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Stuart Hackley ’11 Becomes Second CC Fulbright Winner This Year

Stuart Hackley ’11, a history major from Conifer, Colo., is the second Colorado College student to receive a Fulbright this year. Hackley will spend the 2013-14 academic year in Germany, where he will be a teaching assistant in a German high school. He also hopes to take history courses at a local university.

Stuart Hackley ’11 Becomes Second CC Fulbright Winner This Year

Stuart Hackley ’11, a history major from Conifer, Colo., is the second Colorado College student to receive a Fulbright award this year. Hackley will spend the 2013-14 academic year in Germany, where he will be a teaching assistant in a German high school. He also hopes to take history courses at a local university.

Hackley joins Blaine Carper ’13 as this year’s Colorado College Fulbright winners. Carper will spend next year teaching English at a Bulgarian high school.

Hackley says he is drawn to German culture and history because of its extremes. “Germany has been responsible for some of history's most beautiful art and some of its most horrific wars. I'm especially interested in the way all of these conflicting historical phenomena work their way into modern German national identity,” he says.

Hackley, who has a love of German philosophy and language, plans to get a Ph.D. in history with an emphasis on 19th-century Germany. His senior project focused on Friedrich Nietzsche and John Stuart Mill.  He studied German at CC and at a summer immersion program, and has spent time backpacking in Germany and Austria. He also spent a year in western China, where he taught English at a small university.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” It operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

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