06/29/2022 - The Witness Stones Poets
At the Florence Griswold Museum’s Juneteenth celebration, Conn Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence Kate Rushin read “Fishing for Shad,” a poem she wrote about the story of Jack Howard, who was born enslaved in Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1795 and was willed to another person at the age of 14.
06/28/2022 - CISLA in Spain
One aim of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts is to give Connecticut College students the skills to succeed in a globalized world.
06/22/2022 - 139 named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
A two-time All-American sprinter, 30 members of the women’s outdoor track and field team, and five all-conference honorees are among the 139 Connecticut College student-athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2022 Spring All-Academic Team.
06/15/2022 - Urban agriculture
The Connecticut College Arboretum wins $19,800 grant to partner with FRESH New London, a community farm and food justice organization, to promote urban agriculture.
06/14/2022 - Nine awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Eight Connecticut College seniors and one recent alumna have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to teach English and conduct research abroad for an academic year.
06/12/2022 - Renowned entrepreneur and founding president of Ghana’s Ashesi University gives Commencement address
An entrepreneur and educator, Patrick Awuah is a visionary leader who created Ashesi University College in 2002 with the mission of educating a new generation of ethica and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. A graduate of Swarthmore College with bachelor’s degrees in engineering and economics, he worked for a decade as an engineer at Microsoft before returning to school for an M.B.A and eventually to his native Ghana to launch his enterprise in higher education.
06/12/2022 - Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20 selected as the student speaker for the Class of 2020 Commencement
A Posse Scholar from Chicago, Illinois, Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20 graduated with a bachelor's degree in English and was a scholar in both the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, all while earning her teaching certificate in secondary education.
06/12/2022 - Conn celebrates Class of 2020 with historic, long-awaited Commencement
Speaking at her college graduation had been a lifelong dream for Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20, a first-generation college student and the daughter of two Mexican immigrants. She was thrilled to learn she’d been selected to address her classmates at Connecticut College’s 102nd Commencement in May of 2020, and she couldn’t wait to share a poem she’d written to honor the sacrifices and support of her parents. Then COVID-19 spread around the world.
06/9/2022 - #CCReunion 2022
Reunion 2022 was exceptionally joyful. Our first in-person Reunion Weekend since 2019 took place under beautiful blue skies and was filled with fun, friendship and fabulous food. Close to 700 alumni, family and friends gathered to catch up with one another and enjoy the campus in full bloom. Relive great memories, and for those not in attendance, experience some of the wonderful moments from a spectacular weekend with photos and a social media recap.
06/9/2022 - Projects for Peace
Olivia Loo ’24 awarded $10,000 to address anti-Asian racism through children’s literature
06/3/2022 - Chinese ink art of Marian Bingham ’91 on display at Conn
The Chinese ink art of contemporary American artist Marian “Bing” Bingham ’91, which showcases her unique journey of studying and creating Chinese ink paintings spanning decades and continents, is on display in the Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room in Conn’s Charles E. Shain Library until June 15.
05/31/2022 - All Americans: Runners Malissa Lindsey ’23 and Jeffrey Love ’23 turn in top-10 performances at NCAA Championships
It was an All-American weekend for two Camel athletes, as sprinter Malissa Lindsey ’23 notched two top-three finishes at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio, while No. 20-ranked Jeffrey Love ’23 turned in an 8th place finish in the 10k. All three performances earned All-America honors.
05/31/2022 - Professor Danielle Egan named dean of the faculty
Danielle Egan, the Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies at Connecticut College, has been named dean of the faculty, effective July 1, 2022.
05/26/2022 - Charles Luce
College to Host Celebration of Life Honoring Charles B. “Charlie” Luce Sr.
05/25/2022 - Music 201, Volume 3
President Katherine Bergeron and her husband Butch Rovan release new CD with Conn students.
05/24/2022 - Deep Data
Six Conn students were recognized for their prowess at delving into large, unwieldy data sets with an award presented by DataFest, an American Statistical Association competition for undergraduate students with an interest in data and applied mathematics.
05/24/2022 - Professor Joyce Bennett receives Fulbright support for project on Maya women’s weaving
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Joyce Bennett is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S Scholar Award to pursue a new research project at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Bennett, whose work focuses on sociocultural and sociolinguistic issues in Central and North America, will study how Maya women’s traditional weaving has, in recent years, become embroiled in battles over intellectual property rights.
05/22/2022 - Commencement 2022
Class of 2022 told ‘Think about what your lifetime will bring’
05/18/2022 - Eight alumni inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame
Eight athletes, including three who were honored for playing two sports, were inducted April 30 into the Connecticut College Athletics Hall of Fame.
05/13/2022 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2022
Meet some of the members of the Class of 2022 as they reflect on their Conn experiences and prepare for the future.
05/13/2022 - 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 13.
05/11/2022 - Conn announces 2022 Faculty Awards
Connecticut College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 10 ceremony honoring professors who displayed excellence in research, teaching and leadership.
04/28/2022 - Emily Hackett ’23 wins prestigious Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study
Emily Hackett, an international relations and Slavic studies double major and German studies minor from Norwich, Vermont, has been awarded a $34,000 Beinecke Scholarship to help fund her graduate studies.
04/28/2022 - Moriah Prescia ’22 awarded distinguished Watson Fellowship
Moriah Prescia ’22 has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship by the Watson Foundation to embark on a year of international discovery and exploration of the funding, production and distribution of documentaries that inspire environmental justice and social activism.
04/25/2022 - The Athey Center
With a quick snip of the ribbon, Connecticut College officially opened the new Athey Center for Performance and Research at Palmer Auditorium on April 29, 2022, in front of a large crowd of current and former trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and students.
04/22/2022 - Connecticut College celebrates Earth Day with a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030
Connecticut College celebrates Earth Day with a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.
04/22/2022 - John Cramer Becomes New VP of Marketing and Communications
Connecticut College has named John Cramer, currently the director of public and media relations at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, as the College’s next vice president for Marketing and Communications. Cramer will begin his new role on May 2.
04/20/2022 - Camel Days at Conn
Record number of admitted students attend Camel Days on Monday, April 18.
04/19/2022 - 15 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1928, Connecticut College has selected 15 seniors to be honored as Winthrop Scholars. The impressive group includes a Critical Language Scholarship winner, an Academic All-American swimmer, an All-New England indoor track sprinter, and two senior admission fellows.
04/14/2022 - The property rights of weavers
Professor Joyce Bennett has been awarded a $20,000 Wenner-Gren Foundation grant to help Maya women protect their intellectual property rights
04/6/2022 - Founders Day 2022
Conn celebrates 111th birthday with outdoor gathering, giving challenge
04/5/2022 - Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash talks art, activism, music and legacy at Conn
In one of the first public events in Connecticut College’s Athey Center for Performance and Research at Palmer Auditorium, four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and bestselling author Rosanne Cash joined Conn’s President Katherine Bergeron for an intimate and deeply moving discussion.
03/29/2022 - Two awarded Critical Language Scholarships from U.S. State Department
Two Connecticut College students are gearing up for a summer of intensive language study. Julia Graham ’22 and Jordan Westlake ’22 have each received a Critical Language Scholarship from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, for 10 weeks of study in an intensive language program.
03/21/2022 - AP quotes Professor Eileen Kane on McDonald’s withdrawal from Russia
Eileen Kane, associate professor of history and director of the Global Islamic Studies Program at Connecticut College, told the Associated Press this week that she visited the original McDonald’s in Moscow often in 1991 and 1992.
03/1/2022 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2021-2022, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
02/28/2022 - 8 Camels earn All-New England indoor track and field honors
Malissa Lindsey ’23 breaks school record in the 60-meter dash
02/21/2022 - Summer science research on display at student poster symposium
51 Connecticut College Summer Science Research Institute participants presented their research at a poster symposium Feb. 18.
02/15/2022 - Conn celebrates Douglass Day
Students, faculty and staff dropped into Shain Library on Feb. 14 to help transcribe minutes from a 19th-century meeting in New Haven that occurred as part of the Colored Conventions, a series of state and national political meetings that African Americans held in the 1800s.
02/14/2022 - Tim Sutton ’92 premieres new film, ‘Taurus,’ starring Machine Gun Kelly
Just days before their new film, ‘Taurus’ premiered at the Berlin Film Festival Feb. 13, writer and director Tim Sutton ’92 and star Colson Baker—better known to fans as Machine Gun Kelly—sat down with Variety’s K.J. Yossman to discuss the film and how they brought Sutton’s idea to life.
02/10/2022 - Posse Foundation founder to give keynote address at Commencement
Deborah Bial, the founder and president of The Posse Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 104th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
02/9/2022 - Professor David Dorfman anchors ‘exuberant dance video’ showcasing ‘living legends’
A New York City subway train approaches the Atlantic Ave. station in Brooklyn. People mull about; it’s a pretty standard scene. But then Dance Professor David Dorfman ’81 emerges from the back of the station, dancing, leaping and spinning around and among surprised commuters.
02/4/2022 - Dr. Mary Lake Polan ’65 P’02 ’10 named “Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology”
The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology honored Dr. Mary Lake Polan ’65 P’02 ’10 by recognizing her as a “Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology.”
01/26/2022 - Conn hires VP of HR
Connecticut College hired Reginald White, currently the senior director of human resources for the division of research and innovation at Cornell University, to become the College’s new vice president for Human Resources. White will begin in his new role on March 14.
01/21/2022 - Elevate: Conn hosts second annual social justice conference
Furthering its commitment to social justice and anti-racist education, Conn hosted Elevate, its second annual social justice conference, Jan. 19-20.
01/11/2022 - Chakena D. Perry ’16 appointed Commissioner on the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Chakena D. Perry ’16 has been fighting for voting rights since before she was old enough to vote. Now, as the newly appointed Commissioner on the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), she’ll be fighting to protect the health and safety of citizens and waterways in the greater Chicago area.
12/20/2021 - Holiday Greetings from Connecticut College
Sending love, gratitude, and good wishes for 2022.
12/17/2021 - Coaching Staff of the Year Award for Men’s Soccer
Connecticut College head men’s soccer coach Reuben Burk and assistant Andrew Storton have been named the 2021 NCAA Men’s Division III National Coaching Staff of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches.
12/17/2021 - Join the Camels on Their Wild Ride to a National Championship
This year’s holiday greeting is a unique virtual performance by a group of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni to mark the 100th anniversary of the Connecticut College Alma Mater, composed by Edith Smith, Class of 1920, to words by Olive Littlehales, Class of 1921.
12/10/2021 - Governor, state and local politicians visit campus to congratulate national champion men’s soccer team
Connecticut College’s NCAA Division III national champion men’s soccer team was honored by some very special guests Thursday, including Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, State Senator Cathy Osten, State Representatives Anthony Nolan and Christine Conley, and New London Mayor—proud Conn alumnus—Michael Passero ’79 M’89.
12/6/2021 - National Champions
Governor Ned Lamont visits campus to congratulate the Camels
12/3/2021 - Arabic Debate Team qualifies for international championship
With a top four finish at the 2nd U.S. Universities Arabic Debating Championship in November, Maged Hassan ’25, Iyad Ait Hou ’22 and Abubakr El Sobky ’23 have qualified to participate in the international championship in Doha, Qatar, in the spring of 2022.
12/2/2021 - New York Times: Raja Feather Kelly ’09 gives ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ a multilayered makeover
Dancer and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly ’09 was a student at Conn when he first saw the 1975 film “Dog Day Afternoon,” he told The New York Times. The film—and Kelly’s reaction to it—inspires Kelly’s new live dance-theater documentary, “Wednesday,” which opens this week at New York Live Arts.
11/30/2021 - Rodmon King named new Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion
Rodmon Cedric King, currently the chief diversity and inclusion officer at the State University of New York at Oswego, has been named the next dean of institutional equity and inclusion at Connecticut College. He will begin his new role Jan. 31.
11/22/2021 - National Champions
Connecticut College wins NCAA Division III National Championship
11/18/2021 - Connecticut College sees 17% increase in student voting rate
Connecticut College saw 77% voter participation in 2020—a 17% increase over 2016—according to a report from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE). This distinction is in addition to the College winning the 2020 ALL IN to Vote challenge for the highest percentage of the student body pledged to vote, placing Conn fifth in the nation and first in NESCAC.
11/16/2021 - Three to compete in NCAA Cross Country Championships
Matt Carter ’23, Julia Curran ’23 and Jeffrey Love ’23 have qualified to represent the Camels at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Nov. 20.
11/15/2021 - Professor Daniel Maser awarded American Chemical Society grant for broadband laser research
Assistant Professor of Physics Daniel Maser has been awarded a $55,000 Undergraduate New Investigator (UNI) grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF). The grant will support his research into using broadband laser sources, known as optical frequency combs, to precisely measure a group of rotational transitions in benzene, a common hydrocarbon and solvent.
11/15/2021 - Sweet 16 bound
Men’s Soccer advances to the third round of the NCAA Tournament
11/11/2021 - Conn teams competing in NCAA Championships
Conn hosts men’s NCAA soccer action and cross country mideast regionals. Women’s soccer on the road.
11/9/2021 - Conn to host 2021 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Cross Country Championship
For the third time in program history, Connecticut College will serve as host for the NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Championship, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 13, at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Connecticut.
11/9/2021 - Men’s and Women’s Soccer selected to NCAA Division III Tournament
The men’s team will host first and second round action at Conn.
11/5/2021 - ‘Brilliance on display’ at Conn’s third annual All-College Symposium
200 seniors showcased how their coursework and experiences have informed their studies over the past four years
11/3/2021 - Camels to host NESCAC Championship
Alex Robles ’23 set up a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner scored by Steve Yeonas ’23, to lead the Connecticut College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win against Williams College in the NESCAC tournament’s quarterfinal match on a wet Saturday afternoon at Freeman Field.
10/28/2021 - Sophie Hage ’23 explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on musicians
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, people stayed home, concert halls went silent and life was significantly altered for so many. To explore the impact on musicians, Sophie Hage ’23 interviewed three of Conn’s music professors.
10/25/2021 - Defy Boundaries
Conn launches the public phase of a campaign prioritizing academics, the student experience, and global reach
10/19/2021 - Concrete Reef
Creating a sustainable aquatic habitat along Conn's riverfront
10/6/2021 - One Book One Region: Conn hosts ‘Interior Chinatown’ author Charles Yu
Yu’s "Interior Chinatown" was the 2021 selection for One Book One Region, in which first-year Conn students do a shared summer reading with faculty, staff, advisers and community members.
09/21/2021 - History Professor Sarah Queen awarded NEH grant to translate influential early Chinese texts
Connecticut College Professor of History Sarah A. Queen has been awarded a $199,959 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to translate two of the world’s earliest written commentaries on the Confucian classic Chunqiu, or “Spring and Autumn Annals.”
09/14/2021 - Building an equitable future
Funded by the Mellon Foundation, a new initiative within the New London community seeks to create localized reparations for communities of color.
09/10/2021 - Conn remembers James A. Greenleaf Jr. ’91 on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001
Sept. 11, 2021 marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaeda killed 2,977 people. It also marks 30 years since James A. Greenleaf ’91 graduated from Conn. Greenleaf, a foreign currency trader at the World Trade Center, died in the attacks on the Twin Towers.
09/2/2021 - Welcome & Welcome Back: Connecticut College 2021-2022
The Connecticut College community is celebrating our full return to campus and the extraordinary efforts that allowed us to come back together while so many communities across the world must remain apart.
08/31/2021 - Academic year opens with 107th Convocation
President Katherine Bergeron officially opened the 107th academic year at Connecticut College, welcoming to the community the 40 new faculty and 64 new staff members who have joined Conn since the last in-person Convocation in 2019, as well as the 528 newest Camels, including 26 transfer students, one return-to-college student and the 501 members of the Class of 2025.
08/27/2021 - Conn welcomes the Class of 2025
As they arrived on campus in the late August heat, Connecticut College’s newest Camels were greeted by brilliant sunshine, cheering student leaders, colorful signs and a simple message: We are so glad you’re here.
08/24/2021 - Connecticut College history chair awarded prestigious international grant
An expert in the history of Peru and the Andes, as well as the African diaspora in Iberia and Latin America, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the History Department Leo J. Garofalo will receive six months of research funds from the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Germany.
08/16/2021 - Conn appoints new members to Board of Trustees
Eight alumni have joined Connecticut College’s Board of Trustees, including a Young Alumni Trustee from the Class of 2021. The new trustees began their service on July 1.
08/12/2021 - Summer internships
Meet some of our 2021 interns
08/11/2021 - Professor Peter Siver awarded Phycological Society of America’s highest honor
In recognition of his remarkable contributions to the field of phycology—the study of algae—Professor Peter Siver has been awarded the Phycological Society of America’s Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the organization.
08/5/2021 - 94 named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
A four-time All-American water polo player, 22 members of the women’s outdoor track and field team, and three student-athletes previously recognized for their sportsmanship are among the 94 Connecticut College student-athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2021 Spring All-Academic Team.
07/30/2021 - Connecticut College receives rare GOLD rating for sustainability
Conn has been recognized with the coveted Stars GOLD rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
07/14/2021 - Debo Adegbile ’91 discusses voting rights on NPR
At a moment when multiple state legislatures across the U.S. are scaling back ballot access to voters who have historically been underrepresented in American politics, leading civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile ’91 appeared on NPR this week to discuss the erosion of voting rights in America.
07/12/2021 - Summer Civic Leaders support six New London organizations
Not even a pandemic could stop Connecticut College’s Summer Civic Leaders program from doing good this year, as 13 students spent six weeks working to support a variety of local organizations.
07/2/2021 - Staying put: Professor wins grant to explore alternatives to the Great Migration narrative
Amanda Russhell Wallace, assistant professor of art at Connecticut College, has received a research and development grant from the prestigious Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
06/29/2021 - Conn’s waterfront has new look, functionality
Connecticut College's riverfront is getting a huge makeover.
06/25/2021 - Knotweed dispensary
Rhode Island–based Herd of Hope brought its eager goats to campus in June to gorge on invasive knotweed.
06/10/2021 - Conn wins two Grand Gold CASE awards
Connecticut College’s Office of Communications has been awarded two 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in the marketing and writing categories.
06/9/2021 - Erika J. Smith appointed Conn’s new Dean of the College
Erika J. Smith, the current dean of academic services at Brandeis University, has been appointed Connecticut College’s new dean of the college, effective Aug. 1.
06/7/2021 - Water Polo’s Stephania Lopez ’21 named All-American for the fourth time
Women’s water polo captain Stephania Lopez ’21 has been named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division III All-America First Team. This is the fourth time Lopez has been honored as an All-American during her impressive collegiate career.
06/3/2021 - Maggie Shea ’11 makes Olympic sailing team
The team that will represent the United States in sailing at this summer's Tokyo Olympics is set—and the 13-member squad features a Camel.
06/3/2021 - Connecticut College joins The White House’s COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
The White House and the U.S. Department of Education is challenging colleges and universities across the country to join their efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic, and Connecticut College is rising to that challenge.
06/2/2021 - Two compete in NCAA DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Tarvis Hintlian ’21 and Matt Carter ’23 both notched top 15 finishes at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships last week.
05/25/2021 - Rob Hale ’88 makes headlines with string of academic and cancer research gifts
Rob Hale ’88 and his wife Karen P’20 have continued their season of philanthropy with a surprise gift to the graduating class at Quincy College in Massachusetts.
05/25/2021 - Debo P. Adegbile ’91 elected chair of Conn’s Board of Trustees
Debo P. Adegbile, a 1991 graduate of the College and current vice-chair of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees, has been elected to serve for a three-year term as the next chair beginning July 1, 2021. He is the first African-American in College history to serve as chair.
05/20/2021 - Justin Nwafor ’21 wins the 2021 Oakes and Louise Ames Prize
Justin Nnaemeka Nwafor ’21, an ACS-certified chemistry major and mathematics and physics double minor, was awarded the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize at Commencement for his honors thesis, “Why are Glycines 31, 33, and 35 Highly Conserved in all Fluorescent Proteins?”
05/20/2021 - Grace Amato ’21 wins the 2021 Anna Lord Strauss Medal
Grace Frances Amato ’21, a gender, sexuality and intersectionality studies and Latin American studies double major and Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy scholar from Melrose, Massachusetts, has been awarded the 2021 Anna Lord Strauss Medal.
05/20/2021 - Commencement 2021
Class of 2021 told ‘Seek your own truth as a foundation for life’
05/17/2021 - Conn Faculty and Staff Awards Announced
At a virtual all-campus faculty and staff meeting, President Katherine Bergeron and Dean of the Faculty Jeffrey Cole announced the winners of the annual Faculty Awards along with the annual Presidential Staff Awards.
05/17/2021 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2021
Meet some of the members of the Class of 2021 as they reflect on their Conn experiences and prepare for the future.
05/12/2021 - English Professor Hubert Cook awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars
Hubert Cook, the Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Assistant Professor of English at Connecticut College, has been awarded a Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars to complete his book project, Empathy’s Dark Labor: Feeling, Fact, and Late Nineteenth Century U.S. Black Narrative (1892-1905).
05/12/2021 - Three awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Two Connecticut College seniors and one recent alumna will receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to teach English and conduct research abroad for an academic year.
05/10/2021 - 13 seniors named Winthrop Scholars; 40 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
Continuing a tradition that dates back nearly 100 years, Connecticut College has named 13 seniors as Winthrop Scholars, the highest academic honor bestowed by the College. An additional 27 students were also selected for initiation into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society of undergraduate higher education.
05/6/2021 - Green Sun
Students, alumni and faculty install solar array to generate Conn's first-ever on-site renewable energy.
04/30/2021 - Persephone Hall to be honored at 100 Women of Color Gala
The Hale Family Executive Director will receive the prestigious award in May
04/28/2021 - With New Gift, Rob and Karen Hale Contribute $50 Million to Connecticut College
Students, faculty and staff gathered on Tempel Green on April 28, 2021, to celebrate the largest gift in Connecticut College history—a $30 million gift from Karen and Rob Hale ’88 P’20.
04/27/2021 - Eclipse 2021
More than 100 students participated in the multicultural dance show Eclipse on April 24, continuing a 46-year-old Connecticut College tradition.
04/23/2021 - The Biggest Announcement in Conn’s History
Let the countdown commence! President Katherine Bergeron will make a big (BIG!) College announcement at The Dune on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Check your inbox on Wednesday for the news.
04/21/2021 - The Arboretum partners with local group working to make New London greener
The Connecticut College Arboretum is partnering with a local grassroots organization to help increase the number of, well, tree roots in the city of New London.
04/20/2021 - Conn hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus
As part of Conn’s nationally recognized response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College partnered this week with the Community Health Center of New London to provide vaccines to students, faculty, staff and their family members in a campus clinic.
04/19/2021 - Reading the Wrack Lines
Professor of Art Andrea Wollensak launches ongoing exhibition about our changing climate.
04/13/2021 - Michael Collier ’76 publishes new book of poetry
The Missing Mountain: New and Selected Poems by Michael Collier ’76 will be published in August by The University of Chicago Press.
04/8/2021 - 72 named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
Two All-American swimmers, an athlete who ran every street in New London and 19 members of the women’s indoor track and field team are among the 72 Connecticut College student-athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter All-Academic Team.
04/6/2021 - Founders Day 2021
Founders Day celebration launches successful giving challenge.
04/5/2021 - Connecticut College students unveil global COVID research project
Researchers from Conn and its partner institutions around the world presented their findings during a virtual symposium.
04/1/2021 - Multiple news outlets publish professor’s 6 tips for spotting fake science news
How can you tell if science news is fact or fiction? Marc Zimmer, Jean C. Tempel '65 Professor of Chemistry, has six tips to help media consumers detect fake science.
04/1/2021 - Joseph Walewski ’23 runs every street in New London
In the year since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, avid runner Joseph Walewski ’23 has run every street in two Connecticut towns: first his hometown of Fairfield, while Conn was remote last spring, and now Conn’s home city of New London.
03/23/2021 - Two students add to Conn’s impressive record of Critical Language Scholarship winners
Emily Hackett ’23 and Devon Rancourt ’21 have both won 2021 Critical Language Scholarships to continue their studies of Russia’s language and culture.
03/19/2021 - Conn announces Summer Session
The College has announced a five-week virtual summer session that will offer courses from a variety of departments, including psychology, government, economics and computer science.
03/18/2021 - Two awarded $10,000 Projects for Peace grants
Alireza Mohammadi ’22 and Camila Adrianzén Yndigoyen ’23 have been awarded $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grants to promote peace through education and community building in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Lima, Peru, this summer.
03/17/2021 - Two Conn students awarded distinguished Watson Fellowships
The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship awarded Tashayla “Shay” Borden ’21 and Jack Rider-McGovern ’21 Watson Fellowships for 2021. Borden and Rider-McGovern, who will embark on a year of travel starting August 1, join 40 students from 22 states and eight countries who make up the 53rd Class of Watson Fellows.
03/12/2021 - Staff and faculty researchers publish article on the Black Church and liberal arts institutions
Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion John McKnight, Professor of Human Development Michelle Dunlap and Director of Race and Ethnicity Programs Maurice Tiner are co-authors of “The Black Church and Liberal Arts Institutions: Forming Reciprocal Relationships for Thriving Urban Communities and Churches."
03/11/2021 - Ethan Brown ’94 and Beyond Meat expand global partnerships in major new deal
Brown, the founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, will be Conn’s next Commencement speaker
03/9/2021 - DISCARDED: Lear-Conant Symposium explores impact of human-generated waste
The long-term implications of our severance of relationships with possessions was the topic of discussion for hundreds of experts, faculty, students, alumni and community members from around the world who gathered virtually March 6 for the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment’s 2021 Lear-Conant Symposium, “DISCARDED: Unmasking and Understanding the Waste Stream.”
03/5/2021 - Professor Mónika López-Anuarbe lends her expertise to Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout
As Connecticut undertakes the largest, fastest vaccine rollout in history, Associate Professor of Economics Mónika López-Anuarbe is serving on multiple state committees to help make the process as equitable as possible for vulnerable communities.
03/4/2021 - Career Exploration Week returns
The first Career Exploration Week of the spring semester just wrapped up its series of events focused on government, law and international relations.
03/1/2021 - Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance
As part of Conn’s recognition of Black History Month, students, faculty and staff participated in a virtual poetry and musical event sponsored by student-run literary magazine Cadenza, the Office of the Dean of the College and the Office of Race and Ethnicity programs.
02/24/2021 - Professor David Dorfman ’81 wins Connecticut’s Artistic Excellence Award
Dance professor and prolific choreographer David Dorfman ’81 has won a $5,000 Artistic Excellence Award through the state of Connecticut’s Artist Fellowship Program, which provides recognition and funding support for Connecticut artists to pursue new work and advance their artistic careers.
02/23/2021 - Conn goes green
College moves to its lowest COVID-19 alert level
02/16/2021 - Painting by late Conn art professor Barkley Hendricks sells for record $4 million
A 1972 portrait by the late Professor Emeritus of Studio Art Barkley Hendricks sold for $4,013,000 at Sotheby’s Dec. 8, 2020, setting a new record for the artist known for his life-sized oil portraits of Black Americans.
02/16/2021 - In The New York Times: E. Kristin Anderson ’05 on finding your voice in another’s words
Writer and poet E. Kristin Anderson ’05 is finding original poetry hiding in the pages of her newspapers, and she’s encouraging others to do the same.
02/15/2021 - Conn expands global partnerships with universities abroad
Connecticut College has announced new partnerships with institutions in both India and South Korea that will further enhance the College’s commitment to global education.
02/10/2021 - Conn Is All In
Connecticut College reaffirms its commitment to address climate change.
02/9/2021 - The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center hires new executive director
Tiffani Gavin represents a pathbreaking era for the legendary theater.
02/9/2021 - Conn alum publishes essay in The New York Times
Annabelle Allen ’19 was published in The New York Times “Modern Love” column, writing an essay about her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s.
02/2/2021 - Transition, truncated
Historian Martha Joynt Kumar ’63 discusses the history of presidential transitions.
01/28/2021 - Continuing the Conversation on Race: Policing in the U.S. and in New London
The killings of George Floyd and multiple other Black Americans by police officers during the spring and summer of 2020 led to national calls for police accountability. But how do we move forward?
01/27/2021 - Elevate
Conn hosts inaugural social justice conference
01/21/2021 - Marcucci makes history in Major League Soccer SuperDraft
Former Connecticut College men’s soccer goalkeeper AJ Marcucci ’21 is the first-ever Conn athlete to be drafted into Major League Soccer. Marcucci was selected by the New York Red Bulls in the third round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 21.
01/20/2021 - Fast Forward Goes Global
Adam Romanow ’07 was so impressed with the business ideas Conn students gave him during last year’s Fast Forward program that he came back this year for another round.
01/20/2021 - IOC VP Anita DeFrantz ’74 pens Washington Post piece in support of righting a 108-year-old Olympic wrong
Anita DeFrantz ’74, vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic bronze medalist, published an opinion piece in the Washington Post arguing that the IOC should restore the sole first-place victories rightfully won by Native American athlete Jim Thorpe in the 1912 games.
01/19/2021 - Community Policing in New London
The New London Public Safety Policy Review Committee has suggested the formation of a civilian police review board and the creation of a police commission, The Day reports.
01/15/2021 - Jeffrey Wexler ’10 named White House Director of COVID-19 Operations
President Joe Biden has officially named Jeffrey Wexler ’10 the White House Director of COVID-19 Operations.
01/14/2021 - Fridays are for fundraising
Chiara Gero ’18 is raising money to support anti-racist work around the world.
01/11/2021 - Professor Rashelle Litchmore discusses police response to Capitol rioters in media interviews
Assistant Professor of Human Development Rashelle Litchmore was interviewed on Toronto’s CP24 News and for an article on CTVNews.ca about the stark contrast between police reaction to armed Trump supporters violently storming the U.S. Capitol, and the manner in which police have responded to unarmed Black Lives Matter protesters earlier this year.
12/18/2020 - Conn to host social justice conference
Furthering its commitment to social justice and anti-racist education, Connecticut College will host Elevate: The Inaugural Social Justice Conference, Jan. 25-26.
12/17/2020 - Conn’s COVID-19 response featured in U.S. News and Inside Higher Ed
Thanks to frequent testing and effective contact tracing, Conn has been recognized as a national success story in the fight to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak on campus.
12/17/2020 - Holiday Greetings from Connecticut College
This year’s holiday greeting is a unique virtual performance by a group of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni to mark the 100th anniversary of the Connecticut College Alma Mater, composed by Edith Smith, Class of 1920, to words by Olive Littlehales, Class of 1921.
12/14/2020 - Philosophy professors discuss ethical questions surrounding vaccine prioritization
As the very first frontline healthcare workers and long-term care residents begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the looming question is: Who is next?
12/14/2020 - The Front Steps Project: Photographer Cara Soulia ’96 sparked a global movement that raised more than $3 million for charity
What began as a modest local fundraising effort exploded into a global viral sensation with photographers around the world helping to raise millions of dollars for charity.
12/14/2020 - Ana Clarkson ’21 led effort to produce thousands of cloth masks
As a team lead for Seamstresses Unite, Ana Clarkson '21 helped produce thousands of cloth masks for frontline workers.
12/10/2020 - Debo Adegbile ’91 and Chicago mayor discuss racial justice and policing reform
The civil rights attorney has joined forces with America's mayors to create a blueprint for change.
12/8/2020 - Beyond Meat founder Ethan Brown ’94 to give keynote address at Commencement
Renowned entrepreneur and environmentalist Ethan Brown ’94, the founder, president and CEO of Beyond Meat, will deliver the keynote address at the College’s 103rd Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
12/7/2020 - Conn student receives prestigious Marshall Scholarship
Ann Monk ’21 is one of 46 recipients of the Marshall Scholarship, the U.K. Government announced on Dec. 7, 2020. The winners, considered to be among the best and brightest university students and recent graduates in the United States, will begin graduate studies at many of the UK’s top academic institutions beginning in September 2021.
12/3/2020 - Conn breaks fundraising record on Giving Tuesday
Alumni, parents, faculty, students, staff and Conn friends came together on Giving Tuesday 2020 to raise in excess of $100,000 for Connecticut College in just 24 hours.
12/2/2020 - Making an IMPACT: Volleyball’s Bridget Fatse ’22 helps teams bring joy to seriously and chronically ill children
Bridget Fatse ’22, an outside hitter on Connecticut College’s women’s volleyball team, has been named the first-ever Connecticut College Team IMPACT Fellow. In her new role, she seeks to spread awareness of Team IMPACT’s mission to “tackle the emotional trauma and social isolation experienced by children facing serious and chronic illnesses by matching them with a college athletic team.”
12/1/2020 - 52 named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team
Fifty-two Connecticut College student-athletes have been named to the 2020 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team, the league announced last month.
11/23/2020 - Pathway and Center enrollment jumps to nearly 70 percent for the Class of 2023
Just a few weeks after Conn’s seniors presented the results of four years of exploration through Connections at the annual All-College Symposium, 68% of the sophomore class signed up to follow in their footsteps.
11/23/2020 - Cross Country’s Joseph Walewski ’23 sets new goal: Run every street in New London
In late August, Joseph Walewski left his house in Fairfield, Connecticut, and ran 21.44 miles to Mulberry Hill Road, a small dead end in a wooded area on the northwest border of town. It’s a route he’d never run before, and in reaching that rather obscure destination, Walewski hit a milestone five months in the making: He had completed his mission to run all 292 miles of his hometown’s 1,125 streets. Now, Walewski has set a new goal: Run every street in Conn’s hometown of New London.
11/23/2020 - Conn celebrates International Education Week
Conn students celebrated International Education Week by exploring the vast opportunities available to them to engage with global communities and world languages.
11/19/2020 - Conn’s testing program in the news
At Connecticut College, testing has become as routine as going to class, according to Microsoft’s MSN.com.
11/19/2020 - CBS News talks to Professor MaryAnne Borrelli about future first lady Jill Biden
First ladies have discretion when it comes to their public engagement and how they run the East Wing, and the next first lady could make quite an impact, Professor MaryAnne Borrelli told CBS News.
11/16/2020 - The Social Dilemma: Inside the provocative new Netflix film with writer Vickie Curtis ’07
The tech industry insiders who invented infinite scrolling, the Facebook Like button, and so many of the other elements that help make social media so addicting didn’t set out to radically alter the fabric of society. But they did.
11/11/2020 - Conn holds flag-raising ceremony in honor of Veterans Day
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron and veterans Brandon Boyd ’21; Tom Hobaica, interim director of facilities and utilities; and Mary Vona, senior programmer-analyst; along with faculty, students and staff, gathered at the Gatehouse Flag Pole for a flag-raising ceremony.
11/11/2020 - Conn becomes inaugural member of Racial Equity Alliance
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron has signed on to the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance—an initiative led by the University of Southern California’s (USC) Race and Equity Center.
11/6/2020 - Conn hosts second annual All-College Symposium
Nearly 200 seniors in Conn’s Interdisciplinary Pathways and Centers for Interdisciplinary Scholarship participated in the virtual day-long Symposium, which highlighted students’ integrative learning through Connections.
11/2/2020 - Back on the water
Sailing team hosts Boston College in head-to-head regatta
11/2/2020 - Cross Country teams host virtual 5K
While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed competition for members of Connecticut College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams, it hasn’t been able to stop these dedicated student athletes from running. Recently, the teams challenged themselves and the teams’ alumni to a virtual 5K event.
10/30/2020 - Camels Vote
Conn mobilizes comprehensive resources for Election Day and beyond
10/29/2020 - The All-College Symposium goes virtual
The second annual All-College Symposium will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.
10/29/2020 - Chakena Sims Perry ’16 fights for voting rights
A devoted advocate for preserving and enhancing America’s democratic process since her early teenage years, Perry has been recognized with the 2020 Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award from the Posse Foundation.
10/28/2020 - Professor Sheetal Chhabria wins prestigious John F. Richard Prize
For her first book, titled Making the Modern Slum: The Power of Capital in Colonial Bombay, Associate Professor of History Sheetal Chhabria has been awarded the 2020 John F. Richards Prize in South Asian History.
10/23/2020 - Live Action
Conn becomes one of the first colleges in the country to hold live performances again
10/22/2020 - Disease Control
Stephanie Hackett ’09 shapes public health decisions.
10/21/2020 - Going Green
Conn celebrates transition to lowest COVID-19 alert level
10/21/2020 - Sophomore Summer Research Program
While researching race and representation in animation this summer, Bri Goolsby ’22 found that the history of animation is rife with racism and stereotypical depictions of people of color, and that today’s films continue these problematic traditions. Goolsby was one of 11 Integrative Pathway and Centers for Interdisciplinary Scholarship students who participated in the Sophomore Summer Research Program and presented their results during a virtual event Oct. 15.
10/16/2020 - The College community participates in a discussion about the 2020 election
Democracy itself is on the ballot. That sentiment, expressed by Mara Suttmann-Lea, assistant professor of government, reflected a broad consensus among the panel of Conn faculty, staff, alumni and students who contributed their expertise and experience relating to voting rights and the electoral process in a series of discussions less than three weeks before Election Day.
10/12/2020 - Professor Peter Siver wins $286,615 NSF grant for global warming research
What can the remains of microorganisms that lived millions of years ago tell us about the future? A lot, says Peter Siver, the Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies and director of the Environmental Studies Program at Connecticut College.
10/12/2020 - Professor Suttmann-Lea wins competitive fellowship from Social Science Research Council to support election research
As voters prepare to either go to the polls in person or vote in unprecedented numbers by mail during a global pandemic, more and more voters are relying on social media to obtain accurate information about how to participate in the political process safely. Assistant Professor of Government Mara Suttmann-Lea wants to make sure those voters can get what they need.
10/8/2020 - Fall Weekend
This year’s Fall Weekend was both familiar and entirely different.
10/1/2020 - Conn celebrates formal opening of its 106th academic year
Professor Michelle Dunlap served as the keynote speaker for a reimagined Convocation ceremony, which officially opened Connecticut College’s 106th academic year and also kicked off a virtual Fall Weekend celebration.
09/29/2020 - The Honor Code
To celebrate the Class of 2024, students gathered on Tempel Green to sign the Honor Code Matriculation Pledge on Saturday, Sept. 26, continuing a tradition that dates back to 1922 when the College’s Honor Code was first developed by students.
09/24/2020 - History that now exists
Researchers explore the impact of redevelopment on Conn’s host city
09/23/2020 - First-year students, staff adviser help clean up Ocean Beach
Winona Hunter ’24 is interested in sustainability. She’s also from the landlocked state of Ohio. So, when her First-Year Seminar staff adviser Maggie Redfern invited her to participate in a community cleanup event at New London’s Ocean Beach Park, she jumped at the chance.
09/21/2020 - Career Exploration Week returns with STEM focus
For students interested in pursuing careers in science and technology, Sept. 21 kicks off a week of exploration.
09/17/2020 - Student athletes join new Connecticut College Athletes of Color Coalition
The Connecticut College Athletics Department has announced the formation of the Connecticut College Athletes of Color Coalition (CCACC) to provide support and empower all student-athletes of color to safely share their respective experiences in and out of the game.
09/15/2020 - One Book One Region: An Evening with Joy Harjo
We are in a time of great distress, U.S. Poet Laureate and Crazy Brave author Joy Harjo told hundreds of members of the Connecticut College and eastern Connecticut communities during the virtual One Book One Region event Sept. 14.
09/10/2020 - #ScholarStrike
Conn joins the Scholar Strike teach-in to protest racism
09/9/2020 - Alumni work to keep Conn safe
Isis Torres Nuñez ’20 and Conor O’Neil ’20 work as process development associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard—the very same lab that processes thousands of tests a week for Connecticut College.
09/3/2020 - Learning to be scientists
Conn’s first-year biology students take a research-based course, “Biological Investigations,” that emphasizes student-designed laboratory investigations and interactions with scientists.
09/2/2020 - Professor William Tarimo ’12 honored as a top 100 visionary in education
Assistant Professor of Computer Science William Tarimo ’12 has been honored as a top 100 visionary in education by the Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL).
08/30/2020 - Conn welcomes the Class of 2024
Admitted from the largest applicant pool in the College’s history, the 437 members of the Class of 2024 and 13 transfer students are an impressive group.
08/26/2020 - Conn launches robust COVID-19 testing program
Connecticut College has launched a robust COVID-19 testing program as the community prepares to welcome students back to campus for the first time since March. As part of the program, all students, as well as faculty and staff, who are on campus more than two days a week will be tested twice weekly.
08/26/2020 - BBC Radio to air interview with History Professor Dean Accardi
BBC News World Service will air “Lal Ded, Mystical Kashmiri Poet,” on the radio program “The Forum, ” on Aug. 27. This episode of “The Forum,” about the poems attributed to the female Kashmiri poet, mystic and sage known as Lal Ded or Lalla, will feature Assistant Professor of History Dean Accardi.
08/25/2020 - All In for the November Election
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron has joined with more than 160 college and university leaders from across the country in signing the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge—an effort to encourage full participation in the 2020 elections by all eligible students.
08/21/2020 - Summer internships
This summer, Conn students completed mostly remote internships with companies and organizations across the country and around the world, exploring careers ranging from healthcare to dance and politics to investment management.
08/21/2020 - Jazmine Hughes ’12 takes new role at The New York Times
Jazmine Hughes ’12, an editor at The New York Times Magazine, will now be writing full time, both for the Magazine and for the Metro section at The New York Times.
08/18/2020 - Internships: By the Dozen
Most of Conn’s rising seniors completed internships this summer. Some ambitious students even had two. Cameron Aaron ’21 had 12.
08/12/2020 - Professor wins seed grant to research the biological impact of traumatic childhood experiences
Assistant Professor of Biology E. Carla Parker-Athill has won a $10,000 Seed Grant from the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network of the Social Science Research Council and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
08/11/2020 - Hockey’s Connor Rodericks ’20 named COSIDA Academic All-American
Rodericks becomes Conn's school-record third honoree this year
08/6/2020 - Chakena Sims Wins Ainslie Award
Chakena Sims ’16 has been fighting for voting rights since before she was old enough to vote.
07/29/2020 - 81 named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be in good standing on their team with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50.
07/29/2020 - Maddie Ford ’21 named CoSIDA Academic All-American as swim teams rack up academic honors
Leading a women’s swimming and diving program that finished the academic year with an impressive 3.91 team GPA, Maddie Ford ’21 has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Division III Women's At-Large Team.
07/28/2020 - Two Conn students awarded prestigious Gilman International Scholarship
Established in 2000 and named in honor of the late New York congressman Benjamin A. Gilman, the program is congressionally funded and administered through the U.S. State Department’s bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
07/28/2020 - The 2019 to 2020 Year in Review
As students prepare to return to Conn for the start of a new academic year, we look back at the top 10 stories of 2019-2020. Collectively, they document a year marked by jubilant new beginnings, an unprecedented move to remote learning amid a global pandemic and, ultimately, the resiliency, creativity and generosity that defines Camel Nation.
07/24/2020 - Debo P. Adegbile ’91 discusses the legacy of civil rights icon John Lewis
Joining Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman on his podcast Deep Background, Debo Adegbile ’91 spoke about the late congressman John Lewis and his lifetime of fighting for civil rights.
07/23/2020 - Cross Country’s Joseph Walewski ’23 sets out to run every street in his hometown
When Conn went fully remote in March, cross country runner Joseph Walewski ’23 realized he’d have to trade workouts with his team on campus for solo runs around his hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut. Worried that his well-worn high school routes would quickly become repetitive, Walewski devised a challenge for himself: run every single road in town.
07/22/2020 - Professor Marc Zimmer explores ‘The State of Science’ in timely new book
In the midst of a global pandemic and a climate change crisis, science is growing faster than ever before. In his newest book, The State of Science, Chemistry Professor Marc Zimmer explores the research and innovations leading to life-changing and world-altering discoveries, the scientists at the forefront of these breakthroughs and the increasing politicization of the field that threatens to hamper progress.
07/17/2020 - Camel Summer Collaborations series kicks off with panel discussion among filmmakers
In the first installment of “Camel Summer Collaborations,” a new series of virtual discussions, students, faculty, staff and alumni came together to talk with current and former Conn students who work in film.
07/15/2020 - Seven alumni join Conn’s Board of Trustees
Seven alumni have joined Connecticut College’s Board of Trustees, including a Young Alumni Trustee from the Class of 2020 and two former trustees with a combined service of 22 years. The new trustees began their service on July 1.
07/13/2020 - Summer Language Challenge: Conn community commits to studying 23 languages
For the next six weeks, 170 members of the Connecticut College community are participating in a Summer Language Challenge, working in teams to improve their language ability by setting individual goals, logging daily activities, sharing online resources and helping each other stay motivated.
07/9/2020 - Statement by Connecticut College on recent guidance issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced pending regulation that would compromise the visa status for international students attending colleges that offered only online instruction in the fall. The guidance represents an incomprehensible reversal of the position established by ICE just a few months ago, and appears, to quote from a recently filed lawsuit, “as cruel as it is capricious.” Connecticut College opposes both the letter and the spirit of the proposed regulation.
07/8/2020 - Connecticut College and Hartford HealthCare Partner to Enhance Student Health Services and Sports Medicine
Connecticut College is proud to announce a new partnership with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) that will offer students access to high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services across the HHC system.
07/1/2020 - Chemistry professor Marc Zimmer believes new immigration restrictions put U.S. at a global disadvantage
Chemistry professor Marc Zimmer believes new immigration restrictions put U.S. at a global disadvantage
07/1/2020 - Conn offers summer career prep course for the first time through Hale Center
It never hurts to get a head start. That’s why for the first time, Connecticut College is offering a free summer career prep course for incoming students.
06/26/2020 - Professor Vallye awarded prestigious residential fellowship
Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies Anna Vallye has been awarded a NOMIS Fellowship at eikones—Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland.
06/23/2020 - Professor Eric Fleury pens op-ed about police reform
In an op-ed published in the Hartford Courant, Assistant Professor of Government and International Relations Eric Fleury addresses the systemic links between America’s treatment of civilians overseas and the need for police reform at home.
06/23/2020 - The Storyline: Professor López-Anuarbe discusses the impact of COVID-19 on health, economic disparities
Associate Professor of Economics Mónika López-Anuarbe discussed how long-standing healthcare and economic disparities have exacerbated the COVID-19 pandemic for communities of color, and particularly the Hispanic community, on a recent episode of The Day newspaper’s “The Storyline” podcast.
06/17/2020 - Global Islamic Studies hosts Critical Conversations series
Global Islamic Studies faculty are hosting a summer-long series of conversations for Connecticut College students, staff and faculty focused on critical questions about race, religion and politics that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront in the U.S. and the world.
06/16/2020 - One Book One Region kicks off
For the fifth 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 2020 selection, Crazy Brave, a transcendent memoir by Joy Harjo.
06/16/2020 - Professor Zimmer publishes Hartford Courant op-ed comparing Coronavirus and climate change response
Scientists have long predicted a deadly global pandemic as inevitable. The same is true for climate change, yet there is a major departure between the two, writes Marc Zimmer, the Jean C. Tempel ’65 Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College, in a Hartford Courant opinion piece.
06/11/2020 - CC Magazine wins CASE Award
CC Magazine, Connecticut College’s flagship publication, has won a 2020 Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. This is the fourth international CASE award for CC Magazine in the last two years.
06/10/2020 - Conn announces plans to advance anti-racist education
In the midst of a powerful national movement calling for action to address systemic racism in America, Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron and the College’s senior administrative team wrote a letter to the College community, announcing a number of measures the College will be taking to ensure it fully lives up to its commitment to equity and inclusion.
06/9/2020 - The Day asks History Professor David Canton: Is this a watershed moment?
As protests continue nationwide in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, New London’s The Day newspaper reached out to five local historians, including Associate Professor of History David Canton, to shed light on the moment in the context of U.S. history.
06/9/2020 - Connecticut College adopts ambitious emissions reduction target
Connecticut College has adopted an ambitious new goal to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
06/5/2020 - Summer Classes
Summer courses now open for registration.
06/4/2020 - Professor Assor named Judith Ammerman ’60 Director of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
Associate Professor of Art Nadav Assor has been named the next Judith Ammerman ’60 Director of the College’s Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. His term will begin on July 1, 2020.
06/3/2020 - PAUSE: Reflection and Solidarity
The Connecticut College community gathered remotely June 2 for “PAUSE: Reflection and Solidarity” to share readings, reflections and moments of silence for those killed by racial violence.
06/1/2020 - Students win prestigious national scholarships for language
Three Conn students have recently received prestigious national awards and scholarships to study critical languages abroad.
05/28/2020 - Coping with a pandemic
Visiting Professor of Psychology Nakia Hamlett discusses mental health in the time of quarantine.
05/26/2020 - Four awarded U.S. Fulbright and Fulbright Austria grants
Grace Berman ’18, Scott Brauer ’20 and Megan Feragne ’20 will receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to teach English and conduct research abroad for an academic year. Sophia Angele-Kuehn ’20 has been awarded a U.S. teaching assistantship in Austria, administered by Fulbright Austria.
05/25/2020 - Professor Marc Zimmer explains what the 1918 flu epidemic can teach us about COVID-19
In this Q&A, Marc Zimmer, the Jean C. Tempel ’65 Professor of Chemistry, explains what history can teach us about how to cope with pandemics.
05/21/2020 - Professor Suttmann-Lea writes about mail-in voting in The Washington Post
Assistant professor of government, Mara Suttmann-Lea, has co-authored a piece in The Washington Post that explores the potential drawbacks of voting by mail ahead of this November’s national elections.
05/21/2020 - Faculty-student research explores the archaeology of illegal dump sites
Associate Professor of Anthropology Anthony Graesch and his then-undergraduate student researchers Corbin Maynard ’17 and Avery Thomas ’16 use archaeology's unique set of investigatory methods and analytic lenses to the study of the present.
05/18/2020 - Ann Monk ’21 is honored as Newman Civic Fellow
Ann Monk ’21, the founder and president of the Student Refugee Alliance at Connecticut College, has been awarded a 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship.
05/17/2020 - Connecticut College celebrates the Class of 2020
Connecticut College celebrated the 427 members of Class of 2020 with a special live event on Sunday, May 17, the day the seniors were originally scheduled to participate in their in-person Commencement. The College’s 102nd Commencement is now scheduled for Sunday, May 30, 2021.
05/17/2020 - Madeline Washburn Bank ’20 wins the 2020 Oakes and Louise Ames Prize
Madeline Washburn Bank, a dance and art history major and scholar in the Museum Studies Certificate program, was awarded the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for her honors thesis in the Department of Art History, “The Female Body, Myth, and Sexual Power: Women in Italian Renaissance Art.”
05/17/2020 - Christina Cruz ’20 wins the 2020 Anna Lord Strauss Medal
Christina Cruz ’20, a sociology and Latin American studies double major and scholar in the College’s Holleran Center for Community Action from Willimantic, Connecticut, has been awarded the 2020 Anna Lord Strauss Medal.
05/15/2020 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2020
Meet some of the members of the Class of 2020 as they reflect on their Conn experiences, including remote learning during the pandemic, and prepare for the future.
05/8/2020 - Conn names faculty and staff award winners
President Katherine Bergeron and Dean of the Faculty Jeffrey Cole announced the winners of the annual Faculty Awards and the seventh annual Presidential Staff Awards.
05/7/2020 - Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20 selected as the student speaker for the Class of 2020 Commencement
When the Class of 2020 reconvenes for its official Commencement on June 12, 2022, Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20 will realize her lifelong dream of giving a speech at her own graduation.
05/6/2020 - Faculty, students and staff get creative with remote teaching and learning
Professor of Art History Christopher Steiner was in the middle of teaching his “Current Issues in Museum Studies” course when the pandemic began. Overnight, the “current issues” facing museums changed.
05/4/2020 - Music is in the air
Watch the ConnChords Spring Concert performance.
05/4/2020 - Accessible as ever: The ARC is online and in business
When Conn temporarily transitioned to remote teaching and learning in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Academic Resource Center staff wasted no time adapting in order to fulfill their roles in a new environment, to the great relief of students.
04/30/2020 - Remdesivir becomes first drug to show clear-cut effect in treating COVID-19
Susan Guillet ’94 is director of clinical operations oncology at Gilead Sciences, Inc., the biotech that developed the drug remdesivir, the first drug to show a clear-cut effect in treating COVID-19.
04/30/2020 - Art in Lockdown
Art Professor Timothy McDowell, in his 40th year at Conn, and his students are mining inspiration from the pandemic-induced isolation.
04/29/2020 - Jamila Ezbidi ’19 awarded Gates Scholarship
Jamila Ezbidi ’19 has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge. Ezbidi is one of 77 scholars selected from 30 different countries who make up the Class of 2020.
04/24/2020 - Professor of Psychology Ann Devlin honored with prestigious career award
Ann Devlin has spent more than four decades discovering new ways to make the spaces in which patients and health care professionals interact more comfortable, welcoming and effective. Now, she’s being recognized for her body of work with the prestigious 2020 Career Award from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA).
04/23/2020 - Virtual Walk to End Homelessness raises more than $20,000
More than 400 people signed up to walk on April 19, including at least 88 from the Connecticut College community.
04/20/2020 - 13 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1928, Connecticut College has selected 13 seniors to be honored as Winthrop Scholars.
04/13/2020 - Conn alumni on the front lines of COVID-19
In his 23 years in emergency medicine, Dr. Donald Pasquarello ’86 has never seen anything like COVID-19.
04/13/2020 - For Conn, COVID-19 is now part of the curriculum
The New London newspaper The Day features two Connecticut College English professors in an article published today about colleges incorporating the pandemic into their classes.
04/10/2020 - Conn students work as EMTs, firefighters during COVID-19 pandemic
Hector Salazar ’20 didn’t head home to Chicago when the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the globe. A volunteer firefighter and EMT with a local fire department and ambulance service, he has important work to do.
04/6/2020 - Jocelyn Navarro ’19 awarded NSF Fellowship
The National Science Foundation has awarded Jocelyn Navarro ’19 a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
04/3/2020 - Conn donates masks, gloves, food, furniture and more to New London community partners
As COVID-19 began spreading in the United States and Connecticut College transitioned to distance learning, faculty and staff from across campus took stock of supplies and donated thousands of pairs of gloves, hundreds of masks, $1,000 worth of food and more to local organizations on the forefront of the pandemic.
04/3/2020 - A breath of fresh air
Conn's Arboretum opens for safe nature walks and relaxation.
04/3/2020 - Conn student awarded NOAA scholarship
Leah Kosovsky ’22 has been awarded an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) office of education announced.
03/31/2020 - Professor Stock to athletes: ‘There are many ways to be a hero’
For high school and college seniors, the cancellation of winter sports championships and entire spring seasons is “a particularly bitter pill. But it is also an opportunity,” Professor Catherine McNicol Stock writes in a Hartford Courant opinion piece.
03/25/2020 - When apathy is more deadly than the pandemic
Professor of History Jim Downs writes in The Atlantic about mistakes the government has made during past pandemics.
03/25/2020 - Student Emergency Fund helps students in need during COVID-19 outbreak
The Emergency Fund has offered immediate support to help with travel, housing, lost wages from campus jobs and other unexpected hardships that have arisen from the pandemic.
03/25/2020 - Classes resume remotely
Earlier this month, President Katherine Bergeron announced that Conn would transition all classes to distance learning until at least April 30 to preserve the health and safety of the entire community and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
03/23/2020 - 66 named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic team
Sixty-six Connecticut College scholar-athletes have been named to the 2019-2020 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team. Conn’s All-Academic team includes three All-NESCAC swimmers, 20 members of the women’s indoor track and field team and seven members of the women’s basketball team, the highest among all NESCAC schools for basketball.
03/20/2020 - Conn admits impressive Class of 2024
Connecticut College has admitted a remarkable group of students to the Class of 2024, selected from the largest—and one of the most impressive—applicant pools in College history.
03/6/2020 - Harvard sociologist Anthony Jack speaks about improving economic inclusiveness at colleges
As a student at Amherst College, Anthony Jack experienced firsthand what it’s like to be a low-income student on a wealthy campus. Jack, an assistant professor of education at Harvard University, and author of the acclaimed book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, came to Connecticut College this week to meet with faculty, administrators and students and discuss ways to ensure all students have the same opportunities.
03/3/2020 - Conn welcomes U.S. Department of State Global UGRAD-Pakistan exchange student
Connecticut College has a new international student on campus this spring, thanks to a partnership between The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement at Connecticut College and the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan.
03/3/2020 - Men’s lax raises $30,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital
The Connecticut College men’s lacrosse program raised $30,000 for the Boston Children's Hospital through the Lacrosse for Life initiative over the weekend.
02/27/2020 - AGGIE screens at MoMA
The documentary film AGGIE, based on the extraordinary life of philanthropist, art collector and social justice advocate Agnes Gund ’60, made its New York City debut at the Museum of Modern Art’s prestigious documentary film festival Doc Fortnight on Feb. 18, 2020.
02/26/2020 - The 1619 Project: Khalil Gibran Muhammad exposes the ‘long arc of racial criminalization’
America’s story of mass incarceration “begins in the hulls of slave ships,” Khalil Gibran Muhammad told Connecticut College students, faculty and staff Feb. 24.
02/24/2020 - Conn alum qualifies for the Olympics
US Sailing Team member Maggie Shea ’11 has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo this summer. Shea qualified after winning the bronze medal at the 49erFX World Championships in Geelong, Australia.
02/18/2020 - Five earn All-NESCAC honors at women’s swimming conference championships
Five members of the women’s swim team were named to the All-NESCAC Team for standout performances at the Women’s Swimming and Diving NESCAC Championships at Middlebury College Feb. 13-16.
02/14/2020 - Polar Art
"Open Waters" is a multimedia, interactive art installation on display at SUNY Buffalo State College.
02/13/2020 - How to be antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi joins Conversations on Race
Bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi spoke about his latest work, How to Be an Antiracist.
02/10/2020 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2019-2020, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
02/5/2020 - Music 201: Volume 2
Last fall, 14 students dove deep into the creative wizardry and technical processes that collide to form song.
02/4/2020 - Professor Maria Rosa named a 2020 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Milne Assistant Professor of Biology Maria Rosa has been recognized as a 2020 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.
01/30/2020 - The Lady of the Forest: Professor Sufia Uddin awarded NEH fellowship
Professor of Religious Studies Sufia Uddin has been awarded a $60,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a website about Hindu and Muslim traditions and ceremonies venerating the saint Bonbibi in the Sundarban island region of Bangladesh and India.
01/29/2020 - Dreaming of Another World
Connecticut College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
01/27/2020 - Men’s Basketball celebrates 50 years
Five decades after the first Camel men took to the court, nearly two dozen men’s basketball alumni returned to campus to cheer on today’s Camels in a thrilling double overtime game against Trinity in Connecticut College’s Charles B. Luce Field House.
01/24/2020 - Sarah Reisman ’01 awarded the Cottrell Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery Award
Sarah Reisman ’01 was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Cottrell Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery (FRED) Award by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).
01/24/2020 - Fast Forward
Conn’s future entrepreneurs take first steps toward success.
01/23/2020 - Dance Magazine’s cover story profiles Raja Feather Kelly ’09
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly ’09, who serves as the artistic director of the New Brooklyn Theatre and leads his dance company, The Feath3r Theory, is profiled in the cover story of the February 2020 issue of Dance Magazine.
01/21/2020 - Emigrant Empire: Professor Eileen Kane awarded NEH fellowship
Associate Professor of History Eileen Kane has been awarded a $60,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research and write a book on Jewish and Muslim emigration from Russia to the Middle East from the 1840s to the 1940s.
01/17/2020 - Connecticut College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy sign new Memorandum of Agreement
Connecticut College and the United States Coast Guard Academy signed a new Memorandum of Agreement that renews and reinvigorates a nearly 40-year partnership between the two institutions.
01/15/2020 - Junior Posse scholar wins Fund for Education Abroad scholarship
Hillary Tun ’21 has been awarded a Fund for Education Abroad scholarship to spend the spring semester studying in an intensive language program in Harbin, China.
01/14/2020 - Four Connecticut research projects get NEH funding
On Jan. 14, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced $30.9 million in grants to 188 humanities projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
01/14/2020 - Los Angeles Times profiles Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown ’94
Ethan Brown '94 went vegan but missed fast food. So he started a revolution.
01/8/2020 - Conn leads the way at conference of college presidents
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron and Jonathan McBride ’92 dispelled some common myths about the liberal arts in a wide-ranging discussion during the Council of Independent Colleges’s annual Presidents Institute in Marco Island, Florida.
01/6/2020 - Women’s ice hockey looks to extend 7-game win streak
Camille Phelan ’23 registered her first career hat trick and Erin Dillon ’21 factored into four goals as the Connecticut College women's ice hockey team defeated Salem State in a 9-0 rout on Saturday afternoon at Dayton Arena.
12/30/2019 - Forbes interviews 'American Utopia' choreographer Annie-B Parson '80
Choreographer Annie-B Parson feels like she first met collaborator David Byrne by listening to his music. “I was a dance major at Connecticut College, making dances and I definitely made dances to him in my room,” she tells Forbes.
12/20/2019 - Stewart awarded American Chemical Society grant for atmospheric chemistry research
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jacob Stewart has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) to support his research into the fundamental properties of conjugated organic compounds using infrared laser spectroscopy.
12/17/2019 - Happy New Year
Greetings of the Season from Connecticut College
12/13/2019 - Early Decision I students lay foundation for strong Class of 2024
Conn welcomes its first students in the Class of 2024
12/13/2019 - The New York Times recognizes Conn for innovation in education abroad
The New York Times and The Forum on Education Abroad have awarded Connecticut College’s Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement with the second annual New York Times inEducation Award for Innovation in Education Abroad.
12/11/2019 - Renowned entrepreneur and founding president of Ghana’s Ashesi University to give Commencement address
Patrick Awuah, renowned entrepreneur, educator and founding president of Ashesi University College, Connecticut College’s partner college in Berekuso, Ghana, will deliver the keynote address at the College’s 102nd Commencement on May 17, 2020.
12/9/2019 - Sara Kogelmann ’20 named Academic All-American
Women’s soccer’s Sara Kogelmann ’20 has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America Division III Women’s Soccer Team.
12/9/2019 - Marcucci named Division III's top goalie for the second consecutive year
For the second straight season, men’s soccer’s AJ Marcucci ’21 has been recognized as the top goalkeeper in the nation at the NCAA Division III level by being the only player at his position to earn a place on the United Soccer Coaches All-America First Team.
12/6/2019 - Connecticut College hosts 1619 Project commemoration
Connecticut College on Thursday hosted a reception commemorating the 1619 Project, a New York Times initiative observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
12/6/2019 - Lost in a sea of letters
Visiting scholar delivers inaugural lecture as New Global Islamic Studies fellow
12/5/2019 - Pushing Back: Women of Color–Led Grassroots Activism in New York City
Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies Professor Ariella Rotramel's new book, Pushing Back: Women of Color–Led Grassroots Activism in New York City, University of Georgia Press, has been featured in Ms. Magazine's December Reads for the Rest of Us.
12/4/2019 - 57 named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic team
A COSIDA Academic All-American, an All-New England Region First Team soccer goalie and 14 members of the women’s cross country team are among the 57 Connecticut College scholar-athletes to be named to the 2019 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.
12/2/2019 - Conn professors featured on The Academic Minute
Five Connecticut College professors participated in a week-long takeover of The Academic Minute.
11/25/2019 - Cross Country’s Meredith Cronin ’21 earns All-America honors
Meredith Cronin ’21 of the Connecticut College women's cross country team earned All-America laurels at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.
11/25/2019 - Men’s soccer completes historic season
With a 13-4-3 record, including three NCAA victories, the Camels recorded the best season in program history and had one of the most successful postseason runs by any Connecticut College team.
11/21/2019 - Men’s Soccer in NCAA Sweet 16
The men’s soccer team faces off against a Swarthmore team coached by Conn alum.
11/11/2019 - Colin Forsyth ’15 wins international health care communication awards
Colin Forsyth ’15 and his team at The Bloc, a full-service health creative agency, were recently honored with two Creative Floor awards.
11/11/2019 - Soccer players earn CoSIDA District II Academic All-America honors
Women’s soccer’s Sara Kogelmann ’20 and men’s soccer’s Luke Stoneback ’22 have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District II Academic All-Americans.
11/7/2019 - All-College Symposium 2019
The entire campus community participated in the inaugural All-College Symposium on Nov. 7.
11/7/2019 - A conversation on race with Chief Justice Richard Robinson
When Richard A. Robinson isn’t busy serving as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, he teaches people how not to rush to judgment.
10/31/2019 - Jay Yunas ’22 attends Forbes Under 30 Summit
Jay Yunas ’22 attended the 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit, Michigan.
10/30/2019 - Finance for breakfast
The Finance Breakfast series, a new initiative through the College’s Pre-Business Advising Program, is designed to prepare students for careers in finance by developing their skills and readying them for competitive internships early in their college careers.
10/29/2019 - Professor Ross Morin ’05 awarded best music video
The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image awarded Professor Ross Morin ’05 Best Music Video for his short film “In a Landscape, Dreaming.”
10/24/2019 - Disarming biases and microaggressions
Recognizing the pervasiveness of microaggressions—and their cumulative impact on people from marginalized groups—is an essential first step to disarming biases at the personal, institutional and cultural levels, Dr. Derald Wing Sue, a professor of psychology at Columbia University, told more than 100 Connecticut College students, faculty and staff at a public lecture and workshop Oct. 23.
10/23/2019 - Junior to present bioethics research at UNESCO World Conference in Portugal
Halle Paredes ’21 will present her research on clinical ethics and the importance of communication with pediatric patients during end-of-life care at the UNESCO World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Health Law in Porto, Portugal, this May.
10/21/2019 - College breaks ground on Palmer renovation
Under brilliant sunshine on an unseasonably warm autumn Saturday, President Katherine Bergeron, Nancy Marshall Athey ’72 and three Connecticut College arts professors ceremoniously broke ground for a renovation that will transform Palmer Auditorium into a new and revitalized center for performance and creative research.
10/18/2019 - Think.Do.Lead. features renowned fashion designer Peter Som ’93
In the latest episode of her podcast, Think.Do.Lead., President Katherine Bergeron sits down with renowned fashion designer Peter Som ’93 in his New York City home.
10/17/2019 - Professor awarded NIH grant to address antibiotic resistance
Associate Professor of Chemistry Tanya Schneider has been awarded $326,801 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance.
10/14/2019 - #CCFallWeekend 2019
More than 1,500 alumni, family members and friends returned to Connecticut College from October 11-13 for Fall Weekend 2019. Read our recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through our Fall Weekend video, slideshow and social media.
10/10/2019 - Academic Resource Center receives $10 million gift
$10 million gift by anonymous donors heralds an exciting next phase for the ARC.
10/8/2019 - Students present their summer science research at poster symposium
On Oct. 5, 42 summer research students participated in the annual poster symposium that represents the culmination of the Summer Science program, an intensive collaboration between a small cohort of students and 20 faculty from across the science and math departments.
10/8/2019 - Conn hosts MMUF Northeast Regional Conference
Connecticut College hosted the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program’s Northeast Regional Conference, “Decolonizing Academia,” Oct. 4-5.
10/8/2019 - Conn celebrates Campus Sustainability Week
Connecticut College is ‘putting the liberal arts into climate action’ with a weeklong series of events to kickoff Campus Sustainability Month, an international celebration of sustainability in higher education.
10/3/2019 - Agnes Gund ’60 endows The Agnes Gund ’60 Dialogue Project at Connecticut College with $1 million gift
Philanthropist, arts leader, and social justice advocate Agnes Gund ’60 has designated a gift of $1 million to endow The Agnes Gund ’60 Dialogue Project at Connecticut College. The purpose of the Gund Dialogue Project is to build a generation of leaders capable of respecting and expressing a broad range of divergent ideas and opinions.
09/27/2019 - Ahmed AboHamad ’21 wins Harvard Stem Cell Institute internship award
Ahmed AboHamad ’21 was awarded the 2019 Nada Anzak Award for his work as a summer intern at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
09/24/2019 - U.S. News highlights Conn's excellence in career preparation, innovation and undergraduate teaching
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.”
09/18/2019 - One Book One Region brings graphic novelist Jarrett Krosoczka to campus
Krosoczka presented to a packed audience of faculty, staff, students and community members at the annual One Book One Region event at Connecticut College Sept. 17.
09/17/2019 - Professor awarded NIH grant to create an avatar for HIV care
Associate Professor of Computer Science S. James Lee has been awarded $325,295 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health to develop an avatar-based mobile phone application to promote HIV care among HIV-positive African American men.
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 - 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.
07/18/2019 - Found in Translation: Conn College Steps Up
Prof. Julia Kushigian's editorial in the New London Day, January 5, 2020
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.
10/2/2017 - 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.
06/1/2017 - 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.