Since 1998, people all over the world have participated in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, the first citizen science project to collect wild bird data. Meet at Arboretum entrance on Williams Street. Free, but reservations required. To register, please call 860-439-5020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Campus Events
Jazz concert with Tony Lustig Quintet and the CC Jazz Ensemble. Free and open to the public. Monday, 2/18 at 7 PM in Evans Hall.Arts & Culture
Featuring the work of Weissman Visiting Artist Daniele Marotta, the Loose Leafs and Bindings exhibit explores morale through playful letterpress printed ephemera, displays new ideas in pop culture and graphic novels, and highlights experimental works and sculptural paper forms.Lectures & Symposia
A College Lost Its Languages One by One. Can 3 Professors Save Spanish?
Madison's French program has followed suit. Other institutions, like Connecticut College and Iowa State University, use add-on courses andRead more
The Iranian Revolution Forty Years Later
Ostby - Assistant Professor of English and Global Islamic Studies at Connecticut College; her forthcoming book is Genres without Borders:Read more
Inventory completed of New London's trees
A former Connecticut College student has studied all 1,887 trees along city streets and on school grounds as part of an urban forestryRead more
‘Be a man’: What does that mean in modern America?
.. what is healthy masculinity?” says Prof. Ariella Rotramel at Connecticut College. “And I don’t think that has often been the conversationRead more
Hamden Panel Calls For Teacher, Curriculum DiversityRead more
The Changing Face of Family Caregiving
Medicare,” said López-Anuarbe, an economics professor at Connecticut College. Statistically, family caregivers are most likely to be middleRead more
Connecticut College kicks off MLK events with discussion on sermon against Vietnam War
Connecticut College kicks off MLK events with discussion on sermon against Vietnam WarRead more
Born in a “war zone,” activist Binalakshmi Nepram waits for change in India
International Education in New York found her an academic home at Connecticut College through the IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund. She joined theRead more
Here's what you need to know about the lunar eclipse on Sunday
Because of its size, color and occurence in January, it's colloquially being called a "super blood wolf moon."Read more
America's love-hate relationship with Marie Kondo and our clutter
" ourselves, said Dana Logan, a visiting professor of religious studies at Connecticut College. Think of all the most common New Year'sRead more
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Experiencing any phenomenon for the first time is always fascinating. However, experiencing something for the first time and being cognizant of it comes with its own set of feelings. For me, this happened when I first saw snow. Growing up in Bangladesh and then eSwatini, I have experienced temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to 110 Fahrenheit. But I had never seen snow.
As a sophomore, I applied and was accepted to the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College. The Center is one of the five academic centers on campus that provide resources to students and faculty doing interdisciplinary work on a specific subject. Learn more about my journey as an Ammerman Scholar.
A dramaturg is someone who reads plays and musicals and does an analysis of the texts to help convey messages and historical context to the cast as well as the audience. In November, I worked as the dramaturg for “Life Is a Dream,” the theater department show at Conn. I came on board in September. Most of the work I did early on was independent research, but I went to some early rehearsals when I was able to go. The show was written by Pedro Calderon de la Barca in 1635, the Spanish Golden Age. My initial research about the time period uncovered themes that were also present in the production–the basic themes of which involve religious ideals, honor and the role of women.
As a sophomore, I applied and was accepted to the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, one of the five academic centers on campus that provides resources to students and faculty doing interdisciplinary work on a specific subject. This year I’m working on my Senior Integrative Project (SIP). SIPs are year-long independent studies for seniors in the College’s four center-certificate programs that culminates in a final performance or installation from each senior in the spring. My project is to develop a piece of classical music where audience members get to participate. .
One night during Fall Break I decided to treat myself to a carton of Ben & Jerry’s from the corner store near my house. When I returned, my mom pointed out that eating ice cream must be a rare treat for me with my meal plan at Conn. “Of course not!” I responded, “There’s always ice cream available in the dining hall. We even have a sundae bar every Sunday.”
This October, President Katherine Bergeron had members of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) over to her house for dinner. The MSA at Conn aims to build a warm and comforting environment for Muslim students and to educate the wider Conn community about the nuances of the culture. Established in 2015 by a Bangladeshi Conn alum (just like me!), the MSA has introduced me to new friends and given me a wider exposure to how Islam is practiced in different regions of the world.
Even when you don’t have an important exam, it’s still important to reset your brain and take a break. This has been something I’ve been good at for the most part, but this year, with my schedule much heavier, it’s something I forget often. In my Psychology of Disorders and Dysfunctions class, we learned about Mindfulness Meditation— a type of meditation where you focus on nothing but the present and yourself in that moment. For a few weeks every class, we would take five minutes or so to do what was called a body scan. We all put our heads on our desks and listened to the voice of the women guiding the meditation, doing as she said, aware of our breathing and surrounding sounds. I found this to be a nice break, helping us to regain our focus for the remaining hour of class time. We were then assigned to practice this five-minute exercise, five days a week, for five weeks. After the five weeks was over I realized how helpful these types of exercises are for me, along with other breaks like running outside or going to yoga. It’s tempting to just climb in bed and take a nap after a long day of classes before starting some homework, but you end up being so much more productive if you take the time to get some fresh air or just do anything that works for you to reset your brain.
It’s that time of year when the leaves change, and the weather cools down. In New England, we are fortunate enough to experience four full seasons, and the College is located in the perfect area to appreciate it. I’ve created a list of places and things to do during the fall season at Conn both on campus and off. Here are some of my thoughts:
One of my biggest fears going from a high school class of 45 students to a college of about 1,900 was how I would leave all of the clubs and activities I was involved in and somehow restart in a different, much larger place. It’s hard to imagine having to transition while also trying to find places, groups and clubs on campus that you want to get involved in. When I arrived at Conn for my first year it was important to me that I joined clubs and took on other responsibilities outside of academics because I wanted to meet new people that I had shared interests with.
Daniel Taekmin Nam '19 is an international student from South Korea. He is majoring in Economics and minoring in Applied Statistics. He is a member of the Connecticut College Football Club (CCFC), and the Pegotty Investment Club. He is currently in the middle of a two-year leave from Conn to serve in the Korean Army. Over the summer, I was granted an exciting opportunity to conduct research on health care economics with Assistant Professor of Economics Mark Stelzner. I was able to pursue my academic interests out of the classroom thanks to the Funded Internship Program our college offers for juniors through the Office of Career and Professional Development.
I came from a high school with a lot of amazing students. Among them were some extremely talented artists who, in my opinion, were ahead of their time. Many of these artists were actors from our theater department, a department I called home and which encouraged my passion for acting. However, I also found myself pulling away from its competitive nature. I’ve never been a competitive person, and have never cared to only audition for principal roles or pursued a show just to say I was a part of it. I’m also a person who likes to learn from other people, grow, and at some point be in a position to teach or mentor others. I felt there wasn’t much space for me or many others to do that, and I knew it wasn’t quite the place for me. I’ll admit that one of the main reasons I didn’t think I would major in theater or be involved in the department in any way when I arrived at Conn was because of my assumption that all theater departments are competitive or unwelcoming. I was worried that I wouldn’t have a shot at being in a show and that those active in the department wouldn’t concern themselves with encouraging or recruiting others to join the department.
In one of my very first parent-teacher conferences in elementary school, my teacher informed my mom that I had some trouble with transitions. This hasn’t been something that has changed much. From leaving the beach after a fun day to something more drastic like moving houses, I have never liked change.