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2016

12/20/2016 - Soccer star Carli Lloyd shares stories, advice
More than 700 welcomed the U.S. women’s national soccer team star to campus

12/19/2016 - Education and democracy
Lera Shynkarova ’20 was one of 75 youth representatives selected from around the world to attend the 2016 World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France, in November.

12/15/2016 - President Obama appoints Trustee Debo P. Adegbile ’91 to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Debo P. Adegbile, a 1991 graduate of Connecticut College and vice chair of the Board of Trustees, was today appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

12/12/2016 - Malman nets 1,000th point as women’s basketball gets off to great start
Senior guard Liz Malman netted the 1,000th point of her prolific playing career with a 3-point field goal during the second half of the Connecticut College women’s basketball team’s 61-51 victory at Drew University Saturday.

12/1/2016 - President Katherine Bergeron discusses Connections on Sirius XM
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron recently was interviewed on Sirius XM to discuss how the College has created a new innovative approach to the liberal arts with the new Connections curriculum

11/28/2016 - Camels win Atlantic Coast Tournament in sailing
The Connecticut College coed sailing team recently won the Atlantic Coast Tournament at the U.S. Naval Academy, beating out Ivy League foes Brown and Cornell.  

11/23/2016 - Connecticut College calls for continuation of DACA program
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron, along with more than 90 college and university presidents, signed a statement calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

11/22/2016 - 2017 Commencement speaker Colson Whitehead wins National Book Award
New York Times best-selling novelist Colson Whitehead, who will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 99th Commencement in May, is the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for fiction.

11/22/2016 - ‘Remaking the Liberal Arts’: President Katherine Bergeron talks Connections with The Chronicle
In a new video interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education, Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron discusses how the College has reinvented the liberal arts to frame students’ education around problem-solving and help them better connect their experiences inside and outside of the classroom. 

11/18/2016 - ‘Boldly and bravely’
Lumina Foundation Fellow and President Emerita of the Association of American Colleges & Universities Carol Geary Schneider praises Connections as a model for 21st century learning.  

11/18/2016 - Investment Bankers
Conn alumni are recruiting students to one of the largest and top performing investment banks in the world.

11/18/2016 - Evolution of the Mind
Christopher Krupenye ’11 makes a name for himself in the field of animal cognition.

11/17/2016 - A Conversation with Gary Shteyngart
The New York Times bestselling author visited Connecticut College to read from his memoir "Little Failure" and share the joys and pitfalls of growing up awkward in America

11/14/2016 - Students protest Trump
Students gathered in front of the Connecticut College student center today in a peaceful demonstration against President-Elect Donald Trump, his policy proposals and the rhetoric he used in his campaign.

11/14/2016 - Devlin named NESCAC Player of the Year
Men’s soccer midfielder Pat Devlin ’17 was voted NESCAC Player of the Year.

11/11/2016 - Election 2016
Students, faculty and staff gathered several times this week to discuss the implications of the 2016 Presidential Election.

11/8/2016 - Margaret Atwood on Writing
The acclaimed Canadian novelist and poet headlined the 18th Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Creative Arts and Moral Vision.

11/8/2016 - Women’s Soccer headed to NCAA Championship tournament
For the second time in three years, the Connecticut College women’s soccer team has qualified for the NCAA Championship.

11/4/2016 - Student effort seeks to reduce stigma of menstruation
Menstrual hygiene products are now provided free of charge in some campus restrooms as part of an ongoing student initiative

11/3/2016 - Travis Reid ’03 leans on personal experience to help Newark youth
Travis Reid '03 was the keynote speaker at the Connecticut College Alumni of Color luncheon at the College's Fall Weekend celebration.

10/28/2016 - College hosts Congressional debate
Connecticut College and The Day newspaper welcomed community members to Palmer Auditorium to watch a debate between candidates for U.S. Congress

10/27/2016 - Play choreographed by professor David Dorfman ’81 headed to Broadway
Bring on the neon lights and the crowded streets: Dance Professor David Dorfman’s recent foray into theater, “Indecent,” is headed for Broadway. 

10/26/2016 - Revisiting 'Silent Spring'
Notable alumna and trustee emerita Linda Lear discussed the legacy and continuing impact of Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking work.

10/25/2016 - Lady of Gaga
Israeli dancer Ya’ara Moses, a guest artist in the Dance Department this semester, is getting students out of their comfort zone through the “movement language” of Gaga.  

10/17/2016 - A Festive Fall Weekend 2016
Members of the College community gathered at Connecticut College for the annual Fall Weekend celebration, Oct. 14-16.

10/12/2016 - Endowed Chair Lecture explores connections between Dante and Primo Levi
How does one get home from hell? That’s the question grappled with by medieval poet Dante, and, much later, Holocaust survivor and author Primo Levi.  

10/12/2016 - Associated Press highlights Conn’s sexual assault prevention efforts
Connecticut College's ongoing efforts to address and prevent sexual assault on campus are getting recognition as the presidential election has brought the matter to the forefront.

10/11/2016 - Camels soccer squads bask in winning form
The Connecticut College women’s and men’s soccer teams are climbing the national rankings with their early season success.

10/7/2016 - Alumni law panel encourages students to be creative and open-minded
Alumni from the field of law recently returned to campus to speak with students as part of the College’s Sundays with Alumni discussion series.

10/6/2016 - A path toward research
A strong support system helped Eleni Papadopoulos ’17 realize her ambition to seek a Ph.D.

10/5/2016 - Listen to Sound Art in Mexico
Juan Flores ’16 is using his Mortimer Hayes-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship Award to explore Mexico’s emerging sound art scene.

09/29/2016 - Higdon portrait joins presidential gallery
The official portrait of President Emeritus Leo I. Higdon Jr. was unveiled at a ceremony Wednesday. 

09/28/2016 - Women’s hockey team selected to play at Frozen Fenway 2017
The Connecticut College women’s hockey team will face off against Bowdoin College Thursday, Jan. 12, at Fenway Park in Boston.

09/28/2016 - Science Research Symposium
At a recent campus symposium, more than 50 students presented research projects they conducted with College faculty in the sciences last summer.

09/27/2016 - Students gathered to watch the first Presidential debate
The first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took place Monday night, and more than 100 Connecticut College students watched it at the College Center at Crozier-Williams.

09/27/2016 - Politics 101
With eyes set toward a life of public service, Christina Rankin ’18 and Edward Parsons ’18 solidified their ambitions by interning at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this summer. They spoke about their experiences with Connecticut College's Maria P. Gonzalez.  

09/27/2016 - Swinging the election
Doug Schwartz ’88 and the Quinnipiac University Poll are taking center stage in an unprecedented presidential race.

09/21/2016 - Ribbon cutting celebrates Unity House, new campus road
Connecticut College faculty, staff and students joined President Katherine Bergeron to mark the official reopening of Unity House and the completion of a road extension project that connects the north and west parts of campus.

09/19/2016 - Eugene O’Neill Theater Center wins nation’s highest honor for achievement in the arts
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will award the National Medal of Arts to the O’Neill, one of the College’s closest community partners, on Sept. 22.

09/19/2016 - Faculty art on display
Artwork in a variety of mediums by nine Department of Studio Art faculty members is on display this fall in Connecticut College’s JTC Gallery in the Cummings Arts Center.

09/16/2016 - Conn kicks off Latino Heritage Month
Hip-hop scholar-activist Rosa Clemente delivered the keynote address to mark the start of Latino Heritage Month at Connecticut College.

09/16/2016 - Shain Library honored as a New Landmark Library
The College’s renovated Charles E. Shain Library was one of five college libraries named a New Landmark Library by Library Journal.

09/8/2016 - College partners with liberal arts university in Ghana
Connecticut College has announced a partnership with Ashesi University College in Ghana, which will allow students and faculty from both institutions to explore opportunities for increased global learning and understanding.

09/6/2016 - Quinnipiac University hockey coach Rand Pecknold ’90 to throw out first pitch at Yankee Stadium
Pecknold led Quinnipiac to the NCAA Division I national championship last season, the team's second title game appearance in four years.

09/2/2016 - College to screen first feature-length movie by film professor Ross Morin ’05
A Wheel Out of Kilter, the first feature-length movie by film professor Ross Morin ’05, will screen at Connecticut College on Friday, Sept. 9.

09/1/2016 - New faculty members represent a range of expertise and diversity of experiences
Connecticut College welcomes five new tenure-track professors and two postdoctoral fellows this fall, representing a range of expertise in their respective fields that include anthropology, government, psychology, English and history.

08/31/2016 - Social media recap of Move-In Day, Orientation and Convocation
Members of the College community shared photos and tweets from Move-In Day, Orientation and Convocation, marking the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

08/30/2016 - Dean of admission featured in The Washington Post
An article in The Washington Post on how to successfully apply to college includes tips from Andrew Strickler, the College’s dean of admission and financial aid 

08/30/2016 - Academic year opens with Convocation
The Class of 2020, returning students, faculty and staff gathered Monday on Jean C. Tempel ’65 Green to celebrate the College’s 102nd Convocation, the annual ceremony marking the official start of the academic year. 

08/25/2016 - Class of 2020 arrives on campus
Over two arrival days this week, the College welcomed 494 new students.

08/24/2016 - Radio Waves
Ben Johnson ’04 wanted to change the world. And through his technology-focused podcast and radio show, he just might.

08/24/2016 - Projects For Peace
Annette Davis ’18 and Emma Race ’18 won a $10,000 grant to implement an idea for change in Ecuador. Their project took a surprising turn. 

08/24/2016 - Invisible Spaces
Stephen Van Dyck ’98 and his Seattle architecture firm are designing some of the most important buildings in North America.

08/24/2016 - The Second Shift
Through her business, the Second Shift, Gina Hadley ’91 is putting in the long hours so other women don’t have to.

08/24/2016 - Professors make important contributions to their fields with recently published books
Professors' new books address globalization of beauty, the human body

08/23/2016 - Was Einstein Wrong?
This summer, a team of students worked with physics professors Mike Seifert and Leslie Brown to fine-tune Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

08/23/2016 - Parental Guidance
Joe Syracuse ’90 and Lisa Addario ’90 talk about their film careers and the quirks of working and parenting in Hollywood.

08/23/2016 - Summer internship paves way for future fieldwork
This summer, Margie Giacalone ’19 helped members of New London’s immigrant community access vital services and developed a learning framework for future student volunteers

08/19/2016 - The Associated Press spotlights Shain Library
The AP interviewed President Katherine Bergeron for an Aug. 19 story about college libraries in the digital age. 

08/19/2016 - Fast Forward
A group of Conn alumni professionals passed along critical insight about life after college to students participating in Fast Forward, the College’s new career prep program.

08/9/2016 - Incoming first-year student Ragna Agerup ’20 readying for Rio Olympics
Ragna Agerup ’20 and her twin sister Maia will be competing for Norway in the 2016 Summer Olympics, sailing in the 49erFX class.

08/8/2016 - The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the College’s new curriculum
The Chronicle of Higher Education has called Connecticut College’s new education curriculum, Connections, a model of integrative learning that stands out for its student-driven academic approach.

08/5/2016 - Two students take part in national conventions
Teddy Parsons '18 and Christina Rankin '18 attended the Republican and Democratic national conventions, respectively, as part of seminars through The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

08/1/2016 - Fast Forward: Students to participate in alumni-led career preparation week
This month, 20 Connecticut College students will participate in Fast Forward, a weeklong intensive college-to-career preparation workshop led by alumni professionals. The five-day, multi-track program will provide a real-world perspective in the areas of finance/entrepreneurship, law, non-profit organizations and health professions.

07/29/2016 - College names new director of LGBTQIA Center
The Office of the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion has appointed Erin Duran director of the LGBTQIA Center.

07/25/2016 - ‘Amateur Night,’ written and directed by alumni couple, hits theaters Aug. 5
In Amateur Night, a new comedy written and directed by Lisa Addario ’90 and Joe Syracuse ’90, actor Jason Biggs plays an out-of-work architect who winds up supporting himself and his pregnant wife by driving sex workers to their gigs. 

07/19/2016 - Field hockey team recognized for taking the penguin plunge for Special Olympics
The Connecticut College field hockey team is receiving national recognition from the NCAA for its work with the Special Olympics.

07/19/2016 - Conn student volunteering at the RNC interviewed by CBS
CBS Chicago interviewed Edward Parsons ’18 at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

07/15/2016 - Hannah Roberts McKinnon ’94 captures the New England summer in her latest novel
The author talks about her recently released novel "Mystic Summer," explains her writing process and gives her picks for summer reading.

07/13/2016 - College awarded $750,000 to implement new Connections curriculum
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Connecticut College a $750,000 grant to support the implementation of the new Connections curriculum, a bold approach to education designed to teach students to be creative, resourceful and resilient leaders.

07/12/2016 - College awarded $800,000 from The Endeavor Foundation for Connections
Connecticut College has been awarded an $800,000 grant from The Endeavor Foundation to implement Connections, an innovative new general education curriculum that teaches students to look at problems from multiple angles and develops them into adaptive, creative thinkers.

07/6/2016 - Remembering Elie Wiesel
Sharon J. Portnoff, Elie Wiesel Professor of Judaic Studies, describes Wiesel's passing as the "loss of a moral conscience for the world".

06/30/2016 - Inside Higher Ed features Connections, Connecticut College’s new approach to general education
Connecticut College's new general education program, Connections, is featured by Inside Higher Ed in an article that includes a commendation by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

06/28/2016 - Professor wins collaborative fellowship to advance student-centered learning in New England
Professor Jennifer Fredricks has been awarded a $20,000, two-year Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship from Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit that builds educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations, in partnership with the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

06/23/2016 - The New York Times highlights excellence in teaching at Connecticut College
Connecticut College is setting the standards in terms of undergraduate teaching, according to an article published by The New York Times.

06/21/2016 - Preserving New England: Mary Buchanan ’14 inspired by Goodwin-Niering legacy
New England is the most forested region of the United States, yet also one of the most densely populated. That juxtaposition creates unique challenges for land conservation.

06/17/2016 - President Bergeron talks with NBC Connecticut about the benefits of the liberal arts
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron sat down with NBC Connecticut news anchor Kerri-Lee Mayland Thursday morning to discuss the value of a liberal arts education.

06/14/2016 - Eight student-athletes honored as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
The honor recognizes undergraduate students of color who have achieved academic and athletic success.

06/13/2016 - Professor publishes New York Times op-ed on history of anti-gay violence in the U.S.
In the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, history professor James Downs has published an opinion piece in the New York Times recounting the history of anti-gay violence in America and urging the public not to forget its L.G.B.T. victims. 

06/8/2016 - First-year student awarded Critical Language Scholarship from U.S. State Department
Brandy Darling ’19 will travel to Dalian, China, this summer to study Mandarin.

06/8/2016 - Robots
Robots have the potential not to replace humans, but go where humans can’t go, says CS major Julia Proft ’16.

06/7/2016 - Not just sex and rights: Professor uncovers gay liberation’s rich cultural history
Professor Jim Downs uncovers the rich cultural history of the gay liberation movement.

06/7/2016 - Students, alumni earn prestigious awards to travel around the globe
Juan Flores '16 received a prestigious fellowship to travel to Mexico, while Brandy Darling '19 won a language scholarship to study Mandarin in China this summer.

06/7/2016 - Professor wins grant to study Muslim migration, Russia-Middle East connections
Professor Eileen Kane studies Muslim migrations and the historic connections between Russia and the Middle East.

06/7/2016 - Save Our Soil
With a non-profit farm and high-end restaurant, trustee David Barber ’88 is on a mission to save the soil.

06/6/2016 - Reunion 2016
From June 3-5, more than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to Connecticut College for Reunion 2016. Check out a recap of an incredible weekend as told by members of the College community through social media.

06/6/2016 - College and New London Public Schools win community partnership award for innovative afterschool program
Connecticut College and New London Public Schools have been honored with a Campus Community Partnership Award from Connecticut Campus Compact for ENRICH, an extended learning time program providing middle school students with a range of dynamic teaching and learning activities. 

06/1/2016 - Students’ hip-hop song wins third prize in national sickle cell disease awareness challenge
A team of Connecticut College students has won third place in a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute challenge to raise awareness for sickle cell disease.

05/22/2016 - Class of 2016 told 'Let no one stand in the way of your ambition'
New York Times investigative journalist and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Rukmini Callimachi had a clear message for the 433 members of Connecticut College's Class of 2016: Find something you are truly passionate about, pursue it relentlessly and don't let anyone hold you back.

05/18/2016 - Sophomores win $10,000 Projects for Peace grant to extend daycare hours in Ecuador
The students’ project, “Caring for the Future: Helping Families Help Themselves,” was one of 120 projects funded this year.

05/17/2016 - Four presented Presidential Staff Recognition Awards
President Katherine Bergeron recognized four College staff members with Presidential Staff Recognition Awards.

05/16/2016 - New York Times journalist Rukmini Callimachi to give keynote address at 98th Commencement Sunday
Investigative journalist Rukmini Maria Callimachi will give the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 98th Commencement on Sunday, May 22.

05/9/2016 - Global market strategies
Trustee Fritz Folts ’82 participated in a roundtable discussion about ETF strategies hosted by the financial magazine Barron’s.

05/5/2016 - Four honored with College’s highest faculty awards
Connecticut College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 4 ceremony honoring professors who display excellence in research, teaching and leadership.

05/5/2016 - ‘Eclipse In The Future’ in pictures
More than 100 students participated in the multicultural dance show “Eclipse” on April 30, continuing a 41-year-old Connecticut College tradition.

05/4/2016 - Inaugural members inducted into College’s chapter of Nu Rho Psi
The inaugural members of Connecticut College’s chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the national honor society for neuroscience, were inducted during a ceremony May 2.

05/3/2016 - Cornel West challenges students to ‘maintain your integrity’
Academic and social activist Cornel West spoke to the campus community as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.

04/29/2016 - Two Camels inducted into National Rowing Hall of Fame
Former Olympians Tim Young '92 and Anita DeFrantz '74 were inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame April 23.

04/29/2016 - CCSRE’s 10th anniversary kicks off with debate on capitalism, artist talk
Continuing CCSRE’s year-long theme of “capital,” the first day of the three-day celebration featured a faculty debate on inequality, capitalism and racial justice, and an artist talk by Steve Lambert, founder of the Center for Artistic Activism and creator of the public art piece “Capitalism Works For Me!”

04/28/2016 - Five takeaways from TEDxConnecticutCollege
The College’s annual educational conference was themed “What’s Past is Prologue,” and focused on collective history and its effects on the present and future.        

04/28/2016 - Five appointed to endowed chairs
The Board of Trustees has voted to accept President Katherine Bergeron’s recommendation, informed by consultation with the Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure, regarding five endowed chairs appointments. 

04/26/2016 - Walk to End Homelessness raises $18,000
The Connecticut College community joined regional leaders, members of local faith communities, human services professionals and other members of the New London community to raise a record $18,000 at the ninth annual Walk to End Homelessness Sunday, April 24.

04/26/2016 - Junot Diaz: ‘Art never betrays’
Speaking to a standing room-only crowd on an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon in April, Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Diaz said art is his salvation. 

04/19/2016 - John McKnight Jr. named dean of institutional equity and inclusion
John F. McKnight Jr., currently dean of intercultural development at Lafayette College, has been named dean of institutional equity and inclusion at Connecticut College. The appointment is effective July 1.

04/18/2016 - Women’s water polo wins DIII championship, Millward named MVP
The women’s water polo team bested Washington & Jefferson College to win their fourth straight Division III national championship.  

04/15/2016 - Six awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Five Connecticut College students and one recent alumnus have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants to teach English abroad.

04/14/2016 - Holleran Center celebrates two decades
The Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy celebrated its 20th anniversary April 8 with an event that honored the leaders and visionaries who made it all possible.

04/8/2016 - College hosts Pathways to Peace discussion
The discussion, hosted by Connecticut College Hillel and Zachs Hillel House, featured Bassem Eid, a Palestinian human rights activist, and Erez Zadok, a Jewish-Israeli fund manager for Aviv Peace-Impact.

04/5/2016 - ‘Injustice prevails where hopelessness lives’
‘Just Mercy’ author Bryan Stevenson inspires activism with One Book One Region lecture

04/4/2016 - Philosophy professor awarded Fulbright for research on evolutionary theory
Philosophy professor Derek Turner was awarded a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Philosophy of Science at the University of Calgary, Canada.

03/28/2016 - Founders Day marks Connecticut College's 105th birthday
On April 5, Connecticut College celebrated its 105th birthday with a Founders Day Tea in Charles E. Shain Library.

03/28/2016 - Middle school students enjoy afterschool enrichment at Connecticut College
Two days each week, middle school students from New London’s Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School travel to the Connecticut College campus for after-school homework help and enrichment activities led by College faculty, staff, students, coaches and athletes. 

03/23/2016 - Jonathan Fahey ’92 named AP’s global health editor
Jonathan Fahey ’92, a veteran business reporter and editor, has been named global health editor for The Associated Press.

03/21/2016 - ‘Women in Science’ brings local high school students to campus for day of learning
A group of Connecticut College students guided a group of local high school students through a daylong program in the sciences, including panel discussions and lab tours.

03/15/2016 - Emeritus professor awarded $225K grant for Kierkegaard translation
Bruce Kirmmse, professor emeritus of history, was awarded $225,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a translation of the works of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.

03/10/2016 - Students awarded grant from World Jewish Congress
Three Connecticut College students have been awarded a $2,500 grant after taking part in the first Campus Pitch Competition, a joint initiative of the World Jewish Congress and the Israeli Consulate in New York.

03/7/2016 - The College’s new twist on the classic musical 'Carousel'
With the help of an alumnus, Connecticut College’s dance, theater, and music departments collaborated to produce a new take on the musical “Carousel.”

03/3/2016 - Global bodies: Q&A with Sociology Professor Afshan Jafar
Sociology Professor Afshan Jafar talks with Edward Weinman, editor of CC: Connecticut College Magazine, about the concept of beauty in a globalized world, whether Syrian refugees should be called migrants and what she thinks about Taco Bell. 

03/3/2016 - Arts and technology 'opens all ports' at Connecticut College
Artists, musicians, technology specialists and researchers from all over the world gathered at Connecticut College Feb. 25-27 to share new ideas and explore the endless possibilities of the fusion of art and technology. 

03/1/2016 - Policy informed by youth: faculty-student research looks to middle and high school students to improve education reform
A team of faculty and student researchers is examining education reform by interviewing youth of color who are bused into predominantly-white suburban schools and diverse urban magnet schools.

02/29/2016 - Lights, camera, truck
Will Harper ’06 cofounded The Headshot Truck, a mobile photography studio that began as a convenient way for Los Angeles-based actors to get the glossy 8x10 photos they need to land roles.

02/26/2016 - 13 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1928, Connecticut College has honored 13 seniors as Winthrop Scholars.

02/24/2016 - Justin Koufopoulos ’10 named federal government entrepreneur-in-residence
Koufopoulos was selected from among the country’s best and brightest for the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, a partnership between the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and the General Services Administration. 

02/23/2016 - Language students take 5th graders around the world
Connecticut College hosted the Sixth Annual International Children’s Expo Feb. 19. 

02/19/2016 - Network Power
Andrew Margie ’96 is on a mission to kill the cold call with a new digital platform.

02/19/2016 - Nomadic Landrace
To restore an ancient way of life for Mongolian herders, a Connecticut-based NGO is reintroducing a special type of dog to safeguard livestock.

02/17/2016 - Coded in Language
An innovative language acquisition class sets Conn students loose on a New London magnet school.

02/15/2016 - Green Dot Week raises awareness about sexual assault prevention
Connecticut College celebrated its annual  Week—a series of events and activities dedicated to raising awareness about the College’s violence prevention program—with a visit to campus by Green Dot creator Dorothy Edwards, recognition for the College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy Darcie Folsom and, of course, lots and lots of green.

02/11/2016 - Oil and Water
A pivotal battle is taking place in the world’s oceans, pitting environmentalists against big oil companies. By looking just below the surface, Emily Callahan ’11 is bringing the two sides together. 

02/11/2016 - ‘The Clasp’ headed for the silver screen
Film rights for “The Clasp,” the acclaimed debut novel from Sloane Crosley ’00, have been acquired by Universal.

02/11/2016 - World Savvy: Dana Mortenson ’97 is leading the effort to prepare a new generation for global citizenship
Dana Mortenson '97 is the founder and executive director of World Savvy, a leading provider of global competence education in the U.S.

02/11/2016 - New Tim Sutton ’92 film earning praise after Sundance screening
“Dark Night,” the latest film from Tim Sutton ’92, depicts the issue of gun violence through a dramatization of the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

02/11/2016 - The Kids Are Alright?
Professor Jennifer Fredricks has built a body of research about the benefits—and potential downsides—of extracurricular activities.

02/11/2016 - Breaking down boundaries
Ramzi Kaiss ’17 sheds light on human rights atrocities.

02/10/2016 - College names new VP for finance and administration
Richard Madonna, most recently vice president of finance and operations at Union Theological Seminary, has been named vice president for finance and administration.

02/5/2016 - Green Dot Week kicks off with honor for Folsom
Connecticut College kicked off its annual Green Dot Week—a series of events and activities dedicated to raising awareness about the College’s violence prevention program—by welcoming Green Dot creator Dorothy Edwards to campus and honoring Darcie Folsom, the College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy.

02/4/2016 - Three honored with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards
Connecticut College recently honored three members of the campus community with the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards, conferred each year on those who exemplify and uphold the legacy of Dr. King's work.

02/1/2016 - Students travel to Chile as part of their Latin America democracy class
Students traveled to Chile over winter break as part of their “Democracy in Latin America” class. The journey was part of the Traveling Research and Immersion Program, a course-related, faculty-led trip designed to give students hands-on experience that complements the work they do in the classroom.

01/28/2016 - Linda Lear ’62 featured in NPR segment on newly published Beatrix Potter story
Linda Lear '62 recently appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" to discuss a newly published story from Beatrix Potter, the subject of one of Lear's acclaimed biographies.

01/21/2016 - College launches first-ever Camel Athletics Club
Alumni athletes welcomed ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit at the launch of the Camel Athletics Club, which is dedicated to advancing varsity athletics at the College.

01/21/2016 - Music professor provides soundtrack for acclaimed TV show ‘Mozart in the Jungle’
Music professor Mark Seto conducts New York’s Chelsea Symphony, which provides musicians for the award-winning Amazon show “Mozart in the Jungle.”

01/14/2016 - Jon Krawczyk ’92 sculpting statue of hockey legend
Artist Jon Krawczyk ’92 is sculpting a statue of former New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur and was recently featured in The New York Times.

01/11/2016 - Jackson Murphy '14 tells Time the story of summer
Jackson Murphy '14 turned his honors thesis, "A Cultural History of the American Summer," into an article featured in Time magazine