11/30/2023 - Professor Leo Garofalo travels the world to piece together the history of the African Diaspora in Peru’s southern highlands
History Professor Leo Garofalo travels around the world to discover more about the African Diaspora in Peru’s southern highlands in the 1500s and 1600s.
11/30/2023 - Thinking Inside the Box
Students curate their childhoods for Lyman Allyn Art Museum exhibition
11/29/2023 - Conn College announces 2024 Commencement speaker
Laura Coates, CNN’s chief legal analyst and anchor of Laura Coates Live, will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 106th Commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2024.
11/27/2023 - Conn professor elected president of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology
Sunil Bhatia, the Lucy Marsh Haskell ’19 Professor of Human Development at Connecticut College, has been elected president of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), a thriving society under the American Psychological Association, for the 2023-2024 academic year.
11/20/2023 - Solar SmartFlower blooms at Conn
While Connecticut College is well known for its extensive Arboretum plant collections and exquisite gardens, there’s a new flower on campus—a 16-foot solar SmartFlower.
11/20/2023 - ‘Labors of Love’
Students curate photography exhibition of 19th- and early 20th-century portraits with renowned experts as part of Krane Art History Guest Residency Program
11/15/2023 - What makes a champion?
What makes a champion? At Conn, we believe the mark of a true champion is the belief in oneself and one’s teammates, the commitment to hard work, the dedication to a common goal and to never giving up, even in the face of overwhelming obstacles. We see these qualities in our student/athletes every day, on the field and in the classroom. One Camel. One Team. The Power of Many.
11/14/2023 - Men’s Soccer advances to Sweet 16
After Connecticut College and Franklin and Marshall played to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtime periods in the second round of NCAA action Nov. 11, it took seven rounds of penalty kicks before Conn’s Jake Creus ’24 put the game away for good. The Camels will now head to the Sweet 16 this weekend.
11/14/2023 - Camels qualify for NCAAs
Women’s Cross Country team to make first NCAA Championship appearance
11/14/2023 - Professor Mays Imad awarded $250k grant to launch groundbreaking project on student mental health and learning
Connecticut College Associate Professor of Biology Mays Imad is leading a newly funded project titled “Toward an Equity-Minded and Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.” The project aims to create an open educational resource (OER) course for educators across disciplines and institutions, focusing on the neurobiology of learning and stress, self-regulation approaches and resilience strategies.
11/9/2023 - October in Pictures
A College for all seasons
11/2/2023 - Brilliance and talent shine at the All-College Symposium
Nearly 200 seniors presented the results of their transformative academic experiences during the daylong event
11/1/2023 - A picture-perfect set
The Stark Center for the Moving Image in the Liberal Arts provides a worthy home for Conn’s growing Film Studies Program
10/27/2023 - President Biden awards Shelley Taylor ’68 the National Medal of Science
Shelley Taylor ’68 received the National Medal of Science, the country’s highest scientific honor, during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
10/25/2023 - Men’s Soccer remains undefeated heading into NESCAC semifinals
The Connecticut College men’s soccer team remains undefeated after a 3-1 overtime victory over Hamilton in the NESCAC Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday. No. 3-seeded Conn (11-0-5) will play No. 2 Amherst in NESCAC semifinal action at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Middlebury.
10/24/2023 - 50 Years of Unity
Unity House has been a beacon of support for generations of underrepresented students
10/18/2023 - Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ brings ‘The Devil’ to theatres
The big screen adaptation of David Grann ’89’s book tells the story of the horrifying Osage murders and the birth of the FBI.
10/13/2023 - September in Pictures
Learning the fine art of being a college student
10/11/2023 - Two join Conn’s Board of Trustees
Meet the newest members of Conn’s Board of Trustees. Hannah E. Gonzalez ’23 and John S. Zeiler ’74 began their service on July 1.
10/10/2023 - Fall Weekend 2023
Nearly 1,500 parents, family members, alumni and friends gathered on campus Oct. 6-8 for an action-packed Fall Weekend celebration. Relive the warmth, energy and Camel spirit of the weekend through the photos captured and social media shared.
10/6/2023 - Men’s Soccer undefeated heading into Fall Weekend
Connecticut College’s Men’s Soccer team will be hitting Fall Weekend with much more to celebrate than just its 50th Anniversary.
10/5/2023 - Students and faculty present at ASALH’s ‘Black Resistance’ conference in Florida
Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence Kate Rushin, Visiting Assistant Professor of History Taylor Desloge and Professor of History and Global Islamic Studies Program Director Eileen Kane brought eight Conn students to the 108th annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in Jacksonville, Florida, in late September.
10/4/2023 - Late Professor Emeritus Barkley Hendricks gets solo show at the Frick
The exhibition in the first solo show dedicated to an artist of color in the Frick’s 87-year history.
09/21/2023 - What the Eyes Don’t See
Mona Hanna-Attisha discusses her role in exposing the Flint water crisis in the One Book One Region finale event hosted by Connecticut College.
09/13/2023 - Ian Rawlings ’25 awarded Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service
Ian Rawlings ’25, a history major and theater minor in the museum studies certificate program, has been selected as part of the 2023-2025 cohort of Voyager Scholarship/Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service recipients.
09/11/2023 - Maggie Redfern named director of the Connecticut College Arboretum
Redfern is the first woman to direct Conn’s 750-acre Arboretum
09/11/2023 - August in Pictures
All eyes on August: Welcoming our students (back) to campus
08/30/2023 - Connecticut College raises $317.5 million in record-breaking campaign
Donors rally to transform the student experience, global outreach, financial aid.
08/29/2023 - 109th Convocation gets Conn’s academic year off to a sharp start
As exciting as starting college can be, it can also be disorienting, anxiety-provoking or even terrifying, Associate Professor of Film Nina Martin acknowledged in her keynote Convocation speech.
08/28/2023 - Professor Andrea Wollensak awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholar award
Professor of Art Andrea Wollensak has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to the Eesti Kunstiakadeemia or Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) in Tallinn, Estonia. She’s only the second scholar to be awarded a Fulbright to EKA in the past 10 years.
08/24/2023 - Conn welcomes Class of 2027
As they arrived on the sunny summer morning of Aug. 23, the 579 newest Connecticut College students—including 561 first-years, 17 transfers and one RTC student—were greeted by cheering student leaders, colorful signs and a campus eager to welcome the latest herd of Camels in Conn’s 112 years.
08/22/2023 - Connecticut College’s waterfront revitalization recognized by ENR New England
Engineering News-Record (ENR) New England has selected Connecticut College’s waterfront revitalization as Best Project in the Sports/Entertainment category of its Regional Best Projects Awards.
08/10/2023 - Recent grads present thesis research at national botany conference
Two Connecticut College botany majors who graduated in May presented at the Botany 2023 national conference in Boise, Idaho, held July 22-26. Sam Pelletier ’23 and Matthew Yamamoto ’23 gave talks on their senior honors thesis research.
08/9/2023 - Cian Noone named head coach of men’s rowing
Connecticut College has hired Cian Noone as head coach of the men’s rowing program, Director of Athletics Mo White announced today.
08/4/2023 - High school students enjoy immersive pre-college experience at Conn
Rising 9th-12th graders hailing from as far away as Richards, California, and as close as Groton, Connecticut (just across the Thames River from campus), were the first to participate in Conn’s inaugural Summer@Conn pre-college programs.
08/4/2023 - July in Pictures
Joys of July: Sprout, science, soccer, Shakespeare and more!
07/31/2023 - Sweet victory: Golden Knights scout Keith Veronesi ’14 reflects on team’s NHL Championship
The Stanley Cup weighs nearly 40 pounds, but Golden Knights Director of Scouting Operations Keith Veronesi ’14 had no problem hoisting it over his head as the team celebrated its NHL Championship in the moments after a 9-3 victory over the Florida Panthers to take the series 4-1 on the Knights’ home ice in Las Vegas June 13.
07/25/2023 - Student Civic Leaders address national issues at a local level
A dozen Connecticut College students delayed the start of their summer vacations to participate in the summer Civic Leaders program at Conn College from May 18 to June 29, with some work continuing through the summer and the effects of their efforts reverberating long after.
07/25/2023 - Conn hosts scholars from around the world as part of U.S. State Department program
Sixteen highly respected decision-makers and academics came to Connecticut College on July 13 as part of an intensely competitive, five-week U.S. State Department program hosted by the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI), Foreign Policy.
07/16/2023 - Op-ed: Dean Erika Smith responds to Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision
In an op-ed published by the Westerly Sun on July 11, Dean of the College Erika J. Smith responds to the U.S. Supreme Court’s “devastating decision” on affirmative action in the college admission process.
07/16/2023 - June in Pictures
School’s out for summer! Yet life on campus thrives.
07/12/2023 - Matt Carter ’23 and Malissa Lindsey ’23 named CSC Academic All-Americans
Matt Carter ’23 and Malissa Lindsey ’23 have been named to the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-America® Division III Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team and Division III Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team, respectively.
07/7/2023 - That Space on the Sidewalk: Students’ film selected for 2023 Student World Impact Film Festival
That Space on the Sidewalk, a documentary short by Lorena De Leon ’22 and Alex Reyes ’23, premiered as an official selection of the 2023 Student World Impact Film Festival in June.
07/7/2023 - Connecticut College stands firm in commitment to diversity following SCOTUS ruling on affirmative action
In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting the admissions approaches taken by Harvard University and the University of North Carolina (UNC) regarding affirmative action, Connecticut College reaffirms its commitment to diversity, social justice and academic excellence.
06/30/2023 - Professor Peter Siver elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
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, was recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).
06/30/2023 - Katherine Bergeron awarded title of president emerita
Connecticut College’s Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a resolution awarding President Katherine Bergeron the title of president emerita in recognition of her exceptional service during her nearly decade-long tenure.
06/23/2023 - Conn wins Gold CASE Award for 2022 holiday video
Connecticut College’s Office of Communications has been honored with a 2023 Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for its 2022 year-end holiday video, created by Multimedia Producer Katiana Smith.
06/23/2023 - Four honored with Conn’s highest faculty awards
Four Connecticut College professors have been honored with 2023 Faculty Awards for excellence in research, teaching and leadership.
06/16/2023 - Conn community to participate in Juneteenth events commemorating freedom and equality
Several Connecticut College faculty, staff and students will be actively participating in a series of Juneteenth events this weekend.
06/16/2023 - Conn named Connecticut’s most LGBTQ-friendly college
Connecticut College has been named the most LGBTQ-friendly college in the state, according to a new list compiled by BestColleges, in partnership with Campus Pride.
06/14/2023 - 114 named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
A Beinecke Scholarship winner, an ACWPC All-America water polo honoree, and 26 members of the Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Team—76% of the eligible members of the team—are among the 114 Connecticut College student-athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2023 Spring All-Academic Team.
06/13/2023 - May in Pictures
May brought showers, flowers and a wealth of spring-related traditions and happenings.
06/9/2023 - Beatrice Voorhees ’23 wins the 2023 Gaudiani Prize
Beatrice Voorhees ’23, a history and Slavic studies double major, computer science minor and scholar in the College’s Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA) from Kent, Connecticut, was awarded the 2023 Claire Gaudiani ’66 Prize for Excellence in the Senior Integrative Project for her honors thesis, “Out of Odesa: Yefim Ladyzhensky and the ‘Odesa Text’ of Jewish-Soviet Culture.”
06/8/2023 - Ian Hopkins ’25 awarded Newman Civic Fellowship to explore using film for social change
Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program that recognizes and supports student public problem solvers. Throughout the fellowship year, Campus Compact provides fellows with opportunities to nurture their assets and help them develop strategies for social change, creating a network of connected and engaged student leaders who can support one another in making positive change.
06/8/2023 - Conn selects Les Wong as interim president
The Connecticut College Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Leslie E. Wong, Ph.D., a nationally respected leader in higher education, to become interim president of Conn, effective July 1, 2023.
06/8/2023 - #CCReunion 2023
Close to 800 alumni and friends returned to the Connecticut College campus from June 2-4 for Reunion 2023. Read our recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through social media.
06/7/2023 - Professor Mara Suttmann-Lea awarded $40K to study voter education in the U.S.
Assistant Professor of Government Mara Suttmann-Lea recently won an award totaling more than $40,000 to study voter education in the United States with Thessalia Merivaki, an associate professor in American politics at Mississippi State University.
05/26/2023 - Two win Critical Language Scholarships from U.S. State Department
One recent Connecticut College graduate and one rising senior will spend their summers immersed in a new language and culture. Emily Hackett ’23 and Felipe De Los Santos ’24 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.
05/26/2023 - Olha Vasyliv ’23 wins $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant
Olha Vasyliv ’23 has won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to promote peace through education and community building this summer. She will use the money to run two-week therapeutic day camps in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and Austrian capital of Vienna for refugee students affected by the war that began when Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022.
05/21/2023 - Class of 2023 encouraged to ‘build a better world’
Sally Susman ’84, executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer at Pfizer, Inc., and the author of Breaking Through: Communicating to Open Minds, Move Hearts, and Change the World, advised the 421 members of the Class of 2023 to have the courage for candor, perfect their pitch (“the tenor, word choice and attitude that we bring to every human encounter”), delight with humor, seek harmony, reflect on their choices and honor the lessons learned along the way.
05/21/2023 - Crystal Hernandez ’23 wins the 2023 Anna Lord Strauss Medal
Crystal Hernandez ’23, a sociology; gender, sexuality and intersectionality studies; and Hispanic studies triple major from Houston, Texas, has been awarded the 2023 Anna Lord Strauss Medal.
05/21/2023 - Matthew Yamamoto ’23 wins the 2023 Oakes and Louise Ames Prize
Matthew Hiroshi Yamamoto, a botany major and music minor, is awarded the 2023 Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for his honors thesis, “Comparing Long-term Patterns of Spread of Native and Invasive Plants in a Successional Forest.” Yamamoto’s work uses advanced statistical analysis to study the patterns of spread for native and invasive (or non-native) plants over 70 years and draw important conclusions about invasive plant ecology.
05/18/2023 - Jazmyn Gillespie ’24 wins Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study
Jazmyn Gillespie ’24 earned herself a rare honor this spring when she became one of just 20 students from top institutions across the United States to win a $35,000 Beinecke Scholarship for graduate school.
05/17/2023 - Four awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Three graduating seniors and one recent alumnus have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research and teach English abroad for an academic year.
05/15/2023 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2023
Meet six of the indomitable seniors from the Connecticut College Class of 2023.
05/15/2023 - April in Pictures
The spring weather brought a healthy mix of arts, academics and activities this April. No fooling!
05/12/2023 - Staff honored with Presidential Recognition Awards
Four Connecticut College staff members and one outstanding volunteer were recognized for their valuable contributions to the College at the 10th annual Presidential Staff Recognition Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on May 12.
05/11/2023 - Psychology professor awarded $223,136 NSF grant to research distractor-induced quitting
Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Moher has been awarded $223,136 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with a researcher at the University of Utah to explore the phenomenon of distractor-induced quitting, in which distracting objects alter the decision process and cause people to terminate a search earlier than they otherwise would.
05/10/2023 - Four seniors receive the Botanical Society of America Young Botanist Award
The Botanical Society of America has announced that four Connecticut College students have been awarded the Young Botanist Award for their outstanding achievements.
05/5/2023 - Annual World Languages Day event delights New London fifth graders
Connecticut College hosted the 11th Annual World Languages Day for local elementary students on April 28.
05/3/2023 - Anna Batelli ’25 wins prestigious Gilman International Scholarship
Anna Batelli ’25 has been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study abroad in Kyrgyzstan this summer.
05/2/2023 - Connecticut College art history professor receives New Directions fellowship from the Mellon Foundation
Connecticut College has been awarded a $258,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support a New Directions Fellowship for Associate Professor of Art History Karen Gonzalez Rice. With this prestigious fellowship, she will pursue her innovative project, “Visualizing Deafness: Art History in Dialogue with Deaf Studies.”
04/27/2023 - Athletics Director Emeritus Fran Shields to retire from Conn after 43 years
Fran Shields P’14, who guided the Connecticut College men’s lacrosse program into national prominence, improved the competitiveness of the school’s 28 sports in the NESCAC, significantly enhanced athletics fundraising and enriched the lives of countless student-athletes, is retiring after a 43-year career on the New London campus.
04/21/2023 - Women’s water polo team racks up honors, heads into DIII tournament
The Collegiate Water Polo Association recognized five members of the Connecticut College women’s water polo team—the most in a single season in program history—as the league announced its annual Division III-East Region awards on April 20.
04/12/2023 - Rising Together
Acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Rush delivers sixth annual President’s Distinguished Lecture
04/5/2023 - 13 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1928, 13 Connecticut College seniors have been honored as Winthrop Scholars for academic excellence in the classroom.
04/4/2023 - March in Pictures
“In like a lion, out like a Camel” ... or something like that! Spring has arrived on campus, and we couldn’t be more excited.
03/31/2023 - Isa Amaro Varas ’23 awarded distinguished Watson Fellowship
Isabella Amaro Varas ’23 has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship by the Watson Foundation to embark on a year of international discovery to explore the role of language as a form of self-empowerment and cultural pride for refugees building a home in a new country.
03/16/2023 - Center for Housing Equity and Opportunity in Eastern Connecticut launches with inaugural gathering at Conn
The inaugural convening of the Center for Housing Equity and Opportunity in Eastern Connecticut (CHEO) brought more than 100 representatives from housing advocacy, nonprofit, community and anchor institutions to Connecticut College on March 16 to address the growing need for affordable housing in 42 towns.
03/16/2023 - Swimmer Justin Finkel ’25 earns All-America honors with second-place NCAA finish
Justin Finkel ’25 finished as national runner-up in the 500 freestyle on the opening day of competition at the 2023 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships.
03/14/2023 - 111 named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
The 2023 NESCAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year, three swimmers set to compete for NCAA Championships and 28 members of the women’s indoor track and field team are among the 111 Connecticut College scholar-athletes to be named to the 2023 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team.
03/10/2023 - Professor Jefferson Singer edits special issue of Journal of Personality exploring the psychobiographies of change agents
Jefferson Singer, the Faulk Foundation Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College, is the co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Personality dedicated to exploring the psychobiographies of social change agents.
03/2/2023 - Conn hosts American Mock Trial Association’s annual regional competition
Sustained! The Connecticut College Mock Trial Team was selected by the American Mock Trial Association to host a 2023 regional competition during the weekend of Feb. 18 and 19.
03/1/2023 - February in Pictures
It may be the shortest month of the year, but February was a busy one at Connecticut College.
02/27/2023 - Where the need is greatest: Students help Ukrainians abroad
Two Conn students took separate trips abroad over winter break to help Ukrainian residents and refugees.
02/23/2023 - Education class works to revamp and modernize local elementary school libraries
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Karen Pezzetti’s “EDU 313: Children, Books & Culture” class is working to develop and diversify local elementary school libraries with help from grants. The first was from Eversource, which sent representatives to Conn on Feb. 6 with a check for $2,000.
02/21/2023 - Justin Finkel ’25 named NESCAC Swimmer of the Year
Justin Finkel ’25 has been named New England Small College Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year after winning three individual races at the 2023 NESCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships at Wesleyan University this past weekend.
02/16/2023 - Admirabilis Kalolella ’23 wins Rising Black Scientists Award from Cell Press
Kalolella’s essay ‘My Christmas Holidays’ appears in the latest issue of 'Cell'
02/14/2023 - Professor Kenneth Prestininzi directs world premiere of ‘Flood’
Kenneth Prestininzi, associate professor and chair of Connecticut College’s Theater Department, recently directed the world premiere of the play Flood at Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s Copaken Stage in Missouri. The production opened Jan. 31 and runs through Feb. 19.
02/10/2023 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2022-2023, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
02/7/2023 - King scholar Justin Rose delivers MLK Lecture
Speaking to a virtual audience from Memphis, Tennessee, where last month Tyre Nichols was fatally beaten by police officers during a traffic stop, Connecticut College’s 2023 MLK Lecture speaker Justin Rose said Nichols’s death was a timely reminder of the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to create a beloved community.
01/31/2023 - January in Pictures
While it might seem to be a quiet month on campus, January is full of life at Conn.
01/26/2023 - Conn and CT Sun host basketball clinic for kids
Four groups and organizations combined efforts recently to create a memorable experience at Connecticut College for area children.
01/18/2023 - Professor and former student win award for best article in Review of Social Economy
Associate Professor of Economics Mark Stelzner and Daniel Taekmin Nam ’21 have won the Association for Social Economics’ 2022 Helen Potter Award for best article in the Review of Social Economy by a promising scholar of social economics.
01/17/2023 - Register now: Conn launches pre-college summer programs for high school students
Connecticut College is inviting curious, creative, insightful and innovative high school students to explore their passions, collaborate with faculty and current students, and get an early feel for the college experience with Summer@Conn pre-college programs.
01/12/2023 - Conn wins Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess division championship
It was a nail-biter that ended in a checkmate. Connecticut College competed in the prestigious Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship Jan. 5-8 in Seattle, Washington, and took first place in the Top Four-Year Small College category, which includes schools with fewer than 5,000 students.
01/10/2023 - Professor Maria Rosa awarded $177K in grants to expand Thames River Reef Ball Project
Maria Rosa, the George & Carol Milne Assistant Professor of Biology at Connecticut College, has been awarded more than $177,000 in grants to expand an artificial reef pilot program designed to restore natural ecosystems and reverse erosion along the Thames River at the edge of Conn’s campus.