12/23/2014 - Class trip gives students new perspectives on American civil rights movement
History Professor David Canton took his students in his HIS460 class, “The Black Freedom Struggle, 1946-1968,” to Atlanta during the fall semester.
12/23/2014 - College names new dean of admission and financial aid
Andrew Strickler, currently dean of admission and financial aid at Guilford College, has been appointed the new dean of admission and financial aid at Connecticut College, effective June 15, 2015.
12/18/2014 - Music students premiere new works at annual composers concert
Seventeen student composers premiered new electronic and acoustic works at the annual Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert Dec. 10.
12/18/2014 - Joel Backaler '06 brings the Far East to the west
Joel Backaler '06, the author of "China Goes West," came to campus to discuss Chinese business with College students in the East Asian studies program.
12/17/2014 - Student project makes Tumblr’s Year in Review
Student project exploring sex and gender was recognized by Tumblr as “the best stuff on the internet from 2014.”
12/17/2014 - Molecules inspire good teaching
They’re persistent, they flow and they bond to colleagues, says Dean Marc Zimmer.
12/17/2014 - Professor awarded $268,000 from National Institutes of Health for disease research
Timo Ovaska, the Hans and Ella McCollum ’21 Vahlteich Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
12/12/2014 - ‘Beyond description’: Panel discusses ISIS, ethnic groups in Iraq
In summer 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq, or ISIS, brought unspeakable violence to the already-volatile Middle East. In Iraq, thousands were attacked or kidnapped, ripping families apart.
12/11/2014 - Julie Mombello '83 is changing lives, a few children at a time
Mombello, a certified teacher, and her friend are giving preschoolers in one of Connecticut's poorest cities access to top-quality early education.
12/11/2014 - Sophomore awarded prestigious Fulbright-Hays scholarship to study in China
Nicolae Florin Dorlea ’17 knows the value of opportunity.
12/10/2014 - All-American: Women’s soccer’s Astrid Kempainen ’15 named to Division III first team
Women’s soccer player Astrid Kempainen ’15, a center midfielder, has been named a first team Division III All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
12/5/2014 - Building a better robot
Computer science students are aiding a high-tech revolution.
12/4/2014 - Handing over the camera
Filmmaker Michael Sheridan ’89 is letting Haitians tell their stories
12/2/2014 - 52 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team
Ten members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship women’s soccer team are among the 52 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the conference’s 2014 Fall All-Academic Team.
12/2/2014 - Elect Her: Daylong conference empowers women to run for political office
To encourage women to run for office and diminish the nationwide gender gap in political leadership, Connecticut College recently hosted Elect Her: Campus Women Win.
11/26/2014 - Filmmaker Andre Robert Lee ’93 says it is time to talk about race
“Conversations about race and racism are very difficult,” Lee told a large crowd of Connecticut College alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff during the College’s Fall Weekend celebration.
11/26/2014 - Daryl Hawk '79 is capturing humanity through photographs
Photographer Daryl Hawk '79 has traveled to some of the most remote places on Earth, including a recent trip to the high passes of the Himalayas.
11/26/2014 - Authors: When it comes to good writing, the stubborn do best
Three acclaimed authors took the floor Nov. 20 at Connecticut College’s Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Creative Arts and Moral Vision.
11/25/2014 - Student fellows make a sustainable difference in New London
Through the College's Sustainability Fellows Program, seven students are working with the New London Food Policy Council to strengthen the local food system and expand markets for local products.
11/20/2014 - Hisae Kobayashi named Professor of the Year
Kobayashi has been selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as the 2014 Connecticut Professor of the Year.
11/20/2014 - Allison Hooper '81 is making cheese that stands alone
A trip to study French in Paris led Allison Hooper '81 to a dairy farm, where she learned to craft cheese that has made Vermont Creamery one of the best dairy manufacturers in the world.
11/12/2014 - A never-ending story: Anne Davis '62 has taken liberal arts to heart
Teacher, politician, publisher, real estate broker, Bible scholar — Anne Kimball Davis '62 has used her liberal arts education to do it all.
11/12/2014 - Alumni discuss changing global markets with student investment club
A panel of alumni from the world of finance recently discussed the shifting global economy with members of the Peggotty Investment Club, a student organization that manages a portion of the College's endowment.
11/10/2014 - Women's soccer wins NESCAC Championship
The Camels beat top-seeded Williams College in overtime
11/7/2014 - Faculty move new curriculum forward
Two elements of new curriculum approved this week
11/5/2014 - Senior wins competitive national scholarship for women pursuing U.S. national security and defense careers
Maureen Smolskis ’15 a standout international relations major and scholar in Connecticut College’s Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts, has won an $11,000 Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship that will help her wrap up her studies at the College this year.
11/3/2014 - Doug Schwartz ’88 is polling America and predicting elections
Doug Schwartz '88 has directed the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute since 1991, and helped the poll become one of the most accurate and well-respected in the country.
10/29/2014 - Director Kimberly Senior ’95 takes Pulitzer Prize-winning drama to Broadway
Kimberly Senior '95 is directing a star-studded Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Disgraced,' which is being praised by critics.
10/29/2014 - Peruvian potato farmers share effects of globalization on their community
Two farmers from Peru's Potato Park region recently traveled to Connecticut College as part of a Global Warming Delegation, a trip that included a discussion with Economics Professor Maria Cruz-Saco's senior seminar.
10/29/2014 - Women’s soccer has home field advantage for NESCAC quarterfinals
The Connecticut College women's soccer team, which finished the regular season Wednesday with an impressive 13-2 record, will host a first-round New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament game Saturday.
10/29/2014 - Professor awarded $800,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation, Air Force
Chemistry professor Bruce Branchini has been awarded two grants to continue research on practical uses for bioluminescent materials.
10/27/2014 - Connecting the dots
Connecticut College is leading efforts to prevent sexual assault by creating a culture of accountability.
10/27/2014 - Drones for good
Entrepreneur Timothy Reuter ’99 promotes the responsible use of one of the fastest growing —and commonly misunderstood — technologies.
10/27/2014 - Writing on the edge
Author Luanne Rice ’77 channels the emotional turmoil of life into best-selling fiction.
10/22/2014 - Connecticut College named a ‘Great Place to Work’
Connecticut College is featured as a “Great Place to Work” by Connecticut Magazine in its November 2014 issue.
10/17/2014 - Pakistani rock band Khumariyaan gets Connecticut College dancing — and thinking
They were scheduled to play for only 75 minutes, but after two hours the Pakistani folk-rock group Khumariyaan still had the Connecticut College community rocking out to its fast-paced fusion of traditional Pashtun and modern sound.
10/14/2014 - Nationally-ranked women’s soccer team has seven shutouts in historic season
The Connecticut College women’s soccer team improved to 10-1 this weekend with shutouts over NESCAC rivals Tufts and Colby.
10/10/2014 - Our president rocks
Everybody gets the blues now and then, even college presidents. But few can sing them as expertly as Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron.
10/7/2014 - Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson ’86 calls steroids an ‘ugly part’ of baseball
Jeff Idelson ’86, president of The National Baseball Hall of Fame, spoke to members of the College community about the Hall of Fame’s role in confronting performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.
10/6/2014 - Connecticut College earns praise for mental health support and initiatives
The Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program praised Connecticut College’s breadth of mental health services when it welcomed the College into a nationwide initiative supporting student wellness.
10/3/2014 - Virginia Gresham ’17 to network with computer science’s most influential women
Virginia Gresham ’17 soon will be networking with some of technology’s most influential people after earning a scholarship to the world’s largest gathering of women in computer science.
09/30/2014 - Documentary film earns an Emmy for Sean Fine '96
"Life According to Sam," a new documentary by Oscar-winning filmmakers Sean Fine '96 and Andrea Nix Fine, premiered Oct. 21 on HBO.
09/29/2014 - Melissa Monsalve ’14 finds a quick route from New London to Washington
With help from a distinguished alumnus, Melissa Monsalve’ 14 landed a presidential appointment in the Department of the Interior just weeks after graduation.
09/24/2014 - Abigail Van Slyck named dean of the faculty
Abigail Van Slyck, interim dean of the faculty and Dayton Professor of Art History at Connecticut College, has been named the College’s dean of the faculty. The highest ranking officer after the president, the dean of the faculty is responsible for providing academic leadership for the College and its faculty.
09/15/2014 - Matt Luciani ’16 explores the environmental history of the American southwest
Matt Luciani ’16 spent 10 weeks this summer combing through family papers, military letters, art, diaries and newspapers at the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of Yale University as part of his research into the environmental history of the southwest.
09/15/2014 - Summer research takes Christine Connolly ’16 to Brown – and back to the 16th and 17th centuries
Connolly, a history major, spent the summer at the John Carter Brown Library Collection conducting archival research.
09/12/2014 - New faculty enrich the College’s intellectual community
Connecticut College has six new tenure-track faculty members, along with three new postdoctoral fellows and 21 new adjunct professors.
09/12/2014 - Ferguson teach-in inspires students to take action against racial injustice
Almost a month to the day since the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., more than 400 students, faculty and members of the community gathered in the student center for an honest and open – and often passionate – discussion about race.
09/11/2014 - Connecticut College names Pamela Dumas Serfes vice president for Communications
Pamela Dumas Serfes, who has led communications operations at private and public institutions across a 25-year career, has been named vice president for Communications at Connecticut College.
09/11/2014 - Connecticut College partners with Opportunity Network to broaden access for underserved students
Connecticut College and The Opportunity Network (OppNet) have launched a partnership designed to provide access to college and career success to high-achieving, underrepresented New York City public school students.
09/9/2014 - Take a high-tech hike with Google Maps Street View
Google Maps has published its virtual tour of Connecticut College's Arboretum campus.
08/29/2014 - Blumenthal touts Connecticut College culture against sexual violence
In his second visit to Connecticut College in recent months, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal praised the
institution’s leadership and the efforts of its student body to prevent sexual assault, a national issue that
has impacted college campuses across the country.
08/29/2014 - Connecticut College opens academic year with 100th Convocation ceremony
In a ceremony that paid homage to the College’s history and celebrated the “beautiful, verdant maze” of the liberal arts experience, Bergeron welcomed the 533 new students; 16 new professors, coaches and post-doctoral fellows; and 23 new staff members.
08/26/2014 - Connecticut College welcomes the Class of 2018
Connecticut College welcomed the 503-member Class of 2018 to campus on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
08/25/2014 - Connecticut College to celebrate 100th Convocation on Aug. 28
Connecticut College to celebrate 100th Convocation on Aug. 28
08/21/2014 - High marks – Connecticut College earns national recognition
The fall semester hasn’t started yet, and Connecticut College is already receiving high grades from prominent national publications and websites.
08/20/2014 - Good eats – The Daily Meal says Connecticut College has some of the nation’s best food
For the second straight year, The Daily Meal included Connecticut College on its list of the Best 75 Colleges for Food in America.
08/15/2014 - Connecticut College earns top honors as an LGBTQ-friendly campus
For the second consecutive year, Campus Pride and the Huffington Post have named Connecticut College as one of the nation’s friendliest campuses for LGBTQ students.
08/14/2014 - New London water main break update
New London water main break update
08/14/2014 - Dream internships -- with $3,000 from Connecticut College
A total of 340 rising seniors – three-quarters of the Class of 2015 – are interning all over the world this summer through Connecticut College's distinctive career and proessional development program.
Meet the Class of 2018
Meet the Class of 2018, in their own words and photos.
08/7/2014 - Connecticut College earns elite spot on Princeton Review’s list of best career services
The Princeton Review has named Connecticut College’s career program one of the top 20 in North America, making Connecticut College the only New England liberal arts college to earn a spot on the list.
08/1/2014 - Connecticut College names Rabbi Susan Schein director of Zachs Hillel House
Rabbi Susan Schein is the new director of the Zachs Hillel House.
07/25/2014 - Haley Gowland ’17 and the Cranks open for Paramore, Fall Out Boy
The Cranks, led by Haley Gowland '17, opened for some of alernative rock's biggest acts at a concert this summer. Photo by Joe Casper.
07/22/2014 - Google Maps Street View takes high-tech hike at Connecticut College
Google Maps toured the Connecticut College campus on July 2, capturing footage for an upcoming Google Maps Street View tour.
07/21/2014 - Amy Moore Paterson ’94 turns survival into service for others
Amy Moore Paterson '94, a breast cancer survivor, was recently honored with the Points of Light Tribute Award for her effort to provide free child care in Portland, Ore.-area hospitals.
07/10/2014 - Dave Goldblatt ’06 set to die in ‘Game of Thrones’ saga
Alumnus wins right to die by famous author's pen.
06/23/2014 - Folsom to U.S. Senate: To prevent sexual assaults, change campus cultures
Bringing to Washington a strong message about sexual respect, Connecticut College’s Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy Darcie Folsom participated today in a U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs roundtable discussion.
06/23/2014 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah garners praise for latest album
The band, made up of Connecticut College graduates, recently released its fourth album, "Only Run," and will go on an international tour this summer.
06/23/2014 - Three postdocs to join faculty as part of C3 diversity initiative
As part of the C3 initiative, the College will be hosting post-doctoral fellows during the 2014-15 academic year.
06/23/2014 - 74 Camels named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
A three-time NCAA champion, a Winthrop Scholar and a boatload of sailors are among the 74 Connecticut College student-athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Spring All-Academic Team.
06/23/2014 - Davis Projects for Peace winners bring fresh food to Portland streets
Two winners of a Davis Projects for Peace grant are dishing up fresh, healthy food as an alternative to fast food and convenience stores.
06/20/2014 - Professor Anne Bernhard talks teaching, ‘playing in the mud’ with Grace magazine
The chair of the Biology Department appears on the cover of Grace magazine.
06/17/2014 - Connecticut College receives $1 million gift to support Posse program
Carol Feinberg '49 gives $1 million gift to support Posse Scholars program.
06/16/2014 - Trip to Spanish East Harlem teaches students about the power of community
Students in two classes visited Spanish East Harlem with their professors to explore the dynamic relationship between the neighborhood and its public art.
06/12/2014 - Investment game teaches students about global macro investing
Students in the Peggotty Investment Club participated in a semester-long global macro investment game sponsored by trustee Fritz Folts '82.
06/10/2014 - Bergeron bestows first-ever Presidential Staff Recognition Awards
One of Katherine Bergeron’s first initiatives upon assuming the role of president of Connecticut College was to establish the Presidential Staff Recognition Program, which will annually bestow four awards on staff members who demonstrate distinction in one or more aspects of their daily work.
06/10/2014 - A 'most beautiful school'
Newsweek magazine and the college rankings website College Prowler placed Connecticut College at No. 10 on their list of the "Top 25 Most Beautiful Schools" in the country.
06/9/2014 - Camels finish 16th in national coed sailing championship
The Camels coed sailing team made it to the finals of the national championship.
06/6/2014 - Camels compete for national sailing championship
Sailing team racing for national championship in Maryland.
06/6/2014 - New Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows eager to make an impact
Five rising juniors have been named Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows for 2014.
06/2/2014 - Documentary shines light on Wallis Nicita ’67 and other great casting directors
"Casting By," an HBO documentary, highlights casting directors like Wallis Nicita '67, who is responsible for casting movies such as "Caddyshack" and "The Big Chill."
05/24/2014 - All-American runner Mike LeDuc ’14 wins 3rd NCAA championship
All-American runner Mike LeDuc ’14 wins 3rd NCAA championship
05/23/2014 - History professor named distinguished lecturer by national organization
The Organization of American Historians (OAH) has named James Downs as one of its new Distinguished Lecturers.
05/18/2014 - Class of 2014 told 'stay true to your genius'
Under a cloudless sky, Commencement Keynote Speaker Noah Feldman told the 461 members of the Class of 2014 that while today’s moment of celebration was wonderful, the real gift they had been given was four years of preparation for the rest of their lives.
05/16/2014 - LeDuc seeks third NCAA championship
Michael LeDuc '14 is drawing attention for his athletic and academic success.
05/15/2014 - The return of the orchid: Carl Lewis ’95 brings the flower back to its native south Florida
Carl Lewis '95, the director of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Coral Gables, Fla., has started the Million Orchid Project in an effort to revive the wild orchid population in south Florida.
05/14/2014 - Five seniors awarded Fulbright grants
Five Connecticut College students have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants to teach and conduct research abroad.
05/12/2014 - Legal scholar Noah Feldman to give keynote address at Connecticut College Commencement
Legal scholar Noah Feldman to give keynote address at 96th Connecticut College Commencement.
05/12/2014 - Walk for the Homeless raises $15,000
The seventh annual Walk for the Homeless, organized by students in the College’s Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy, raised more than $15,000 for the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.
05/9/2014 - Faculty honored with College's highest awards
The College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 7 ceremony honoring professors who display excellence in research, teaching and leadership.
05/7/2014 - Professor's book, co-written by students, offers in-depth analyses of modern presidential crises
Conn students co-wrote two books with Professor Alex Roberto Hybel on modern presidential crises.
05/5/2014 - Three recent graduates win NSF fellowships
Recent alumnae Jessica Sadick ’11, Libby Maret ’12 and Sarah Lamer ’13 have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship to continue their research work at their graduate institutions.
05/1/2014 - College’s radio station featured in ‘New Haven Living’
Student Dayna McCoubrey was featured on the cover of New Haven Living and pictured in an article on college radio stations.
05/1/2014 - Jeff Berman '93 brings Myspace, NFL experience to cross-platform media company
In 25 years, Jeff Berman ’93 has gone from college newspaper publisher to public defender to chief legal counsel for a U.S. senator to Myspace and the NFL. At the start of last year he became president of an independent cross-platform media company.
04/29/2014 - U.S. Sen. Blumenthal: You ought to be very proud of this college
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal praises Connecticut College students and programs for sexual assault prevention and intervention.
04/28/2014 - Students' visual illusions challenge perceptions
Neuroscience professor Joseph Schroeder challenged the students in his “Sensation and Perception” course to create their own visual illusions.
04/25/2014 - College honors former lacrosse player, anonymous donors at athletic center dedication
Karen and Rob Hale '88 and two anonymous donors pledged over $1 million for sweeping renovations of the College's athletic center, including new lacrosse locker rooms that were named in honor the Hale family.
04/24/2014 - Connecticut College names new vice president to lead fundraising, alumni relations efforts
Ann Goodwin has been named as the new vice president for College Advancement, leading fundraising and alumni relations efforts.
04/22/2014 - Steel House wins preservation award
The Connecticut College Steel House has been honored with an Award of Merit from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
04/21/2014 - The Shwiffs sing national anthem at Fenway Park
The Shwiffs, an all-female a cappella group, took to the field at Fenway Park April 19 to belt out the familiar lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Red Sox took on the Orioles.
04/18/2014 - A taste of home at Zachs Hillel House first Seder
Jewish students celebrated the first Seder at the new Zachs Hillel House on April 14.
04/17/2014 - Senior produces world-class calligraphy — in her spare time
When she needs a break from her busy schedule, Lu Shan Zhang '14 pulls out the brushes, ink and rice paper she brings to campus from China and begins the time-intensive task of painting hundreds of tiny characters onto a single sheet of paper.
04/17/2014 - Still in fashion, and in charge, at 85
Dorothy Roberts ’50, the charismatic matriarch of New York City’s Echo Design Group — the company her parents, Theresa and Edgar C. Hyman, founded 90 years ago — is still actively involved in the family business.
04/14/2014 - Repeat! Women’s water polo wins second consecutive league championship
Another year, another conference title for the women’s water polo team. With a team stocked with young talent – and no seniors – it very well may be the making of a dynasty.
04/9/2014 - 68 named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
An eight-time All-American runner, an All-American swimmer and a men's basketball player graduating a year early with an economics degree are among the 68 Connecticut College student athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2014 Winter All-Academic Team.
04/7/2014 - Among an international delegation, a sense of intimacy at Inauguration
Among the 104 delegates, who represented 100 learned institutions and societies, were some very good friends of President Katherine Bergeron, colleagues who had known her at the start of her academic career and worked with her in various capacities since.
04/7/2014 - Connecticut College inaugurates Katherine Bergeron as its 11th president
Exactly 103 years after Connecticut College’s founding in 1911, the community celebrated a new stanza in the song of the College with the April 5 inauguration of Katherine Bergeron as its 11th president.
04/4/2014 - Rescued from Syria, scholar-in-residence has stories to tell
After a hasty departure from war-torn Syria, scholar-in-residence Ahmad Alachkar finds safe haven on campus, thanks to the leadership of trustee emerita Ann Werner Johnson '68 in establishing an endowment to host one imperiled scholar each year.
04/4/2014 - Oscar-winning alumnus teaches students the ins and outs of filmmaking
Cinematographers Sean Fine '96 and Andrea Nix Fine are in the midst of an intensive three-week residency on campus.
04/2/2014 - The Met exhibits Japanese art collection of Betsy Feinberg ’66
Just a $2 investment in the 1970s turned Betsy Feinberg's '66 collection of Japanese art, now on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum, into one of the premiere collections in the world.
03/31/2014 - From Cambodia to Long Island, students and faculty travel near and far for spring break
Students and faculty spent spring break studying, researching and volunteering in places both near and far.
03/28/2014 - New London welcomes President Bergeron at downtown reception
Celebrating a mutually beneficial relationship as old as Connecticut College itself, more than 100 members of the New London and College communities gathered at the city’s Thames Club yesterday to meet and mingle with the College’s new president, Katherine Bergeron.
03/28/2014 - Campus Architecture
The storied history of the buildings that comprise the Connecticut College campus provide a crash course in the history of the College and its mission of putting the liberal arts into action. Here you will learn about some of the most interesting and iconic structures.
03/26/2014 - Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s rate the College a ‘best value’
What impressed Kiplinger's, Princeton Review and which other schools made the lists
03/24/2014 - Gill wins NCAA championship in 100-yard backstroke
Senior swimmer Sam Gill won a national title at the 2014 NCAA Division III swimming and diving championships.
03/24/2014 - Inaugural C3 Summit will advance diversity to transform college campuses
More than 150 college and university administrators, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students from across the country will meet at Connecticut College to advance the academy’s progress in diversifying the professorate.
03/18/2014 - Maggie Jones ’85 recognized for commitment to conservation
Maggie Jones '85, executive director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC), will be honored with the College's Goodwin-Niering Center Alumni Environmental Achievement Award.
03/14/2014 - Sophomore challenges economic assertions of U.S. presidents
In one of a handful of sophisticated pieces she has written for Advisor Perspectives, a company that provides investment strategy insights to financial advisors and wealth managers who work with high-net worth clients, Marianne Brunet '16 challenges the notion that small businesses drive economic growth in America.
03/12/2014 - Excerpt from 'The Lemon Orchard'
By Luanne Rice '77
03/11/2014 - Another life for unwanted books
A new sustainability-minded program finds students eager to borrow these items discarded by the hundreds at the end of every school year
03/7/2014 - Men's hockey welcomes 10-year-old team member
The newest member of the men’s ice hockey team may be small, but his impact is huge.
03/6/2014 - Top 10 coolest moments from the Arts and Tech Symposium
Artists, musicians, technology specialists and researchers from all over the world gathered at Connecticut College Feb. 27- March 1 to share new ideas and explore the endless possibilities of the fusion of art and technology. These are our top 10 favorite moments from the 14th biennial Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology symposium.
03/3/2014 - Professor honored as one of Top 25 Significant Queer Women
Jen Manion, history professor and director of the College's LGBTQ Center, was recently recognized by leading lesbian and feminist publication Velvetpark as one of the Top 25 Queer Women of 2013.
03/3/2014 - Students play a vital role in College’s decision-making process
At Connecticut College, students, faculty, staff and administrators are committed to a system of governance in which the perspectives of all groups are considered in the institution’s decision-making processes. It's a process that equips students with collaboration, team work and negotiation skills that translate well in the workplace.
02/27/2014 - College receives nearly $2 million in grants and gifts
Since December 2013, the College has received grants that will expand science research, further integrate international education and enhance financial aid.
02/27/2014 - John Cohen ’83 is connecting the dots on terror plots
The College’s liberal arts education has served John Cohen ’83 well in his role with the Department of Homeland Security.
02/25/2014 - 13 awarded College's highest academic honor
Thirteen Connecticut College seniors have been named Winthrop Scholars, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college.
02/20/2014 - College partners with Koru to provide new immersive career development opportunities
Connecticut College, a leader among liberal arts colleges in preparing students for meaningful careers, today announced a new partnership that will give students another opportunity to develop career skills in a real-world environment.
02/19/2014 - Campus weighs in on possible changes to curriculum
What should the Connecticut College curriculum of the future look like? That was the topic of discussion during an entire week of town-hall-style meetings and other idea-sharing sessions held all over campus last week.
02/13/2014 - Rowing legend Anita DeFrantz ’74 leads U.S. delegation in Sochi
Olympic medalist Anita DeFrantz '74 is a member of the International Olympic Committee and the highest-ranked American official at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
02/13/2014 - Psychology department wins national award for commitment to service
For its commitment to service both on campus and off, the Department of Psychology at Connecticut College has been honored with the 2013 American Psychological Association's (APA) Culture of Service Award.
02/13/2014 - 40 Under Forty: College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy honored with regional award
Darcie C. Folsom, Connecticut College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy, was honored Jan. 10 with a Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Award.
02/13/2014 - Oscar-winning alumnus to teach, mentor film studies students this spring
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmakers Sean Fine ’96 and Andrea Nix Fine will be in residency on campus this semester, working closely with film studies students on everything from cinematography to producing and thinking about film as a medium for social change.
02/11/2014 - ‘Green Dot Week’ builds awareness of sexual assault prevention
Last week, Connecticut College celebrated “Green Dot Week,” a series of events and activities designed to raise awareness of the College’s Green Dot program in which students, faculty and staff are trained to help prevent power-based personal violence, including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
02/6/2014 - Three honored with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards
A student activist who created a campus support network for LGBTQ students of color, a professor of history who gets people talking about diversity and a staff member devoted to educational equity in public schools are this year’s recipients of Connecticut College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards.
02/4/2014 - Junior nominated for national Hockey Humanitarian Award
Junior goaltender Kelsie Fralick, who has organized several bone marrow registry drives on campus and raised awareness about the importance of bone marrow registration, has been nominated for the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award.
01/29/2014 - College celebrates opening of new Zachs Hillel House
A cold day gave way to a warm welcome as the doors were officially opened to Connecticut College’s new Zachs Hillel House during a campus ceremony yesterday.
01/28/2014 - Waiting for a whale to exhale: Justin Richard ’03 and his unique research
An involvement fair during his first year at Connecticut College was all it took for Justin Richard ’03 to turn his passion for marine biology into a path toward a career.
01/28/2014 - International education to expand with help of Mellon Foundation grant
Connecticut College has been awarded $700,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support international initiatives and foster integration in global studies.
01/24/2014 - New pilot program trains seniors to leverage their liberal arts education to launch a career
Twelve seniors, selected through a competitive application process, returned early from winter break to learn new skills in how to market themselves and their liberal arts education. Called Now Hiring! the innovative pilot program, offered at no cost, was organized by the College’s Academic Resource Center and sponsored by Diane Y. Williams ’59, a retired executive of Merrill Lynch. Twelve seniors, selected through a competitive application process, returned early from winter break to learn new skills in how to market themselves and their liberal arts education.
01/17/2014 - Students publish essays in response to professor’s question: ‘Why are you here?’
The Feminist Wire, an online pro-feminism website, last week published six essays originally written for Professor Shubhra Sharma’s feminist theory class.
01/15/2014 - USA Today: Twitter analysis shows Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show lowers self-esteem
Professors Joan Chrisler and Jennifer Gorman, both well-known experts on women's body image, and two of their students have analyzed nearly 1,000 tweets about the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and the results are the subject of a new article published by USA Today College.
01/10/2014 - Sherman Fairchild Foundation grant expands summer research opportunities for science students
Connecticut College has been awarded $247,500 from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to fund stipends for student summer research projects in the sciences.