Connecticut College News


07/21/2014 - Amy Moore Paterson ’94 turns survival into service for others
Amy Moore Paterson '94, a breast cancer survivor, was recently honored with the Points of Light Tribute Award for her effort to provide free child care in Portland, Ore.-area hospitals.

07/10/2014 - Dave Goldblatt ’06 set to die in ‘Game of Thrones’ saga
Alumnus wins right to die by famous author's pen.

06/23/2014 - Folsom to U.S. Senate: To prevent sexual assaults, change campus cultures
Bringing to Washington a strong message about sexual respect, Connecticut College’s Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy Darcie Folsom participated today in a U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs roundtable discussion.

06/23/2014 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah garners praise for latest album
The band, made up of Connecticut College graduates, recently released its fourth album, "Only Run," and will go on an international tour this summer.

06/23/2014 - Three postdocs to join faculty as part of C3 diversity initiative
As part of the C3 initiative, the College will be hosting post-doctoral fellows during the 2014-15 academic year.

06/23/2014 - 74 Camels named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
A three-time NCAA champion, a Winthrop Scholar and a boatload of sailors are among the 74 Connecticut College student-athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Spring All-Academic Team.

06/23/2014 - Davis Projects for Peace winners bring fresh food to Portland streets
Two winners of a Davis Projects for Peace grant are dishing up fresh, healthy food as an alternative to fast food and convenience stores.

06/20/2014 - Professor Anne Bernhard talks teaching, ‘playing in the mud’ with Grace magazine
The chair of the Biology Department appears on the cover of Grace magazine.

06/17/2014 - Connecticut College receives $1 million gift to support Posse program
Carol Feinberg '49 gives $1 million gift to support Posse Scholars program.

06/16/2014 - Trip to Spanish East Harlem teaches students about the power of community
Students in two classes visted Spanish East Harlem with their professors to explore the dynamic relationship between the neighborhood and its public art.

06/12/2014 - Investment game teaches students about global macro investing
Students in the Peggotty Investment Club participated in a semester-long global macro investment game sponsored by trustee Fritz Folts '82.

06/10/2014 - Bergeron bestows first-ever Presidential Staff Recognition Awards
One of Katherine Bergeron’s first initiatives upon assuming the role of president of Connecticut College was to establish the Presidential Staff Recognition Program, which will annually bestow four awards on staff members who demonstrate distinction in one or more aspects of their daily work.

06/10/2014 - A 'most beautiful school'
Newsweek magazine and the college rankings website College Prowler placed Connecticut College at No. 10 on their list of the "Top 25 Most Beautiful Schools" in the country.

06/9/2014 - Camels finish 16th in national coed sailing championship
The Camels coed sailing team made it to the finals of the national championship.

06/6/2014 - New Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows eager to make an impact
Five rising juniors have been named Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows for 2014.

06/2/2014 - Documentary shines light on Wallis Nicita ’67 and other great casting directors
"Casting By," an HBO documentary, highlights casting directors like Wallis Nicita '67, who is responsible for casting movies such as "Caddyshack" and "The Big Chill."

05/28/2014 - Professors make important contributions to their fields with recently published books
Professors' new books address globalization of beauty, the human body

05/24/2014 - All-American runner Mike LeDuc ’14 wins 3rd NCAA championship
All-American runner Mike LeDuc ’14 wins 3rd NCAA championship

05/23/2014 - History professor named distinguished lecturer by national organization
The Organization of American Historians (OAH) has named James Downs as one of its new Distinguished Lecturers. 

05/18/2014 - Class of 2014 told 'stay true to your genius'
Under a cloudless sky, Commencement Keynote Speaker Noah Feldman told the 461 members of the  that while today’s moment of celebration was wonderful, the real gift they had been given was four years of preparation for the rest of their lives.

05/16/2014 - LeDuc seeks third NCAA championship
Michael LeDuc '14 is drawing attention for his athletic and academic success.

05/15/2014 - The return of the orchid: Carl Lewis ’95 brings the flower back to its native south Florida
Carl Lewis '95, the director of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Coral Gables, Fla., has started the Million Orchid Project in an effort to revive the wild orchid population in south Florida.

05/14/2014 - Five seniors awarded Fulbright grants
Five Connecticut College students have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants to teach and conduct research abroad.

05/12/2014 - Legal scholar Noah Feldman to give keynote address at Connecticut College Commencement
Legal scholar Noah Feldman to give keynote address at 96th Connecticut College Commencement.

05/12/2014 - Walk for the Homeless raises $15,000
The seventh annual Walk for the Homeless, organized by students in the College’s Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy, raised more than $15,000 for the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.

05/9/2014 - Faculty honored with College's highest awards
The College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 7 ceremony honoring professors who display excellence in research, teaching and leadership.

05/7/2014 - Professor's book, co-written by students, offers in-depth analyses of modern presidential crises
Conn students co-wrote two books with Professor Alex Roberto Hybel on modern presidential crises.

05/5/2014 - Three recent graduates win NSF fellowships
Recent alumnae Jessica Sadick ’11, Libby Maret ’12 and Sarah Lamer ’13 have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship to continue their research work at their graduate institutions.

05/1/2014 - College’s radio station featured in ‘New Haven Living’
Student Dayna McCoubrey was featured on the cover of New Haven Living and pictured in an article on college radio stations.

05/1/2014 - Jeff Berman '93 brings Myspace, NFL experience to cross-platform media company
In 25 years, Jeff Berman ’93 has gone from college newspaper publisher to public defender to chief legal counsel for a U.S. senator to Myspace and the NFL. At the start of last year he became president of an independent cross-platform media company.

Contact Information:

 

Matt Engelhardt
Manager, Media Relations
(860) 439-2505
Email: mengelha@conncoll.edu


Deborah MacDonnell
Director of Public Relations
(860) 439-2504
Email: dmacdonn@conncoll.edu