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  • Eyes on a Changing World: Three Poems by Pepper Trail

    by Pepper Trail CB72 TA73 SYLLABUS FOR THE WARMING WORLD Teach me now the epistemology of melt The inflexible rules of liquefaction How broad white glaciers, bovine and calm Drop their slippery calves into the sea How ice, crystalline and blue, can rot Pock, crack,......

  • Telluride’s Olympians: Meredith “Flash” Gourdine CB50 and Bonnie St. John SP81

    By Matthew Trail SP81 CB82 TA84 Telluride has had at least two Olympians among its ranks, and both were medalists: Meredith Gourdine in the 1952 Summer Olympics and Bonnie St. John in the 1984 Winter Paralympics. Both went on from their Telluridean and Olympic careers......

  • Yarrow Award Winner Helena Ratté writes about her experiences with AMICA e.V.

    By Helena Ratté MB13 I received the 2017 Yarrow Award to conduct research in Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as part of an evaluation project for the German humanitarian women’s organization AMICA e.V. Over the course of a six-month period, I assisted in designing a......

  • 1962: Civil Rights and Black Power at CBTA

    By Michael Becker In May 1962, Cornell hosted a remarkable debate between two leading intellectuals and activists around Black freedom: Malcolm X, then representing Elijah Muhammed’s Nation of Islam, and James Farmer, president of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality. At the time of their......

  • ACLU Attorney Miriam Aukerman: “Telluride teaches you to see the impact of the decisions you make”

    by Maia Dedrick Miriam Aukerman SP86 CB87 TA88 is a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, and manages the ACLU’s West Michigan Regional Office. Miriam graduated summa cum laude from both Cornell University and the New York University Law......

  • For Telluride Association, Development Has Always Been Personal

    by Amy Bao For all of us fortunate enough to have experienced a Nunnian education in some way, shape, or form, we know it is much more than a scholarship or summer program. At its core, it is about the people we meet and the......

  • An Emblem for the Association

    The excerpts below refer to a very early effort on the part of Telluride Association to develop an emblem for itself. The effort was “crowd-sourced,” and generated a fair amount of discussion. Apparently, however, the early efforts led to naught… From 1912 Proceedings, pp. 23-24.......

  • The Active vs. Passive Investment Debate

    Anthony W. Mariano The Telluride Association’s Investment Policy Statement, passed at the 2016 Convention dictates that our investment strategy “will utilize both passively and actively managed investments.” A later section states: “The asset allocation will be implemented using both active and passive investment managers. Highly......

  • Uteruses Too Loyal – An Essay by Ann Cheng

    We drove twelve hours across four states and stopped to pee seven times. We smiled secretly at each other when I turned down champagne at the wedding and sucked it in for photos. When my brother-in-law threw up because he drank too much I felt......

  • Past Summer Programs

    Has Telluride Ever Hosted Summer Programs at Stanford University? Yes! Telluride has sponsored TASPs at 15 different sites since 1954, and TASS at 3. Here’s the list: TASP: Cornell: 1954 – Deep Springs College: 1957-60, 1969-73, 1978-90 Stanford: 1961-62 Princeton: 1963-66 Hampton University: 1966-70 Cremona......

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