Throughout the Centennial there were special lectures, exhibits, campus gatherings and off-campus alumni events. In addition, a number of initiatives included the special Annual Fund appeal in honor of the Centennial. Other special projects include:
Oral history project
Great teaching has always been at the heart of a Connecticut College education. Collecting, telling and preserving the stories of these teachers – our faculty – is an ideal way to put this education in context as the College celebrates its Centennial.
The Centennial History/Storytelling Subcommittee conducted an oral history project centered on interviews of emeriti faculty and senior administrators who worked closely with students. Interviewers spoke with about 15 people representing a cross-section of disciplines, interests and activities. Interviewers included students, alumni and staff members. Excerpts from the interviews were to be collected in a book.
Additional projects and events include:
- An installation on the founding of Connecticut College in the first floor of Fanning Hall
- A special issue of CC: Magazine focused on the College’s history
- Creation of Centennial Plaza in front of the renovated New London Hall
- An alumni art exhibit
- The Centennial Song contest