Connecticut College News

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?

01/26/2015 - Professors make important contributions to their fields with recently published books
Professors' new books address globalization of beauty, the human body

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. 

01/13/2015 - College receives national recognition for community service
Connecticut College has been named to the President’s 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

01/9/2015 - To beat Wall Street, start with a smart – and fun – professor
Alice Handy ’70, CEO of one of the top institutional money management firms in the U.S., asks the right questions, looks behind the numbers and has the confidence not to follow the crowd.

12/23/2014 - Class trip gives students new perspectives on American civil rights movement
History Professor David Canton took his students in his HIS460 class, “The Black Freedom Struggle, 1946-1968,” to Atlanta during the fall semester.

12/23/2014 - College names new dean of admission and financial aid
Andrew Strickler, currently dean of admission and financial aid at Guilford College, has been appointed the new dean of admission and financial aid at Connecticut College, effective June 15, 2015.

12/18/2014 - Music students premiere new works at annual composers concert
Seventeen student composers premiered new electronic and acoustic works at the annual Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert Dec. 10.

12/18/2014 - Joel Backaler '06 brings the Far East to the west
Joel Backaler '06, the author of "China Goes West," came to campus to discuss Chinese business with College students in the East Asian studies program.

12/17/2014 - Student project makes Tumblr’s Year in Review
Student project exploring sex and gender was recognized by Tumblr as “the best stuff on the internet from 2014.”

12/17/2014 - Molecules inspire good teaching
They’re persistent, they flow and they bond to colleagues, says Dean Marc Zimmer.

12/17/2014 - Professor awarded $268,000 from National Institutes of Health for disease research
Timo Ovaska, the Hans and Ella McCollum ’21 Vahlteich Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

12/12/2014 - ‘Beyond description’: Panel discusses ISIS, ethnic groups in Iraq
In summer 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq, or ISIS, brought unspeakable violence to the already-volatile Middle East. In Iraq, thousands were attacked or kidnapped, ripping families apart.

12/11/2014 - Julie Mombello '83 is changing lives, a few children at a time
Mombello, a certified teacher, and her friend are giving preschoolers in one of Connecticut's poorest cities access to top-quality early education. 

12/11/2014 - Sophomore awarded prestigious Fulbright-Hays scholarship to study in China
Nicolae Florin Dorlea ’17 knows the value of opportunity.

12/10/2014 - All-American: Women’s soccer’s Astrid Kempainen ’15 named to Division III first team
Women’s soccer player Astrid Kempainen ’15, a center midfielder, has been named a first team Division III All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

12/5/2014 - Building a better robot
Computer science students are aiding a high-tech revolution.

12/4/2014 - Handing over the camera
Filmmaker Michael Sheridan ’89 is letting Haitians tell their stories

12/2/2014 - 52 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team
Ten members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship women’s soccer team are among the 52 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the conference’s 2014 Fall All-Academic Team. 

12/2/2014 - Elect Her: Daylong conference empowers women to run for political office
To encourage women to run for office and diminish the nationwide gender gap in political leadership, Connecticut College recently hosted Elect Her: Campus Women Win.

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.

Contact Information:


Deborah MacDonnell
Director of Public Relations
(860) 439-2504