Jewel Plummer Cobb, a distinguished biologist and the first African-American dean at Connecticut College, passed away Jan. 1 at 92. Cobb served as dean of the College and professor of zoology from 1969 to 1975, playing a critical role in implementing coeducation and increasing racial diversity on campus. Her impact on the College has been commemorated with the Jewel Plummer Cobb Prize, presented annually to a woman in the graduating class who both demonstrates distinction and aspires to pursue an advanced degree in one of the STEM disciplines.
Conversations: Lauren Aguiar '90
Attorney Lauren Aguiar '90 will take part in a Distinguished Alumni discussion Tuesday, Jan. 17, noon-1:30 p.m. in New York City. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Jan. 11, and space is limited to 25 people.