Summer Briefs: June 28-July 4

Block B Stats

289 CC students, graduate students, independent student students, visiting undergraduates, and pre-college students are enrolled in Block B courses.

Martin Drake power plant continues updates despite Supreme Court’s EPA ruling

Colorado Springs Utilities will continue installing multimillion-dollar scrubbers to reduce hazardous emissions despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, June 29 to hamper federal limits on toxic power plant emissions.

The $170 million project on the two boilers in the Martin Darke Power Plant will install NeuStream scrubbers to remove sulfur dioxide, the cause of acid rain, in hopes of completing the project by late 2016. The scrubbers will also eliminate mercury emissions.

The ruling said that the EPA must weigh costs to utilities in addition to health risks in considering power plant emissions under the Clean Air Act, and thus maintained the latest limits set by the EPA.

First CC college player to play in the NHL named to Hockey Hall of Fame

On Monday, June 29, former CC center Bill ‘Red’ Hay was the first CC college hockey player to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Hay, 79, joined the CC Tigers in 1955 and helped them to win their second NCAA championship in 1957.

He later played with the Chicago Blackhawks on their “Million Dollar Line” with Bobby Hull and Marry Balfour. He was named the 1959-60 NHL Rookie of the Year and played professionally for another eight years before retiring.

Three faculty members prompted to full professor

Tracy Coleman, Religion Department, and Aju Fenn and Esther Redmount, Economics and Business Department, were promoted to full professor from associate professors.

Coleman has taught at Colorado College in 2001 following her studies for a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Brown University. She has also earned an M.A. in Theological Studies from Havard Divinity School, an M.A. in French from Middlebury College, and a B.A. in French from Rockford College. She offers courses in religion, Asian Studies and Feminist Gender Studies.

Fenn started as an assistant professor at CC in 2002, coming with a Ph.D. from Iowa State University, a B.A. in economics from The College of Wooster and a B.S. from St. Xaviers College. He teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Econometrics, the Economics of Sports and Art and Economics.

Redmount has served on a variety of CC committees, including the Dean’s Advisory Committee and the Faculty Executive Committee. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary. At CC, she teaches Economics of Labor, Immigration, Game Theory, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, and Principles of Economics.

Board of Trustees appoints seven members

On June 26, the Board of Trustees appointed Jerome DeHerrera ’97, Ian Griffis ’85, Ryan P. Haygood ’97, Jeff Keller ’91, Eric Mellum ’90, John Troubh ’79 and student trustee James Lonergan ’16.

The new Board of Trustee members will add its voice as the college continues to implement its strategic plan, Building on the Block.

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