2015

12/23/2015 - Huffington Post's 'Most Important Writing' list includes article by Jazmine Hughes '12
A first-person piece by writer and editor Jazmine Hughes '12 has been deemed among the "Most Important Writing From People Of Color In 2015" by The Huffington Post.

12/18/2015 - College mourns Anique Ashraf '17
The Connecticut College Community is mourning the loss of Anique Ashraf, a member of the Class of 2017.

12/17/2015 - Professor discusses connection between film and Paris terror attacks on NPR
French professor James Austin recently appeared on NPR to talk about the connection between the terror attacks in Paris and the banlieue cinema genre.

12/14/2015 - Camel hoops teams off to fast start
The men’s and women’s basketball teams are off to fast starts in the season’s first half.

12/14/2015 - College awarded $1.025 million to establish the Richard H. Goodwin Environmental Fund
The Fund will support student and faculty engagement in environmental studies and botany at the College.

12/7/2015 - A dialogue about free speech
The College recently hosted journalists from The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly in a discussion on race and free speech.

12/3/2015 - Khadija Griffith ’11 performs in live TV production of ‘The Wiz’
Dancer Khadija Griffith ’11 performed as an ensemble member in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” a modern adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz.”

11/23/2015 - Conn grad to lead city of New London
Michael Passero ’79 M’89 was elected mayor of New London in a landslide election Nov. 3, beating his Republican challenger by a ratio of more than 2 to 1.

11/20/2015 - 'Caught hold of my soul'
A world away, Suzanne Fox Buchele ’85 is lending her higher education experience to an innovative liberal arts college in Ghana, which may soon partner with Connecticut College.

11/19/2015 - College delegation seeks partnership with innovative liberal arts college in Ghana
College faculty traveled to Ashesi University College, a liberal arts college in Ghana, to explore a new partnership.

11/17/2015 - Students at candlelight vigil stand up against racism
Hundreds of Connecticut College students gathered on Nov. 16 to show solidarity with students of color who have experienced racism on college campuses and in everyday life.

11/11/2015 - College hosts first Student Sustainability Leadership Symposium
Student sustainability leaders from more than 15 northeast colleges and universities gathered on the Connecticut College campus Nov. 7-8 for a first-of-its-kind symposium focused on holistic sustainability leadership development.

11/10/2015 - Army Reservist Sam Santiago '16 creates tribute video for veterans
Sam Santiago '16, a military police officer in the Army Reserves, asked members of the Connecticut College community what they really mean when they thank veterans and members of the military for their service.

11/10/2015 - Sociology professor wins national award for feminist activism
Afshan Jafar, associate professor of sociology, was recently presented the 2015 Feminist Activism Award by Sociologists for Women in Society.

11/4/2015 - Student-faculty research featured in ‘Archaeology’ magazine
Research being conducted by Associate Professor of Anthropology Anthony Graesch and students in his “Urban Ethnoarchaeology” course is featured in the current issue of “Archaeology” magazine. 

11/3/2015 - 'Toes up': Alumna completes New York City Marathon with help of former classmate
When Eliza Cooper ’08 crossed the finish line at the 2015 New York City Marathon, Analisse Rios ’08 was by her side. Cooper, an accomplished paratriathlete, is blind. Rios, a former soccer standout at Connecticut College, served as her guide.

11/2/2015 - Taking a Chance
Two math professors team up to test long-held probability theory in the world of sports.

11/2/2015 - Playground Negotiations
Sociology Professor Ana Campos-Holland and her team of student researchers are unlocking the secrets of youth culture.

11/2/2015 - Creative Power
Grace Juster ’16 advances understanding of 3-D printing.

11/2/2015 - Suspending school suspensions
Margaret Sturtevant ’16 works with community leaders to rethink disciplinary policies in schools.

11/2/2015 - Career Spotlight
Brian Laung Aoaeh ’01 helps startups get off the ground in the U.S. and in Africa

10/30/2015 - Simple. And ethical
Emma Bowen ’01 launches burgeoning lingerie business.

10/29/2015 - Camels off and running in October
Both the Connecticut College men’s and women’s cross country squads had a successful month in October, led by outstanding individual performances and highlighted by strong finishes at the College’s annual competition.

10/27/2015 - National media outlets list College in rankings for entrepreneurship, healthiest campuses
Connecticut College was recently named in rankings for entrepreneurship, healthiest campuses, and best small colleges by several national media outlets, including Forbes and The Huffington Post.

10/14/2015 - College partners with ‘One Book One Region’ initiative
Connecticut College has entered into a new partnership with One Book One Region of eastern Connecticut, and will join local communities in reading “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson. 

10/12/2015 - Relive Fall Weekend 2015
More than 1,400 parents and alumni gathered at Connecticut College for the annual Fall Weekend celebration, Oct. 9-11.

10/10/2015 - Sloane Crosley '00 delivers keynote at Shain Library re-dedication
Acclaimed author and essayist Sloane Crosley '00 gave the keynote address at Fall Weekend, and discussed her debut novel "The Clasp" and how Charles E. Shain Library shaped her passion for writing.

10/2/2015 - Dancing Jewish: Professor choreographs new play at Yale Repertory Theatre
Is there such thing as Jewish dance? Can one ‘dance Jewish?’

09/29/2015 - Connecticut College joins coalition to improve college admission process
Goal is to recast admission process, broaden access and encourage college-going mindset for all students

09/18/2015 - Award-winning investigative journalist to be 2016 Commencement speaker
Investigative journalist Rukmini Maria Callimachi will be the keynote speaker at Connecticut College’s 98th Commencement on May 22, 2016.

09/14/2015 - Rose Golder-Novick ’07 selected for prestigious U.S. State Department teaching fellowship
Rose Golder-Novick ’07, a high school teacher in New York City, has been selected for a 10-month fellowship to teach English in Beijing, China.

09/8/2015 - Connecticut College receives $20 million, largest gift in its history
The $20 million gift from Robert Hale '88 and Karen Hale will take this College to new levels of excellence by providing $10 million in scholarships; $5 million in support of our nationally recognized career program; and $5 million for improvements to our athletics facilities.

09/3/2015 - Connecticut College opens academic year, launches new curriculum
Dean Singer keynotes 101st Convocation

08/17/2015 - Professor’s photo selected for cover of esteemed journal
Landing a magazine cover is a professional coup for a model. Turns out the same is true for a scholar.

08/11/2015 - Recent graduates win Davis Projects for Peace grant to empower Native American youth
Ellie Nan Storck '15 and Marina Sachs '15 were awarded $10,000 for their project "Lakota Youth Speak: Tipi Talks," a TED-style program aimed at empowering Native American children on South Dakota's Cheyenne River Reservation.

08/5/2015 - Science Leaders II provides pathway for computer science transfer students
With a $200,000 grant from the Booth Ferris Foundation, Connecticut College will create a new pathway for talented underrepresented students from community colleges to transfer to Connecticut College and complete bachelor’s degrees in computer science.

07/30/2015 - Recent alumni awarded research fellowships from National Science Foundation
Zoe Diaz-Martin '12 and Aaron Feldman '13 have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to continue research work at Tulane University and The Scripps Research Institute, respectively.

07/22/2015 - Professor talks to National Geographic about firefly research
Chemistry Professor Bruce Branchini recently spoke to National Geographic about his latest paper, which reveals new evidence of how firefly chemistry works.

07/15/2015 - Area high school teachers invited to take free class
In an expansion of its successful New London Scholars program, Connecticut College now invites New London county high school teachers to register for a class at the College – at no cost.

07/15/2015 - Connecticut College production raises $15,000 for Safe Futures
Students at Connecticut College raised $15,000 for Safe Futures through two spring performances of a new theatrical production.

07/8/2015 - Connecticut College professor awarded William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellowship to research educational policymaking
Jennifer Fredricks, professor of human development at Connecticut College, has been awarded a $141,103 Distinguished Fellowship from the William T. Grant Foundation.

07/2/2015 - Women’s water polo team honored for academic excellence
The Connecticut College women's water polo team has been honored by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) for its academic excellence.

06/30/2015 - Professor says genetically modified mosquitoes can stop dengue fever
In a new article, Marc Zimmer, the Jean C. Tempel ’65 Professor of Chemistry, explains how genetically modified mosquitoes can help stop the spread of dengue fever.

06/19/2015 - Pablo Tutillo ’13 earns prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship
The New London native will use the prestigious fellowship to pursue a master's degree in international public policy, in hopes of becoming a foreign service officer in the U.S. State Department.

06/2/2015 - Rising senior wins Goldwater Scholarship for work in behavioral neuroscience
Leah Fleming '16 has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, which is given to outstanding students pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.

06/2/2015 - 10 student-athletes honored as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
Ten Connecticut College student-athletes have been honored as 2015 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. 

06/2/2015 - Connecticut College makes Princeton Review’s list of ‘top green colleges’ for a fifth consecutive year
The “Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition” profiles colleges and universities with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students and campus policies, initiatives, and activities.

06/2/2015 - Reunion 2015: Camels come home
From May 29-31, more than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to Connecticut College for Reunion 2015. Check out a recap of an incredible weekend as told by members of the College community through social media.

05/28/2015 - 69 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
A women’s water polo All-American, an Open Collegiate Sculling Championship gold medal winner and a New England Division III Track & Field Championship second-place finisher in the 5,000 meters are among the 69 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2015 Spring All-Academic Team.

05/27/2015 - Professor Virginia Anderson to participate in selective seminar on ancient Greece
Virginia Anderson, assistant professor of theater, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide to be chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Center for Hellenic Studies to participate in an Ancient Greece in the Modern Classroom seminar on "Song Culture of Athenian Drama."

05/26/2015 - Two members of the Class of 2015 awarded Fulbright grants
Rick Hogoboom '15 and Leland Sidle '15 have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants to teach abroad.

05/19/2015 - A book about a book named Book: Kirsten Hall '96 draws praise for her unique children's tale
Inspired by her son, Kirsten Hall '96 has written "The Jacket," a critically-acclaimed children's book that allows young readers to create their own book jacket.

05/17/2015 - Class of 2015 told to embrace spontaneity and ‘defy expectations’
Award-winning journalist, producer and playwright Eric Schlosser had a simple message for the 447 members of Connecticut College’s Class of 2015: Sometimes, the best things in life make no sense. 

05/14/2015 - College approves new curriculum
The new general curriculum, Connections, will build on the College’s historic strength in the liberal arts and strengthen the academic experience for all future students.

05/13/2015 - Professor Sandy Grande named director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity
Sandy Grande, associate professor of education, will serve as the next director of Connecticut College's Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), beginning July 1, 2015.

05/13/2015 - Four Camels inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Three outstanding alumni athletes and a legendary former coach were enshrined in the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame on April 11.

05/12/2015 - Professor Jefferson Singer appointed dean of the College
Jefferson Singer, the Faulk Foundation Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College, has been appointed the new dean of the College, effective July 1.

05/12/2015 - Experts dish on the future of food
Top chefs, sustainable and urban farmers, food activists, scholars, and social entrepreneurs came together on the Connecticut College campus recently to imagine a more sustainable future for food.

05/11/2015 - Sociology professor awarded career enhancement fellowship
Ana Campos-Holland, assistant professor of sociology at Connecticut College, has been awarded a six-month 2015 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty.

05/11/2015 - Walk to End Homelessness raises more than $11,000
The Connecticut College community joined regional leaders, members of local faith communities, human services professionals and other members of the New London community for the eighth annual Walk to End Homelessness April 26.

04/27/2015 - 68 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
An All-American swimmer, a hockey goalie who led the league in saves and an impressive 12 members of the women’s track and field team are among the 68 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2015 Winter All-Academic Team.

04/24/2015 - History professor awarded $216K research fellowship from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
James Downs, associate professor of history and American studies, will spend the 2015-16 academic year studying medical anthropology at Harvard University.

04/23/2015 - Senior recognized with Connecticut Women of Innovation Award
Rebecca Napolitano '15 was recognized for founding "Women in Science," an annual event that encourages high school girls from across the state to participate in the neuroscience, physics, biology and computer science.

04/22/2015 - World of opportunity
With innovative programs, an internationally focused curriculum and ample opportunities for firsthand experiences, Connecticut College is preparing graduates for global careers. 

04/17/2015 - Scholar Carol Smith Rosenberg ’57 discusses liberalism and race in America
Abolish slavery but deny citizenship? According to Carroll Smith-Rosenberg ’57, one 19th century author proposed this radical idea.

04/16/2015 - Students compete for national poker title
Just a short time ago, Carson Owlett ’17 was a casual poker player who occasionally played online. This Sunday, April 19, the computer science major from Wellsboro, Penn., will lead his eight teammates into a battle for the title of best collegiate poker team in the United States.

04/15/2015 - Film studies professor awarded grant to finish book on portrayal of African-American soldiers in film
Elizabeth Reich, professor of film studies, has been awarded a prestigious summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for advanced research on the topic.

04/10/2015 - From Russia to the U.S./ Mexico border, students and faculty travel near and far for spring break
For members of the Connecticut College community, spring break is more than just a time to relax. 

04/6/2015 - 13 seniors awarded Connecticut College’s highest honor
Thirteen Connecticut College seniors have been named Winthrop Scholars, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college.

04/2/2015 - Hall President Jeff Idelson '86 is living a baseball fan’s dream
Jeff Idelson '86 is the president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

03/30/2015 - College engages in community conversation about racism, equity and inclusion
The Connecticut College community came together Monday, March 30, for an important campuswide conversation

03/27/2015 - Exhibit explores connections between teaching, learning and creating art
The Connecticut College art department and the adjacent Lyman Allyn Art Museum have teamed up for a provocative exhibit exploring how faculty members conceptualize and create their work – and how teaching influences them.

03/25/2015 - Connecticut College celebrates new campus bus stop
The first official SEAT (Southeast Area Transit) bus stop in New London is now up and running on the Connecticut College campus.

03/19/2015 - Obama initiative likely to tap the bioinformatics lab of David Haussler ’75
President Obama’s State of the Union address in January lasted an hour, but a few quick seconds of it could fundamentally transform the world and work of David Haussler ’75.

03/6/2015 - All-NESCAC: Women’s basketball’s Mairead Hynes ’18 is Rookie of the Year; Kristin Steele named women’s hockey Coach of the Year
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced its top honors this week. Among the Camels recognized are first-year forward Mairead Hynes, and women’s hockey head coach Kristin Steele.

03/4/2015 - More than $1.4 million in grants awarded to support College initiatives
More than $1.4 million in grants will create new opportunities for student-faculty research, increase financial aid, continue to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community, and provide essential support to some of Connecticut College’s most innovative programs.

03/4/2015 - College announces new global Islamic studies major
The multidisciplinary new major was approved by Connecticut College faculty in November.

02/27/2015 - Three receive Dr. King Service Awards
Connecticut College recently honored three members of the community with the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards, conferred each year on those who exemplify and uphold the legacy of Dr. King's work.

02/26/2015 - Q&A with Oscar winner Dana Heinz Perry '85
Dana Heinz Perry '85 was "utterly thrilled" after her Oscar victory at the 87th Academy Awards.

02/23/2015 - A labor of love: Brian Rosenberg ’87 builds an online community for gay fathers
Brian Rosenberg '87 has created Gays With Kids, an online community and resource center for gay fathers who are considering parenthood.

02/19/2015 - Dana Heinz Perry ’85 earns Oscar nod for documentary with personal touchDana Heinz Perry ’85 wins Oscar for documentary with personal touchDana Heinz Perry ’85 wins Oscar for documentary with personal touch
Dana Heinz Perry '85 wins an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category for "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," about the alarming rate of suicides amongst U.S. military veterans.

02/19/2015 - Connecticut College is a top producer of Fulbright scholars
Connecticut College is a top producer of Fulbright scholars, according to the Fulbright Scholar Program. The list of this year’s top-producing bachelor’s institutions was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

02/17/2015 - Academic and activist Bhatia to receive prestigious humanitarian award
Sunil Bhatia’s childhood trek to school has inspired a lifelong journey, one that will take him this August to Toronto, where he will receive the American Psychological Association's (APA) 2015 International Humanitarian Award.

02/12/2015 - College awarded $100,000 from Davis United World College Scholars Program
Connecticut College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from philanthropist Shelby M.C. Davis that will provide scholarships to top-tier international students who have graduated from United World College (UWC) schools around the globe.

02/6/2015 - Closing the opportunity gap for at-risk students
Stephanie-Lee Morgan ’04 beams with pride when a perplexed parent asks her, “What have you done to my child? My kid wants to do homework.”

02/6/2015 - Connecticut College earns distinction for internship program
The Princeton Review has named Connecticut College among its top 25 “Best Schools for Internships.” Connecticut College is the only New England liberal arts college to earn this distinction.

02/4/2015 - Science Leaders to expand
Flagship program for underrepresented science students will add a track for community college transfers

01/30/2015 - Professor awarded $301,956 to continue research on effects of oil spill
Anne Bernhard, associate professor of biology and chair of the Biology Department, has been awarded a $301,956 grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

01/28/2015 - Seniors get intense career prep
Interviews, public speaking, case studies and presentations do not make a relaxing holiday for college students. But that’s how 14 Connecticut College seniors spent the final week of their winter break as part of an intense career-preparation workshop called Now Hiring!

01/28/2015 - Tweeting the revolution: Politics of change intrigue Aim Sinpeng ’05
Sinpeng is curious: What do people want? Why? How do they get organized? How do they communicate? How do they navigate an oppressive system to make their demands?

01/28/2015 - Meredith Morten ’72 pursues passion across borders
Meredith Morten ’72 pursues passion across borders

01/28/2015 - Cracking students’ shells: Lois Mendez-Catlin ’80 inspires Florida youth to think big
Lois Mendez-Catlin ’80 inspires Florida youth to think big

01/23/2015 - 12 Courses We Wish We Could Take At Connecticut College This Semester
Conn offers hundreds of amazing courses each semester, and these 12 are some of the most topical, unique and — dare we say — fun offerings this semester.

01/22/2015 - Professor’s Fulbright allows him to help students in his native Senegal
Mohamed Diagne ’97 visits his home country of Senegal at least every two years, but his current trip isn’t a vacation.

01/20/2015 - Students dine with world leaders at U.N. headquarters in N.Y.
The United Nations recently added another delegation, albeit a temporary one.

01/16/2015 - Students create online exhibit to showcase special collection of Japanese fairytales
Students in Davis’s “Butterflies and Barbarians: Representing ‘East’ and ‘West’ in Popular Culture” first-year seminar researched and analyzed a collection of historical Japanese woodblock crepe paper books from the late 1800s and organized their work into an online exhibition.

01/15/2015 - Professor awarded $412K for cancer research from National Institutes of Health
Biology professor Martha Grossel has been awarded a grant of $412,470 from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute to continue cutting-edge cancer research.

01/15/2015 - Erik Rapprich ’05 helps Smithsonian, BuzzFeed with skills honed through music study
As the chief operating officer and managing partner of the Washington, D.C.-based creative communications firm Engage, Erik Rapprich ’05 relies on the skills he honed through music study at Connecticut College. 

01/13/2015 - College receives national recognition for community service
Connecticut College has been named to the President’s 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

01/9/2015 - To beat Wall Street, start with a smart – and fun – professor
Alice Handy ’70, CEO of one of the top institutional money management firms in the U.S., asks the right questions, looks behind the numbers and has the confidence not to follow the crowd.

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