September 5, 2017

Dear Members of the Connecticut College Community,

I am very pleased to announce the creation of the Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement. This vibrant hub for global learning, located on the ground floor of Blaustein Humanities Center, will build on Connecticut College's longstanding commitment to international education, bringing exciting new opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to infuse world perspectives into their courses of study. Construction is slated to begin in October. The new facility will be open early in the spring semester.

I am grateful for the support of the Otto and Fran Walter Foundation, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and The George I. Alden Trust, as well as a generous gift from Susan Eckert Lynch '62, who made this project possible. You can learn more about the gift, the new space, and our donors on our website.

I hope that you will join me in thanking our donors. A ribbon cutting will be arranged for sometime in the spring semester.

Katherine Bergeron