zoom, echoed the personal sentiments of the faculty.</p> <p>&ldquo;Before CC, I had a really different view of college &ndash; in high school I was told that it&rsquo;d be a hard fit for me because of the money involved,&rdquo; says <strong>Chloe Brooks-Kistler &rsquo;23</strong>, a rising sophomore and Bonner Fellow who has worked with local schools and the Inside/Out Youth Services program, as well as volunteering at KRCC, Colorado College&rsquo;s NPR station.</p> <p>&ldquo;When I heard about Stroud toward the end of my first year, and knew it was for local kids like me, I thought that if I&rsquo;d had this program when I was in high school, I&rsquo;d have loved it!</p> <p>&ldquo;What it does, in making CC a viable and attainable option for kids like me, local kids who may not have the means to initially think about CC, it&rsquo;s awesome, and so I really wanted to help.&rdquo;</p> <p>With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the structure and timeline of this first iteration of the Stroud program was always going to change and change drastically.</p> <p>&ldquo;We knew that we had to make this happen, in spite of the pandemic,&rdquo; explains Burke. &ldquo;The shift we made was simple; instead of the weeks on campus, we reconfigured it to a five-day online-only program, making it far more concentrated but no less impactful.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Everyone involved in Stroud behind the scenes made a tremendous effort to deliver, despite the one-week time limitation, a program that illustrated the core values of the college. I&rsquo;m really proud that we were able to do that.&rdquo;</p> <p>The experience, while not what was initially planned, still carried great resonance for everyone involved. Students spoke of shedding tears on their last day and continue to stay in touch with classmates and new friends, friends that they may never have made were it not for this five-day experience.</p> <p>&ldquo;Mentoring via Zoom was kind of weird, especially as some of the students wouldn&rsquo;t have their cameras on so it became more of a phone call than a face-to-face conversation,&rdquo; says Brooks-Kistler.</p> <p>&ldquo;That said, we made it work &ndash; despite it being very strange for it to be online. Mentors had community lunches every single day, including sessions with the Stroud family themselves, a movie night, collaborative art projects, and loads of random discussions.</p> <p>&ldquo;Initially, I was scared and nervous, but we became super close,&rdquo; says Miller. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve definitely made a few very real friends from this program, and I&rsquo;d never known that there were this many kids like me spread out around the city.&rdquo;</p> CC Co-sponsors Virtual Redistricting Symposium Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:00:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/cc-co-sponsors-virtual-redistricting-symposium http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/cc-co-sponsors-virtual-redistricting-symposium <p>Colorado College is co-sponsoring a virtual public symposium on redistricting in Colorado titled &ldquo;Connecting Colorado for Fair Redistricting: A Public Symposium and Call to Action&rdquo; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19.</p> <p>The free symposium will consist of a series of public conversations with redistricting experts, government staff, activists, and concerned citizens on redistricting, why it matters for everyone, and how Coloradoans can help, says Assistant Professor of Mathematics and symposium organizer Beth Malmskog. Major themes of the symposium include how the public can get involved in the redistricting process, how data and mathematics are involved in fair redistricting, and how redistricting will impact Colorado&rsquo;s communities of color.</p> <p>CC&rsquo;s Associate Professor of Political Science Elizabeth Coggins will deliver the opening presentation, titled &ldquo;Democracy, Representation, and the Stakes of Redistricting.<strong>&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>Gerrymandering is the process of manipulating the boundaries of electoral districts for political gain. &ldquo;This is considered by many to be deeply unfair, but it has been a common practice in the U.S. for more than 200 years,&rdquo; says Malmskog.&nbsp;&ldquo;Partisan gerrymandering has become even more of an issue in recent years with the rise of powerful technologies and focused strategies.&rdquo;</p> <p>Jeanne Clelland, Professor of Mathematics at University of Colorado-Boulder, will discuss a mathematical technique that has figured prominently in recent court cases around partisan gerrymandering in her presentation, &ldquo;Colorado in Context: Mathematics, Redistricting, and Colorado.&rdquo; As part of that, she will present a mathematical and statistical analysis of Colorado&rsquo;s current districting plan and electoral landscape that was conducted by a team of researchers that included several Colorado College students and alumni.</p> <p>The team consisting of Clelland, Malmskog, Washington State Assistant Professor 0f Data Analytics Daryl DeFord, Colorado College Assistant Professor of Statistics Flavia Sancier-Barbosa, and <strong>Haley Colgate &rsquo;20</strong>, have been working on the analysis since Summer 2019, when Colgate worked with Malmskog as a summer researcher with CC&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/advising-hub/research-opportunities/summer-programming/index.html">Student Collaborative Research Program</a> (SCoRe) to build a data-rich map of Colorado&rsquo;s electoral precincts.&nbsp;<strong>Austin Eide &rsquo;16</strong> assisted with the map building and <strong>Edgar Santos-Vega &rsquo;20, Jose Monge-Castro &rsquo;20</strong>, and <strong>Kadin Mangalik &rsquo;20</strong> worked on related research.&nbsp; The research team generated millions of random reasonable districting plans for Colorado and modeled the outcome of elections with these plans using real 2018 voting data.&nbsp;Their work employed new mathematical and statistical techniques in the area and examined the interplay of various fairness criteria in Colorado&rsquo;s Amendments Y and Z.</p> <p>The U.S. Constitution mandates that all states must draw new maps in 2021, and people across the country are looking for ways to ensure that the new maps are fair.&nbsp; Colorado passed new laws in 2018 changing the way the maps will be drawn for the U.S. House and state legislative districts. These laws create an independent commission to choose the maps, a process for public input, and forbid partisan gerrymandering, Malmskog says.</p> <p>In addition to Colorado College, the symposium is sponsored by<strong> </strong>the League of Women Voters of Colorado and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality (IRISE) at the University of Denver. Dr. Cheri Colter of IRISE is a contributing organizer of the symposium.</p> <p>Participants can <a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84736657620?pwd=ZjE3V3FpSnlGdHNFTjMreUl3NTZVQT09">join on Zoom</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/lwvcolorado/">stream on Facebook Live</a> through League of Women Voters Colorado, and can stay for the whole day or log on only for what matters most to them.&nbsp; A full <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/connectingcolorado/">schedule of speakers and topics</a> is available and segments will be recorded and available to stream after the event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Borrowing Books from the Library Fri, 11 Sep 2020 12:45:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/borrowing-books-from-the-library http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/borrowing-books-from-the-library <p><strong>You can request books owned by Colorado College&rsquo;s Tutt Library through the library catalog.</strong></p> <ul> <li>Most of the books in the library are pretty academic, but we also have a good collection of contemporary fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and so on.&nbsp;</li> <li>This fall, no one will be able to browse the library shelves (or &ldquo;stacks&rdquo;). Everyone will have to use the following method to request books.&nbsp;And will pick up their books at the library themselves when they are ready.</li> <li>Watch this two minute video to see how to make a request:&nbsp;<br /><a href="https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Ffk7p0xznh8jzaj6%2FHow%2520to%2520Request%2520a%2520Book.mp4%3Fdl%3D0&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmsielaff%40coloradocollege.edu%7C0366745253064fbc3c8808d84551e99a%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99%7C1%7C1%7C637335565502087969&amp;sdata=adNV0NHBe%2FO%2BYGlE2zsfyTF4r2XI07BBcqWaO6kIrRM%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://www.dropbox.com/s/fk7p0xznh8jzaj6/How%20to%20Request%20a%20Book.mp4?dl=0</a></li> <li>Then go to the library home page to do it yourself: <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/library/">https://www.coloradocollege.edu/library/</a></li> </ul> <p></p> <p><strong>For off-campus students</strong> who can't otherwise use the library, we have curbside service enabled.</p> <ul> <li>Full instructions are here, and there is a mention &amp; link on the library home page: <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/library/borrowing/index.html#curbside">https://www.coloradocollege.edu/library/borrowing/index.html#curbside</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>For immediate access</strong>, you can limit your search in the catalog to electronic books and resources.</p> <p><strong>Interlibrary Loan is available </strong>for CC faculty, students, and staff.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p> <ul> <li>We ask your patience as many libraries have not yet resumed lending their books&mdash;for example, CU Boulder is one of our major&nbsp;<span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true">ILL</span>&nbsp;partners and they are not yet lending. It is likely to take longer to get the books you have requested, and uncommon books may be entirely unavailable. &nbsp;The pandemic may also make things more difficult if our staff wind up in quarantine or isolation. The somewhat precarious state of the US Postal Service is also a factor.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></li> <li>Throughout the pandemic we have been able to fill requests for articles and chapters, and will continue to do so.<o:p></o:p></li> <li>You may log in to your&nbsp;<span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true">ILL</span>&nbsp;account here: <a title="Original URL: https://coloradocollege.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html. Click or tap if you trust this link." href="https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoloradocollege.illiad.oclc.org%2Filliad%2Flogon.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmsielaff%40coloradocollege.edu%7Ceac82cf3e2e640e2c8a308d855f399ae%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99%7C1%7C0%7C637353852060026934&amp;sdata=GuMVZnGcXJGma3NrpL0Gn01qELPgo1P7LZVRs7sTGCU%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" shash="jx9+EnrOefh/txhRpq2mh6j4PbaUVsn64+VXUfSKcM9uv40Wxv1z02/OB88oeEr48ww2z7So9MGXEubnjO2l/uxw4EAtb4UnQrOJuym/96IydHS49jLzvvJTnm4p/qqKXF+8pIVrVYFJsMOmTHpKUPjesIPuXDZJuhgjIwQBSwY=" originalsrc="https://coloradocollege.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html" data-auth="Verified">https://coloradocollege.<span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true">ill</span>iad.oclc.org/<span data-ogsb="" data-ogsc="" data-ogab="" data-ogac="" data-markjs="true">ill</span>iad/logon.html</a></li> </ul> <p class="xmsonormal" style="background: white;"><span style="font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; color: black;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Check Out the Summer 2020 Bulletin Online Fri, 11 Sep 2020 12:00:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/check-out-the-summer-2020-bulletin-online http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/check-out-the-summer-2020-bulletin-online <p><span>The&nbsp;</span><a href="https://coloradocollege.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a2ffa14c4a3c79ddcc1b20faa&amp;id=16864ae292&amp;e=61c303304f" target="_blank">Summer 2020 issue</a><span>&nbsp;of the Colorado College&nbsp;</span><em>Bulletin</em><span>&nbsp;celebrates&nbsp;</span><a href="https://coloradocollege.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a2ffa14c4a3c79ddcc1b20faa&amp;id=48f01f02bb&amp;e=61c303304f" target="_blank">50 years of CC&rsquo;s Block Plan</a><span>&nbsp;and covers the big changes happening at the college. Compelling stories and images keep you connected to CC. The online version (we also published a print version this issue) includes extras and in-depth coverage. Read it now!</span></p>