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2024

06/11/2024 - May in Pictures
Camels mark May with celebrations from beginning to end

06/6/2024 - Staff honored with Presidential Recognition Awards
Six Connecticut College staff members were recognized for their valuable contributions to the College at the 11th annual Presidential Staff Recognition Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on May 10.

05/30/2024 - Diamoni Davis ’27 named Newman Civic Fellow
Diamoni Davis ’27 has been named a 2024-2025 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based coalition of colleges and universities forming the largest and oldest association dedicated to higher education civic and community engagement.

05/19/2024 - Class of 2024 encouraged to ‘reinvent the world’
CNN Chief Legal Analyst Laura Coates told the 381 members of Connecticut College’s Class of 2024 to treat the world like “a blank slate.”

05/19/2024 - Jasity Mena ’24 wins the 2024 Anna Lord Strauss Medal
The 2024 Anna Lord Strauss Medal was awarded to scholar-activist Jasity Mena ’24, an educational studies and sociology double major, human development minor and scholar in the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy from New York, New York.

05/19/2024 - Sarah Hall ’24 wins the 2024 Claire Gaudiani ’66 Prize
Sarah Hall ’24, an environmental science major, geoscience minor and scholar in the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment from Tualatin, Oregon, was awarded the Claire Gaudiani ’66 Prize for her senior integrative project, “GIS-based Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Marine Energy Site Selection: A Case Study Comparison between Puerto Rico and Hawaii.”

05/19/2024 - Ciara McNamara ’24 wins the 2024 Oakes and Louise Ames Prize
Ciara McNamara ’24, a studio art and psychology double major and English minor from Brooklyn, New York, was awarded the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for her honors thesis, “The Spectacle of Consumption: I’m Lovin’ It.”

05/14/2024 - April in Pictures
The campus was a hive of activity this month

05/7/2024 - Professor Mara Suttmann-Lea awarded $200,000 Carnegie Fellowship for elections research
Assistant Professor of Government Mara Suttmann-Lea is one of 28 distinguished scholars out of a record high 360 nominees awarded the highly prestigious $200,000 Carnegie Fellowship in 2024.

05/7/2024 - Serena Prince ’24 awarded Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs
Serena Prince ’24, a government and Africana Studies double major from New York City, New York, has been awarded a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs.

05/2/2024 - NESCAC Champs
Runners Alexa Estes ’26 and Grace McDonough ’26 set records with race wins

04/26/2024 - Conn welcomes President-elect Andrea Chapdelaine for first campus visit
President-elect Andrea E. Chapdelaine, who last month was unanimously appointed to serve as Connecticut College’s 12th president by the Board of Trustees, made her first official visit to campus Wednesday, April 24.

04/25/2024 - Klagsbrun Symposium features Edwidge Danticat
When Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence Kate Rushin asked award-winning Haitian American author Edwidge Danticat why she writes, Danticat replied, “It never felt like I had a choice.” 

04/23/2024 - Cecily Hetzel ’24 awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant
Cecily Hetzel ’24 is headed to the Canary Islands after being awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) for the 2024-25 academic year. She will teach English to children on one of the eight Spanish islands off the coast of Morocco.

04/17/2024 - Sailor Maggie Shea ’11 will return to the Olympic Games
Maggie Shea ’11, who finished 11th in the Women’s Skiff – 49erFX at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, will represent the United States once again at the 2024 Games in Paris this summer.

04/17/2024 - Giana De La Cruz ’24 named 2024 student Commencement speaker
Giana De La Cruz ’24 has been selected as the student speaker for Connecticut College’s 106th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19.

04/12/2024 - Connecticut College honors 13 new Winthrop Scholars
Alongside friends, family and members of Connecticut College’s academic community, 13 seniors gathered in Blaustein Humanities Center April 9 to join an esteemed group of Camels—the Winthrop Scholars—in a tradition that dates back nearly a century to 1928.

04/12/2024 - Professor Kris Klein Hernández wins $50,000 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
Assistant Professor of History Kris Klein Hernández, who joined the Connecticut College faculty in 2022, has won a prestigious 2024 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship administered by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

04/4/2024 - BOT Chair Debo P. Adegbile ’91 wins Legal Aid DC’s Servant of Justice Award
Debo P. Adegbile ’91, chair of Connecticut College’s Board of Trustees and a partner at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, will be honored with Legal Aid DC’s 2024 Servant of Justice Award at the 34th Annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 9.

04/4/2024 - March in Pictures
Conn sails into spring 

04/3/2024 - Two awarded prestigious Watson Fellowships
Sophie Demaisy ’24 and Leslie Villegas ’24 have been awarded prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowships to embark on a year of international exploration and discovery.

03/28/2024 - Connecticut College announces 12th president
Andrea E. Chapdelaine, a visionary leader and champion of the liberal arts, named Connecticut College president-elect

03/21/2024 - National Champion x2
Justin Finkel ’25 wins two events at NCAA DIII Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

03/20/2024 - The Road to Urinetown
The Making of a Musical

03/19/2024 - National Champion
Justin Finkel ’25 wins the 500 freestyle at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships 

03/18/2024 - 120 named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
The 2024 NESCAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year, a Beinecke Scholarship winner and 28 members of the Women’s Indoor Track and Field team are among the 120 Connecticut College scholar-athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2024 Winter All-Academic Team.

03/14/2024 - David Murray ’24 named All-American
Men’s Basketball standout David Murray ’24 has been named to the 2023-24 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-America First Team.

03/13/2024 - Effigy: Students’ documentary short brings a New London tradition to Rome
When Benedict Arnold defected to the British during the American Revolution, he likely didn’t imagine a crowd would burn him in effigy some 240 years later as part of an annual event in the very city he sought to reduce to ash.

03/12/2024 - WCNI inducted into New England Music Hall of Fame
WCNI, Connecticut College’s free form radio station, is among the 2024 inductees to the New England Music Hall of Fame.

03/7/2024 - February in Pictures
Despite being the shortest month, February is full of action at Conn

03/6/2024 - Reimagined Women’s Center opens as the Feminist Resource, Education & Empowerment (F.R.E.E) Center
There was a celebratory feel at the official Feminist Resource, Education & Empowerment (F.R.E.E) Center opening ceremonies on Friday, March 1, a daylong event that included a ribbon cutting, a panel discussion and a game night and represented the culmination of three years of work to reimagine Conn’s former Women’s Center.

03/4/2024 - Men’s Basketball’s David Murray ’24 named NESCAC Player of the Year
David Murray ’24 is closing out his collegiate basketball career on a high note: He’s the first Camel to be named New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Year.

03/4/2024 - Award-winning Moroccan American author Laila Lalami discusses fiction, citizenship and migration
Moroccan American multigenre author Laila Lalami discussed these topics and more with English Professors Marie Ostby and Jeff Strabone in an engaging conversation on fiction, citizenship and migration on Feb. 26.

02/28/2024 - Welcome to Urinetown!
Director Tess Cruz ’16 isn’t sorry about bringing the darkly hilarious musical to the Athey Center at Palmer Auditorium

02/27/2024 - Justin Finkel ’25 named NESCAC Swimmer of the Year for second consecutive year
After winning three events at the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships this past weekend, Justin Finkel ’25 was named NESCAC Swimmer of the Year for the second year in a row.

02/26/2024 - ‘Grief Is For People’: Author Sloane Crosley ’00 tells the story of how she endured a particularly harrowing year
In her new book, Grief Is For People, Crosley explores the kinds of blows the Greatest City in the World—and life itself—can deal you. In a painful pileup, she lost a close friend, the book publicist Russell Perreault, to suicide and had her apartment burgled. Then, she had to watch as the world just outside her window sunk into a pandemic.

02/21/2024 - Camels lead the nation with 26 NFHCA National Academic Squad honorees
Twenty-six Connecticut College scholar-athletes have been named to the 2023 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III National Academic Squad, the highest number of honorees from any institution in the country.

02/21/2024 - Conn participates in Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon
The Connecticut College community joined a nationwide crowdsourcing effort to transcribe letters written to and by Frederick Douglass, a Black activist who was born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, escaped to New York City at age 20, and went on to become an internationally renowned antislavery lecturer and writer.

02/18/2024 - Chess Champs: Conn takes first place in the small college category at Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship
The Connecticut College Chess Team did it again at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, taking home first place in the Top Four-Year Small College category, which includes schools with fewer than 5,000 students, for the second year in a row.

02/15/2024 - Exploring dance’s African roots
‘Igniting Emancipatory Possibilities through African Diaspora Dance’ summit brings experts and new perspective to campus.

02/15/2024 - Men’s Basketball to host NESCAC Championship quarterfinal game
The No. 3-seeded Connecticut College Men’s Basketball team will host a NESCAC Championship tournament quarterfinal matchup against No. 6-seeded Amherst College on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. in Luce Field House.

02/13/2024 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2023-2024, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

02/9/2024 - January in Pictures
Dancing into a new year and a new semester

02/7/2024 - Connecticut College Notice of Data Security Incident
Connecticut College is undertaking a thorough forensic investigation that includes leading cybersecurity experts to address a data security incident in which an unauthorized party accessed and/or acquired certain files maintained on the College’s computer systems.

02/6/2024 - Men’s Basketball on five-game win streak
The Connecticut College Men’s Basketball team extended its winning streak to five games with a 94-77 victory over Hamilton College on Sunday afternoon in a NESCAC match-up at Luce Field House.

01/29/2024 - Interim President Wong pens chapter for new book on Chinese American leaders in higher education
Interim President Leslie E. Wong has contributed a chapter to a new book, The Rise of Chinese American Leaders in U.S. Higher Education: Stories and Roadmaps.

01/18/2024 - ‘Founders Day,’ a satirical political slasher by filmmaker Carson Bloomquist ’18, hits theaters everywhere
In the film, a small town finds its already contentious mayoral election turned up to 11 when a teenager is murdered. Soon, a figure in a black judge’s robe wearing a two-faced blood-red mask stalks the town. Wielding a gavel with a knife hidden in its hilt, the killer starts taking down targets on both sides of the political divide.

01/11/2024 - Olympian Anita DeFrantz ’74 wins 2024 NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award
Connecticut College’s most honored athlete adds one of the NCAA’s top honors to her collection.

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