Connecticut College News


04/16/2015 - Students compete for national poker title
Just a short time ago, Carson Owlett ’17 was a casual poker player who occasionally played online. This Sunday, April 19, the computer science major from Wellsboro, Penn., will lead his eight teammates into a battle for the title of best collegiate poker team in the United States.

04/10/2015 - From Russia to the U.S./ Mexico border, students and faculty travel near and far for spring break
For members of the Connecticut College community, spring break is more than just a time to relax. 

04/6/2015 - 13 seniors awarded Connecticut College’s highest honor
Thirteen Connecticut College seniors have been named Winthrop Scholars, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college.

04/2/2015 - Hall President Jeff Idelson '86 is living a baseball fan’s dream
Jeff Idelson '86 is the president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

03/30/2015 - College engages in community conversation about racism, equity and inclusion
The Connecticut College community came together Monday, March 30, for an important campuswide conversation

03/27/2015 - Exhibit explores connections between teaching, learning and creating art
The Connecticut College art department and the adjacent Lyman Allyn Art Museum have teamed up for a provocative exhibit exploring how faculty members conceptualize and create their work – and how teaching influences them.

03/25/2015 - Connecticut College celebrates new campus bus stop
The first official SEAT (Southeast Area Transit) bus stop in New London is now up and running on the Connecticut College campus.

03/19/2015 - Obama initiative likely to tap the bioinformatics lab of David Haussler ’75
President Obama’s State of the Union address in January lasted an hour, but a few quick seconds of it could fundamentally transform the world and work of David Haussler ’75.

03/16/2015 - Professors make important contributions to their fields with recently published books
Professors' new books address globalization of beauty, the human body

03/6/2015 - All-NESCAC: Women’s basketball’s Mairead Hynes ’18 is Rookie of the Year; Kristin Steele named women’s hockey Coach of the Year
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced its top honors this week. Among the Camels recognized are first-year forward Mairead Hynes, and women’s hockey head coach Kristin Steele.

03/4/2015 - More than $1.4 million in grants awarded to support College initiatives
More than $1.4 million in grants will create new opportunities for student-faculty research, increase financial aid, continue to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community, and provide essential support to some of Connecticut College’s most innovative programs.

03/4/2015 - College announces new global Islamic studies major
The multidisciplinary new major was approved by Connecticut College faculty in November.

02/27/2015 - Three receive Dr. King Service Awards
Connecticut College recently honored three members of the community with the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards, conferred each year on those who exemplify and uphold the legacy of Dr. King's work.

02/26/2015 - Q&A with Oscar winner Dana Heinz Perry '85
Dana Heinz Perry '85 was "utterly thrilled" after her Oscar victory at the 87th Academy Awards.

02/23/2015 - A labor of love: Brian Rosenberg ’87 builds an online community for gay fathers
Brian Rosenberg '87 has created Gays With Kids, an online community and resource center for gay fathers who are considering parenthood.

02/19/2015 - Dana Heinz Perry ’85 earns Oscar nod for documentary with personal touchDana Heinz Perry ’85 wins Oscar for documentary with personal touchDana Heinz Perry ’85 wins Oscar for documentary with personal touch
Dana Heinz Perry '85 wins an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category for "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," about the alarming rate of suicides amongst U.S. military veterans.

02/19/2015 - Connecticut College is a top producer of Fulbright scholars
Connecticut College is a top producer of Fulbright scholars, according to the Fulbright Scholar Program. The list of this year’s top-producing bachelor’s institutions was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

02/17/2015 - Academic and activist Bhatia to receive prestigious humanitarian award
Sunil Bhatia’s childhood trek to school has inspired a lifelong journey, one that will take him this August to Toronto, where he will receive the American Psychological Association's (APA) 2015 International Humanitarian Award.

02/12/2015 - College awarded $100,000 from Davis United World College Scholars Program
Connecticut College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from philanthropist Shelby M.C. Davis that will provide scholarships to top-tier international students who have graduated from United World College (UWC) schools around the globe.

02/6/2015 - Closing the opportunity gap for at-risk students
Stephanie-Lee Morgan ’04 beams with pride when a perplexed parent asks her, “What have you done to my child? My kid wants to do homework.”

02/6/2015 - Connecticut College earns distinction for internship program
The Princeton Review has named Connecticut College among its top 25 “Best Schools for Internships.” Connecticut College is the only New England liberal arts college to earn this distinction.

02/4/2015 - Science Leaders to expand
Flagship program for underrepresented science students will add a track for community college transfers

01/30/2015 - Professor awarded $301,956 to continue research on effects of oil spill
Anne Bernhard, associate professor of biology and chair of the Biology Department, has been awarded a $301,956 grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

01/28/2015 - Seniors get intense career prep
Interviews, public speaking, case studies and presentations do not make a relaxing holiday for college students. But that’s how 14 Connecticut College seniors spent the final week of their winter break as part of an intense career-preparation workshop called Now Hiring!

01/28/2015 - Tweeting the revolution: Politics of change intrigue Aim Sinpeng ’05
Sinpeng is curious: What do people want? Why? How do they get organized? How do they communicate? How do they navigate an oppressive system to make their demands?

01/22/2015 - Professor’s Fulbright allows him to help students in his native Senegal
Mohamed Diagne ’97 visits his home country of Senegal at least every two years, but his current trip isn’t a vacation.

01/20/2015 - Students dine with world leaders at U.N. headquarters in N.Y.
The United Nations recently added another delegation, albeit a temporary one.

01/16/2015 - Students create online exhibit to showcase special collection of Japanese fairytales
Students in Davis’s “Butterflies and Barbarians: Representing ‘East’ and ‘West’ in Popular Culture” first-year seminar researched and analyzed a collection of historical Japanese woodblock crepe paper books from the late 1800s and organized their work into an online exhibition.

01/15/2015 - Professor awarded $412K for cancer research from National Institutes of Health
Biology professor Martha Grossel has been awarded a grant of $412,470 from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute to continue cutting-edge cancer research.

01/15/2015 - Erik Rapprich ’05 helps Smithsonian, BuzzFeed with skills honed through music study
As the chief operating officer and managing partner of the Washington, D.C.-based creative communications firm Engage, Erik Rapprich ’05 relies on the skills he honed through music study at Connecticut College. 

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