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Nearing the Sesquicentennial

The Master Plan is a living document that allows meaningful expansion which retains Mines’ state as a leading environmental resource-focused research institution. As recently publicized, CSM will break ground on the Subsurface Frontiers building converging USGS scientists and Mines faculty and Staff preserving and continuing decades of collaboration between the organizations. In this way, our…

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The “L”

    It’s been a helluva month for the M on Mount Zion. On October 17th at Mine’s annual Homecoming Bonfire, President Johnson led students in the M lighting ceremony. To the smell of chocolate and the warmth of the flames, students counted down from nine. “Three, two, one, Orediggers!” At the end of the…

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Filling a void

“The health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.” —Carl Sagan Before we delve into the present or travel into the future of the Arthur Lakes Library, we will first explore…

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Mines astronaut scholars

John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Deke Slayton and Gordon Cooper were the Mercury Astronauts (I typed their names by memory, by the way). They were rock stars; household names (and still are in my mind). They were fighter pilots and test pilots.  These pilots symbolized the highest ideals of the…

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