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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE June 2013

Announcements

TEDxConnecticutCollege recap

In April, Connecticut College students organized and produced TEDxConnecticut College, a program of 17 speakers who discussed the challenges of the future by reflecting on history and the great ideas of the past. Learn more and see photos from the event.

Fall Weekend/Campaign for Connecticut College celebration

Plan to come to campus Oct. 18-20 to take part in all the traditional Fall Weekend favorites, including Harvestfest, picnic on the Green and a cappella concert, and some new additions that will catch your attention to mark the extraordinary achievements of the Campaign and how it has transformed the College.

Summer events

Professor Anthony Graesch will be the keynoter during a CC reception at the Portland Country Club in Maine on June 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more. 

Eugene Gallagher, the Park Professor of Religious Studies, will present, "Why Go to Class? Education in the Information Age," at the Algonquin Club of Boston on June 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more.

Calling all St. Louis Camels: alumni and parents are invited to join other NESCAC locals for a happy hour at BlackFinn American Grille on June 28 from 4-7 p.m. Learn more.

Join NESCAC alumni in the New York City area for a boat cruise on August 2 from 7:30-11 p.m. The cruise departs from Pier 83 at W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. Limited tickets are available and pre-payment is required; register now through the Bowdoin Club of New York or email rsvp@conncoll.edu with any questions.

In the news

President Leo I. Higdon Jr. urges the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the use of race as part of a holistic college admission process and outlines the value of diversity on college campuses. The court is expected to rule on the issue in the coming weeks. View Article

Anthropology Professor Anthony Graesch, co-author of “Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century,” is featured on CBS Sunday Morning in this story about refrigerator magnets. View Video

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Martha Merrill ’84 is featured in a New York Times piece urging seniors to avoid “senioritis,” citing a previous post on the popular education blog, The Choice. View Article