Colorado College News http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/cc-rss-news.html Journalism Institute Wins $20,000 Grant to Study Local News Industry Wed, 16 Dec 2020 16:00:00 MST http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/journalism-institute-wins-20-000-grant-to-study-local-news-industry http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/journalism-institute-wins-20-000-grant-to-study-local-news-industry <p>Colorado College&rsquo;s Journalism Institute has been named a winner in the 2020 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The Online News Association, the world&rsquo;s largest digital journalism association, announced the award recipients on Dec. 16.</p> <p>The $20,000 grant will help support a Block 7 class called The Future and Sustainability of Local News, taught by CC Instructor Corey Hutchins. Hutchins, who is deeply involved in CC&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/journalism-institute/">Journalism Institute</a>, says the class is aimed at having students learn about efforts to combat crises facing the local news industry and having the students work on potential solutions to the situation in Colorado.</p> <p>The project that won the grant funding &ldquo;will help Coloradans and our media partners make sense of a fragmented local news landscape by mapping assets that currently exist in each of Colorado&rsquo;s 64 counties,&rdquo; Hutchins says. Part of the project includes &ldquo;identifying existing outlets, potential partners, innovators, and individuals who can play new roles in supporting community information needs.&rdquo;</p> <p>Two professors from the University of Denver, David Coppini and Kareem Raouf El Damanhoury, also are grant recipients. Media partners include the&nbsp;Colorado News Collaborative&nbsp;(COLab),&nbsp;News Voices: Colorado, and the Colorado Media Project.</p> <p>&ldquo;It's one thing to learn about the problems facing our nation&rsquo;s local news industry, how they originated, and what&rsquo;s being done to mitigate them,&rdquo; says Hutchins. &ldquo;It's another for students to actively help with those efforts.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hutchins says as a CC journalism class wraps up, students often ask about what they can do to help the local news situation. So in typical CC fashion, &ldquo;we created a class about that,&rdquo; Hutchins says. &ldquo;Colorado makes a&nbsp;<a href="https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cjr.org%2Flocal_news%2Fcolorado-colab-pandemic-collaboration.php&amp;data=04%7C01%7Clweddell%40coloradocollege.edu%7C4ca8d667303a4f37484608d8a12ff58a%7Ccfc7b13c12964387b3085de08fd13c99%7C1%7C0%7C637436574640225791%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=ubhKVyPGrU%2F7dfLA3%2FqQppNu%2FKXUpawr66QT8oacZJY%3D&amp;reserved=0">compelling setting</a>. A lot of the ills affecting the local news industry are exacerbated in Colorado, and some of the most interesting ideas or experiments&nbsp;for how to combat them are also happening here.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Through the Block 7 class (March 29-April 21), students will learn about and engage&nbsp;with various initiatives aimed at sustaining local news through lectures, classroom activities, and plenty of work in the field.&nbsp;They&rsquo;ll help gather information to create a digital database and map visualization that identifies existing local news sources and other trustworthy information assets across Colorado while engaging with various communities about their local&nbsp;information needs, says Hutchins.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;These times require new approaches to the relationships between communities and their news sources,&rdquo; says Laura Frank, director of the Colorado News Collaborative. &ldquo;The work this grant will support is essential to that effort. COLab is thrilled to have Colorado College and the University of Denver on the team.&rdquo; Frank, the former vice president of journalism at Rocky Mountain PBS, has previously worked with CC students for an Engaged Journalism class.</p> <p>Membership in the <a href="https://journalists.org/about/">Online News Association</a>, which administers the Online Journalism Awards, includes journalists, technologists, executives, students, educators, and other digital media professionals. Its mission is to inspire and support innovation and excellence in digital journalism.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span></span></p> Friday Feature: The City Dark on Docuseek Fri, 11 Dec 2020 14:29:00 MST http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/friday-feature-the-city-dark-on-docuseek http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/friday-feature-the-city-dark-on-docuseek <p>Today&rsquo;s recommendation is a documentary called The City Dark. It&rsquo;s a documentary that discusses the gradual removal of darkness from our lives and the myriad of implications that this removal has. They describe how humans have interacted with the sky, and subsequently the universe, and touch on health implications that arise from the increased light exposure. This film shows how as we gradually move farther and farther from what can be considered a &ldquo;natural&rdquo; lifestyle, we lose a key part of what made us human in the first place. I would highly recommend watching this.<br />(Dalles Tranquille)<br />Access information:&nbsp; This streaming documentary is available only to those with a CC single-sign-on account. First, log in to your library account on the Tutt home page (<a href="../../library">https://www.coloradocollege.edu/library</a>). Search for City Dark, then follow the viewing link.<br />Or, if you're already logged in, you may be able to go directly to&nbsp; <a href="https://docuseek2.com/bf-cityd">https://docuseek2.com/bf-cityd</a> .<br />Don't hesitate to reach out to us here or via email, if you have any trouble!</p> Dr. Rushaan Kumar Joins the Board for the Society for Queer Asian Studies Wed, 09 Dec 2020 13:53:00 MST http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/dr-rushaan-kumar-joins-the-board-for-the-society-for-queer-asian-studies http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/dr-rushaan-kumar-joins-the-board-for-the-society-for-queer-asian-studies <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce Dr. Rushaan Kumar, Assistant Professor, recently joined the&nbsp;Board for the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/queerasianstudies/" target="_blank">Society for Queer Asian Studies</a> (SQAS).</p> <p>SQAS "seeks to promote research on non-normative, or 'queer,' genders and sexualities in Asia in any discipline or multidisciplinary field and, concomitantly, to provide support for Asia scholars with an interest in queer issues in Asia" with "a particular concern with supporting scholars whose research may be difficult or controversial in their focus region."</p> <p>SQAS is an affiliate of the <a href="https://www.asianstudies.org/" target="_blank">Association for Asian Studies</a>, a "non-profit dedicated to the advancement of the field of Asian Studies through international exchange, networking, publications, research support, and career development."</p> <p>Congratulations, Dr. Kumar! We are so proud to know you!</p> Theo Hooker ’18 Named a Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Honoree Wed, 09 Dec 2020 10:30:00 MST http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/theo-hooker-18-named-a-forbes-30-under-30-honoree http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/theo-hooker-18-named-a-forbes-30-under-30-honoree <p><em>Forbes</em> has named <strong>Theo Hooker &rsquo;18</strong> to its &ldquo;30 Under 30&rdquo; list for his work in building Reforestation Hubs&mdash;public-private partnerships designed to rejuvenate American city environments and economies. <a href="http://www.cambiumcarbon.com/">Cambium Carbon</a> co-founders Hooker, Marisa Repka, and Ben Christensen were recognized as members of the <em>Forbes&nbsp;</em>&ldquo;30 Under 30&rdquo; Class of 2021 in the social impact category.</p> <p>Cambium Carbon is a circular economy startup reforesting America by enabling local wood economies. Through the Reforestation Hub model, the enterprise saves fallen city trees from landfills, turns them into their best use, and channels revenues into new tree planting&mdash;all while creating local jobs, supporting local economies, and fighting climate change.</p> <p>Hooker, who graduated from Colorado College with a degree in mathematical economics, says &ldquo;We started Cambium to help imagine a new business model that positively impacts local environments and communities while being financially sustainable as well. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the lack of resilience embedded in parts of our economy, and the <a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/trees-reforestation-hubs-environment-urban-city-life/">Reforestation Hub</a> model is an opportunity to build back better from the pandemic and create a more resilient future.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>Forbes</em> notes that &ldquo;in the 10 years since we published the first <em>Forbes </em>&lsquo;30 Under 30&rsquo; list, the world has changed dramatically, but one thing has not: our history of spotting young innovators on the verge of making it big.&rdquo;</p> <p>While at CC, <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/theo-hooker-18-named-watson-fellow#.X8qbLS1h0nU">Hooker received a Watson fellowship</a> for his project &ldquo;Feeding the Earth and Ourselves,&rdquo; which focused on the complexity of food systems. The project took him to India, Spain, Kenya, England, the Netherlands, and Fiji.</p> <p>That was not the first major award Hooker received during his Colorado College career. Hooker, an academic All-American, was the goalkeeper for the CC men&rsquo;s soccer team, and named Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, setting a program record for goalkeeping. He earned all-SCAC honors four times and was a two-time second-team selection, including his freshman season when he was named the league&rsquo;s Newcomer of the Year.</p> <p>By the Numbers: <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrawilson1/2020/12/01/by-the-numbers-meet-the-30-under-30-class-of-2021/?sh=278cc3df5835">Meet the &ldquo;30 Under 30&rdquo;</a> Class of 2021.</p> L. Song Richardson Named Colorado College’s 14th President Wed, 09 Dec 2020 00:00:00 MST https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/presidential-announcement/index.html https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/presidential-announcement/index.html <p>Colorado College&rsquo;s next president will be L. Song Richardson, a legal scholar, educator, lawyer, and expert on implicit racial and gender bias. Richardson was appointed the 14th president of Colorado College after a unanimous vote by the Colorado College Board of Trustees on Dec. 9. She succeeds CC President Jill Tiefenthaler, and will assume the presidency on July 1, 2021.</p> <p>Richardson currently is the dean and chancellor&rsquo;s professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. When she was appointed to that post in January 2018, she was the only woman of color to lead a top-30 law school.</p> <p>Richardson, who is Black and Korean, will be the first woman of color to hold the presidency at Colorado College. Acting Co-President Mike Edmonds, who has been serving along with Acting Co-President Robert G. Moore since Tiefenthaler&rsquo;s departure in July, is the first person of color to serve in the presidential capacity.</p> <p>Richardson says she wasn&rsquo;t looking to leave UC Irvine School of Law, but she felt deeply connected to Colorado College&rsquo;s people, core values, and sense of purpose. CC&rsquo;s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, its initiatives to increase access for students, and its dedication to sustainability and innovation drew her to the college.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;I never dreamed that I would be leaving UCI Law, a community that I adore and a school that has achieved unprecedented success in less than 11 years of existence,&rdquo; Richardson says. &ldquo;But then I was introduced to Colorado College. Everything about CC resonated with me. The more I learned, the more intrigued I was by this community of innovative changemakers and problem-solvers. I am honored to join CC and the Colorado Springs community, and look forward to building a bright future together.&rdquo;</p> <p>The board confirmed Richardson after a nine-month nationwide search conducted by a presidential search committee that included trustees, faculty, staff, and students. The committee considered highly accomplished leaders from a pool of more than 150 applicants with diverse backgrounds.</p> <p>&ldquo;Dean Richardson embodies the curiosity, dedication, spirit, commitment, and joy that are the essence of CC,&rdquo; says&nbsp;Susie Burghart &rsquo;77, chair of the Board of Trustees. &ldquo;She is authentic and accessible, a scholar committed to building the resiliency, depth, and breadth of students, and a changemaker who will shift CC and our future graduates forward on the path toward antiracism, access, and even greater academic excellence.&rdquo;</p> <p>Prior to becoming dean at UC Irvine School of Law, Richardson served as interim dean and senior associate dean for academic affairs at UCI School of Law. She holds joint appointments in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society and in the Department of Asian American Studies. She received her AB from Harvard College and her JD from Yale Law School.</p> <p>Richardson&rsquo;s interdisciplinary research uses lessons from cognitive and social psychology to study decision-making and judgment. Her scholarship has been published by law journals at Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, Cornell, Duke, and Northwestern, among others.&nbsp; She is working on a book that reflects on the current reckoning with anti-Blackness that is occurring across the U.S. and its implications for law and policy.</p> <p>Richardson&rsquo;s legal career included partnership at a criminal defense law firm and work as a state and federal public defender. She was an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and a Skadden Arps Public Interest Fellow with the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles and the Legal Aid Society&rsquo;s Immigration Unit in Brooklyn, NY.&nbsp;</p> <p>She has won numerous awards and recognitions. She was honored for contributions to legal education through mentoring, teaching, and scholarship; was named one of the top women lawyers in California; and was chosen as one of the two most influential Korean Americans in Orange County, California.</p> <p>Richardson also is a classically trained pianist who performed twice with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and won numerous major piano competitions, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Harvard/Radcliffe concerto competitions.</p> <p>She is married to artist Kurt Kieffer. They plan to move to Colorado Springs in the coming months.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>She was announced&nbsp;<a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/presidentialannouncement">via a video</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/presidential-announcement/CC-COM-PresidentialAnnouncement-12092020.pdf" target="_blank">transcript</a>) that included an introduction by trustees and perspectives from the CC student body, faculty, and staff, as well as a powerful message from Richardson to the CC community.</p> <p>Jeff Keller &rsquo;91, P&rsquo;22, vice chair of the CC Board of Trustees and chair of the presidential search committee, said Richardson brings great strengths to the college.</p> <p>&ldquo;Dean Richardson is incredibly accomplished, with a track record of always leaning passionately into opportunity. She fits with our students, who are adventurous by nature, with a desire to take bold but carefully thought-out risks,&rdquo; says Keller. &ldquo;We have found the right person at the right time for Colorado College, and I look forward to watching her lift this already great institution to even greater heights.&rdquo;</p> <p>The firm Storbeck Search, a member of the Diversified Search Group, provided executive search services.</p> Friday Feature: Hunt for the Wilderpeople Fri, 04 Dec 2020 20:30:00 MST http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/friday-feature-hunt-for-the-wilderpeople http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/friday-feature-hunt-for-the-wilderpeople <p>From acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is an irreverent comedy following the journey of two different generations of men. A defiant young boy finds a family and holds on to it even when outside forces work to disband his family. An old man finds comfort in fostering when life throws him. The entire film is hilarious hijinks, and the characters are absolutely funny even when some of the time the movie is sad. The two go on the run in the wild New Zealand bush and have to escape the police as well as a social services worker in a national manhunt. Definitely one to watch to get a nice long laugh! <br />(Cecelia Mweka)</p> <p><br />Hunt for the Wilderpeople is only available to those with a CC single-sign-on account. First, log in to your library account on the Tutt home page (https://www.coloradocollege.edu/library). Search for Kanopy, then follow the viewing link. It might make you re-login with your single-sign-on info. Once in Kanopy, a search for Diabolique will bring it up.<br />Or, if you're already logged in, you may be able to hop directly to https://coloradocollege.kanopy.com/video/hunt-wilderpeople-0.<br />Don't hesitate to reach out to us via chat or email, if you have any trouble!<br />PS If you don't have a CC account, it's worth investigating whether your local library also has Kanopy - you might be able to stream the same film through them! PPLD, here in Colorado Springs, has Kanopy access as well.</p> edxi betts Featured on Indigenous Action Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:57:00 MST http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/edxi-betts-featured-on-indigenous-action http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/edxi-betts-featured-on-indigenous-action <p>Feminist &amp; Gender Studies is proud to announce edxi betts, our 2020-2021 artist-in-residence,&nbsp;was recently featured on an episode of the <a href="https://www.indigenousaction.org/" target="_blank">Indigenous Action</a> podcast entitled&nbsp;"<a href="https://www.indigenousaction.org/podcast/ep-5-stolen-kinship-confronting-anti-blackness-in-indigenous-communities/" target="_blank">Stolen Kinship: Confronting Anti-Blackness in Indigenous Communities</a>."</p> <p>During "Stolen Kinship," hosted by Bonn Baudelaire, edxi joined their fellow&nbsp;queer Afro-Indigenous organizers,&nbsp;Mahlikah Awe:ri and&nbsp;Shanese Steele, in order to discuss ways to confront anti-Blackness in Indigenous communities.</p> <p>Since 2001, Indigenous Action has worked "to provide strategic communications&nbsp;and direct action support for Indigenous community&rsquo;s sacred lands defense" by orgqanizing "hundreds of actions, marches, banner drops, workshops, conferences, benefits, and much more."</p> <p>edxi, we are so proud to know you!</p> Students Launch Mutual Aid Fund to Help One Another Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:15:00 MST http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/students-launch-mutual-aid-fund-to-help-one-another http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/students-launch-mutual-aid-fund-to-help-one-another <p>A group of nine students &mdash; which later grew to approximately 15 &mdash; have founded the Colorado College Mutual Aid Fund to support students who request aid to meet basic living expenses. Funds generally are requested for items such as groceries, rent, transportation, and utilities by low-income students already receiving financial aid but who need additional help.</p> <p>Begun in late July, the Mutual Aid Fund started as a branch of the student group Collective for Antiracism and Liberation. The Mutual Aid Fund is entirely student-run, created by students, for students, and organized under the Colorado College Office of Advancement. The group strives to create a&nbsp;network of solidarity within the CC community in order to meet each other&rsquo;s needs, say students who drafted much of the organization&rsquo;s statements. Among them are <strong>Hannah Friedman &rsquo;22, </strong><strong>Misbah Lakhani &rsquo;24, Tova Salzinger &rsquo;22, Dylan Chapell &rsquo;24</strong>, and <strong>Ellie Miles &rsquo;23</strong>.</p> <p>According to the organizers, approximately 70% of the students who have requested aid are people of color and 62% are Bridge Scholars. The average request is $1,800.</p> <p>The founding students say a key differentiator of the fund is that it&rsquo;s based in solidarity, not charity &ndash; one that directly allows CC students full and equitable access to their education.</p> <p>&ldquo;We hope to better our collective capacity to access a CC education, and address a number of related challenges that may have arisen for community members pertaining to COVID-19,&rdquo; says Salzinger.</p> <p>To date, the Mutual Aid Fund has distributed nearly $37,000, but hopes to meet the more than $150,000 in requests already received. Friedman says a second round of redistribution is currently open and funds will be dispensed on Dec. 11.</p> <p>All donations to the Mutual Aid Fund are used to supplement needs not covered by CC&rsquo;s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund and International Student Assistance Fund.</p> <p>The group is working on fundraising from current students through social media, noting that if every CC student donated $20 per month ($5 a week) through the end of the Fall Semester, the fund would be able to redistribute $91,640; if continued through the end of the academic year, it would add up to $320,740. The students also are partnering with the Senior Class Gift and the Young Alumni Donation Committees to engage seniors and young alumni in redistribution of wealth. They also are sending targeted emails, texts, and letters to alumni and parents. More information and giving information is available at&nbsp;<a href="https://2cc.co/mutualaid">https://2cc.co/mutualaid</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tigers Open NCHC Pod Play Dec. 8; Six Games to be Televised Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:00:00 MST https://cctigers.com/news/2020/11/27/mens-ice-hockey-tigers-open-nchc-pod-play-dec-8-at-t-sportsnet-to-televise-six-games.aspx https://cctigers.com/news/2020/11/27/mens-ice-hockey-tigers-open-nchc-pod-play-dec-8-at-t-sportsnet-to-televise-six-games.aspx <p><span>The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) announced changes to its 2020-21 schedule today. The changes are related to a positive COVID-19 test within the Colorado College hockey team and subsequent 14-day quarantine requirement that will result in a delay to the start of the season for the Tigers.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>Earlier this month, the league produced a 26-game, conference-only slate, opening with 10 games at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb., as part of the NCHC pod beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 1.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>Colorado College announced on Nov. 17 that one student-athlete received a positive COVID test and the entire team immediately began a two-week quarantine, which is scheduled to end on Dec. 1.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>"The health and safety of our student-athletes and community remains our top priority as we continue to prepare for Omaha," Colorado College Vice President and Director of Athletics<span>&nbsp;</span></span><dfn><a href="https://cctigers.com/staff.aspx?staff=255" rel="smarttag" rev="255">Lesley Irvine</a></dfn><span><span>&nbsp;</span>said. "It has been a challenging time for the team. I am looking forward to seeing them back out there competing and doing what they love. We're also very grateful to the NCHC members and Commissioner Josh Fenton for their understanding and support."</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>The updated schedule has CC playing eight games in 13 days, beginning with a contest against Western Michigan on Tuesday, Dec. 8.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>"We are excited to continue our preparation for the NCHC pod," Colorado College head coach<span>&nbsp;</span></span><dfn><a href="https://cctigers.com/coaches.aspx?rc=1028" rel="smarttag" rev="1028">Mike Haviland</a></dfn><span><span>&nbsp;</span>said. "Our players and staff can't wait to get back out on the ice, then join the other seven teams in Omaha."</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>The next six games are consistent with the original schedule, except for a time change on Dec. 13 against two-time national defending champion Minnesota Duluth. That game will now begin at 11 a.m. (MT). All six of those games are scheduled to be televised around the country by AT&amp;T SportsNet.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>The NCHC has partnered with Midco Sports Network to produce and broadcast every game in the NCHC Pod. All pod broadcasts will also be available on NCHC.tv to active subscribers.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>Colorado College will wrap up play in the pod on Monday, Dec. 21, against Omaha. The Tigers will only play St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth once in the pod, with the other two games against those teams postponed to the second portion of the season.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>For the '20-21 season, the NCHC is divided into two divisions based on geography: East and West. The East Division consists of Miami, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan. The West Division consists of Colorado College, Denver, North Dakota and Omaha.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>Once again, every game during the 2020-21 season will be broadcast live on KRDO NewsRadio 105.5 FM, 1240 AM and 92.5 FM, as well as on the internet at<span>&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://www.cctigers.com/">www.cctigers.com</a><span>.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><strong>Colorado College Hockey Schedule - NCHC Pod</strong><br /><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Day</span></strong></td> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Date</span></strong></td> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Opponent</span></strong></td> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Site</span></strong></td> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Time (MT)</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Tue.</td> <td>Dec. 8</td> <td>Western Michigan*</td> <td>Omaha, NE</td> <td>10:30 am</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Wed.</td> <td>Dec. 9</td> <td>Omaha* (ATTSN)</td> <td>Omaha, NE</td> <td>6:30 pm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fri.</td> <td>Dec. 11</td> <td>Western Michigan* (ATTSN)</td> <td>Omaha, NE</td> <td>6:30 pm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sun.</td> <td>Dec. 13&nbsp;</td> <td>Minnesota Duluth* (ATTSN)</td> <td>Omaha, NE</td> <td>11:00 am</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Tue.</td> <td>Dec. 15</td> <td>Miami* (ATTSN)</td> <td>Omaha, NE</td> <td>6:30 pm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fri.</td> <td>Dec. 18</td> <td>St. Cloud State* (ATTSN)</td> <td>Omaha, NE</td> <td>6:30 pm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sat.</td> <td>Dec. 19</td> <td>Miami* (ATTSN)</td> <td>Omaha, NE</td> <td>7:00 pm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mon.</td> <td>Dec. 21</td> <td>Omaha*</td> <td>Omaha, NE</td> <td>11:00 am</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Johnny Reed ’13 Named Roddenberry Fellow Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:00:00 MST http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/johnny-reed-13-named-roddenberry-fellow http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/johnny-reed-13-named-roddenberry-fellow <p><strong>Johnny Reed &rsquo;13</strong>, who graduated from Colorado College with a degree in <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/french-italian/">French &amp; Francophone Studies,</a>&nbsp;has been named a Roddenberry Fellow for his work with ProjectHEAL Inc.</p> <p>Reed, a Chicago native, is the founder and president of ProjectHEAL Inc., which he launched in 2017 in response to the need for school staff, students, and families to discuss how trauma impacts student learning and teacher well-being, and to collectively identify healthy, culturally relevant coping mechanisms necessary to navigate and transcend the mental scarring that trauma can inflict.</p> <p>In three years, Reed established 15 partnerships with universities, community-based organizations, and public and charter schools in 10 states, reached 780 education leaders through trauma-informed professional development, impacted more than 39,000 students, and launched the Meditation &amp; Calming Center for Lee Antonello Elementary School students in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to teaching at Butler College Prep, Reed was with Teach for America, teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada.</p> <p>Reed became interested in trauma-informed education while serving as an 11th-grade African American literature teacher through Teach for America at Butler College Prep, a high school within the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago. Stress and ongoing trauma caused by systemic racism and educational inequities impacted Reed&rsquo;s students, who he calls his &ldquo;brilliant and extremely resilient 11th-grade students and 9th-grade advisees.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University confirms that toxic stress alongside experiencing ongoing trauma impacts a student&rsquo;s ability to learn, maintain healthy relationships, and be the best version of themselves, says Reed.</p> <p>Now Reed is committed to a robust vision: increasing the number of trauma-informed school leaders &mdash; educators and all school staff &mdash; nationwide who are well positioned to decrease disproportionate discipline infractions for Black and Latino students, reduce the number of K-12 suicides and attempts, and support all students as they navigate stress and trauma in pursuit of being the best version of themselves &mdash; in the classroom and beyond.</p> <p>&ldquo;I see ProjectHEAL&rsquo;s mission as an ongoing <a href="https://www.coloradocollege.edu/basics/blockplan/">Block Plan</a> learning experience,&rdquo; says Reed. &ldquo;The vision is to increase the number of trauma-informed leaders nationwide. That being said, each partnership established is like a new block, an innovative opportunity to increase the number of trauma-informed leaders within each school, organization or community. CC prepared me for this, my professors and certainly my mentors: Acting Co-President Mike Edmonds, Dean Rochelle Dickey, Manya Whittaker (Education), and former Director of Admission Carlos Jimenez.&rdquo;<br /><br />Launched in 2016, the Roddenberry Fellowship is a $1 million investment in the innovators, community leaders, and changemakers leading the efforts for a more just and equitable country. As a Roddenberry Fellow, Reed is the recipient of $50,000 that allows him to take the existing initiative to the next level and amplify its impact.</p> <p>Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Reed is committed to expanding ProjectHEAL&rsquo;s impact, using technology and live-streaming to promote mental wellness and trauma-informed education. As a result of the pandemic and the abrupt halt of most air travel, Reed has partnered with Temple Media of Los Angeles <span>&nbsp;</span>&mdash; founded by CC alumni <strong>Jaime Roman &rsquo;13</strong> and <strong>Evan Ryan &rsquo;13</strong> &mdash; and LJ Cunningham of Las Vegas, Nevada, to launch ProjectHEAL&rsquo;s trauma-informed education live-stream channel. This collaboration piloted three livestream sessions, averaging 388 viewers per episode, during the summer quarantine months and has begun hosting trauma-informed conversations and professional learning experiences to connect with school staff, students, and families in their homes.</p>