12/21/2012 - Kyle Smith ’14 publishes op-ed about the need to talk about guns
Kyle Smith ’14, a government major at Connecticut College, has published an op-ed in the Bangor Daily News about the need to talk about to talk about irresponsible gun use.
12/21/2012 - In inspiring blog, unlikely friends grapple with Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Noam Waksman ’15 and his high school classmate, Hani Azzam, are sparking conversation and challenging preconceived notions with their unique blog.
12/21/2012 - Annual Fund Heroes: Invincible Forces for Good
Few things contribute more to making the Connecticut College the highly personalized, challenging academic experience it is than the Annual Fund. A new theme this year called Annual Fund Heroes uses superheroes to tell the story of why giving matters and how it inspires excellence across campus.
12/21/2012 - VIDEO: Anthropology students visit local farms to explore alternative agriculture
Viewers can follow students from anthropology professor Jeffrey Cole’s “Cultivating Change” class to a local farm in the latest installment of the @ConnCollegeLive student experience video series.
12/21/2012 - Professor examines ‘the poetic character of human activity’ in new book
Government professor Wendell John Coats Jr. has coauthored a new book exploring the work of 20th-century political philosopher Michael Oakeshott.
12/13/2012 - Connecticut College shares $4.7 million grant from Mellon Foundation
Connecticut College will share a $4.7 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with Middlebury College and Williams College to increase efforts to diversify faculty at all three colleges.
12/10/2012 - Professor writes first full-length comparison of two German-born Jewish philosophers
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Sharon Portnoff has written a new book, "Reason and Revelation Before Historicism: Strauss and Fackenheim," and co-edited another, "The Companionship of Books: Essays in Honor of Laurence ...
12/6/2012 - Students get hands-on software development experience - and make a difference in the community
Seven teams of students in Professor William Barnes' computer science class are creating real software solutions for local non-profit organizations.
12/3/2012 - Winslow Crane-Murdoch '13 sees soccer through a different lens
While studying abroad in the spring of 2012, Winslow Crane-Murdoch '13 created a full-length documentary about an organization that uses soccer to inspire some of South Africa's poorest populations of young men.
11/30/2012 - Professor's book examines Latino masculinities in sports, arts and culture
Hispanic studies professor Jennifer Rudolph uses six case studies to analyze the representations of Latino men in her new book, "Embodying Latino Masculinities."
11/28/2012 - Student-athletes garner All-NESCAC honors
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has recognized dozens of Connecticut College student-athletes for outstanding athletic performance, academic performance and sportsmanship this fall.
11/28/2012 - New Arabic summer program immerses students in language study and Jordanian culture
Students and professors travel to Jordan for a summer of Arabic language study and cultural immersion.
11/26/2012 - College awarded $40,000 to establish student-led energy conservation program
Connecticut College has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation to establish an innovative learning program for students to reduce energy consumption at the College.
11/19/2012 - Camels 4 Whalers tutoring program pairs College student-athletes with those from New London High
Through the program, Connecticut College student-athletes travel to New London High School three days a week to tutor high school football, basketball, soccer and volleyball players in subjects from algebra to English.
Junior Mike LeDuc posted a time of 24:48 to place 13th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship, hosted by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terry Haute, Ind., on Saturday.
Every other Wednesday, students in Professor Stephen Loomis' "Invertebrate Biology" class are knee deep - and often deeper - in the waters of the Niantic River Estuary.
The College community is already buzzing about President Leo I. Higdon Jr.'s important legacy of achievement. But two weeks after he announced he will retire at the end of 2013, Higdon, characteristically, is focused on the work he hopes to accomplish through the remaining 14 months of his presidency.
Connecticut College's record nine Fulbrights in 2012 have earned the College a top spot on the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual list of top-producing bachelor's institutions
11/14/2012 - College marks 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring'
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring," Connecticut College hosted a symposium on Oct. 18 to celebrate the landmark work credited with creating the environmental movement.
Katie Lynch '13 will participate in the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) National Training Session Nov. 15-18 in Gurnee, Ill.
Within the next two years, Connecticut College's Charles E. Shain Library will undergo a major renovation to better serve the changing needs of students. The College has been planning the project in consultation with Schwartz/ Silver Architects of Boston for several years.
11/7/2012 - Camels qualify for NCAA tournament; Schroff named NESCAC Player of the Year
The Connecticut College Camels have qualified for the 2012 NCAA Volleyball Championship, and the road to the "Elite Eight" will pass through New London, Conn.
Ulysses Hammond, vice president for administration at Connecticut College, was honored Friday with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut's 2012 William Crawford Distinguished Service award.
Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr. announced today that he will retire from the presidency at the end of 2013.
Connecticut College has been awarded a $100,000 planning grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a new program in global Islamic studies.
Psychology professor Stuart Vyse was interviewed for an eight-minute CBS Sunday Morning segment about superstition. The piece aired Oct. 28.
Hurricane Sandy hit the New London area hard on Monday, with 70-mile-an-hour winds and record storm surges. The region experienced power losses, property damage and major flooding - but Connecticut College emerged relatively unscathed.
10/27/2012 - Women's volleyball ranked No. 1 in New England
With a record of 22-2, including 10 consecutive wins and not a single loss in the month of October, the women's volleyball team has earned the program's first No. 1 ranking from the New England Women's Volleyball Association poll.
Hundreds of Connecticut College faculty, staff, students and friends gathered on Centennial Plaza today to honor the spirit of generosity that helped transform the College's oldest building into the new, state-of-the-art Science Center at New London Hall.
10/26/2012 - Storm update: Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m.
Connecticut College is actively monitoring Hurricane Sandy, and taking precautionary measures. The College will post updates here, as appropriate.
Freshman Marcela Grillo won a National Medal in Fiction from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in June and will be featured in an anthology of teen writers for her story "My Cuba," a short fictional work inspired by her grandfather's childhood prior to his escape from island nation in 1956, during the height of the Cuban Revolution.
An article published this week in Nature details the results of an eco-system scale study of the impact of excess nutrients on a salt marsh. The study was conducted by a team of scientists, including R. Scott Warren, the Jean C. Tempel '65 Professor Emeritus of Botany at Connecticut College, and more than a dozen Connecticut College student researchers.
Those in need of clever t-shirts, sweet treats or the obligatory Venus fly trap needed to look no further than the great tent on Tempel Green during Fall Weekend, Connecticut College's annual parents and family weekend.
10/16/2012 - Fluent in Chinese, lawyer Lauren Burke '06 helps immigrants understand their rights
Undocumented immigrants and their children typically fall under a complex gray area of our country's legal system. But those legal intricacies shouldn't prevent the immigrant community from knowing their rights, according to Lauren Burke '06, an immigration lawyer and an adjunct clinical professor at Brooklyn Law School.
10/16/2012 - Alumni journalists return to campus to share industry insights and give advice to aspiring reporters
As the sun filtered through the bay windows of Coffee Grounds in Katharine Blunt House, nearly 30 students gathered at high top tables and couches for J-Day. Short for Journalism Day, the annual event is organized by editors of The College Voice to bring alumni working in digital, print or broadcast journalism to campus. This year's event featured Ben Johnson '04 of Marketplace Radio, formerly of Slate Magazine; David Papadopoulos '93 of Bloomberg News; and Jonathan Fahey '92 of the Associated Press.
10/16/2012 - Q&A: Alexandra (A.B.) Stoddard '89 discusses Washington politics
Alexandra Brandon "A.B." Stoddard '89 is an associate editor and columnist for The Hill newspaper. A.B. has also worked at ABC News and is a regular guest on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News. Recently, the College caught up with her during her busiest time of the year - the last few weeks leading up to the presidential election.
Nearly 2,000 alumni, parents and friends returned to campus for Fall Weekend, Oct. 5-7, to enjoy a jam-packed schedule of programs and events.
"I <3 Juliet," an original hip-hop musical inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," premiered during Fall Weekend as the first of four yearly main stage Department of Theater plays. Written and directed by The Q Brothers while in residence at the College, the play featured an original script rapped over a series of original beats that provided the musical backdrop for the performance.
Connecticut College turned this year's first event of the popular onStage at Connecticut College series into a fundraiser, donating all proceeds from ticket sales for last Saturday evening's performance.
A new student-run program allows anyone with a College ID tocheck out one of 10 new bicycles at Shain Library for the day.
10/1/2012 - Students are atwitter over #Camelympics 2012
The excitement of Camelympics, an annual competition between residence houses, was captured on social media this year.
In a keynote speech at the Peace Corps' "Third Goal Expo: Building Global Communities" in Providence, R.I., last weekend, President Leo I. Higdon Jr. told attendees the ability to bring an international perspective to issues and problems is an educational necessity, not an option.
Television executive and author Howard Gordon will be the keynote speaker at Connecticut College's 95th Commencement on May 19, 2013
In "The Politics of the President's Wife," government professor MaryAnne Borrelli analyzes the roles played and influence wielded by first ladies from Lou Henry Hoover to Michelle Obama. Drawing from the archival resources of the presidential libraries, Borrelli makes a compelling case for the first lady as an important member of the president's administration.
Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr. shares advice for strengthening the relationships between non-profit organizations and their governing boards in a new Providence Journal opinion piece published today.
09/17/2012 - College marks Constitution Day with special exhibit
In recognition of Constitution Day, Sept. 17, Connecticut College's Shain Library is featuring a special exhibit of books related to the historic document.
09/14/2012 - New issue of CC: Magazine features alumni who work with assistance animals
The Fall 2012 issue has been mailed to more than 25,000 alumni. Many of the stories are also available online.
09/12/2012 - Music professor lends his talent to 'Moonrise Kingdom'
When Scout Master Ward, played by Edward Norton, marches through his Khaki Scout summer camp in the film Moonrise Kingdom, he marches to the beat of Peter Jarvis, an adjunct assistant professor of music at Connecticut College.
The Student Sustainability Grant Program, launched last fall by President Leo I. Higdon Jr., funds student-designed projects that will aid sustainability efforts at the College.
The new tenure-track faculty come from Texas, California, Iowa, Illinois and even Turkey, and include an expert in spatial data analysis, a woman who studies parenting by criminals and an English professor who can speak five languages and read seven more.
Projectors hummed, test tubes clinked and students buzzed with excitement in the classrooms, labs and hallways of the new Science Center at New London Hall, which opened along with the fall semester Thursday.
Euam is the College's first-ever recipient of the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship, a $19,000 award in support of a student's artistic endeavors outside of the United States.
Warm sunshine and cheering upperclassmen greeted the more than 500 new students who arrived on campus Friday.
Julian Gordon '14 and Terilyn Eisenhauer '15 spent 10 days interning with one of the nation's leading ensemble theater companies - right here on campus.
Connecticut College has received a $50,000 grant from The Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc., for continued support of the Hoffman Scholars Fund at Connecticut College.
Connecticut College philosophy professor Andrew Pessin has written a new book, "Uncommon Sense: The Strangest Ideas from the Smartest Philosophers."
When Cannea Ferguson '14 arrived in Beijing, China, in June, she signed a pledge to speak only Mandarin until she returns home at the end of the fall semester.
Connecticut College is No. 10 on a new Newsweek listing of the Top 25 Most Beautiful Schools.
To the non-scientific world, the word "laser" can evoke images of something as insignificant as a laser pointer or as extreme as a laser-beam weapon from a sci-fi movie. However, Duncan Spaulding '13 is conducting research this summer that helps design lasers for an entirely more practical and scientific purpose.
Jyoti Arvey '14 and Molly Resnick '14 are learning a year's worth of foreign language and culture - in eight short weeks. The rising juniors at Connecticut College have each received a Critical Language Scholarship from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study in a foreign country in an intensive language program.
Connecticut College is home to a new national champion - a large Bebb Willow tree rooted in the Arboretum.
Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr., highlights the value of a liberal arts education during an interview with the editor of LEADERS magazine, a quarterly publication circulated to distinguished leaders of the world.
Connecticut College has received a $435,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program (MMUF), a program dedicated to increasing the number of minority students who will pursue a Ph.D. and become professors.
Carolyn C. Denard, an academic and student affairs dean who led diversity initiatives at Brown University and Emory University, among other colleges and universities, has been named dean of the college and senior diversity officer at Connecticut College.
Connecticut College anthropology professor Anthony Graesch has co-authored a new, non-traditional book that throws open the doors of 32 dual-income middle-class families to give readers an in-depth look at life at home in the 21st century.
In 2012, Connecticut College will create a new Academic Resource Center that will bring together a broad array of staff, programs and services with a single goal: Making sure all students reach their highest academic potential.
Connecticut College has received a $436,307 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue support for the college's Science Leaders Program.
The New London Hall construction site is bustling with activity as contractors and subcontractors work to complete the new Science Center. This $25 million transformation of the College's oldest building is the most visible of the campus renewal projects taking place on campus this summer, many of which have been funded by the Campaign for Connecticut College.
Connecticut College sophomore Mike LeDuc has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men's Cross Country/Track & Field Third Team in Division III as selected by The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Alexandra Bolles is in Nashville at the Leaders in Ministry conference where, as the recipient of an undergraduate fellowship from the Fund for Theological Education (FTE), she'll explore her own interest in ministry.
06/13/2012 - Open letter on college cost from President Higdon
President Lee Higdon addresses college cost issue.
Professor Joan C. Chrisler's new book, "Reproductive Justice: A Global Concern," challenges Western assumptions that women have power over their own bodies and the ability to choose what happens to them.
Aaron Davis '14 combines his love for classics, performance and athletics with a focus on culture and a global perspective into one unique independent research project, "Queering the Classics."
Meghan Ball '12 will spend her first year out of college going back to school-and this time she'll be the teacher. Ball was selected for the 2012-2013 Teaching Assistant Program in France.
Nathalie Etoke, assistant professor of French and Africana studies, wanted to provide her students in her "Black, Blanc, Buer" course with a meaningful perspective on issues of race, ethnicity and citizenship in France. So she made a documentary, "Afro Diasporic French Identities," and added it to her course resources.
05/21/2012 - Connecticut College celebrates its first graduating class of Science Leaders and their numerous achievements.
More than just science students, Connecticut College's first graduating class of Science Leaders are athletes, musicians, researchers, volunteers, activists and student leaders.
Louis B. Susman, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James in London and father of Sally Susman, a 1984 graduate, urged the 437 members of Connecticut College's Class of 2012 to leverage their technological savvy to make their mark on the world.
In his new book, "Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction," history professor Jim Downs reveals that more than 1 million former slaves became sick or died at the moment of freedom. The book's release coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, announced in September of 1862 and effective January 1, 1863.
05/16/2012 - Connecticut College to become 'All-Steinway School'
An $855,000 gift from alumna Nancy Marshall Athey and her husband Preston Athey, will elevate Connecticut College to distinction as an "All-Steinway School" by infusing the college's comprehensive music education program with these top quality pianos.
Connecticut College to celebrate 94th Commencement
When Associate Professor of History Jim Downs asked students in his new course, "Historicizing 9/11 Internationally and Locally," to interview local residents about their experiences and reactions to 9/11, they found New Londoners who remain haunted by the attacks and had worthwhile stories to share.
Gabby Arenge '14 has long had a passion for art therapy. Now, she has a chance to put her passion into practice -- 8,000 miles away.
Education professor Michael James knows the best way to teach his students about the power of a transformative education is to transform them. And a two-week trip to Cuba does just the trick.
05/3/2012 - Four seniors selected to 'Teach for America'
Four graduating seniors have been asked to participate in Teach for America this year, placing the College among top Teach for America schools.
Senior Zurab Grdzelishvili wins the College's "Student Minute" contest, which challenged students to capture short video clips of their college experience, with his video of a student tango session.
May is the month for music, senior thesis presentations and Commencement at Connecticut College.
Wearing long blue regalia and his signature white goatee, President Emeritus Norman Fainstein looks every bit the part in his official presidential portrait, which joined the College's presidential portrait gallery at an unveiling ceremony Wednesday.
In a single afternoon, members of the Connecticut College community grappled with war and peace, a cure for cancer, stereotypes of women, the future of cities, sustainable communities and cult religions, all in the name of "Rethinking Progress."
For Marline Johnson '13, the American Civil Rights movement became personal when she was able to walk in the footsteps of Civil Rights pioneers and speculate about her own potential power as an activist.
The Connecticut College community will gather at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in Harkness Chapel to remember Dirk t. D. Held, the Elizabeth S. Kruidenier '48 Professor of Classics and longtime chair of the Department of Classics, who died March 21.
Six Connecticut College seniors and three recent alumni have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants to live, conduct research and teach abroad for an academic year. The nine awards are a record for the College; the previous record of five awards in one year was set in 2007 and matched in 2008 and 2011.
Dan Wernick '12, president of Connecticut College's senior class, traveled with other American student leaders to India last month at the invitation of the Ministry of External Affairs' Public Diplomacy Division.
Its 1,000 porcelain pieces have traveled from Wisconsin to New Haven to Stockholm and back, but this spring Professor Denise Pelletier's site-specific ceramic installation, "Vapours," settles into its permanent home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH).
With a holistic program that combines rigorous academics with highly artistic training, Connecticut College is preparing the next generation of dance storytellers, CPTV reporter Ed Wierzbicki reveals in a new "Spotlight on the Arts" segment.
Connecticut College has earned a spot on the President's 2012 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of extraordinary volunteer efforts by the college and its students.
The honors include the inaugural presentation of the Helen Mulvey Faculty Award.
Connecticut College marked the 101st anniversary of its founding on April 5 with song, dance and - because no birthday party is complete without cake - delicious lemon, chocolate, red velvet and raspberry cupcakes.
April is packed with events showcasing art, humanities and cutting-edge science at Connecticut College.
Louis B. Susman, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James in London, will be the keynote speaker at Connecticut College's 94th Commencement on May 20, 2012.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has named 57 Connecticut College student-athletes to the 2011-2012 Winter All-Academic Team. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35.
Professor Peter Siver studies some of the world's smallest organisms, and his recent accomplishments are making a big impact in an important scientific field.
Mullaley, a scholar in the College's Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts, completed an internship with the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory, a Spanish organization dedicated to shedding light on the lives lost during the regime of Francisco Franco.
Jonathan Markson '12 doesn't have much free time. As a music and technology major with a computer science minor, he has devoted his senior year - and nearly every free minute - to the creation of music through two major projects.
03/14/2012 - Pamela D. Zilly elected chair of Connecticut College Board of Trustees
Pamela D. Zilly, a 1975 Connecticut College graduate, has been elected to serve as chair of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees beginning July 1, 2012.
03/9/2012 - From Olympic athletes to a best-selling author, Spring issue of CC: Magazine highlights impressive alumni
Priyanka Gupta '06, Larry Bazer '85, Sloane Crosley '00, and Amanda Clark '05 and Bob Willis '09 are just a few of the impressive alumni highlighted in the Spring 2012 issue of CC: Magazine, the College's popular alumni magazine.
Under the direction of head coach Jeff Bresnahan, the Connecticut College sailing program consistently produces all-Americans and Olympians. Over two decades, his women's and coed teams have ranked regularly in the top 20 in the nation.
Peter Siver, the Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany and Director of the Program in Environmental Studies at Connecticut College, has been awarded $379,756 by the National Science Foundation for climate-change research.
Connecticut College's Crozier-Williams student center was a hub for world culture during the second annual International Children's Expo last week. More than 50 fifth graders from New London's Winthrop Magnet Elementary School visited the campus to learn from college students about phrases and culture associated with nine different languages.
02/29/2012 - Musicals, monologues and more at Connecticut College this March
All events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.
Andrea Amulic '12 is one of five student poets selected to the Connecticut Poetry Circuit Tour, a prestigious annual contest that highlights the poetry of exceptional students from colleges across Connecticut.
Connecticut College's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) club installed a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the Crozier-Williams student center during a small dedication ceremony earlier this week.
In his new book, "Valorizing the Barbarians: Enemy Speeches in Roman Historiography," classics professor Eric Adler , explores these fabricated orations and posits that their authors had a purpose beyond just filling in the blanks with colorful prose.
China's growing geopolitical importance underscores the importance of the study of East Asian languages and cultures, professor Yibing Huang says.
At two recent network events, alumni told students: Know what people can find online about you; put yourself in the shoes of a job interviewer; don't be afraid to take risks; and build your resume with activities that show who you are.
Connecticut College women's swimming and diving is ranked 19th in the country heading into the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship, while the men's team heads into the championship meet ranked 22nd.
For the seventh year in a row, Connecticut College is participating in RecycleMania, a recycling competition that promotes waste reduction at colleges and universities across the country.
The Connecticut College men's ice hockey team dedicated the Saturday, Feb. 4, game vs. Tufts University to raising awareness about the "Green Dot" program, a campus initiative to prevent power-based personal violence through bystander intervention.
In a New York Times blog post today, Martha C. Merrill '84, Connecticut College's dean of admission and financial aid, advises high school seniors to avoid the urge to slack off.
Celebrate Black History Month, move to the beat of the Alex Brown Jazz Quartet or experience the power of dance at Connecticut College this February.
Connecticut College has honored three members of its community with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards, given each year to those who exemplify and uphold the legacy of Dr. King's work.
Connecticut College has received $1.6 million in gifts to upgrade its locker room and training room facilities and add lights to its turf field.
Professor David Dorfman, a 1981 graduate of Connecticut College and chair of the dance department, has long been an influential figure in modern dance. And this week, his company, David Dorfman Dance, is enjoying the bright lights of New York City with performances of "Prophets of Funk" at the Joyce Theater.
Sailors Bob Willis '09 and Amanda Clark '05 have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games.
With a $202,902 grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, biology professor Anne Bernhard will work with a team of researchers to explore the effects of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the salt marshes that line the Louisiana coast.
Psychology professor Stuart Vyse was interviewed about Friday the 13th and the superstitions related to it for a segment on today's episode of CBS This Morning.
The upstart Camels have raced out to a 10-2 record.
Senior Janet Tso's work to raise awareness about human trafficking and sexual slavery was highlighted in a WFSB Eyewitness News segment that aired Dec. 27.
Brett Moore '10, a sociology major at Connecticut College, landed a full-time job after graduation, in commercial real estate. But he wasn't quite ready to put his dream of playing semi-professional hockey on ice.