Connecticut College News
11/25/2013 - Michael LeDuc '14 wins NCAA cross country championship
Michael LeDuc '14 wins the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Championship.
11/21/2013 - Students rise to a cappella singing challenge
When Kadeem McCarthy ’15 heard the new Lorde album, the avid singer decided to issue his fellow students a challenge: Put on an all-group, all-Lorde a cappella concert in just 25 days.
11/20/2013 - President Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Judge Patricia Wald '48
President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, considered the highest civilian honor, to Patricia McGowan Wald '48 in a White House ceremony today.
11/19/2013 - Connecticut College again named a top producer of Fulbright scholars
Connecticut College students have what it takes to win Fulbright fellowships, and they have the support from the College to make it happen.
11/15/2013 - Obama nominates Debo Adegbile ’91 for top civil rights position
Trustee Debo Adegbile '91 has been nominated by President Obama for the U.S. Department of Justice's assistant attorney general of civil rights.
11/8/2013 - Molly Hayward ’10 empowering women at home and abroad through feminine health
Molly Hayward '10 has established Cora, a company that provides organic feminine products to support women in developing countries.
11/7/2013 - Alumni in national, global security share career advice with students
John Cohen '83 P'17, Caitlyn Turgeon '08 and Justin Rowan '98 spoke with students about careers in counterterrorism as part of the College's "Sundays with Alumni" program.
11/7/2013 - C-SPAN airs history lecture by Professor Canton
C-SPAN’s American History TV takes viewers inside a Connecticut College classroom.
11/6/2013 - Professors make important contributions to their fields with recently published books
Professor’s new book reveals efforts to improve trout fishing in the U.S. have caused significant damage to rivers and streams
11/6/2013 - Senior wins NESCAC cross country title
Michael LeDuc ’14 set a home course record at the 2013 NESCAC Cross Country Championships Saturday to become the first Camel to win the men’s 8k individual title.
11/5/2013 - Students interact regularly with professional artists through the Dayton Artist-in-Residence program
The Department of Music is hosting a series of lectures, demonstrations and masterclasses designed to help students understand and appreciate early music and give them an opportunity to interact with the musicians and experts who play, make and study the instruments and the pieces written for them.
11/1/2013 - President Higdon honored by trustees
Connecticut College Board of Trustees Chair Pamela D. Zilly ’75 announced the board would honor the College’s outgoing president, Leo I. Higdon Jr., by naming the College’s fitness center after him and his wife Ann.
10/31/2013 - Fulbright alumni describe unforgettable experiences
Members of Connecticut College’s largest-ever class of nine Fulbright student scholars say they learned and accomplished much through their varied experiences — and had a great time as well.
10/24/2013 - Alex Brash ’81 named president of Connecticut Audubon Society
Alex Brash ’81 was recently named president of the Connecticut Audubon Society, moving from his previous post as senior director for the Northeast Region of the National Parks Conservation Association, where he had been since 2004.
10/22/2013 - Humorist David Sedaris has advice for foreign business travelers
Humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris shared works-in-progress with students at the Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Creative Arts and Moral Vision at Connecticut College Oct. 15.
10/22/2013 - Fall Weekend
More than 1,800 alumni, parents and friends came together for one epic Fall Weekend, and social media captured it all.
10/21/2013 - Students’ V-Men video goes viral
Alia Roth ’14 set out to create a video that would raise awareness about Connecticut College’s production of the Vagina Monologues and encourage men to attend and get involved. She ended up doing much, much more.
10/21/2013 - Documentary by Oscar-winning alumnus premieres on HBO
"Life According to Sam," a new documentary by Oscar-winning filmmakers Sean Fine ’96 and Andrea Nix Fine, premiered Oct. 21 on HBO.
10/16/2013 - Sally Susman '84 appointed to Library of Congress board
Trustee Emerita Sally Susman '84 was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board.
10/15/2013 - Student-faculty research suggests Oreos can be compared to drugs of abuse in lab rats
Connecticut College students and a professor of neuroscience have found “America’s favorite cookie” is just as addictive as cocaine – at least for lab rats. And just like most humans, rats go for the middle first.
10/11/2013 - College called a national leader in protecting natural resources
The website Nerd Scholar saluted the College earlier this year as one of 10 colleges and universities that it says “invest in our nation with programs that take the lead in land preservation and restoration.”
10/10/2013 - Career office kicks off expanded senior-year program
Hors-d’oeuvres, encouragement and new LinkedIn photos were all on the menu for a start-of-school reception for seniors.
Take a social media tour of Connecticut College's all out annual residence hall competition.
10/4/2013 - Identical twins now visualizing online battles
They attended Connecticut College together, and now Oscar and Edgardo Monteon '09 are designing characters for an award-winning video game.
10/1/2013 - Prestigious design fellowship goes to student with self-designed major
Matt Safian ’15 was one of 12 students out of more than 2,000 applicants to win a design fellowship from the famous Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
09/30/2013 - Inspired by students, art professor wins Pollock-Krasner grant for work in Iceland
Artist Timothy McDowell, professor of studio art at Connecticut College, has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant to create a new body of work exploring the natural landscapes of Iceland using a variety of photography and painting techniques.
09/27/2013 - With liberal arts degrees, alumni are prepared for careers in new fields
Alumni returned to campus as part of the College's "Sundays with Alumni" program to share how their liberal arts education prepared them for success in the growing fields of technology and social media.
09/26/2013 - Small classes, big ideas: First-year seminars immerse new students in the liberal arts
New students can choose from 36 first-year seminars with tantalizing titles like “Crime and Detection in Popular Fiction” and “From the Holy Land to Disneyland: Pilgrimage in the Modern World.” The seminars are small, discussion-based, writing-intensive courses designed to immerse new students in the liberal arts experience.
09/20/2013 - ‘The perfect place for me’: President-elect Bergeron addresses College community
During her first formal introduction to Connecticut College, President-elect Katherine Bergeron captured the essence of the community, eloquently described the essential mission of the liberal arts and outlined her vision for the future of the College.
09/19/2013 - Student-faculty research tackles big questions
This summer, 74 students worked with faculty on research projects in fields including behavioral neuroscience, biological sciences, botany, chemistry, anthropology, psychology and sociology.
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