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Colorado College receives $5 million donation for library

Colorado College receives $5 million donation for library

Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler announced this week that the college has received a $5 million commitment from an anonymous donor to support a renovation of its Tutt Library. The commitment is the largest outright gift to the college from a living individual to date. Plans for the library renovation, which will total $45 million,… Continue Reading Colorado College receives $5 million donation for library

Experts explain higher education financing options

In a world of few constants, one thing’s for sure: College is expensive, and it’s only growing more costly. Local institutions of higher learning are no exception. UCCS, for instance, saw an increase in its full-time freshman and sophomore tuition rates from $4,695 for Colorado residents prior to the 2013 fall semester, to just short… Continue Reading Experts explain higher education financing options

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Colorado College raises $18.6 million

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Colorado College announced Wednesday that it has raised $18.6 million in charitable giving since last summer — the third best year for the campaign in the school’s 140-year history. The cash gifts came from 9,000 alumni, parents, students and friends of the college, and made for a 27-percent increase from last year’s fundraising, according to… Continue Reading Colorado College raises $18.6 million

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Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

Area college commencements can mean a sizeable economic injection to the hospitality industry. Many businesses, from Monument to the south end of Colorado Springs, have seen a significant increase in customers the past couple weeks. Some of that is simply due to warming weather and the inevitable spike in tourists. But it’s difficult to deny… Continue Reading Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

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Lubchenco to speak at CC commencement

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Lubchenco to speak at CC commencement

Jane Lubchenco, a 1969 graduate of Colorado College and the first woman to serve as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be the commencement speaker at Colorado College’s 132nd commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 19, on Armstrong Quad, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. In addition to Lubchenco, two… Continue Reading Lubchenco to speak at CC commencement

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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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AFA to host 11th Research Forum

The U.S. Air Force Academy will partner with UCCS and Colorado College on Saturday to host the 11th annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum. During the one-day research event, college students studying arts, humanities and sciences will present findings from their research over the past year, according to a news release. “Colorado College student Petra… Continue Reading AFA to host 11th Research Forum

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From TV to education, Wurtz finds a way to stay here

Looking for a way out of the news business — and a way to stay in Colorado Springs — Stephanie Wurtz left TV reporting behind and transitioned to education communications. The 31-year-old, Kansas City-area native started her new job last month as internal communications director (a new position) at Colorado College after spending more than… Continue Reading From TV to education, Wurtz finds a way to stay here

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Higher-ed leaders zero in on local needs

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As the Colorado Springs community looks to strengthen its regional economy, local higher education leaders work to align their institutions with progress to create an effective workforce. This is among the topics that will be discussed at the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s final Power Lunch of 2013, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at… Continue Reading Higher-ed leaders zero in on local needs

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Inasmuch donates $437,500 to area nonprofits

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Inasmuch Foundation distributed $437,500 in grants to 14 organizations serving Colorado Springs, the organization announced Tuesday. A life-long philanthropist, Edith Kinney Gaylord founded Inasmuch in 1982 to support charitable, scientific and educational causes in Oklahoma. The foundation carries on those interests by supporting education, health and human services and community enhancement around the nation, and the… Continue Reading Inasmuch donates $437,500 to area nonprofits

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CC receives $800,000 grant

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave Colorado College an $800,000 grant to support its strategic plan. The grant–to be used during the next four years– is the largest the college has received from the foundation. The award will allow the college to strengthen its signature Block Plan, launched in 1970, in which students study one… Continue Reading CC receives $800,000 grant

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