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  • Thumbnail for Colorado College alpine journal [2011 Edition]
    Colorado College alpine journal [2011 Edition]

    The Mission of the Colorado College Alpine Journal is to unite, inform, and inspire both our climbing community and others by showcasing the climbers and climbs of Colorado College – past and present – through writing, photos, and artwork via this free publication.

  • Thumbnail for The werewolf is afraid : translations of La sueñera by Ana María Shúa
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    The monthly rag [2011-2012 Block 2] by Colorado College. Dept. of Feminist and Gender Studies

    The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.

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    Moving towards health by Janeway, Caroline

    The film focuses on the use of dance movement therapy in a patient who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Creator's summary: Parkinson's Disease is measured on a scale of 1to 5. 5 being complete dependency on another. When I began working with Amy, she was at a 3. Recently, her neurologist rediagnosed her at a +1.

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    Perpetual wandering in an open field by Brooks, Jordan

    A dance performance featuring Dolo McComb and Mallory Berge.

  • Thumbnail for Diverging developments in Post-Soviet Russia : a case study of Tatarstan & Chechnya
    Diverging developments in Post-Soviet Russia : a case study of Tatarstan & Chechnya by Weber, Keith Harrison

    At first glance, the Chechens and Volga Tatars share several similarities. Both ethnic groups have religious traditions rooted in a regionally particular form of Islam. This is the Khanafi school of Sunni Islam, which combines traditional, Muslim law (Shariah) with local customs influenced by Sufi brotherhoods. In addition, both Chechens and Volga Tatars were incorporated into the Russian Tsarist Empire against their will as a result of military conquest. Moreover, both peoples suffered mightily during the repressive Stalinist period, but also experienced certain degrees of modernization, urbanization and industrialization. Lastly, both peoples occupied similar rungs in the Soviet hierarchy, meaning that each was the titular people of an autonomous republic. The Volga Tatars of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (TASSR) were incorporated into the USSR on May 27th 1920 and the Chechens of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (CIASSR) were incorporated on December 5th 1936. However, the trajectory of the Post-Soviet transition has resulted in very different outcomes for these two peoples. In Chechnya, the transition brought to power General Dzhokhar Dudaev, a radical separatist, who did not flinch from the prospect of war with Russia. On the other hand, Tatarstan won substantial autonomy from Russia without using violence. This paper aims to answer the question: why did these outcomes diverge so drastically? This question can be answered in various ways. In the first chapter, I will address the basic geographic and demographic differences between the two societies. In the second chapter, I will explore the differences in the long-term historical experiences among the Volga Tatars and Chechens and the impacts the Tsarist Empire and Soviet Union had on their respective societies. In the third chapter, I will examine Russia’s insecurities regarding its level of civilization and their efforts to “orientalize” the Caucasus as a means of better defining Russian identity. I will use Edward Said’s Orientalism as a theoretical lens of analysis. In the fourth chapter, I will outline the differences between the two republic’s political developments in post-Soviet transition and the vital distinctions in the democratic processes. In this section, religion and its role in each society’s respective politics will become apparent. In the final chapter, the aftermath of the two wars with Chechnya will be examined and the correlated socio-economic problems as well as the contrasting socio-economic situation in Tatarstan today. In this section I will specifically stress the significance of the Kadyrov family on modern day Chechnya and prospects for the future.

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    Corporate social responsibility & the consumer goods industry by Callihan, Corey

    The modern corporation's relationship to society has undergone drastic changes between the 1960s and the present day, in large part because the general public has held corporations to increasingly higher ethical and moral standards. While originally this relationship manifested itself only as punishment for extreme environmental and human rights violations, as made evident in the divestment movement in Apartheid South Africa and the backlash against Exxon after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, in the past twenty years firms are increasingly rewarded for going beyond the bare minimums set by regulators. Firms like Costco and WholeFoods exemplify this new trend in corporate America, and the current research tests whether a relationship exists between a firm's corporate social responsibility scores and its financial performance. Formally, the research predicts a positive correlation between strong corporate social responsibility and financial performance for firms listed in the S&P 500 in the consumer goods industry. The study relies on corporate social responsibility information provided by the KLD MSCI STATS database as well as financial information from the Mergent online database to test the theory on S&P 500 firms in the consumer goods industry.

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    Predicting success in international women's soccer by Ourisman, Mary Chloe

    While many previous economic studies focus on determining the role various socio-economic factors on men’s international soccer performance, very few studies performed on women’s soccer exist. A gross discrepancy between the top ranked men’s and women’s international soccer teams compels this study, which includes measures of gender equality as a hypothesized deterministic factor for women’s international soccer rankings. The hypothesis here suggests that where women are afforded more opportunities in society, they will experience success in other realms of life as well. An OLS regression using FIFA/Coca Cola women’s rankings as the dependent variable yielded that while the utilized proxies of gender equality are not related to soccer performance, the average IQ of a country and the number of casual soccer players a country claims serve as highly predictive factors when determining which countries will field successful women’s international soccer teams. Whether or not a country has a communist government and the number of years a country’s team has been affiliated with FIFA were also found to have significant value when predicting the FIFA rankings.

  • Thumbnail for Competitive balance in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball and the introduction of Article X to the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement
    Competitive balance in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball and the introduction of Article X to the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement by Perkins, Austin Grant

    In the year 2005 the National Basketball Association (NBA) implemented a new policy to its collective bargaining agreement (CBA). This new policy, Article X, said that a player entering the NBA draft must be at least 19 years old and a calendar year has passed since his graduation from high school for him to be eligible to enter the NBA Draft. This new policy forced many talented high school athletes to attend one year of college before entering the professional game, hence the “one and done rule.” This influx of talented freshman into college basketball may have shifted the competitive balance of NCAA Division I men’s basketball. A cross sectional time series analysis is used to investigate this claim, that the introduction of Article X affected the competitive balance of college basketball. The deviation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index of average conference winning percentage is used as the dependent measure of competitive balance in the regression equation. The main purpose of this study is to discover whether competitive balance in collegiate sports is affected by policies of their professional counterparts.

  • Thumbnail for Subdivision as a catalyst for land use change and its consequent effect on the economy and ecosystem of Loitokitok District, Kenya
    Subdivision as a catalyst for land use change and its consequent effect on the economy and ecosystem of Loitokitok District, Kenya by Baumann, Natalie

    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.

  • Thumbnail for The economics of happiness : assessing well-being through the relationship between income and happiness
    The economics of happiness : assessing well-being through the relationship between income and happiness by Dollinger, Keegan Flaherty

    The investigation of the relationship between income and happiness can provide important insights into human’s material aspirations. By redefining the application of the term utility, economics can be used to understand how money affects our happiness. Today and in past years at a given point in time those with higher incomes are indeed happier than those with lower incomes. However, raising the incomes of a nation does not make that nation any happier. These conclusions are suggested by data on reported happiness and income collected in the United States over the past forty years. The paradox that takes place in this relationship has important public policy implications and raises doubts on the primary economic goal of growth in GDP. This thesis hopes to stimulate a debate that questions some of the basic tenets of economic theory that regard the use of GDP as a measure of welfare and the simplistic and limiting role that is applied to individuals in behavior models.

  • Thumbnail for The effects of foreign aid on African economies
    The effects of foreign aid on African economies by Rasmussen, Alexander Scott

    A major global issue that our world faces is the dilemma of world poverty that millions of people around the world suffer with. Primarily the highest concentration of global poverty resides within the African continent. Many wealthier nations take it upon themselves to donate funds that attempt to combat this dilemma millions of people are faced with. The major issue with this outside funding is that the funds fail to achieve the goal of relieving the burden of poverty. This study will investigate the effectiveness of foreign aid and how changes in certain economic indicators affect African nations’ overall economies.

  • Thumbnail for Biodiversity conservation through REDD+ : modeling costs of alternative REDD+ scenarios in the tropical region
    Biodiversity conservation through REDD+ : modeling costs of alternative REDD+ scenarios in the tropical region by Dimantchev, Emil G.

    The United Nations negotiations on climate change have focused their attention on a set of policies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). This paper explores the potential of REDD+ to reduce CO2 emissions and protect tropical biodiversity. The study uses ArcGIS to model forest areas under threat of deforestation in 59 tropical developing countries. A constrained linear optimization model, implemented with linear optimization software, is used to construct a Conservation Possibilities Frontier (CPF). The CPF shows the potential of REDD+ to achieve emission reductions and species conservation under limited budgets. I use linear optimization to construct marginal abatement cost curves under various policy scenarios and estimate the costs of generating biodiversity co-benefits from REDD+. An international mechanism mainly designed to reduce emissions at least cost will provide low conservation benefits. Incorporating provisions for biodiversity co-benefits in the REDD+ framework can protect a high number of rare and threatened forest species at a relatively low cost.

  • Thumbnail for An evaluation of player performance as a determinant of baseball card pricing in the case of star players
    An evaluation of player performance as a determinant of baseball card pricing in the case of star players by Day, Michael D.

    Previous research has effectively shown how in connection with race, and free-agency, performance statistics have affected the value of the baseball card market. However, examination has not been done on how a player's performance directly relates to their popularity and card value. This study attempts to determine which performance statistics for pitchers and batters significantly affect their rookie card value in the card trading market. The abundance of statistical data from the MLB allows an evaluation through regression based analysis to determine what attributes from Hall of Fame players are determinants. The implications from this research used correctly can aid collectors in determining which cards to invest in.

  • Thumbnail for The globalization of the wine industry
    The globalization of the wine industry by Hustava, Neal K.

    Viticulture has had a rich and relatively stable history. However, in recent times, the wine industry has undergone many changes. The global wine industry no longer depends on the outmoded practices and wines of the Old World. New World wineries have grown immensely in recent years in both production and consumption. This thesis evaluates marketing strategies that have brought New World countries to their current state. It includes an investigation into market positioning, market segmentation, new packaging, and internet advertising techniques that have found their way into the wineries and brands of the New World.

  • Thumbnail for Consumers’ willingness to pay for local goods : analysis of Virginia grown agriculture products
    Consumers’ willingness to pay for local goods : analysis of Virginia grown agriculture products by Glaize, David Brevitt

    The world is attempting to become more sustainable while at the same time enhance economic and social wellbeing. Part of this movement is the support of consumer interest in small local farms. Through a contingent valuation we see that Virginia consumers are willing to pay an average premium of about 20% for in-state produce and animal products. Results show that 58% of Virginia consumers are willing to purchase in-state produce and 59% are willing to purchase in-state animal products at the 20% premium. Consumers are willing to pay more for local goods depending on certain demographics and personal preferences. Premiums for local products are subjective to gender, age, income, residential location, certain perceptions of local products, and other important factors. Our findings from analyzing these variables show that farming locally can be beneficial for the consumers, producers, local economy, and the environment.

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    Operational determinants of CEO success by Lowery, Ryan William

    Research pertaining to CEO performance recognizes that a CEO’s true quality and character are most conspicuous during tough times. Ever since the economic crisis of 2008 the economy has been sluggish at best. The condition of the economy at that time provides an optimal opportunity to conduct a performance evaluation of CEOs. They sit at the helm of corporations that dictate the productivity and prosperity of our country. Their performance has an indirect effect on the socioeconomic standing of everyone else in the economy. Therefore, it is important to identify the dynamics that enable the holder of such a powerful position to be successful. Using regression analysis of data collected via a quantitative analysis of CEOs’ letters to shareholders, this thesis examines determinants of CEO success.

  • Thumbnail for Can land tenure changes mitigate food insecurity in Ethiopia?
    Can land tenure changes mitigate food insecurity in Ethiopia? by Seifu, Albab

    Recurring famines and droughts have weakened the Ethiopian agricultural sector since the 1970s. A number of theories addressing food security affirm that hunger and destitution in rural areas are caused by shortages in food supply. This thesis argues that the fragile food security status of Ethiopia is a result of inadequate land management systems. Land tenure policies play a key role in the livelihood stability of rural communities. This study hypothesizes that improvements in land tenure security can create resilient livelihood systems. The Agro-Ecological Zones model developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization serves as a theoretical framework for the research. A multidimensional regression model assesses the impact of the current land registration initiative being pursued by the Ethiopian government on the value of food crops.

  • Thumbnail for Carbon offsets and the ski industry : a contingent valuation study
    Carbon offsets and the ski industry : a contingent valuation study by Spirito, Evan B.

    Global climate change is quite possibly the most serious challenge that faces us today. Consumers and businesses alike are thinking more seriously about their environmental impact and what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint. One industry uniquely tied to the environment and concerned with its well-being is the ski industry and one way to achieve this reduction is through carbon offsets. Using data collected through a contingent valuation study regarding consumer behavior, this thesis analyzes the factors that affect consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for carbon offsets in the ski industry. The study finds that age, gender, and climate knowledge are highly influential on WTP, and that the use of tax credits as an incentive provides the greatest increase in consumer WTP.

  • Thumbnail for Price determination and efficiency in the market for South Platte Basin Ditch Company shares
    Price determination and efficiency in the market for South Platte Basin Ditch Company shares by Smith, Mark Griffin , Landry, Clay J., 1968- , Payne, Matthew T.

    Water scarcity presents an obstacle to economic development in the western United States. Water right markets promote efficient allocation, helping states to derive the highest possible economic benefit from available resources, and allowing western water supplies to support new development and population growth. However, uncertainty surrounding water right market values threatens the ability of water markets to efficiently allocate water. To address this problem, we employ econometric analysis techniques to estimate the values market participants place on shares of ditch company water rights in Colorado’s South Platte basin. Our analysis demonstrates that ditch company share buyers value proximity, reliability, and flexibility.

  • Thumbnail for Sure, but who has the energy? The importance of location for knowledge transfer in the energy sector
    Sure, but who has the energy? The importance of location for knowledge transfer in the energy sector by Lybecker, Kristina M. , Moore, Jeffrey A. , Johnson, Daniel K. N.

    Using over 250,000 U.S. patent citations, we test whether knowledge transfers in the energy sector are sensitive to distance, and whether that sensitivity has changed over time. Controlling for self-citation by inventor, assignee and examiner, multivariate regression analysis shows that physical distance is becoming less important for spillovers with time.

  • Thumbnail for Minutes of the faculty meeting [2011-2012 Block 3] November 21
    Minutes of the faculty meeting [2011-2012 Block 3] November 21 by Lindeman, Ted

    Minutes for CC faculty meeting held on November 21, 2011, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.

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    Faculty Meeting Agenda, Block 7 2010-2011 by Colorado College

    Agenda for CC faculty meeting, April 18, 2011, Gates Common Room.

  • Thumbnail for [2011-03-01] Staff Council minutes
    [2011-03-01] Staff Council minutes

    Minutes of the Colorado College Staff Council meeting held on March 1, 2011.

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