Bruce Loeffler received a B.S. in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College. He did graduate work at M.I.T. and Harvard and ultimately received his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught Geology at Colorado College from 1977 to 1999. He participated in the LGBT Oral History project via a written exchange with Andrew Wallace between September 20th and October 5th in 2011.
The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.
The present study discusses how teaching methods based on Dweck’s work with implicit theories of intelligence may benefit low-income classroom practices. Past research has experimentally manipulated students’ incremental theories in the short term through praise and in the long term through brain-change oriented instructional interventions. An increase in learning goals and academic achievement has been associated with incremental, or flexible, views of intelligence. This research implemented a four-week literature-based classroom intervention for third grade students to increase incremental mindsets. No relationship was found between condition and theory of intelligence, active engagement strategies, or internal motivation. Post hoc analyses and discussion of limitations offer recommendations for future interventions.
Since the formation of Kimana Group Ranch in 1972, land tenure in Loitokitok District has been based on a system of communally owned group ranches. Currently, only five group ranches remain, as Kimana has been fully subdivided. This study assessed the effects of subdivision on Kimana Group Ranch and forecasted the effects that subdivision will have on Mbirikani and Kuku Group Ranches. An emphasis was placed on diversification of land use and how that relates to the economy and ecosystem of the region. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to interview 369 residents of the three group ranches. Interviews were also conducted with key informants, such as ministry officials, group ranch officials, and representatives from non-governmental organizations. Data was analyzed using a multiple regression linear probability model and chi-square goodness of fit statistical tests. GIS points were also analyzed to create a map of land plots that have and have not been sold within Kimana Group Ranch and the wildlife sanctuaries that it contains. Results showed that the factors that most greatly influence one’s decision to diversify their livelihood strategy are ethnic background, acres owned, and the perception that their current land use affects their opinion of subdivision. Diverse land uses such as leasing plots, conservation areas, and development are, unlike pastoralism and agriculture, not as susceptible to adverse affects from unforeseeable difficulties, such as drought. Community involvement in conservation and other sustainable economic endeavors is necessary for subdivision to be successful. It is also vital that landowners be educated on the importance of land so that they can make an informed decision about selling.
While leadership experts have found compelling evidence to support the argument that the undergraduate years, and the institutions themselves play a pivotal role in developing leadership capabilities, colleges and universities need to question whether or not they fit this profile. Colorado College, one of seven schools in the nation under a block system, has never been the focus of such investigations, and while some parameters may include it by default, the question that remains is: do the results found in these studies on leadership development for non-block institutions still hold when tested against the unconventional elements intrinsic to a block system school like Colorado College? Even though this investigation does not include the alumni records from similar non-block institutions, the results found in this study will hopefully provide enough information to signal if the theories presented in the literature are applicable to and accurately representative of Colorado College’s demographic.
This thesis examines multiple variables believed to have a relationship with residential housing price. The sales price of 6,464 homes sold from 18 Colorado Springs zip codes from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 serves as the dependent variable. By examining the multiple variables that are hypothesized to have a statistically significant impact on housing prices, this thesis attempts to answer the question, “What are the major factors that dictate the development of a residential neighborhood?”
This study examines the effect of socioeconomic factors on winning games at the FIFA World Cup. This study identifies various macroeconomic, geographic, and soccer-specific characteristics that impact World Cup success. Determinants of World Cup success were largely identified through examination of performances measured at the Olympics and international soccer games. Ordinary Least Squares regression method is used to determine the significance of these factors for the countries that participated in the 1994-2010 World Cup tournaments. The results of this estimation method indicate that hosting, international rank, as well as regional origins and cultural traditions significantly impact wins. A country's wealth and population are not significant factors in winning games at the World Cup.
In 2006, the most extreme housing bubble the United States has ever faced popped, rocking financial industries to their knees. Losses were expected to be contained to the subprime sector but the losses due to defaults were massive as exposure to mortgage default proved to permeate the balance sheets of investors globally. This paper strives to illuminate the causes of how such a catastrophic market came to pass.
We model the diffusion of economic knowledge using an epidemiological model of susceptible, exposed, infected, and recovered populations (SEIR). Treating bibliographic citations as evidence of contagion, we estimate the coefficients of a four-equation system simultaneously for each of 759 subfields of economics. Results show that some subfields grow endogenously much faster than others, and just over half have basic reproduction properties sufficient to ensure survival without the annual addition of new protégé scholars.
Minutes for CC faculty meeting held on October 24, 2011, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.
Minutes of the Colorado College Staff Council meeting held on December 7, 2010.
Minutes of the Colorado College Staff Council meeting held on March 1, 2011.
Minutes of the Colorado College Staff Council meeting held on May 3, 2011.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Rylan Schwartz.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Gabe Guentzel.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Peter Stoykewych.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Eamonn McDermott.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Scott Wamsganz.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Scott Winkler.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Dakota Eveland.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Ian Young.
Portrait of 2013-2014 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team Volunteer Assistant Coach, Terry Kleisinger.