Colorado College News: History, Seniors Eva McKinsey, Lucy Marshall Named Projects for Peace Winners Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 MDT <p><strong>Eva McKinsey &rsquo;17</strong> and <strong>Lucy Marshall &rsquo;17</strong> have received a $10,000 <a href="">Davis Projects for Peace</a> award for their proposal to support education through coffee development in a small Peruvian mountain town.</p> <p>McKinsey, a political science major from Asheville, North Carolina, and Marshall, a history and political science major from Ithaca, New York, also worked extensively with <strong>Tessa Allen de Oliveira &rsquo;16</strong> in developing their project. De Oliveira, who graduated from Colorado College <em>magna cum laude</em> with a degree in English and Spanish, will be traveling with McKinsey and Marshall to Peru this summer to work on the project.</p> <p>&ldquo;<a href="">Chaupimonte Community Mill: Supporting Education Through Coffee Development in Oxapampa</a>&rdquo; has two goals. The first is to provide immediate assistance to the local school in Oxapampa, a town of about 10,000, by installing Internet and purchasing two computers. Longer-term goals include the development of a community mill to help promote economic growth and partnership between the coffee economy and the town&rsquo;s education system.<br /><br />&ldquo;We propose to work with the immediate community to develop a mill for the coffee farmers in Oxapampa. This project will empower members of the coffee industry, promote community growth and conflict resolution, and serve as a center for sustainability education both for farmers and local youth,&rdquo; McKinsey and Marshall write in their proposal.</p> <p>They plan to build a roof on an existing structure at Chaupimonte Farm, a farm owned by a woman who served as Marshall&rsquo;s host mother while she studied aboard in Peru. Additionally, they will construct solar drying beds and install washing wells.<br /><br />&ldquo;A community-based mill will allow production and processing activity to stay in the local economy and make the coffee more viable for direct trade partnerships, which will increase the value of the product and improve workers&rsquo; conditions according to direct trade standards,&rdquo; they write. &ldquo;In collaboration with the local school, the mill will also serve as a center for sustainability education and community building. We will hold workshops on sustainable growing practices, direct trade coffee standards, smallholder farm collectives, and workers&rsquo; rights and safety.&rdquo;</p> <p>The students&rsquo; long-term vision holds that improvements to the coffee operation will not only strengthen community relations but also provide a steadier and flourishing source of economic opportunity that will allow money to be reinvested in the community.</p> Rebecca Glazer ’18 Receives Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention Fri, 19 May 2017 15:00:00 MDT <p><strong>Rebecca Glazer &rsquo;18</strong>, who is working toward a self-designed major in Philosophies of Sustainable Development, has received a Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention.</p> <p><a href="">The Udall Foundation</a> awards scholarships to sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian tribal policy, Native American health care, and the environment.&nbsp;</p> <p>Glazer is actively involved with Colorado College&rsquo;s organic student farm, and spent last summer as one of four student interns working at the CC Farm. She will return this year as the lead intern, and will work in Colorado College&rsquo;s Office of Sustainability next year as the local food and community engagement intern. Glazer, from the San Francisco Bay Area, hopes to eventually own and run an ecological farm and education center which maintains the integrity and biodiversity of a natural ecosystem while also producing enough food to feed a community.</p> <p>As part of the CC Farm&rsquo;s mission to increase community engagement and food access in Colorado Springs, Glazer secured the student farm a spot at a local farmer's market in order to sell directly to the community, increasing food access to the downtown area.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to involve my community in the entire life cycle of the food that sustains them, from planting to eating to saving seed for the next season,&rdquo; Glazer says. &ldquo;The goal is not only to increase access to fresh produce while sustainably stewarding the land and combatting climate change, but also to empower people to feed themselves and understand our deep interdependence on each other and the earth.&rdquo;</p> <p>She worked as a student ambassador for the USA Pavilion at the 2015 World Expo in Milan last summer, and has begun the process of building a seed library in Colorado Springs. &ldquo;The library will be a bike-powered mobile unit offering free vegetable seeds, gardening classes, and seed-saving workshops at elementary schools and community centers,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;It will be the first of its kind in the region, and will hopefully empower kids and their families to feed themselves and connect to the life cycle of their food and the earth that sustains them.&rdquo;</p> <p>She also founded a discussion group on campus where students meet each week to talk about a different facet of the food system and is co-chair of the CC Food Coalition, which seeks to improve the transparency and accountability in the campus&rsquo;s food purchasing and encourage purchasing more from local farmers.</p> History Professor Susan Ashley Publishes New Book Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:30:00 MDT <p>Colorado College Professor of History Susan Ashley has published a new book, &ldquo;&lsquo;Misfits&rsquo; in Fin-de-Si&egrave;cle France and Italy.&rdquo; The book, published by Bloomsbury, focuses on conceptions of marginality in late 19th- and early 20th-century Europe.</p> <p>As the 19th century drew to a close, France and Italy experienced an explosion of crime, vagrancy, insanity, neurosis, and sexual deviance. &ldquo;&lsquo;Misfits&rsquo; in Fin-de-Si&egrave;cle France and Italy&rdquo; examines how the raft of self-appointed experts that subsequently emerged tried to explain this aberrant behavior and the many consequences this had.<br /><br />Ashley considers why these different phenomena were understood to be interchangeable versions of the same inborn defects. The book looks at why specialists in newly-minted disciplines in medicine and the social sciences, such as criminology, neurology, and sexology, all claimed that biological flaws &ndash; some inherited and some arising from illness or trauma &ndash; made it impossible for these &ldquo;misfits&rdquo; to adapt to modern life.<br /><br /> Ashley then goes on to analyze the solutions these specialists proposed, often distinguishing between born deviants who belonged in asylums or prisons and &ldquo;accidental misfits&rdquo; who deserved solidarity and social support through changes to laws relating to issues such as poverty and unemployment.</p> <p>The study draws on a comprehensive examination of contemporary texts and features the work of leading authorities such as Cesare Lombroso, Jean-Martin Charcot, and Th&eacute;odule Ribot, as well as investigators less known now but influential at the time. The comparative aspect also interestingly shows that experts collaborated closely across national and disciplinary borders, employed similar methods and arrived at common conclusions.</p> <p>Ashley joined the Colorado College faculty in 1970 after graduating from Carleton College and earning a M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She also holds a Certificate from the European Institute of Columbia.&nbsp; She has chaired the History Department at CC twice and served as Dean of the College and Dean of the Faculty from 2005 to 2012. She also directed the ACM Florence and London-Florence programs three times and served as president of the Western Society for French History.</p> Kaimara Herron ('16) Admitted to University of Mississippi Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:30:00 MDT <p>We are excited to announce that Kaimara Herron (History Major and Feminist &amp; Gender Studies Minor '16) recently accepted admission into&nbsp;the graduate program in the <a href="" target="_blank">Arch Dalrymple III Department of History</a> at the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Mississippi</a>! Additionally, Kaimara was awarded a teaching and diversity fellowship to support her studies! Congratulations, Kaimara!</p> Professor Emeritus Frank Tucker Passes Away Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:30:00 MST <p>Professor Emeritus of History Frank Tucker passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. He was born Dec. 29, 1923 in Millville, New Jersey, and was 93 when he passed away.<br /><br />Frank joined the Colorado College faculty in 1963 as a history professor, retiring in 1989. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he was a bassoonist&nbsp;in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Later he completed his M.A. and Ph.D. at Georgetown University.<br /><br />He joined the Navy in 1943 and attended the Japanese Language School in Boulder. His Navy career included several years of service in Japan, involvement in the Naval intelligence school in Bainbridge, Maryland, and establishment of the Southeast Asian processing group in what subsequently became the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C. He was State Registrar of the District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, and a member of the Newcomen Society of North America, the Association for Asian Studies, and the Science Fiction Research Association.<br /><br />Frank was the author of three books: &ldquo;The White Conscience&rdquo; (1969), &ldquo;The Frontier Spirit and Progress&rdquo; (1980), and &ldquo;Knights of the Mountain Trails: A Century of Hiking in the Mountains and Parks of the Pikes Peak Region&rdquo; (2003). Locally he served on the executive boards of the Historical Society of the Pikes Peak Region, the Colorado Springs Rotary Club, the Charter Association, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, and the Springs Area Beautiful Association.<br /><br />As the oldest member of the Saturday Knights hiking group, which he joined in 1965, Frank enjoyed many memorable hikes and made many contributions.</p> <p><span>A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 6 at Grace Church, 601 N. Tejon St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado College, Grace Church, or Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, 57770.</span></p> Dennis Showalter Publishes ‘Instrument of War’ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:30:00 MST <p>Retired Professor of History Dennis Showalter has published a new book, &ldquo;Instrument of War,&rdquo;&nbsp;and dedicated it to the library staff, past and present, at Colorado College. Says Showalter, &ldquo;Their skill and professionalism has made my&nbsp;scholarly work possible.&rdquo;<br /><br />His most recent book, published in November by Osprey Publishing, explores the internal dynamics of the German Army, detailing how the soldiers coped with the many new forms of warfare. Drawing on more than a half-century of research and teaching, Showalter presents a fresh perspective on the German Army during World War I. He surveys an army at the heart of a national identity, driven by &mdash; yet also defeated by &mdash; warfare in the modern age, that struggled to capitalize on its victories, and ultimately forgot the lessons of its defeat.</p> <p>Showalter shows how the army&rsquo;s institutions responded and how Germany itself was changed by war. He goes on to detail the major campaigns on the Western and Eastern Fronts and the forgotten war fought in the Middle East and Africa, revealing operational strategy, the complexities of campaigns of movement versus static trench warfare, and the changes in warfare.</p> <p>Showalter was president of the American Society of Military History and a founding editor of <em>War in History.</em></p> 3 Students Receive ACM-CIC Mellon Fellowships Mon, 09 May 2016 14:30:00 MDT <p>Three Colorado College students, <strong>Atiya Harvey &rsquo;18, </strong><strong>Brittany Camacho </strong><strong>&rsquo;18</strong>, and <strong>Maja Orlowska </strong><strong>&rsquo;19</strong>, have been awarded ACM-CIC Mellon&nbsp;Graduate School Exploration fellowships.</p> <p>As part of the fellowship, Harvey, a feminist and gender studies major from Washington, D.C., Camacho, a classics-history-politics major from Roselle Park, New Jersey, and Orlowska, a comparative literature and Romance languages major from Cedarburg, Wisconsin, will participate in a professional development conference this summer. The students also will receive structured mentoring in their junior year, a paid summer research internship next summer at one of the CIC universities, and a student research/professional development conference at the end of the internship summer.</p> <p>The fellowship is a part of an $8.1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation awarded to the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) for the&nbsp;<a href="">Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is great to partner with our ACM consortium colleagues to enrich the summer research opportunities for CC students,&rdquo; says Emily Chan, associate dean of academic programs and strategic initiatives. &ldquo;In the fall of 2013 Colorado College received a grant from the Mellon Foundation to enhance our faculty/student collaborative research in the humanities and humanistic social science. This new fellowship will now bring off-campus options for our students, in addition to our own Summer Collaborative Research Program.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The ACM and CIC have embarked on a seven-year initiative to address barriers to faculty diversity in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and arts, especially in the context of liberal arts colleges. The program aims to create new structures for collaboration between undergraduate and graduate programs at the 14 liberal arts colleges in the ACM and the 15 research universities in the CIC, which includes the members of the Big Ten Conference and the University of Chicago.</p> Matthew Liston ’13 Named Fulbright Teaching Assistant Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:15:00 MDT <p><strong>Matthew Liston &rsquo;13</strong>, of Boulder, Colorado, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Jordan. <br /> <br /> Liston&rsquo;s interest in Arabic began when he took an elementary Arabic class at Colorado College. He later studied abroad in Jordan and spent six months there conducting research for his senior thesis, &ldquo;Nation-Building in Jordan: The Hashemite Use of Educational Reform as a Means to Legitimate their Rule.&rdquo;</p> <p>After graduating <em>magna cum laude</em> with an interdisciplinary major titled Classics-History-Politics, Liston has continued to practice Arabic over the past few years by teaching Arabic to high school students at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colorado. He also teaches English and American cultural fluency to Iraqi refugees at a community center in Aurora, Colorado.</p> <p>&ldquo;I hope to use my time in Jordan to build connections in the country, strengthen my Arabic skills, and gain experience that I can use to better support Arabic-speaking immigrant and refugee populations once I return to the U.S.,&rdquo; says Liston.</p> <p>The <a href="">Fulbright English Teaching Assistant</a> (ETA) program is a highly competitive and prestigious year-long, postgraduate fellowship with a focus on cultural exchange. Liston is one of only 15 Fulbright ETAs assigned to Jordan for the 2016-17 academic year.</p> <p>ETAs assist classroom English language teachers and serve as cultural ambassadors for the U.S., both with their students and with the wider community.</p> Celebrating CC People: Bill Hochman Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:15:00 MDT ]]> <p>Forwards to Around the Block.</p> Cornerstone Arts Week: Feb. 22-26 Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:30:00 MST ]]> <p><a href="">Colorado College&rsquo;s Cornerstone Arts Week&nbsp;</a>is a series of talks, screenings,<span>&nbsp;</span>performances, and exhibits that celebrates artistic collaboration around an annual theme. The theme for 2016 is &ldquo;Where Is Hollywood?&rdquo; and director, actor, and film historian Peter Bogdanovich is the keynote speaker. The week is part of the larger Cornerstone Arts Initiative, a 13-year-old program that stresses collaborative interdisciplinary arts teaching linked by current and developing technologies.&nbsp;</p> <p>As the 2016 keynote speaker, Bogdanovich joins a long line of renowned Cornerstone Arts Initiative speakers, including Camille Paglia, Sandra Bernhard, David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner, Jane Krakowski, Toni Morrison, Amy Tan, Maz Jobrani, Art Spiegelman and, last year, Robert Pinsky.<br /><br />The Friday, Feb. 26 event features&nbsp;<strong>Andrew Goldstein &rsquo;09</strong> and Robyn Tong Gray, co-founders of Otherworld Interactive, who&nbsp;<a href="">will discuss virtual world-making</a>. After the presentation, participants will be able to view Otherworld&rsquo;s mobile virtual reality apps and experience their Sundance-selected project, &ldquo;Sisters.&rdquo;</p> <p>All events in CC's 2016 Cornerstone Arts Week are free and open to the public.</p>