Connecticut College News
Heather Day ’09, who is writing her thesis on feminism and hip-hop, organized a Sessions” panel discussion, which took on everything from Rihanna and Chris Brown to hip-hop culture and was covered in the April 10 edition of The Day.
Angie Falstrom ’01, who specializes in miniature watercolors of local subjects, was featured in The Lyme Times April 10.
A brief article in The Day April 14 about Holocaust Remembrance Day mentioned that there would be an interactive observance at Harkness Chapel Library April 21.
Becca Arnold ’04, assistant girls track coach at Norwell High School, was quoted in an article in Norwell Mariner (MA), April 15 about pro soccer returning to Boston after a 6-year hiatus.
Portland Press Herald reported April 16 that Matt Lunt ’03, who ran track for Connecticut College, would be competing in the Tuckerman Inferno race, which involves an 8.3-mile run, a six-mile kayak, an 18-mile bike ride, a three-mile hike and a “wicked steep one-mile alpine ski race.”
Earth Fest! at Connecticut College was highlighted in The Day’s April 16 entertainment section among other Earth Day events. A similar story was reported by The Dolphin (CT).
An April 17 article in the New York Times about Susette Kelo, the New London home owner who challenged the city’s use of eminent domain, mentioned that in a new book about the court case, former Connecticut College president Claire Gaudiani ’66 was portrayed as a perfect foil for Ms. Kelo.
David Foster ’77, director of Harvard Forest, a 3,500-acre experimental forest in the middle of Massachusetts, was featured in New York Times Magazine April 19 for his work in implementing a plan for forest preservation that involves cutting some trees down.
An April 21 Inside Higher Ed story about increased interest in dropping the SAT requirement for admissions mentioned that Connecticut College announced that it would be going entirely standardized test optional.
Boston Globe’s April 21 story on the Celtics and Kevin Garnett mentioned Camel cross country/track & field standout Brian Adams '06.
A Connecticut Post story April 21 about Fairfield University’s dining halls going “trayless” mentioned that Connecticut College has also done away with trays in the dining halls to reduce waste. This story was also reported by WTNH News Channel 8.
In celebration of Earth Day, The Day featured an article and photo about Dining Services hosting a “locavore” dinner in Harris Refectory.
Sharis Arnold Pozen ’86 was appointed to the senior leadership team of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, The Blog of Legal Times reported April 22.
A write-up in College News April 22 about Earth Day events at various colleges said that Connecticut College “one-ups” NYU and USC by celebrating the holiday with an entire month’s worth of events.
David C. Dorfman MFA ’81, chair of the Dance Department, was honored April 21 at the Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School’s Distinguished Business Alumni Awards Dinner, the school’s web site reported April 22.
An article in The New London Times April 23 called Connecticut College’s pool the “finest in the area.”
An article in The Day April 23 about Earth Day activities at Mitchell College mentioned that three Connecticut College students offered stickers and information about their newly formed group, Forest Justice.
An April 23 article on Politico said Jon Vogel ’97, who was named the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s executive director last month, would need to work hard to defend the party’s large majority.
Denise Pelletier, assistant professor of art, juried an exhibition at the Mystic Arts Center at which Mara Gillen Beckwith ’02 earned second prize for her piece, “The Engagement,” Stonington Times reported April 24.
Marc Zimmer, professor of chemistry, was quoted in a Nature article April 25 about a recent discovery that green fluorescent protein (GFP) can donate electrons to other molecules. He said it could be the best evidence yet for what GFP does in nature.
The April cover story of ArtForum, by noted African American Art Historian Huey Copeland, was about the life, art and times of Barkley Hendricks, professor of art, and included an eight-page spread and 11 color images.
In an April 27 interview with The Morning News, Professor of Art Barkley Hendricks dished about why he stopped painting outdoors for a time, the psychology of portraiture and photographing the Klan. Several of his paintings were featured in an online slideshow.
Maksim Ivanov, who teaches voice students at Connecticut College, was featured in The Choate News, April 27, in an article about a recent adjunct faculty recital at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford.
Greenwich Time reported April 27 that Andrew Margenot ’10 was awarded a 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention. Chemistry Professor Marc Zimmer was quoted saying he is proud of Margenot’s accomplishments.
The Resident (CT) featured a story April 29 about “Relay for Life” at Connecticut College.
Debo Adegbile ’91, director of litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was interviewed on NBC’s “Nightly News with Brian Williams” April 29. On President Obama’s 100th day in the White House, the Supreme Court took a challenge to the Voting Rights Act – asking “is it still needed?” Adegbile called discrimination a weed that can grow back.
April 30, New Haven Register featured John Sharon ’86, who was born with a disease that affected his limbs and spoke about disability as the keynote speaker at the Community Prejudice Reduction Conference at Ansonia High School.
In a column April 30 in Providence Journal, Stuart Vyse, professor of psychology, admitted that he “has always been a crier,” a trait he believes is valuable to the parent-child relationship.
Michael Reder, director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching and Learning, commented in the May 1 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education about two recently published papers showing that “active recall” is the best way to study. He said that while the studies are useful, they also present an old model of learning.
In an Oregon Daily Emerald article May 1 about a recently-adopted gender-neutral housing policy at the University of Oregon that designates a hall for those who opt for the housing, the author said that adopting a designated area simply marginalizes some students further. He argued that the university should use Connecticut College’s policy as a model.
Hartford Courant published a profile May 1 about Lynne Tapper ’88, who designed her home to make it easier for her to train and compete in triathlons. Tapper said she first became serious about athletics as a member of the women’s crew team at Connecticut College.
May 1, leading up to the National Equality Rally in Philadelphia, Jennifer Manion, director of the LGBTQ center, was interviewed by the Associated Press along with other gay rights activists. Similar stories were reported by more than 70 other news outlets.
A round-up in Student Life May 3 of memorable quotes of commencement speeches past included journalist Russell Baker’s advice to the Connecticut College class of 1995 about going out into the world: “Don’t do it.”
A front-page story ran May 4 in The Day about a graduate’s bequest that made it possible for Connecticut College to dredge the Arboretum pond after invasive phragmites had crowded out native aquatic plants. Biology Professor Stephen Loomis and Glenn Dreyer, executive director of the Arboretum, were interviewed about the pond’s recovery.
A May 4 article in The Day about how colleges are altering financial aid policies due to anxieties about private lenders mentioned that Connecticut College increased its financial aid budget by $1.5 million this year. Elaine Solinga, director of financial aid, was quoted.
At the New England Rowing Championship, the Connecticut College women’s team won the novice four regatta and the men’s team placed second in the petite final of the varsity four regatta, The Day reported May 4.
The Day reported May 4 that Greg Bowerman, gallery manager at Connecticut College and owner of the Golden Street Gallery, was recognized for outstanding dedicated volunteerism for Hygienic Art of New London.
Six students working on an independent study erected wind measuring towers on campus to test how much wind is in the area and whether it would be feasible for Connecticut College to use wind as an energy source. Tyler Dunham ’09 was interviewed for a WTNH-TV Channel 8 (ABC) news segment, May 4 and 5.
Pat Wallace ’09, Mike Seager ’09, Emily Conrad ’11, Tyler Dunham ’09 and Eric Dooley-Feldman ’09, along with Doug Thompson, the Karla Heurich Harrison '28 Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center, were featured in a photograph in The Day May 5 as they erected the first of two wind-monitoring stations for an independent study project.
In a May 7 opinion piece in The Record (NJ), President Leo I. Higdon Jr. offered college seniors his top 10 job search strategies.
Deborah MacDonnell, director of public relations; Jaime Crain ’09 and Louis (Jon) Modica ’10 were interviewed in a WTNH-TV Channel 8 (ABC) news story May 7 about Connecticut College’s emergency alert system, Connect-Ed.
Connecticut College has been honored with a 2009 Connecticut Climate Change Leadership Award for its efforts to address global climate change, The Day reported May 8.
Fifth-grade teacher Chris Louis Sardella ’93 is one of 70 teachers across the nation who received the Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 cash prize, Community Advocate (MA) reported May 8. The award has been called the ‘Oscar’ of teaching.
Louisville Courier-Journal (KY) mentioned May 9 that Michael Burlingame, the May Buckley Sadowski Professor Emeritus of History, would deliver the keynote address at The Filson Institute’s Public Conference May 14-16.
Alex Samma ’10, who recently became the NCAA Division III National Triple Jump Champion, made headlines again May 10 in The Day after winning the triple jump competition at the All-New England Track and Field championships. He set a Connecticut College outdoor record with a leap of 49 feet, 2 ¼ inches.
A May 11 New York Times blog about college enrollment numbers mentioned that enrollment at Connecticut College was on track.
May 11, Mike Seager ’09 and Emily Conrad ’11 were interviewed in a WVIT-TV NBC 30 news spot about two wind sensors they helped install on campus as part of an independent study to test the feasibility of generating wind power at Connecticut College.
A blog on Outsports May 12 applauded freshman Brenner Green’s participation in a documentary about gay athletes.