Connecticut College News

11/26/2014 - Filmmaker Andre Robert Lee ’93 says it is time to talk about race
“Conversations about race and racism are very difficult,” Lee told a large crowd of Connecticut College alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff during the College’s Fall Weekend celebration. 

11/26/2014 - Daryl Hawk '79 is capturing humanity through photographs
Photographer Daryl Hawk '79 has traveled to some of the most remote places on Earth, including a recent trip to the high passes of the Himalayas.

11/26/2014 - Authors: When it comes to good writing, the stubborn do best
Three acclaimed authors took the floor Nov. 20 at Connecticut College’s Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Creative Arts and Moral Vision.

11/25/2014 - Student fellows make a sustainable difference in New London
Through the College's Sustainability Fellows Program, seven students are working with the New London Food Policy Council to strengthen the local food system and expand markets for local products.

11/20/2014 - Professors make important contributions to their fields with recently published books
Professors' new books address globalization of beauty, the human body

11/20/2014 - Hisae Kobayashi named Professor of the Year
Kobayashi has been selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as the 2014 Connecticut Professor of the Year.

11/20/2014 - Allison Hooper '81 is making cheese that stands alone
A trip to study French in Paris led Allison Hooper '81 to a dairy farm, where she learned to craft cheese that has made Vermont Creamery one of the best dairy manufacturers in the world.

11/12/2014 - A never-ending story: Anne Davis '62 has taken liberal arts to heart
Teacher, politician, publisher, real estate broker, Bible scholar — Anne Kimball Davis '62 has used her liberal arts education to do it all.

11/12/2014 - Alumni discuss changing global markets with student investment club
A panel of alumni from the world of finance recently discussed the shifting global economy with members of the Peggotty Investment Club, a student organization that manages a portion of the College's endowment.

11/10/2014 - Women's soccer wins NESCAC Championship
The Camels beat top-seeded Williams College in overtime

11/7/2014 - Faculty move new curriculum forward
Two elements of new curriculum approved this week

11/5/2014 - Senior wins competitive national scholarship for women pursuing U.S. national security and defense careers
Maureen Smolskis ’15 a standout international relations major and scholar in Connecticut College’s Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts, has won an $11,000 Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship that will help her wrap up her studies at the College this year.

11/3/2014 - Doug Schwartz ’88 is polling America and predicting elections
Doug Schwartz '88 has directed the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute since 1991, and helped the poll become one of the most accurate and well-respected in the country.

10/29/2014 - Director Kimberly Senior ’95 takes Pulitzer Prize-winning drama to Broadway
Kimberly Senior '95 is directing a star-studded Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Disgraced,' which is being praised by critics.

10/29/2014 - Peruvian potato farmers share effects of globalization on their community
Two farmers from Peru's Potato Park region recently traveled to Connecticut College as part of a Global Warming Delegation, a trip that included a discussion with Economics Professor Maria Cruz-Saco's senior seminar.

10/29/2014 - Women’s soccer has home field advantage for NESCAC quarterfinals
The Connecticut College women's soccer team, which finished the regular season Wednesday with an impressive 13-2 record, will host a first-round New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament game Saturday.

10/29/2014 - Professor awarded $800,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation, Air Force
Chemistry professor Bruce Branchini has been awarded two grants to continue research on practical uses for bioluminescent materials.

10/27/2014 - Building a better robot
Computer science students are aiding a high-tech revolution.

10/27/2014 - Connecting the dots
Connecticut College is leading efforts to prevent sexual assault by creating a culture of accountability.

10/27/2014 - Drones for good
Entrepreneur Timothy Reuter ’99 promotes the responsible use of one of the fastest growing —and commonly misunderstood — technologies.

10/27/2014 - Writing on the edge
Author Luanne Rice ’77 channels the emotional turmoil of life into best-selling fiction.

10/22/2014 - Connecticut College named a ‘Great Place to Work’
Connecticut College is featured as a “Great Place to Work” by Connecticut Magazine in its November 2014 issue.

10/17/2014 - Pakistani rock band Khumariyaan gets Connecticut College dancing — and thinking
They were scheduled to play for only 75 minutes, but after two hours the Pakistani folk-rock group Khumariyaan still had the Connecticut College community rocking out to its fast-paced fusion of traditional Pashtun and modern sound.

10/14/2014 - Nationally-ranked women’s soccer team has seven shutouts in historic season
The Connecticut College women’s soccer team improved to 10-1 this weekend with shutouts over NESCAC rivals Tufts and Colby.

10/13/2014 - Fall Weekend 2014: A celebration of community
More than 1,300 alumni, parents and friends gathered for Connecticut College's annual Fall Weekend, Oct. 10-12.

10/10/2014 - Our president rocks
Everybody gets the blues now and then, even college presidents. But few can sing them as expertly as Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron.

10/7/2014 - Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson ’86 calls steroids an ‘ugly part’ of baseball
Jeff Idelson ’86, president of The National Baseball Hall of Fame, spoke to members of the College community about the Hall of Fame’s role in confronting performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.

10/6/2014 - Connecticut College earns praise for mental health support and initiatives
The Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program praised Connecticut College’s breadth of mental health services when it welcomed the College into a nationwide initiative supporting student wellness.

10/3/2014 - Virginia Gresham ’17 to network with computer science’s most influential women
Virginia Gresham ’17 soon will be networking with some of technology’s most influential people after earning a scholarship to the world’s largest gathering of women in computer science.

09/30/2014 - Documentary film earns an Emmy for Sean Fine '96
"Life According to Sam," a new documentary by Oscar-winning filmmakers Sean Fine ’96 and Andrea Nix Fine, premiered Oct. 21 on HBO.

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