Connecticut College News
03/3/2014 - Professor honored as one of Top 25 Significant Queer Women
Jen Manion, history professor and director of the College's LGBTQ Center, was recently recognized by leading lesbian and feminist publication Velvetpark as one of the Top 25 Queer Women of 2013.
03/3/2014 - Students play a vital role in College’s decision-making process
At Connecticut College, students, faculty, staff and administrators are committed to a system of governance in which the perspectives of all groups are considered in the institution’s decision-making processes. It's a process that equips students with collaboration, team work and negotiation skills that translate well in the workplace.
02/27/2014 - College receives nearly $2 million in grants and gifts
Since December 2013, the College has received grants that will expand science research, further integrate international education and enhance financial aid.
02/27/2014 - John Cohen ’83 is connecting the dots on terror plots
The College’s liberal arts education has served John Cohen ’83 well in his role with the Department of Homeland Security.
02/25/2014 - 13 awarded College's highest academic honor
Thirteen Connecticut College seniors have been named Winthrop Scholars, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college.
02/20/2014 - College partners with Koru to provide new immersive career development opportunities
Connecticut College, a leader among liberal arts colleges in preparing students for meaningful careers, today announced a new partnership that will give students another opportunity to develop career skills in a real-world environment.
02/19/2014 - Campus weighs in on possible changes to curriculum
What should the Connecticut College curriculum of the future look like? That was the topic of discussion during an entire week of town-hall-style meetings and other idea-sharing sessions held all over campus last week.
02/13/2014 - Rowing legend Anita DeFrantz ’74 leads U.S. delegation in Sochi
Olympic medalist Anita DeFrantz '74 is a member of the International Olympic Committee and the highest-ranked American official at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
02/13/2014 - Psychology department wins national award for commitment to service
For its commitment to service both on campus and off, the Department of Psychology at Connecticut College has been honored with the 2013 American Psychological Association's (APA) Culture of Service Award.
02/13/2014 - 40 Under Forty: College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy honored with regional award
Darcie C. Folsom, Connecticut College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy, was honored Jan. 10 with a Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Award.
02/13/2014 - Oscar-winning alumnus to teach, mentor film studies students this spring
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmakers Sean Fine ’96 and Andrea Nix Fine will be in residency on campus this semester, working closely with film studies students on everything from cinematography to producing and thinking about film as a medium for social change.
02/11/2014 - ‘Green Dot Week’ builds awareness of sexual assault prevention
Last week, Connecticut College celebrated “Green Dot Week,” a series of events and activities designed to raise awareness of the College’s Green Dot program in which students, faculty and staff are trained to help prevent power-based personal violence, including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
02/6/2014 - Three honored with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards
A student activist who created a campus support network for LGBTQ students of color, a professor of history who gets people talking about diversity and a staff member devoted to educational equity in public schools are this year’s recipients of Connecticut College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards.
02/4/2014 - Junior nominated for national Hockey Humanitarian Award
Junior goaltender Kelsie Fralick, who has organized several bone marrow registry drives on campus and raised awareness about the importance of bone marrow registration, has been nominated for the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award.
01/29/2014 - College celebrates opening of new Zachs Hillel House
A cold day gave way to a warm welcome as the doors were officially opened to Connecticut College’s new Zachs Hillel House during a campus ceremony yesterday.
01/28/2014 - Waiting for a whale to exhale: Justin Richard ’03 and his unique research
An involvement fair during his first year at Connecticut College was all it took for Justin Richard ’03 to turn his passion for marine biology into a path toward a career.
01/28/2014 - International education to expand with help of Mellon Foundation grant
Connecticut College has been awarded $700,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support international initiatives and foster integration in global studies.
01/24/2014 - New pilot program trains seniors to leverage their liberal arts education to launch a career
Twelve seniors, selected through a competitive application process, returned early from winter break to learn new skills in how to market themselves and their liberal arts education. Called Now Hiring! the innovative pilot program, offered at no cost, was organized by the College’s Academic Resource Center and sponsored by Diane Y. Williams ’59, a retired executive of Merrill Lynch. Twelve seniors, selected through a competitive application process, returned early from winter break to learn new skills in how to market themselves and their liberal arts education.
01/17/2014 - Students publish essays in response to professor’s question: ‘Why are you here?’
The Feminist Wire, an online pro-feminism website, last week published six essays originally written for Professor Shubhra Sharma’s feminist theory class.
01/15/2014 - USA Today: Twitter analysis shows Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show lowers self-esteem
Professors Joan Chrisler and Jennifer Gorman, both well-known experts on women's body image, and two of their students have analyzed nearly 1,000 tweets about the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and the results are the subject of a new article published by USA Today College.
01/10/2014 - Sherman Fairchild Foundation grant expands summer research opportunities for science students
Connecticut College has been awarded $247,500 from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to fund stipends for student summer research projects in the sciences.
12/18/2013 - Foreign territory: Benjamin Lodmell ’93 takes a unique road to finance, charity and poetry
Benjamin Lodmell '93 moved from Alabama to Argentina to build his finance career, but instead found a place to practice all of his passions.
12/18/2013 - GO! Off-campus events help students explore the region
Hardworking college students need an occasional break from their studies and their surroundings, so Connecticut College makes it easy for them to Get Out!
12/18/2013 - Not what you’d expect to see in a coffee house
Find out what students from one class created
12/16/2013 - Students produce video to assure LGBT athletes: 'You Can Play'
Connecticut College student-athletes are dedicating themselves to eradicating homophobia in sports by joining the You Can Play team, a social activism campaign aimed at ensuring equality, respect and safety for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) athletes.
12/12/2013 - College bids farewell to President Higdon with fitting tribute
Board of Trustees Chair Pamela D. Zilly ’75 dedicated the College’s fitness center to retiring president Lee Higdon and his wife Ann at a recent event honoring the Higdons. The newly named Ann and Lee Higdon Fitness Center, which opened in 2009 and tripled the College’s exercise and wellness space, was funded entirely by gifts to the College.
12/10/2013 - Community gathers to remember Mandela with personal stories, tributes
Connecticut College students, faculty and staff gathered Monday, four days after Mandela’s passing on Dec. 5, to reflect on his life and legacy.
12/10/2013 - Professor wins award for book on photosynthesizing algae
Peter Siver, the Becker Professor of Botany at Connecticut College, has won the 2013 Gerald Prescott Award from the Phycological Society of America.
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.
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