The entire campus community participated in the inaugural All-College Symposium, which recognized the scholarship of our exceptional seniors and the results of their research and integrative projects, on Nov. 7, 2019. The milestone event highlighted students’ integrative learning in Connections, the College’s reinvention of the liberal arts.
During the day-long Symposium, 165 seniors, who participated in the College’s integrative pathways and centers for interdisciplinary scholarship, showcased how their coursework and experiences informed their studies and learning over four years. Through 10-minute talks, poster sessions, performances, screenings and exhibitions, students shared their intellectual curiosity and passions with their peers and the entire campus community.
Sophia McLaughlin ’20 choreographed an interpretive dance in Conn’s Sprout Garden for the poster/performance session titled “Unearthing the Symbiotic Relationship between Humans and Agriculture,” as part of her social justice and sustainability Pathway.
“Throughout the pathway I had been learning about the many ways we are disconnected from our food system and so I wanted to address this topic through dance. It was a way to get people into Sprout Garden to think about food,” McLaughlin said.
For complete coverage of the All-College Symposium, visit www.conncoll.edu/connections/all-college-symposium.