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2020

03/31/2020 - Professor Stock to athletes: ‘There are many ways to be a hero’
For high school and college seniors, the cancellation of winter sports championships and entire spring seasons is “a particularly bitter pill. But it is also an opportunity,” Professor Catherine McNicol Stock writes in a Hartford Courant opinion piece.

03/25/2020 - When apathy is more deadly than the pandemic
Professor of History Jim Downs writes in The Atlantic about mistakes the government has made during past pandemics.  

03/25/2020 - Student Emergency Fund helps students in need during COVID-19 outbreak
The Emergency Fund has offered immediate support to help with travel, housing, lost wages from campus jobs and other unexpected hardships that have arisen from the pandemic.

03/25/2020 - Classes resume remotely
Earlier this month, President Katherine Bergeron announced that Conn would transition all classes to distance learning until at least April 30 to preserve the health and safety of the entire community and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

03/23/2020 - 66 named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic team
Sixty-six Connecticut College scholar-athletes have been named to the 2019-2020 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team. Conn’s All-Academic team includes three All-NESCAC swimmers, 20 members of the women’s indoor track and field team and seven members of the women’s basketball team, the highest among all NESCAC schools for basketball.

03/20/2020 - Conn admits impressive Class of 2024
Connecticut College has admitted a remarkable group of students to the Class of 2024, selected from the largest—and one of the most impressive—applicant pools in College history.

03/6/2020 - Harvard sociologist Anthony Jack speaks about improving economic inclusiveness at colleges
As a student at Amherst College, Anthony Jack experienced firsthand what it’s like to be a low-income student on a wealthy campus. Jack, an assistant professor of education at Harvard University, and author of the acclaimed book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, came to Connecticut College this week to meet with faculty, administrators and students and discuss ways to ensure all students have the same opportunities. 

03/3/2020 - Conn welcomes U.S. Department of State Global UGRAD-Pakistan exchange student
Connecticut College has a new international student on campus this spring, thanks to a partnership between The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement at Connecticut College and the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan.  

03/3/2020 - Men’s lax raises $30,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital
The Connecticut College men’s lacrosse program raised $30,000 for the Boston Children's Hospital through the Lacrosse for Life initiative over the weekend.

02/27/2020 - AGGIE screens at MoMA
The documentary film AGGIE, based on the extraordinary life of philanthropist, art collector and social justice advocate Agnes Gund ’60, made its New York City debut at the Museum of Modern Art’s prestigious documentary film festival Doc Fortnight on Feb. 18, 2020. 

02/26/2020 - The 1619 Project: Khalil Gibran Muhammad exposes the ‘long arc of racial criminalization’
America’s story of mass incarceration “begins in the hulls of slave ships,” Khalil Gibran Muhammad told Connecticut College students, faculty and staff Feb. 24.

02/24/2020 - Conn alum qualifies for the Olympics
US Sailing Team member Maggie Shea ’11 has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo this summer. Shea qualified after winning the bronze medal at the 49erFX World Championships in Geelong, Australia.  

02/18/2020 - Five earn All-NESCAC honors at women’s swimming conference championships
Five members of the women’s swim team were named to the All-NESCAC Team for standout performances at the Women’s Swimming and Diving NESCAC Championships at Middlebury College Feb. 13-16.

02/14/2020 - Polar Art
"Open Waters" is a multimedia, interactive art installation on display at SUNY Buffalo State College.

02/13/2020 - How to be antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi joins Conversations on Race
Bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi spoke about his latest work, How to Be an Antiracist.

02/10/2020 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2019-2020, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

02/5/2020 - Music 201: Volume 2
Last fall, 14 students dove deep into the creative wizardry and technical processes that collide to form song.

02/4/2020 - Professor Maria Rosa named a 2020 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Milne Assistant Professor of Biology Maria Rosa has been recognized as a 2020 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.

01/30/2020 - The Lady of the Forest: Professor Sufia Uddin awarded NEH fellowship
Professor of Religious Studies Sufia Uddin has been awarded a $60,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a website about Hindu and Muslim traditions and ceremonies venerating the saint Bonbibi in the Sundarban island region of Bangladesh and India.

01/29/2020 - Dreaming of Another World
Connecticut College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

01/27/2020 - Men’s Basketball celebrates 50 years
Five decades after the first Camel men took to the court, nearly two dozen men’s basketball alumni returned to campus to cheer on today’s Camels in a thrilling double overtime game against Trinity in Connecticut College’s Charles B. Luce Field House.

01/24/2020 - Sarah Reisman ’01 awarded the Cottrell Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery Award
Sarah Reisman ’01 was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Cottrell Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery (FRED) Award by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).

01/24/2020 - Fast Forward
Conn’s future entrepreneurs take first steps toward success.

01/23/2020 - Dance Magazine’s cover story profiles Raja Feather Kelly ’09
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly ’09, who serves as the artistic director of the New Brooklyn Theatre and leads his dance company, The Feath3r Theory, is profiled in the cover story of the February 2020 issue of Dance Magazine.

01/21/2020 - Emigrant Empire: Professor Eileen Kane awarded NEH fellowship
Associate Professor of History Eileen Kane has been awarded a $60,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research and write a book on Jewish and Muslim emigration from Russia to the Middle East from the 1840s to the 1940s.

01/17/2020 - Connecticut College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy sign new Memorandum of Agreement
Connecticut College and the United States Coast Guard Academy signed a new Memorandum of Agreement that renews and reinvigorates a nearly 40-year partnership between the two institutions.

01/15/2020 - Junior Posse scholar wins Fund for Education Abroad scholarship
Hillary Tun ’21 has been awarded a Fund for Education Abroad scholarship to spend the spring semester studying in an intensive language program in Harbin, China.

01/14/2020 - Four Connecticut research projects get NEH funding
On Jan. 14, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced $30.9 million in grants to 188 humanities projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

01/14/2020 - Los Angeles Times profiles Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown ’94
Ethan Brown '94 went vegan but missed fast food. So he started a revolution.

01/8/2020 - Conn leads the way at conference of college presidents
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron and Jonathan McBride ’92 dispelled some common myths about the liberal arts in a wide-ranging discussion during the Council of Independent Colleges’s annual Presidents Institute in Marco Island, Florida.

01/6/2020 - Women’s ice hockey looks to extend 7-game win streak
Camille Phelan ’23 registered her first career hat trick and Erin Dillon ’21 factored into four goals as the Connecticut College women's ice hockey team defeated Salem State in a 9-0 rout on Saturday afternoon at Dayton Arena.

07/18/2019 - Found in Translation: Conn College Steps Up
Prof. Julia Kushigian's editorial in the New London Day, January 5, 2020

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