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Colorado College hockey is money. The program brings in millions in ticket sales and sponsorships, attracts thousands of loyal fans and elevates the college’s profile to a national stage. CC ranks eighth in college hockey revenue behind giants like Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, and fifth when it comes to fans — with as many… Continue Reading CC hockey: King of its market

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CC names new dean of college

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Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler has named sociology associate professor Sandra Wong as dean of the college and faculty. Wong will start the new job July 1. Wong has been part of the college faculty for 12 years. She had previously spent eight years as an assistant professor at Wesleyan University. Wong’s major teaching and research interests… Continue Reading CC names new dean of college

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Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate

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A long-debated proposal about college tuition for illegal immigrants is being debated in the Colorado Senate. But the real test awaits across the hall in the Republican-led House. This year’s immigrant tuition bill would allow residents who are illegal immigrants to attend state universities at tuition rates that are higher than those for in-state students… Continue Reading Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate

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CC hockey takes over World Arena

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It’s two days before the Colorado College men’s ice hockey season begins and the team at the World Arena has their game faces on. Making ice is one of their specialties. And while Colorado College hockey games only represent 22 of the 250 events each year in the World Arena, hockey is a big part… Continue Reading CC hockey takes over World Arena

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Pizza: slicing off a piece of the pie

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There’s something about college students and pizza that go together like warm cheese and bread crusts. Classes started a month ago at Colorado College — and that means one thing, at least 5,000 pizzas have been consumed by hungry students. Each year, the Colorado College students, faculty, visitors and conference guests spend about $49 million… Continue Reading Pizza: slicing off a piece of the pie

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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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