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Jill Tiefenthaler recently began her new job as Colorado College’s 13th president. Tiefenthaler was most recently a provost and professor of economics at Wake Forest University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind., in 1987; her master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Duke University in 1989… Continue Reading Tiefenthaler takes the helm at Colorado College

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Colorado College names new president

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Colorado College has announced that  Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler, provost and professor of economics at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, has been named as the college’s new president. She will begin her job as president on July 1. President Richard Celeste will retire on June 30, after leading the college for nine years.

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Leechpit moving to new digs

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An anchor of the Colorado Springs underground is pulling up stakes to make room for bigger things. Vintage clothing, music and outsider art-shop The Leechpit has occupied a quaint spot at 708 N. Weber St. since the day Johnny Cash died in September 2003. Owner Adam Leech is moving the store this month to 802… Continue Reading Leechpit moving to new digs

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CC gets $490,000 arts grant

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Colorado College has received a $490,000, three-year grant from the Mellon Foundation to support new approaches to the arts. The college plans to develop a curriculum that reinforces its interdisciplinary initiatives, with an emphasis on film and new media. College officials said the grant will also allow the college to explore the implications of digital… Continue Reading CC gets $490,000 arts grant

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CC receives $10 million grant

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Colorado College received a $10 million grant for high-need and first-generation students. The grant came from the Walton Family Foundation, and the college’s goal is to match the grant with an additional $10 million, creating a $20 million infusion of new endowed scholarship funds during the next five years. “This addition to our endowed financial… Continue Reading CC receives $10 million grant

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Just five seasons ago, the Tigers drew 158,923 fans to the World Arena for an average of 6,622 per game. By last year, that number had dropped to fewer than 135,000, or 6,443 on average. Continue Reading Tigers hope to net fans with price cuts, promotions

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Two Colorado Springs colleges made it on to the Forbes.com “Best Colleges” list. They were the highest-ranked of 11 Colorado schools on the list of the top 610 best schools. The United States Air Force Academy ranked No. 11 (down from No. 7 last year) and Colorado College was No. 51 (up from 53 in… Continue Reading Springs’ colleges lead Forbes Colorado “best” list

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Five Colorado institutions of higher learning have made it into “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.” They include Colorado College, Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Naropa University and the University of Denver. The list was released this week, just in time for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The guide… Continue Reading Princeton Review names C.C. as top green college

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College endowments fell for a second year in a row, but Colorado College remains the most endowed school in the state, on a per-student basis. A survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund, Inc., a Connecticut nonprofit included endowment levels of  842 U.S. institutions with $306 billion in aggregate… Continue Reading Colorado College endowment leads state, despite market decline

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Colorado College and Hertz have teamed up to offer an environmentally friendly car-sharing program. Faculty, students and staff at Colorado College can join Connect by Hertz and rent either a Toyota Prius or a Ford Escape by the day or hour. Cars are parked on campus and accessed by “smart cards.” Once people join the… Continue Reading CC offering car rental program

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