09/13/2019 - Rosanne Cash to present President’s Distinguished Lecture
Acclaimed singer-songwriter and author Rosanne Cash will present the fifth annual President’s Distinguished Lecture at Connecticut College on April 21.
09/10/2019 - Conn opens Hale Center for Career Development
Connecticut College’s nationally recognized four-year career program has a new home at the heart of campus.
09/10/2019 - U.S. News highlights Conn’s innovative career program
U.S. News & World Report highlights Connecticut College’s innovative career and professional development program in a Sept. 9 article, “How Colleges Help Students Gear Up for Jobs.”
09/10/2019 - Maureen ‘Mo’ White named Director of Athletics
President Katherine Bergeron and Dean of Students Victor Arcelus announced today that Maureen “Mo” White has been named the next Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education at Connecticut College.
09/6/2019 - President Katherine Bergeron speaks at U.S. Student Success Forum
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron was a guest speaker at the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Success Forum, held Sept. 4-5 in New York City.
09/4/2019 - Boston Globe highlights CamelTours app
When travel writers from the Boston Globe took New London’s Wall to Wall walking tour of downtown murals recently, their experience was enhanced by an innovative mobile app created by Connecticut College students and faculty.
08/27/2019 - Academic year opens with 105th Convocation
Keynote speaker Virginia Anderson, associate professor of theater, told members of the Class of 2023 to stick their necks out and take action on the issues that are most important to them.
08/26/2019 - Summer internships
This summer, Conn students of all class years traveled across the country and around the world for Connecticut College-funded internships, exploring careers ranging from environmental policy to fine arts.
08/22/2019 - Connecticut College welcomes the Class of 2023
Admitted from the largest applicant pool in the College’s history, the 517 members of the Class of 2023 and 15 transfer students are an impressive group.
08/20/2019 - Science Leaders Program receives 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award
Science Leaders has been recognized as a 2019 Inspiring Program in STEM by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
08/19/2019 - New Faculty
Connecticut College welcomes 11 new tenure-track faculty members.
08/15/2019 - Professor awarded NIH grant for research on the neuroscience of distraction
Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Moher has been awarded $357,061 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research collaboration with Brown University on the neuroscience of distraction.
08/13/2019 - Expanding minds through filmmaking
Department of Film Studies Chair Ross Morin ’05 wins international teaching award
08/1/2019 - The Caretaker
Jenny Marchick ’99 ensures projects like Spider-Verse and the Hotel Transylvania films have commercial success.
07/30/2019 - Six spring athletic teams earn academic accolades
Six spring athletic teams—women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s water polo—have earned all-academic recognition from their sports’ respective organizations.
07/25/2019 - Immersed in Science
Conduct student-faculty research at Conn's Summer Science Research Institute.
07/23/2019 - Conn Partners with Watson Foundation
Recognizing Conn’s excellence in global education and the strength of our personalized curriculum, the Watson Foundation has reestablished an important partnership with Connecticut College, making Conn students now eligible to apply for The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.
07/18/2019 - Professors awarded NEH summer research stipends
Jim Downs, professor of history and director of Conn’s American Studies Program, and Luis González, professor of Hispanic studies and director of Conn’s Latin American Studies Program, have each been awarded a $6,000 summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research to further their ongoing book projects.
07/17/2019 - Team Advising
A deep bench of advisers helps you find your way at Conn.
07/16/2019 - On the Other Side of the World
First student exchange between Ashesi University and Conn
07/11/2019 - Grassroots Baseball
Jeff Idelson ’86 wants to bring baseball to the world. After more than three decades working for major league baseball in some capacity, he’s uniquely positioned to make that happen.
07/9/2019 - New arboretum director named
Connecticut College has named Miles Schwartz Sax as the new Charles and Sarah P. Becker ’27 Arboretum Director, effective Aug. 1, 2019.
07/3/2019 - Base Jump: Inside the virtual world of Esther Li ’19
Esther Li ’19 was nervous as she presented her business plan to venture capitalists and answered their seemingly endless questions. And she had every reason to be—this was no class project.
06/28/2019 - The Atlantic publishes essay by Professor Jim Downs
Jim Downs, professor of history and director of Connecticut College’s American studies program, argues in a new essay in The Atlantic that networks of activists transformed the Stonewall uprising of 1969 from an isolated event into a turning point in the gay liberation movement, and traces the origins of that activism to an unlikely place: a bookstore.
06/26/2019 - Into The Wild
Explore the New England wilderness through Conn’s Outdoor Adventures Program.
06/25/2019 - 52 named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic team
An All-American water polo player, 12 members of the women’s track and field team, and one senior who completed a sweep of all three NESCAC honors were among the 52 Connecticut College scholar-athletes to be named to the 2019 NESCAC Spring All-Academic team.
06/21/2019 - Swim captain Olivia Haskell named Google Cloud Academic All-American
Swimming standout Olivia Haskell ’19 has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Women's At-Large Team.
06/18/2019 - One Book One Region kicks off
For the fourth consecutive year, Connecticut College is partnering with One Book One Region of Eastern Connecticut to bring community members and the College community together to discuss the 2019 selection, Jarrett Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo.
06/12/2019 - Pathways and Centers: An Innovative Approach to Integrative Education
Integrative Pathways, a cornerstone of Connections, help prepare students for a meaningful life after Conn.
06/11/2019 - Raja Feather Kelly ’09 featured in The New York Times
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly ’09, known for his imaginative dance-theater excavations of pop and queer culture, has been featured in The New York Times.
06/11/2019 - Water Polo's Stephania Lopez '21 earns All-America honors
Women's water polo captain Stephania Lopez '21 has been named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division III All-America Second Team for the second consecutive season.
06/7/2019 - Conn students attend Posse Town Hall
Alyss Humphrey ’22 and Daniel Varela ’22 participated in a PossePlus Summit Town Hall to discuss the “State of the Union” at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas on June 7.
06/6/2019 - Professor awarded Ford Foundation Fellowship
Professor of Education Sandy Grande has been awarded a 2019 Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship.
06/4/2019 - #CCReunion 2019
More than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to Connecticut College from May 31 to June 2 for Reunion 2019. Read our recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through social media.
05/30/2019 - Conn alumna to appear on PBS series
Arien Mack ’51, a psychology professor at The New School for Social Research, will be featured on “Academics in the Crosshairs,” an upcoming episode of The Open Mind, a PBS weekly series.
05/30/2019 - The Momentum Equation
Do slam dunks change the course of a basketball game?
05/23/2019 - Reuben Burk named head men’s soccer coach
Reuben Burk, who has served as an assistant coach for the Connecticut College men’s soccer team since February of 2018, has been promoted to head coach.
05/22/2019 - The Day publishes story about Music 201
Music seminar results in compilation CD of student work.
05/19/2019 - Commencement 2019
Class of 2019 told 'enjoy your uniqueness'
05/16/2019 - College names inaugural director of the Camel Athletics Network
Director of Athletics Fran Shields will become the inaugural Director of the Camel Athletics Network and Athletic Director Emeritus at the end of the summer.
05/15/2019 - Think.Do.Lead. heads to New York for special discussion with Professor and Author Blanche Boyd
President Katherine Bergeron recently recorded a lively talk with Roman and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence Blanche Boyd at the University Club of New York for her podcast, Think.Do.Lead.
05/10/2019 - Staff honored with Presidential Recognition Awards
President Katherine Bergeron acknowledged members of the Connecticut College staff for their valuable contributions at the sixth annual Presidential Staff Recognition Breakfast and Awards Ceremony May 10.
05/6/2019 - Conn alumnus plays at New Orleans Jazz Fest
Alex Owen ’12 and his band The Messy Cookers Jazz Band performed at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
05/6/2019 - Beyond Meat valued at nearly $3.8 billion
Beyond Meat Inc., the company created by Ethan Brown ’94 in 2009, raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to grow its line of plant-based meats with shares rocketing in their public debut, wrote Ciara Linnane of MarketWatch.
05/3/2019 - Professor Afshan Jafar published in The New York Times
The New York Times has published an op-ed by Associate Professor of Sociology Afshan Jafar titled “The Thin Line Between Surgery and Mutilation.”
05/2/2019 - Five honored with College’s highest faculty awards
Connecticut College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 1 ceremony honoring professors who displayed excellence in research, teaching, creativity and leadership.
04/26/2019 - Celebrated author and Harvard scholar Jill Lepore delivers President’s Distinguished Lecture
Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, delivered the fourth annual President’s Distinguished Lecture to a crowd of faculty, staff, students and community members at Connecticut College on April 25.
04/25/2019 - Four alumni inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Four exemplary former student-athletes, including two All-American swimmers, a top-ranked tennis star and a goal-scoring hockey defender, were recently inducted into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame.
04/25/2019 - Music 201
Conn President Katherine Bergeron teaches Music 201, a songwriting class exploring the expressive dimension of song.
04/24/2019 - Path (and Pavilion) to Peace
Lan-Huong Nguyen ’19 won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to create a three-mile hiking and walking trail and construct a wooden pavilion on one of the oldest continuously occupied Native American reservations in the United States.
04/16/2019 - Six awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Five Connecticut College seniors and one recent alumnus have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to teach English and conduct research abroad for an academic year.
04/15/2019 - Perpetual Motion
The New York Times published a series of dance photos from its archive that show “ordinary people: slow dancing, doing the Twist, moshing in the pit and moving mid-mambo.” Also included in these images are photos of choreographers and professional dancers, two of which were taken at Connecticut College, a testament to Conn’s commitment to the arts.
04/15/2019 - Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium
The Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium was established in 1989 to create a positive, living memorial to Daniel Klagsbrun, a 1986 graduate of Connecticut College. This year's symposium included a Conversation with author of “Bastard out of Carolina,” Dorothy Allison and editor of “Christopher Street,” Michael Denneny.
04/15/2019 - Celebrating William Meredith
Connecticut College honored the legacy of William Meredith on April 12 with readings and reflections from Meredith’s former colleagues, friends and former students, as well as by alumni writers.
04/11/2019 - History in the Headlines
Professor of History Jim Downs moderated a discussion on voting rights with former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The New York Times covered the discussion.
04/10/2019 - Sophomore wins fellowship to explore underground music in Korea
Music is the universal language of mankind, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, and Emily Cowan ’21 wants to be fluent.
04/9/2019 - Historic fundraising challenge on College's 108th birthday
Connecticut College completed the largest fundraising challenge in its history on Founders Day, April 5, the same day it celebrated 108 years of academic excellence.
04/3/2019 - Essay on Bina Nepram, Conn’s Resident Scholar and Activist in Exile, by Fiona Hull '21
This article originally appeared in The College Voice by Fiona Hull.
04/3/2019 - Conn admits an exceptionally talented Class of 2023
Connecticut College has admitted an exceptional group of students to the Class of 2023, selected from the largest—and one of the most diverse—applicant pools in College history.
04/3/2019 - The Boston Globe's 'Bold Types' features Andrew Dreyfus ’80
Bold Types, a video series produced by The Boston Globe which focuses on leaders within Boston’s business community, features Andrew Dreyfus ’80, chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
04/1/2019 - Ideas ‘In Transit’ at TEDxConnecticutCollege
The annual TEDxConnecticutCollege conference, organized entirely by students, took place March 2 in Evans Hall and featured 10 talks by students, faculty, staff and guest speakers. The theme of this year’s conference was “In Transit,” with topics relating to ideas of change, movement and transitions.
03/28/2019 - Connecticut College graduate featured in global scholars publication
This month, Ricardo Kabila ’13 was recognized by the Davis United World College Scholars Program and profiled in their annual report for the important work he has done in Angola and around the world.
03/25/2019 - Five swimmers earn All-America honors at NCAA Championships
The Connecticut College women’s swim team broke four school records and turned in All America performances in two relays and one individual event, finishing 15th at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.
03/21/2019 - Four awarded Critical Language Scholarships from U.S. State Department
Four Connecticut College students are gearing up for a summer of intensive language study and cultural immersion abroad. Each of the students has received a Critical Language Scholarship from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad for up to 10 weeks in an intensive language program.
03/19/2019 - Alumna wins Connecticut Bar Association’s 2019 Ladder Award
The Connecticut Bar Association is honoring retired Connecticut Superior Court judge Lynda Batter Munro ’76 P’08 with the 2019 Ladder Award.
03/14/2019 - Professor Abigail Van Slyck awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholar award
Dayton Professor of Art History Abigail Van Slyck has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award at the University of York, in York, England.
03/12/2019 - Waiting Is the Hardest Part
Egil Dennerline ’97 wasn’t sure if he’d ever speak again, much less sing.
03/8/2019 - Prison Math
Professor Christopher Hammond teaches precalculus at the York Correctional Institution.
03/7/2019 - Nifemi Olugbemiga ’20 honored as Newman Civic Fellow
Nifemi Olugbemiga ’20, a psychology and Africana studies double major and Posse scholar from Chicago, Illinois, has been named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based, non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.
03/5/2019 - Professor Blanche Boyd named a finalist for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award
Blanche Boyd is one of five finalists for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction.
03/4/2019 - Human development professor is honored for Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, Michelle Dunlap was honored by Sankofa Education and Leadership Inc., a Connecticut-based nonprofit that works to provide opportunities for young people in marginalized and underserved communities.
03/1/2019 - 12 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
The designation of Winthrop Scholar is the highest academic honor bestowed by the College.
02/28/2019 - King Kong
Khadija Tariyan ’11 pulls the strings for a new $35 million Broadway musical
02/27/2019 - Innovative from the start
Students in the Social Innovators program are agents of change
02/26/2019 - Sophomore breaks two school records at NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships
Jared Nussbaum ’21 broke two Connecticut College distance swimming records and earned All-NESCAC honors at the NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 24.
02/19/2019 - Breaking down barriers attracts more students to Conn
Applicants for Connecticut College’s Class of 2023 have responded in great numbers to the College’s removal of barriers that may have once prevented them from even applying.
02/18/2019 - Olivia Haskell ’19 wins 100-yard freestyle at NESCAC Championships
Senior swimmer Olivia Haskell won the 100-yard freestyle and was part of a school record-breaking relay team as the Connecticut College women's swimming and diving team finished fifth at the NESCAC Championships on Feb. 17.
02/15/2019 - President Emeritus Oakes Ames dies at 87
Ames served as the College’s president from 1974 to 1988.
02/12/2019 - Runaway Train
Musical fosters discussions about mental health and sexual maltreatment
02/8/2019 - Renowned biologists to give Commencement address
Renowned developmental biologists Martin Chalfie, a 2008 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Tulle Hazelrigg will deliver a joint keynote address at Connecticut College’s 101st Commencement on May 19.
02/6/2019 - Green Dot Week raises awareness
Connecticut College is celebrating its annual "Green Dot Week," a series of events and activities dedicated to raising awareness about the College's violence prevention program
02/4/2019 - Conn joins American Talent Initiative
Connecticut College has been invited to join the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of educational leaders with a mission to expand access and opportunity to high-achieving, low-income students from across the U.S. ATI has a vision of enrolling and graduating 50,000 such students from top colleges and universities by the year 2025.
02/1/2019 - College celebrates MLK Day
The Civil Rights Movement is—and always has been—about so much more than just a dream, keynote speaker Jason Jordan told those gathered for “Out of the Shadows: Recognizing the Communities that Paved the Way for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
01/31/2019 - Connecticut College adds a second Posse
Connecticut College will welcome a new group of Posse students from New York City in the fall of 2020, expanding a partnership with The Posse Foundation that has brought Posse scholars from Chicago to the Conn campus for a decade.
01/25/2019 - 45 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC All-Academic Team
An All-American, an Academic All-American, and 15 members of the women’s soccer team are among the 45 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team.
01/25/2019 - Traveling with Dr. King
“Traveling with Dr. King” is a video from the Wondros production company that is edited by Jaime Arze ’88, featuring recollections from some of those closest to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The project was part of an historic retreat in January 2019 with King’s key advisers, hosted by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, in partnership with the Gandhi King Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice.
01/24/2019 - It’s all business
Over the winter break, 16 students returned to campus early to participate in Fast Forward: Everything is a Business, a five-day career preparation program.
01/22/2019 - Professor David Dorfman ’81 named 2019 United States Artists Fellow
The fellowship, for which winners must be nominated by peers or experts in their field, recognizes the accomplishments of artists with a $50,000 award to spend however they choose.
01/17/2019 - Trustee Emerita Linda Lear ’62 honors former professor Richard Lowitt with endowed fellowship
Connecticut College received a generous gift of $120,000 from Trustee Emerita Linda Lear ’62, establishing an endowed student research and travel fellowship in honor of former Connecticut College history professor Richard Lowitt, who passed away in June 2018 at age 96.
01/14/2019 - Legal trailblazer Patricia M. Wald ’48 dies at 90
Patricia McGowan Wald ’48, who was the first woman to serve as chief judge of the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., and who later served on the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, died Jan. 12 at the age of 90.
01/11/2019 - The ARC
The Academic Resource Center is developing new initiatives to help students hone their career-related skills.
01/10/2019 - Think.Do.Lead features humanitarian, author and activist Binalakshmi Nepram
In the newest episode of her podcast, Think.Do.Lead, President Katherine Bergeron sits down with award-winning humanitarian, author and activist Binalakshmi Nepram.
01/8/2019 - Raja Feather Kelly ’09 receives prestigious dance residency
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly ’09 has been chosen as the 2019-2020 Randjelovic/ Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist by the New York Live Arts organization.
01/8/2019 - Pathways
Integrative Pathways, a cornerstone of Connections, help prepare students for a meaningful life after Conn.
12/21/2018 - ‘Different Generation, Same Fight’
Students in Professor Jim Downs’ American Studies class accepted the challenge to produce a video exploring themes of the class in lieu of a final exam.
12/18/2018 - Three alumni named to 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list
Ipek Bakir ’12, James Finucane ’13 and Daniel Shoukimas ’13 have been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2019.
12/18/2018 - Get in the Spirit
Sending love, laughter and cheer with a winning new song for all seasons!
12/14/2018 - Record number of students commit to Conn in Early Decision
Connecticut College received a record number of applications from students applying to the first phase of our Early Decision program (ED I) for the Class of 2023.
12/12/2018 - Women's soccer's Sara Kogelmann '20 named Academic All-American
Connecticut College's Sara Kogelmann '20 has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Women's Soccer Team.
12/12/2018 - Cecile Dominguez–Yujuico ’04 named ‘Woman to Watch’ for 2018
The magazine Town and Country recently featured Cecile Dominguez–Yujuico ’04 for her work as CEO of Evident Communications, an integrated marketing and public relations agency, which led Dominguez–Yujuico to be honored as one of Campaign Asia’s Women to Watch for 2018.
12/7/2018 - On the Ice
Cameron Segal ’20 introduces hockey to New London's newly-arrived middle schoolers.
12/3/2018 - Goalkeeper AJ Marcucci '21 earns All-America honors
Sophomore goalkeeper AJ Marcucci of the Connecticut College Men's Soccer team has been recognized as the top NCAA Division III goalkeeper in the nation.
11/29/2018 - Think.Do.Lead: Transforming the treatment and prevention of disease
In the latest episode of Think.Do.Lead, President Katherine Bergeron moderates a spirited discussion with three renowned experts in genomic research and biomedicine.
11/28/2018 - Conn hosts the AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of World AIDS Day
In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the quilt will be on display through Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Tansill Theater.
11/27/2018 - U.S. Department of Education grant supports new Foreign Language Internship Program
Connecticut College has received a two-year, $165,286 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program to establish an undergraduate Foreign Language Internship Program to provide students with the strong language and intercultural skills needed to succeed in an increasingly globalized employment landscape.
11/20/2018 - College receives $100,000 NEH grant to complete long-term, global project on Kierkegaard
Professor Emeritus of History Bruce Kirmmse and the international team of scholars he has assembled will conclude the final installment of their 14-year project, Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks, by the fall of 2019.
11/19/2018 - Senior wins State Department’s prestigious Pickering Fellowship
Aspiring diplomat Brandy Darling ’19 has been selected as a 2019 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow.
11/14/2018 - Marcucci and Murphy earn NESCAC Player and Coach of the Year honors
Five members of the Connecticut College’s men’s soccer team were honored with All-NESCAC accolades, including goalkeeper AJ Marcucci ’21, who was named NESCAC Player of the Year, and head coach Kenny Murphy, who was honored as NESCAC Coach of the Year.
11/6/2018 - Conn hires assistant director of athletics
A seasoned athletics administrator, Maureen "Mo" White, has joined Connecticut College as assistant director of athletics for business operations.
11/5/2018 - Men’s soccer qualifies for NCAA Tournament
The nationally-ranked Connecticut College men's soccer team will play host to an opening weekend of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in the College’s history.
11/2/2018 - President Bergeron quoted in The New Yorker
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron is quoted by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross in his piece, “The Velvet Revolution of Claude Debussy.”
10/26/2018 - Flyways not Highways
Benjamin O. Sperry ’79 talks to Kay Carlson ’88 about the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.
10/26/2018 - Read the new issue of CC Magazine
The Fall 2018 issue of CC Magazine is now online.
10/26/2018 - Men's Soccer heads to NESCAC Championship Tournament
Connecticut College will be among eight schools competing in the NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship Tournament beginning this weekend.
10/19/2018 - The Quest
One student's animating question led her down the Entrepreneurship Pathway to a smartphone app connecting Conn to New London.
10/17/2018 - Conscious Inclusion: Dr. Mae Jemison Highlights the Complexity of Science, Race and Power
Throughout Dr. Mae Jemison’s journey to become the first woman of color to go into space, there were instructors who didn’t believe in her.
10/15/2018 - Connecticut College receives $806,000 grant for Global Islamic Studies
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has renewed its support for the College’s ambitious Global Islamic Studies program, pledging to fund new opportunities for students and faculty over the next four years.
10/9/2018 - Visiting scholar wins prestigious humanitarian award
Binalakshmi “Bina” Nepram has been honored with the 2018 Anna Politkovskaya Award for her ceaseless efforts as a human rights activist and author and for her leadership addressing disarmament issues in her home country of India.
10/8/2018 - Summer science researchers present at symposium
The College’s summer science research program culminated with a poster symposium on campus Oct. 5.
10/1/2018 - #CCFallWeekend 2018
More than 1,500 alumni, family members and friends returned to Connecticut College from September 28-30 for Fall Weekend 2018. Read our recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through our Fall Weekend video, slide show and social media.
09/27/2018 - ‘An illusion of permanence’
‘Exit West’ author Mohsin Hamid makes the case for migration at One Book One Region
09/26/2018 - Amiansu Khanal ’20 works to end menstrual exile in rural Nepal
With a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant, Khanal spent the summer in Jumla and Palpa, Nepal, working to end chhaupadi, the practice of banishing girls and women to huts and cattle sheds during their periods.
09/20/2018 - Dining Services featured on Channel 3 Eyewitness News
Channel 3 Eyewitness News highlighted Connecticut College’s innovative, self-operating Dining Services during a Better Connecticut segment Sept. 17.
09/18/2018 - Architectural Design students take on New London challenge
New London City Planner Sybil Tetteh had a challenge for the students in Professor Bill Pollack’s Architectural Design II course: Design a building that could revitalize Hodges Square, a mixed residential and commercial area where I-95 cuts the city in half.
09/14/2018 - Students work to eliminate plastic straws from campus
They may be small, but plastic straws are a big problem.
09/12/2018 - Professor Yibing Huang named curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection
A member of the Connecticut College faculty since 2000, Huang’s research and teaching focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese literature, art and culture.
09/12/2018 - Connecticut College’s Lending Library Recognized by AASHE
The Connecticut College Lending Library was recently highlighted for its effort to address the issue of textbook affordability.
09/7/2018 - Connecticut College joins the New University in Exile Consortium
To help protect the growing number of scholars and academics around the world whose lives and livelihoods are at risk, Connecticut College is joining with nearly a dozen other colleges and universities as founding members of the New University in Exile Consortium.
09/6/2018 - Professor directs Sundance Institute Theatre Lab play
Associate Professor of Theater Ken Prestininzi directed “Sanctuary City” at the second annual Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, which took place in Morocco this past summer.
09/5/2018 - SAMHSA grant supports student wellbeing and mental health
A new grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will help fund student wellbeing and mental health efforts at Connecticut College over the course of the next three years.
08/28/2018 - Academic year opens with 104th Convocation
For the Connecticut College Class of 2022, the next four years will provide new doorways into a world of imagination, community and knowledge.
08/24/2018 - Connecticut College welcomes the Class of 2022
Admitted from the largest applicant pool in the College’s history, the 516 members of the Class of 2022 and 29 transfer students are an impressive group.
08/22/2018 - New Faculty
Connecticut College welcomes six new tenure-track professors this fall who bring a breadth of expertise in their respective fields, which include dance, English, philosophy, economics, government and statistics.
08/16/2018 - Summer internships
This summer, 338 Connecticut College student traveled across the country and around the world for College-funded internships, exploring careers ranging from environmental policy to fine arts to medicine.
08/2/2018 - Science in the Trenches
Conn students spend the summer conducting student-faculty research.
07/25/2018 - Jackie Smith named head women’s basketball coach
Jackie Smith, who most recently served as an assistant coach at George Washington University, has been named the new head women’s basketball coach at Connecticut College.
07/24/2018 - Arboretum’s azalea collection receives national accreditation
The American Public Gardens Association has recognized The Connecticut College Arboretum’s North American Native Deciduous Azalea Collection as a Nationally Accredited Plant Collection.
07/18/2018 - Pathways
The Aspen Institute recognizes Connections as a fresh way to blend the liberal arts and business.
07/11/2018 - Human Development professor honored by prominent African American organization
The National Council of Negro Women honored Connecticut College Professor Michelle Dunlap with the prestigious Eunice McLean Waller Award for her outstanding contributions to the community.
07/3/2018 - Student-choreographed dance featured in 2018 National College Dance Festival
A dance piece choreographed by Rachael Lieblein-Jurbala ’19 was featured on one of dance’s biggest stages.
06/29/2018 - 9 faculty promoted, 7 earn tenure
At its most recent meeting, the Connecticut College Board of Trustees approved two faculty promotions to full professor and seven promotions to associate professor with tenure effective July 1.
06/27/2018 - Women’s Sailing places 14th at Nationals
The No. 15 ranked Connecticut College women’s sailing team finished 14th at the 2018 Sperry College Sailing Women’s National Championship, hosted by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
06/26/2018 - Fiber Artist
Linda Martin ’75 creates colorful quilted portraits out of bits of fabric.
06/22/2018 - 44 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
America’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society has 44 new members from Connecticut College’s Class of 2018.
06/18/2018 - Meet your maker
Winemaker Conor Quilty ’15 is enjoying his dream job.
06/18/2018 - Conn’s Class of 2022 breaks records
The Connecticut College Class of 2022 will make a big impression when they arrive on campus in August, and not just because they’re the largest incoming class in a decade.
06/14/2018 - CC Magazine wins three CASE awards
CC Magazine, Connecticut College’s flagship publication, has won three 2018 Circle of Excellence awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
06/12/2018 - Professor David Dorfman '81 leads dance workshop for at-risk youth in El Salvador
Mixing hip-hop with other urban and traditional styles of dance, 50 at-risk youths in El Salvador pushed back against gang violence and raised the spirits of their community with a public performance this May.
06/11/2018 - Shelley Taylor ’68 elected to exclusive American Philosophical Society
Taylor, who has built a distinguished career in psychology as a professor, researcher and prolific author, was elected as one of the APS’s newest members in April.
06/11/2018 - Life as a Goldfish
Richard Fay MA’68 is a world-renowned expert on fish hearing.
06/7/2018 - The Ancient World
Firing high-tech lasers, Thomas Garrison ’00 uncovers earthly secrets hidden beneath the Guatemalan rainforest.
06/4/2018 - Connecticut College honored by Aspen Institute for innovative curriculum
The Aspen Institute has recognized Connecticut College as a prime example of how the liberal arts and business education can be integrated in a way that addresses the practical, moral and ethical dilemmas business leaders are facing in the modern economy.
06/4/2018 - #CCReunion 2018
More than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to Connecticut College from June 1-3 for Reunion 2018. Read our recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through social media.
06/1/2018 - Economics professor awarded $215,272 federal research grant
Assistant Professor of Economics Wei Zhang will serve as principal investigator on a research project that is being funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a federal agency that operates within the USDA.
05/25/2018 - Alumna awarded $20,000 for chemistry research
Prapti Kafle ’16 has been awarded an International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for her groundbreaking research in chemistry. The fellowship, which recognizes scholars for exceptional academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to women and girls, was given to Kafle in part for her tireless work inspiring young Nepali girls to explore careers in chemistry and engineering.
05/20/2018 - Commencement 2018
Journalist Jazmine Hughes ’12 would love to be a very serious person, she told the 424 members of Connecticut College’s Class of 2018—“someone who could share words today that would be imprinted on your skin for ages, archived in your brain for access in times when you need strength.” But that’s just not her style.
05/16/2018 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2019
Meet some of the members of the class as they reflect on their Conn experiences and prepare for the future.
05/16/2018 - Two awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Two Connecticut College seniors have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research and teach English abroad for an academic year.
05/11/2018 - Presidential Staff Awards
Five College staff members received awards at Connecticut College’s fifth annual Presidential Staff Recognition Awards, on May 11, 2018.
05/9/2018 - Journalist Jazmine Hughes ’12 to give the keynote address at Conn’s 100th Commencement
Jazmine Hughes '12, associate editor for The New York Times Magazine, will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 100th Commencement on May 20.
05/7/2018 - Historian Martha Joynt Kumar ’63 honored by journalists in Washington
On April 28, Kumar was recognized by the White House Correspondents’ Association with the prestigious President’s Award for her contributions as an indispensable resource to journalists in Washington, D.C.
05/4/2018 - Scenes from Eclipse
Nearly 150 students participated in the multicultural dance show “Eclipse” on April 28, continuing a 43-year-old Connecticut College tradition.
05/3/2018 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2018
Meet some of the members of the class as they reflect on their Conn experiences and prepare for the future.
05/3/2018 - Professors honored with College’s highest faculty awards
President Katherine Bergeron announces new President’s Award for Creative Innovation
05/3/2018 - Pathways
Integrative Pathways, a cornerstone of Connections, help prepare students for a meaningful life after Conn.
04/27/2018 - Walk to End Homelessness raises $35,000
The annual event benefits the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.
04/26/2018 - Global Scholars Fund
Connecticut College has announced the creation of a new fund that will expand access for students to study and intern abroad.
04/23/2018 - Sailor, basketball star and women’s soccer team inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Amanda Clark ’05, Dwayne Stallings ’99 and the 1998 women’s soccer team were recently inducted into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame.
04/20/2018 - Environmental engineering program launched with the Class of 2022
Connecticut College, one of the first colleges in the country to offer a major in environmental studies, has partnered with Worcester Polytechnic Institute to offer a new dual-degree program in environmental engineering.
04/17/2018 - The Day highlights senior’s community project
An article in The Day newspaper highlighted Emma Race’s bilingual storytelling project, which will culminate in two “Immigration Story Slams.”
04/13/2018 - Laptops to fight inequality
The Student Technology Resource Fund provides computers and other technology for students with financial need.
04/12/2018 - Connecticut College announces $20 million for the arts
Conn receives $20 million to create a new center for performance and creative research
04/12/2018 - Blanche Boyd pens new novel
The third and final installment of a trilogy brings a surprising and satisfying conclusion to a decades-long story.
04/10/2018 - The Day features Career Informed Learning
The Day, New London's newspaper of record, today featured Career Informed Learning, Connecticut College's innovative initiative that is energizing students, faculty and alumni across the campus.
04/9/2018 - Jeffrey Cole named dean of the faculty
Jeffrey Cole, associate dean of the faculty and professor of anthropology, has been named dean of the faculty at Connecticut College, effective July 1.
04/6/2018 - Founders Day dedication
As part of this year’s Founders Day celebration, students, faculty and alumni gathered to formally dedicate the new Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement, and to recognize the rich history of international and global education at Connecticut College.
04/6/2018 - The Social Network
Members of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees, President Katherine Bergeron, and student-athletes both past and present gathered at New York City’s Yale Club to participate in the first-ever Camel Athletics Club Career Networking Day.
04/2/2018 - Conn recognized for its dedication to sustainability
Connecticut College received a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education.
03/30/2018 - #ConnSaidYes
Conn admits a strong group of Camels to the Class of 2022
03/28/2018 - Killers of the Flower Moon
New York Times bestselling author David Grann ’89 took to the podium in Connecticut College’s Evans Hall March 27 to tell the story of “one of the most sinister and chilling crimes in American history.”
03/26/2018 - From the Guggenheim to Conn
You don’t always have to go to a world-famous museum to see a great art exhibition.
03/15/2018 - Flexible Minds
A new project-based learning approach to education brings real-life work challenges into the classroom.
03/9/2018 - A Spring Awakening
Conn's productions of "Carousel" and "Spring Awakening" turning heads
03/7/2018 - Conn receives record applications
Connecticut College received a record number of applications from students interested in joining the Class of 2022.
03/2/2018 - Conn students add their voices to national gun safety movement
In the midst of growing calls to address the devastation of gun violence in America, Lola Pierson '20 helped lead an effort to organize a campus rally on March 1 to advocate for stricter gun laws and school safety measures.
02/28/2018 - Intersections
Nearly 100 innovators from an eclectic mix of disciplines recently participated in Intersections: the 16th Biennial Ammerman Arts and Technology Symposium presented by Connecticut College.
02/26/2018 - DeFred G. Folts III elected chair of Connecticut College Board of Trustees
DeFred (Fritz) G. Folts III, a 1982 Connecticut College graduate and co-founder, managing partner and chief investment strategist at 3EDGE Asset Management in Boston, has been elected to serve as chair of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018.
02/26/2018 - Women’s hockey wins at home to advance to NESCAC semifinals
No. 2-seeded men’s team falls to No. 7 Williams
02/23/2018 - Connecticut College receives $7 million gift—one of the largest in its history
Chair of Connecticut College's Board of Trustees Pamela D. Zilly '75 has given a $7 million gift to the College, President Katherine Bergeron announced at the 1911 Society Leadership Reception, held Feb. 22 at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City.
02/22/2018 - The Glow
Bioluminescence is expanding the boundaries of science.
02/20/2018 - 14 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
The designation of Winthrop Scholar is the highest academic honor bestowed by the College.
02/20/2018 - Children’s Program wins grants for Family Literacy Initiative
The Connecticut College Children’s Program has received three grants totaling $6,400 in support of its Family Literacy Initiative for preschool students.
02/19/2018 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2017-2018, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
02/13/2018 - Chemistry professor awarded $300K to continue bioluminescence research
Bruce Branchini, the Hans and Ella McCollum ´21 Vahlteich Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to continue his cutting-edge research on bioluminescence, the emission of light by living organisms.
02/12/2018 - Human rights scholar begins yearlong fellowship at Connecticut College
Binalakshmi Nepram was attending a friend’s wedding one afternoon last March in northeast India, when she received an alarming text message from her mother. Paramilitary forces had entered her parents’ house, demanding Nepram’s whereabouts, but offering neither a warrant nor any explanation.
01/31/2018 - Globally Minded
Advancing dialogue and justice across disciplines, boundaries and borders.
01/31/2018 - College honors Dr. King’s legacy
Professor of Human Development Michelle Dunlap was the keynote speaker at Connecticut College’s 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Anniversary event Jan. 29.
01/30/2018 - Conference empowers emerging student leaders
Nearly 50 students participated in the College's inaugural Emerging Leaders Conference at The Garde Arts Center Saturday.
01/29/2018 - Student garners grant for local food pantry
In her first-ever grant-writing effort, Sarah Harris '18 garnered a $5,000 donation for the New London Area Food Coalition, which operates the New London Area Food Pantry.
01/24/2018 - Fast Forward to a career
Students and alumni engage in week-long career development program.
01/22/2018 - Chakena Sims ’16 speaks at Women’s March Chicago
Sims, a voting rights organizer with Chicago Votes, was part of an impressive lineup of speakers for the 2018 march, which was held in conjunction with other women’s marches across the country.
01/10/2018 - Ban the Box
What happens when job applications don’t include the question, "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"
01/3/2018 - The New York Times Magazine features emeritus professor Barkley Hendricks in ‘The Lives They Lived’
The late Barkley Hendricks, a prolific painter and professor emeritus of studio art at Connecticut College, is profiled in the 2017 edition of The New York Times Magazine’s annual “The Lives They Lived” feature, which remembers some of the prominent “artists, innovators and thinkers we lost in the past year.”
12/18/2017 - Happy New Year
A holiday message from Connecticut College.
12/15/2017 - Snow Day
Winter blankets Connecticut College.
12/8/2017 - Connecticut College to welcome students from Puerto Rico
Connecticut College today announced it has established a guest student program for college students from Puerto Rico whose education was disrupted after Hurricane Maria.
12/8/2017 - Connecticut college da la bienvenida a estudiantes de Puerto Rico
Connecticut College anunció hoy que ha establecido un programa de estudiantes invitados para estudiantes universitarios de Puerto Rico cuya educación se interrumpió después del huracán María.
11/30/2017 - Forbes names three Conn alumni to its annual 30 Under 30 list
Jazmine Hughes '12, Aditi Juneja '12 and Emily Callahan '11 have been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, an annual encyclopedia of creative disruption featuring 600 young stars in 20 different industries.
11/21/2017 - To Broadway and back
Award-winning theater director Kimberly Senior ’95 returns to Conn to direct student production
11/21/2017 - Connecticut College awarded grant for opioid education, awareness program
Connecticut College has been awarded an $11,000 grant from the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative to implement a comprehensive opioid education and awareness program on campus.
11/13/2017 - Conn ranked best college in Connecticut for LGBTQIA students
Connecticut College is the most LGBTQ-friendly college in the state, according to a new ranking by BestColleges.com, which partnered with Campus Pride to find the most positive options for LGBTQ youth in each state.
11/7/2017 - Soccer teams make history with NCAA bids
For the first time ever, both of Connecticut College’s soccer teams have qualified for the NCAA tournament in the same season.
11/6/2017 - Professor wins grant to continue research on effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Professor of Biology Anne Bernhard has been awarded a two-year, $120,555 grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to continue her work investigating the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the salt marshes of Louisiana.
11/1/2017 - On the radio: Women to Watch features President Katherine Bergeron
Leadership isn’t about the individual; it’s about the collective, Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron told Susan Foley Rocco, host of Women to Watch™ Media, a live weekly radio show that features stories about some of the most accomplished women worldwide.
10/30/2017 - Connecticut College will share a $5.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to increase faculty diversity
C3, a consortium that promotes diversity in higher education and of which Connecticut College is a founding partner, has received a $5.5 million, five-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
10/20/2017 - Joshua Green ’94 gives campus talk about the rise of Trump and the future of nationalism
Political journalist Joshua Green ’94 delivered a lecture on campus this week about his new book, Devils Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency, which examines Bannon’s role in the largest political upset in American history and traces the evolution of a new populist movement within the Republican Party.
10/19/2017 - Holleran Celebration
Connecticut College celebrates the Hollerans and the Center that bears their name.
10/13/2017 - We Are Still In
In a joint appearance on campus this week, Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron and New London Mayor Michael Passero ’79 pledged their commitment to tackle climate change.
10/12/2017 - Alumni Association Board of Directors establishes scholarship to honor long-time alumni relations director
Connecticut College alumni have come together to establish a scholarship in honor of Bridget McShane, senior director of alumni engagement and annual giving, whose distinguished service to Connecticut College has spanned more than three decades.
10/9/2017 - #CCFallWeekend 2017
Beautiful fall foliage provided the perfect backdrop for the annual Fall Weekend celebration at Connecticut College Oct. 6-8. Students, parents and alumni enjoyed student performances, cheered on the Camels at sporting events and browsed the traditional Harvestfest on Tempel Green.
10/2/2017 - Symposium showcases student research
More than three dozen Connecticut College students participated in a symposium Friday to showcase the research they conducted with faculty this summer.
09/29/2017 - Author Yaa Gyasi visits Connecticut College
Yaa Gyasi, author of the acclaimed novel Homegoing, spoke about her debut work in a lively Q&A with Nathalie Etoke, associate professor of French and Africana studies and associate director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, on Wednesday in Palmer Auditorium.
09/29/2017 - College names new vice president for College Advancement
Kimberly M. Verstandig, a prolific fundraiser with more than 20 years of experience in higher education and the non-profit sector, has been named vice president for College Advancement. The appointment is effective Nov. 6.
09/18/2017 - Campus safety officer honored with American Red Cross Hero Award
Eric Roode, who has served as a campus safety officer at the College for 11 years, was honored Sept. 14 with the American Red Cross Emergency Services Hero Award.
09/18/2017 - Summer internships take students across the country and around the world
This summer, 319 members of the Class of 2018 traveled across the country and around the world for Connecticut College-funded internships, exploring careers ranging from environmental policy to fine arts.
09/6/2017 - Gift of $2.5 million to support next generation of Holleran Center scholars
Connecticut College has received a $2.5 million gift from trustee emerita Carolyn Holleran ’60 and Jerry Holleran GP ’07. The Hollerans’ generous gift is earmarked to strengthen the center that bears their name, the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy. The gift also provides $100,000 for the Connecticut College Fund to help meet the immediate needs of all students, faculty and the College.
09/5/2017 - Connecticut College to develop campus hub for global study and engagement
Building on a tradition of innovation and a commitment to international education and social justice, Connecticut College will launch a new center for global study and engagement.
08/30/2017 - New faculty
Connecticut College welcomes eight new tenure-track professors this fall who bring a breadth of expertise in their respective fields, which include gender and women's studies, computer science, architectural studies and theater. They are joined by five visiting faculty members.
08/29/2017 - Convocation marks start of academic year
The late American microbiologist Carl Woese was once labeled a “crazy crackpot” for wanting to include a new branch in the scientific tree of life.
08/24/2017 - College welcomes Class of 2021
As they arrived on campus Wednesday and Thursday, Connecticut College’s newest camels were greeted by cheering student leaders, colorful signs and a simple message: Welcome home.
08/24/2017 - President Bergeron talks Connections with Northeast Public Radio
Not all liberal arts programs are created equal, according to Bob Barrett, producer and host of the nationally syndicated “Best of Our Knowledge” program, which airs on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio.
08/22/2017 - Orchestrate Your Education
With the support of a team of advisers, you will discover your passion, find your voice and make your way forward at Connecticut College.
08/16/2017 - Statement from President Bergeron on Charlottesville
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron issued the following statement:
08/15/2017 - Michael Clougher ’15 to represent the U.S. at the 2017 World Rowing Championships
After an exciting first-place finish at the USRowing World Championship Senior Trials, Michael Clougher ’15 will represent the United States at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in late September.
08/11/2017 - Posse Foundation turns spotlight on scholar A.T. Thomas ’20
Posse Foundation Scholar A.T. Thomas ’20—well known on campus for his involvement with everything from theater to health education—is profiled in the spring edition of the Posse Chicago Quarterly.
08/4/2017 - Best Schools for Internships
The Princeton Review listed the College among the best undergraduate institutions in the country.
07/26/2017 - Professor wins NSF grant to continue climate change research on ancient Arctic lake
Peter Siver, the Charles and Sarah P. Becker ’27 Professor of Botany and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Connecticut College, has been awarded $226,763 by the National Science Foundation to continue groundbreaking research on the potential impact of rising greenhouse gases and climate change on the Arctic.
07/20/2017 - Stories from home: Arabic-language books for local refugee children
As their families work to rebuild their lives in a new country, Syrian refugee children living in the New London area will now be able to enjoy the simple pleasure of reading stories from home.
07/11/2017 - 2016 graduate awarded Connecticut College's 6th Fulbright this year
Bianca Lopez, a 2016 Connecticut College graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea. Lopez’s recent award brings the number of Fulbright awards at Connecticut College this year to six.
07/10/2017 - Powerful Career Networking
Monica Dillon '18 knew she wanted to study the field of genetic counseling for her summer internship. So she turned to Lori Balantic, senior associate director and adviser at Connecticut College's Office of Career and Professional Development.
06/30/2017 - Summer campus improvements will transform residential house and upgrade athletic fields
Athletic field upgrades, roofing projects and a transformation of Hamilton House into an all-first-year student residence are among the highlights of campus improvement projects to be completed this summer.
06/28/2017 - Women's swim team earns No. 1 GPA rank in Division III
The Connecticut College women's swim team has the highest grade point average among Division III swim teams at 3.78, the Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced Wednesday.
06/22/2017 - President Bergeron discusses Connections with Forbes
In a new episode of the Forbes podcast The Limit Does Not Exist, co-hosts Christina Wallace and Cate Scott Campbell interview President Katherine Bergeron and take listeners on a “deep dive” into Connecticut College’s new approach to interdisciplinary education, Connections.
06/21/2017 - 57 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
An Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, an all-conference rower and 12 members of the Women’s Track & Field team are among the 57 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2017 Spring All-Academic Team.
06/14/2017 - New London and Groton designated an ‘Innovation Place’
Through a community partnership, the cities of New London and Groton have earned the designation of “Innovation Place” by CTNext and will receive up to $900,000 to continue to develop the region as a hub for innovation, entrepreneurialism and business growth.
06/9/2017 - Mayor declares ‘Tracee Reiser Day’
Story on Tracee Reiser retirement.
06/7/2017 - Connecticut College: ‘We are still in’
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron has joined more than 1,200 college and university presidents, governors, mayors, and business leaders in signing an open letter to the international community expressing a commitment to sustaining the actions outlined in the 2015 Paris climate accord.
06/5/2017 - Reunion 2017
More than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to Connecticut College from June 2-4 for Reunion 2017. Below is a recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through social media.
06/1/2017 - Five awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Four Connecticut College students and one recent alumnus have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research and teach English abroad for an academic year.
05/30/2017 - Camel Tours
A free web application developed by Conn faculty and students uses multimedia to enrich cultural landmarks.
05/23/2017 - After Commencement
From studying dance in Europe, to conducting Ebola research in Washington, D.C., the 442 members of the Class of 2017 who crossed the Commencement stage Sunday are pursuing a diverse range of opportunities across the world.
05/21/2017 - Class of 2017 told 'Act III is everything'
Any good story has three parts, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead told the 442 members of the Class of 2017 at Connecticut College's 99th Commencement Sunday.
05/19/2017 - Alumna becomes U.S. Coast Guard Officer
During her third year at Conn, Maureen Smolskis ’15 set her heart on attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy after graduation.
05/12/2017 - Staff honored with Presidential Recognition Awards
President Katherine Bergeron acknowledged members of the Connecticut College staff for their valuable contributions at the annual Presidential Staff Recognition Breakfast and Awards Ceremony May 12.
05/11/2017 - Latin + Physics + Physical Labor = Archaeology
Time travel might not be possible, but if you’ve ever wished you could go back and explore ancient Rome, Becca Napolitano ’15 can give you a good idea of what it looked like.
05/11/2017 - Four honored with College’s highest faculty awards
Connecticut College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 3 ceremony honoring professors who displayed excellence in research, teaching and leadership.
05/9/2017 - 100 Years of Performing Arts
What do Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham, Roberta Peters and Dizzy Gillespie have in common? They have all performed at Connecticut College.
05/8/2017 - Conn endorses “Put a Price on It” campaign
Connecticut College, along with more than two-dozen colleges from across the country, has publicly endorsed putting a price on carbon as a way to reduce dependence on fossil fuels while increasing investments in renewable energy.
05/3/2017 - Investment club celebrates 15 years with stock pitch competition
Alumni founders return with tips for successful careers in finance
05/1/2017 - Students receive Critical Language Scholarships
Two Connecticut College students have each been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship through the U.S. Department of State to pursue intensive language study overseas.
05/1/2017 - 2017 Commencement speaker: Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead
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 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
04/28/2017 - BOLD women: Sophomores win grant to expand girls empowerment program
Kate Stockbridge ’19, Allie Girouard ’19 and Sarah Potter ’19 have won a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant to expand BOLD, an after school program founded by Stockbridge that uses media literacy education and mentorship to empower middle school girls.
04/27/2017 - Run Toward Fear
A town-hall style discussion with leaders in social justice activism looked to inspire courage and action during divisive political times.
04/27/2017 - President’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, visits campus.
04/24/2017 - Walk to End Homelessness raises $25,000
More than 500 people of all ages—and at least a dozen dogs—took to the streets of New London on a warm spring afternoon to raise $25,269 during the 10th annual Walk to End Homelessness, April 23, 2017.
04/21/2017 - Posse Scholar among five in nation to receive inaugural Ubben fellowship
Posse Scholar Christian Vazquez '19 is one of five Posse students in the nation selected for the inaugural Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program.
04/20/2017 - Professor David Dorfman ’81 makes Broadway debut
Dorfman receives Lucille Lortel Award nomination for previous run of Indecent
04/18/2017 - 12 Lives
Award-winning author Hannah Tinti '94 visits campus
04/13/2017 - College becomes All-Steinway School
A gift of $855,000 from Nancy Marshall Athey ’72 and husband Preston Athey secured the purchase of 14 new Steinway & Sons pianos.
04/12/2017 - Four alumni inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
The impressive Class of 2016 includes Gabby Petrill Beltz ’06 (Women's Ice Hockey), Lisa Kingman Forness ’81 (Gymnastics), Alex Samma ’10 (Track & Field) and Gaar Talanian ’86 (Men's Ice Hockey).
04/12/2017 - 2017 Commencement speaker Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer Prize
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 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
04/11/2017 - Junior wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for neuroscience study
Junior Stephanie Jackvony has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, making her the College’s sixth recipient of the prestigious award in the last eight years.
04/11/2017 - President Bergeron discusses Connections in radio interview
President Katherine Bergeron spoke about the path toward adopting the College’s new curriculum, Connections, during an interview Monday on Big Beacon Radio.
04/7/2017 - Connecticut College becomes All-Steinway School
A gift of $855,000 from Nancy Marshall Athey ’72 and husband Preston Athey secured the purchase of 14 new Steinway & Sons pianos
04/6/2017 - College celebrates 106th birthday
On April 5, Connecticut College celebrated its 106th birthday with a Founders Day Tea in the Charles E. Shain Library. President Katherine Bergeron led the festivities and was joined by members of the College and New London communities, including New London Mayor Michael Passero ’79 M’89.
03/24/2017 - History professor awarded $237K research fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Eileen Kane, associate professor of history and director of the Global Islamic Studies Program at Connecticut College, has been awarded a $237,000 New Directions Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
03/23/2017 - Mary Erb ’20 wins NCAA title as women’s swimming finishes Top 10 in the country
First-year swimmer Mary Erb ’20 won the women’s 200-yard breaststroke at the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Shenandoah, Texas.
03/17/2017 - Students curate ‘Paper Moon’ exhibit at Lyman Allyn museum
Nearly 500 postcards, on display through May 14, celebrate the tradition of souvenir portrait photography in America.
03/16/2017 - Forbes 30 Under 30
Molly Hayward '10 has reimagined feminine hygiene to provide women around the world with access to healthy menstrual products.
03/10/2017 - Volcano Alert
Alex Iezzi’s study of volcanoes has taken her to some of the most active volcano sites in the world.
03/9/2017 - Conn celebrates International Women's Day
On March 8, Connecticut College observed International Women's Day with a series of events, including a campus-wide speak out, an edit-a-thon to expose and correct gender bias on Wikipedia, a student panel discussion and periodic work breaks for women and their allies.
03/9/2017 - 14 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1928, Connecticut College has honored 14 seniors as Winthrop Scholars.
03/1/2017 - Connecticut College ranked a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers
The College ranks No. 13 on the Peace Corps' annual list, with 10 alumni currently serving.
03/1/2017 - Thought Leaders: The Public Voices Greenhouse at Connecticut College
Connecticut College is the first liberal arts college to take part in the Public Voices Greenhouse through the OpEd Project, in partnership with Brown University
02/22/2017 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2016-2017, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
02/21/2017 - Men’s swimming finishes fourth at NESCAC Championship
The 200-yard freestyle relay team set a meet, pool and facility record with a winning time of 1:21.35.
02/17/2017 - Women’s Swim Team Third at 2017 NESCAC Championship
Following the highest-ever finish at the Women’s Swimming Conference Championship, seven members of the swimming and diving team were named to the All-NESCAC squad.
02/16/2017 - LGBTQIA Center celebrates 10th year
The LGBTQIA Center kicked off its 10th year celebration with an alumni panel and reception
02/16/2017 - Food Justice
A panel of food experts met at Connecticut College to discuss the breakthroughs and challenges of sustainable food practices
02/13/2017 - Green Dot Week 2017
Check out the highlights from Green Dot Week.
02/13/2017 - Difference-makers
At New London’s ISAAC school, David Howes ’93 M’00 is implementing a new model for teaching and learning.
02/10/2017 - Stand In
Students, faculty and staff met at Tempel Green in a show of solidarity.
02/9/2017 - Three win Martin Luther King Jr. awards
Connecticut College honored three members of the campus community Feb. 1 with the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards, conferred each year on those who exemplify and uphold the legacy of Dr. King's work.
02/7/2017 - President Bergeron joins local leaders to support immigrants
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron joined city and regional leaders for a rally at New London’s City Hall to affirm the College’s commitment to immigrants.
02/3/2017 - Panel discusses implications of President Trump’s travel ban
At a Feb. 2 panel discussion, Rebecca Vilkomerson ’93 and three members of the faculty addressed issues related to the executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
02/2/2017 - ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ kicks off Black Heritage Month
Chakena Sims '16, a young alumni trustee, gave the keynote address.
02/1/2017 - Green Dot Week to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention
Connecticut College will kick off its annual “Green Dot Week,” a series of events and activities dedicated to raising awareness about the College’s violence prevention program, with a training workshop for students Friday and the popular Green Dot Men’s Hockey Game on Saturday.
01/31/2017 - Cuba Libre
A new Study Away Teach Away program at Connecticut College explores the intersection between two distinct revolutions.
01/30/2017 - Screening of ‘Salam Neighbor’ raises funds for resettled Syrian refugees
The award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor was screened at Connecticut College.
01/25/2017 - Listening to volcanoes
Alex Iezzi’s fascination with volcanoes has taken her to some of the most active volcano sites in the world—and now, to the pages of Science Magazine.
01/24/2017 - 30 Under 30
Molly Hayward '10, founder and CEO of the organic premium feminine hygiene product startup Cora, was named to the Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 list.
01/12/2017 - Women’s hockey brings College community to Frozen Fenway
The Connecticut College women’s hockey squared off against Bowdoin at Boston’s Fenway Park in front of an enthusiastic crowd of hundreds.
01/12/2017 - Men’s basketball’s Zuri Pavlin ’17 breaks 33-year-old rebound record
Zuri Pavlin '17 pulled in six rebounds in a Jan. 7 game at Middlebury to become the men’s basketball program’s all-time leader with 831 rebounds.
01/12/2017 - The promise of music
A unique gift provides Conn students with private music lessons at no charge
01/6/2017 - Sean Spicer ’93 named White House press secretary and communications director
Sean Spicer, a 1993 graduate of Connecticut College, has been named White House press secretary and White House communications director by President-elect Donald J. Trump. Spicer will also serve as an assistant to the president.
01/3/2017 - Happy New Year from Connecticut College
Wishing you faith, friendship, and love in 2017 and always.
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
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.
Dana 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
01/22/2015 - 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.
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.
10/13/2014 - Fall Weekend 2014: A celebration of community
More than 1,300 alumni, parents and friends gathered for Connecticut College's annual Fall Weekend, Oct. 10-12.
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.