Connecticut College News
06/18/2013 - Phoebe Winn ’13 wins grant to present at national evolution conference
Biological sciences major Phoebe Winn ’13 was recently awarded a Yale University Chapter of Sigma Xi research grant to present her honors thesis research at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution this weekend.
06/17/2013 - Reunion 2013: Coming Home
A crowd of more than 1,000 alumni, parents and family members were on campus for Reunion weekend May 31-June 2.
06/10/2013 - What’s on your fridge? CBS Sunday Morning explores the significance of refrigerator magnets with Professor Graesch
In a segment that opens with a woman who owns 45,000 refrigerator magnets, Anthropology Professor Anthony Graesch explains the cultural significance of the outside of the fridge to CBS Sunday Morning’s Faith Salie.
06/7/2013 - President Higdon: Supreme Court should continue to allow race to be considered in college admission
Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr. today published an op-ed in the Hartford Courant urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold existing decisions that support the consideration of race as part of a holistic admission practice.
06/7/2013 - Arboretum to host ‘Music in the Meadow'
will present “Music in the Meadow” — a concert featuring local roots rock/Americana favorites The Hoolios, Dogbite and singer-songwriter Nancy Parent — on Saturday, June 29. The concert will be held in the Arboretum's outdoor theater by the pond. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.
06/5/2013 - Spring Give 'n' Go nets 5 tons of household goods for local organizations
A spring move-out program that encourages students to donate gently used household goods netted more than five tons of donations for local organizations.
05/24/2013 - Retiring professors leave lasting legacy
Six professors, with 181 years of combined service to Connecticut College, have retired. Professors Paul Althouse, Thomas Ammirati, Bridget Baird, David Lewis, Richard Moorton and Ann Robertson leave behind a legacy of dedicated leadership and innovation in their respective academic fields.
05/21/2013 - Meet the Class of 2013
Statistics about the Class of 2013
05/21/2013 - Coverage of Connecticut College’s 95th Commencement
Coverage of Connecticut College’s 95th Commencement includes a video, recap, a slideshow and more.
05/21/2013 - Alia Roth ’14 honored for commitment to ending sexual assault
Junior Alia Roth, a student activist committed to ending sexual assault and power-based personal violence, was honored last month with the Gail Burns-Smith "Dare to Dream" Scholarship/ Stipend Award by Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS).
05/19/2013 - Howard Gordon tells Class of 2013: ‘Work hard and be nice’
In his keynote speech at Connecticut College's 95th Commencement on May 19, Emmy-winning television writer and producer Howard Gordon told the often hilarious tale of his own success and left the 443 members of the Class of 2013 with advice as profound as it is simple: Work hard and be nice.
05/16/2013 - Eight students nominated for Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for outstanding honors study
Eight students have been nominated for the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize, given each year at Commencement to a graduating senior who has completed the year's most outstanding honors study.
05/15/2013 - Taking back a lost neighborhood: Two students win grant to launch a youth peace project in Chicago
Two Posse students, David Rojas ’14 and Liam Lawson ’14, have been awarded a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to launch a youth peace project for teens from one of Chicago's worst neighborhoods.
05/13/2013 - Six awarded Fulbright fellowships
Six Connecticut College seniors and recent alumni have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants to live, conduct research and teach abroad for an academic year.
05/13/2013 - Four win College’s highest faculty honors
The institution’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 10 ceremony to professors Joan C. Chrisler, Anthony P. Graesch, Denise Pelletier and Lawrence Vogel.
05/10/2013 - Science Center at New London Hall earns LEED Gold certification
Connecticut College’s new Science Center at New London Hall, which opened on the first day of classes in late August, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation’s pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
05/7/2013 - LeDuc repeats as New England Division III Champion in 5,000 meters
Junior All-American Mike LeDuc posted a time of 14:30.03 to win the New England Division III Track and Field Championship in the 5,000 meters for the second consecutive year.
05/3/2013 - Arboretum hosts Mother’s Day Plant Sale
The Connecticut College Arboretum will host a Mother’s Day Plant Sale on campus on Friday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
05/3/2013 - Students participate in New England Intercollegiate Band Festival
Bassoonist Avery Yurman ’13 and alto saxophonist Emily Verschoor-Kirss ’15 recently traveled to Gordon College to participate in the annual New England Intercollegiate Band Festival at Gordon College.
05/1/2013 - Victor Arcelus named dean of student life at Connecticut College
Victor J. Arcelus will join Connecticut College in July as the new dean of student life.
04/30/2013 - Arts Programming Director scouts talent in Pakistan for U.S. cultural exchange
Arts Programming Director Robert Richter '82, the man behind the popular onStage at Connecticut College performing artist series, recently spent two weeks in Pakistan scouting talent for a new U.S. cultural exchange program.
04/30/2013 - College to celebrate 95th Commencement
Connecticut College’s 95th Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 19, with all the traditions members of the College community have long treasured, including the laurel chain through which graduates walk and the saplings each carries to represent the tree on the College seal and a continuing connection to the College. The ceremony will be .
04/30/2013 - May arts and events at Connecticut College
Music, Mother’s Day and Morris Men are all celebrated on campus in May. The following events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted:
04/26/2013 - Final talk in speaker series to address Latinos and politics in American society
Connecticut College faculty from various disciplines have explored topics related to Latinos in American society, such as culture, identity, art, education and politics in a new speaker series that debuted this semester. The Latino Studies Speaker Series was the result of growing student interest in the field of Latino studies.
04/25/2013 - All are invited to ‘Walk for the Homeless’
For the sixth year in a row, students at Connecticut College have organized the Walk for the Homeless to benefit with New London Homeless Hospitality Center (NLHHC), which provides shelter and support services for hundreds of people in Southeastern Connecticut who need temporary or long-term assistance. The two-mile walk will take place on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m., beginning and ending at 327 Huntington Street.
04/23/2013 - Students to perform Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’
The Connecticut College departments of theater and music will present “Into The Woods,” the Tony-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Performances are in Tansill Theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 28.
04/23/2013 - College to host disability symposium
Connecticut College will host a symposium on disability that focuses on issues of access, community and knowledge over two days this week.
04/23/2013 - Kovic is College’s fourth Goldwater winner in five years
Junior Yumi Kovic has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a one-year scholarship of up to $7,500 for outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in science, mathematics or engineering.
04/23/2013 - Team rides 11-match win streak into CWPA Eastern Championship
The women’s water polo team won its first league championship with a commanding victory at home over three-time defending champion Grove City College last weekend.
04/19/2013 - Student’s senior project explores iconic campus building
Andrew Nathanson ’13, an architectural studies major and scholar in the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, will present his senior project, a historical documentary about the College’s Cummings Arts Center, on Wednesday, April 24, starting at 8:30 p.m. and running on the half-hour until 10:30 p.m. “Building Stories: Cummings Arts Center” will be projected via two high-powered projectors onto very large canvas: the building itself. a 100-foot canvas hung on Cumming.