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Portrait of former College president to be unveiled

04/19/2012

The community is cordially invited to join Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr. on Wednesday, April 25, for a reception honoring President Emeritus Norman Fainstein and the unveiling of Fainstein's official presidential portrait. The reception begins at 4 p.m., with the unveiling scheduled for approximately 4:15 p.m. in the Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center. Fainstein served as president of Connecticut College from 2001 to 2006. During his presidency he regularly taught a course in urban sociology and history. In the fall of 2007 he became chair of the Sociology department and taught courses in urban sociology and sociological theory, as well as a freshman seminar on suburbia. Fainstein retired from teaching in 2010. His portrait will hang in Ernst Common Room alongside portraits of the College presidents who preceded him. Immediately following the unveiling ceremony, there will be a special lecture by Fainstein's colleague John R. Logan, professor of sociology at Brown University. The talk is "Separate and Unequal: The Neighborhood Gap for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians in Metropolitan America." To view other events on campus this month, visit the Connecticut College calendar of events.



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