2014


04/14/2014 - College community discusses arts and technology, global competence at Inauguration panels
Connecticut College recently hosted two academic panels that brought together faculty, alumni, and students to discuss issues in higher education.

04/14/2014 - Repeat! Women’s water polo wins second consecutive league championship
Another year, another conference title for the women’s water polo team. With a team stocked with young talent – and no seniors – it very well may be the making of a dynasty.

04/9/2014 - 68 named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
An eight-time All-American runner, an All-American swimmer and a men's basketball player graduating a year early with an economics degree are among the 68 Connecticut College student athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2014 Winter All-Academic Team.

04/7/2014 - Among an international delegation, a sense of intimacy at Inauguration
Among the 100 delegates, who represented 96 learned institutions and societies, were some very good friends of President Katherine Bergeron, colleagues who had known her at the start of her academic career and worked with her in various capacities since.

04/7/2014 - Connecticut College inaugurates Katherine Bergeron as its 11th president
Exactly 103 years after Connecticut College’s founding in 1911, the community celebrated a new stanza in the song of the College with the April 5 inauguration of Katherine Bergeron as its 11th president.

04/4/2014 - Rescued from Syria, scholar-in-residence has stories to tell
When scholar-in-residence Ahmad Alachkar describes his hasty December 2012 departure from war-torn Syria, it’s an edge-of-your-seat ride reminiscent of the Hollywood thriller “Argo,” full of will-they-or-won’t-they-make-it moments.

04/4/2014 - Oscar-winning alumnus teaches students the ins and outs of filmmaking
Cinematographers Sean Fine '96 and Andrea Nix Fine are in the midst of an intensive three-week residency on campus.

04/2/2014 - The Met exhibits Japanese art collection of Betsy Feinberg ’66
Just a $2 investment in the 1970s turned Betsy Feinberg's '66 collection of Japanese art, now on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum, into one of the premiere collections in the world.

03/31/2014 - From Cambodia to Long Island, students and faculty travel near and far for spring break
Students and faculty spent spring break studying, researching and volunteering in places both near and far. 

03/28/2014 - New London welcomes President Bergeron at downtown reception
Celebrating a mutually beneficial relationship as old as Connecticut College itself, more than 100 members of the New London and College communities gathered at the city’s Thames Club yesterday to meet and mingle with the College’s new president, Katherine Bergeron.

03/26/2014 - Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s rate the College a ‘best value’
What impressed Kiplinger's, Princeton Review and which other schools made the lists 

03/24/2014 - Gill wins NCAA championship in 100-yard backstroke
Senior swimmer Sam Gill won a national title at the 2014 NCAA Division III swimming and diving championships.

03/24/2014 - Inaugural C3 Summit will advance diversity to transform college campuses
More than 150 college and university administrators, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students from across the country will meet at Connecticut College to advance the academy’s progress in diversifying the professorate.

03/18/2014 - Maggie Jones ’85 recognized for commitment to conservation
Maggie Jones '85, executive director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC), will be honored with the College's Goodwin-Niering Center Alumni Environmental Achievement Award.

03/14/2014 - Sophomore challenges economic assertions of U.S. presidents
In one of a handful of sophisticated pieces she has written for Advisor Perspectives, a company that provides investment strategy insights to financial advisors and wealth managers who work with high-net worth clients, Marianne Brunet '16 challenges the notion that small businesses drive economic growth in America.

03/11/2014 - Another life for unwanted books
A new sustainability-minded program finds students eager to borrow these items discarded by the hundreds at the end of every school year

03/7/2014 - Men's hockey welcomes 10-year-old team member
The newest member of the men’s ice hockey team may be small, but his impact is huge.   

03/6/2014 - Top 10 coolest moments from the Arts and Tech Symposium
Artists, musicians, technology specialists and researchers from all over the world gathered at Connecticut College Feb. 27- March 1 to share new ideas and explore the endless possibilities of the fusion of art and technology. These are our top 10 favorite moments from the 14th biennial Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology symposium.

03/3/2014 - Professor honored as one of Top 25 Significant Queer Women
Jen Manion, history professor and director of the College's LGBTQ Center, was recently recognized by leading lesbian and feminist publication Velvetpark as one of the Top 25 Queer Women of 2013.

03/3/2014 - Students play a vital role in College’s decision-making process
At Connecticut College, students, faculty, staff and administrators are committed to a system of governance in which the perspectives of all groups are considered in the institution’s decision-making processes. It's a process that equips students with collaboration, team work and negotiation skills that translate well in the workplace.  

02/27/2014 - College receives nearly $2 million in grants and gifts
Since December 2013, the College has received grants that will expand science research, further integrate international education and enhance financial aid.

02/27/2014 - John Cohen ’83 is connecting the dots on terror plots
The College’s liberal arts education has served John Cohen ’83 well in his role with the Department of Homeland Security.

02/25/2014 - 13 awarded College's highest academic honor
Thirteen Connecticut College seniors have been named Winthrop Scholars, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college.

02/20/2014 - College partners with Koru to provide new immersive career development opportunities
Connecticut College, a leader among liberal arts colleges in preparing students for meaningful careers, today announced a new partnership that will give students another opportunity to develop career skills in a real-world environment.

02/19/2014 - Campus weighs in on possible changes to curriculum
What should the Connecticut College curriculum of the future look like? That was the topic of discussion during an entire week of town-hall-style meetings and other idea-sharing sessions held all over campus last week.

02/13/2014 - Rowing legend Anita DeFrantz ’74 leads U.S. delegation in Sochi
Olympic medalist Anita DeFrantz '74 is a member of the International Olympic Committee and the highest-ranked American official at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

02/13/2014 - Psychology department wins national award for commitment to service
For its commitment to service both on campus and off, the Department of Psychology at Connecticut College has been honored with the 2013 American Psychological Association's  (APA) Culture of Service Award.

02/13/2014 - 40 Under Forty: College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy honored with regional award
Darcie C. Folsom, Connecticut College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy, was honored Jan. 10 with a Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Award.

02/13/2014 - Oscar-winning alumnus to teach, mentor film studies students this spring
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmakers Sean Fine ’96 and Andrea Nix Fine will be in residency on campus this semester, working closely with film studies students on everything from cinematography to producing and thinking about film as a medium for social change.

02/11/2014 - ‘Green Dot Week’ builds awareness of sexual assault prevention
Last week, Connecticut College celebrated “Green Dot Week,” a series of events and activities designed to raise awareness of the College’s Green Dot program in which students, faculty and staff are trained to help prevent power-based personal violence, including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

02/6/2014 - Three honored with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards
A student activist who created a campus support network for LGBTQ students of color, a professor of history who gets people talking about diversity and a staff member devoted to educational equity in public schools are this year’s recipients of Connecticut College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards. 

02/4/2014 - Junior nominated for national Hockey Humanitarian Award
Junior goaltender Kelsie Fralick, who has organized several bone marrow registry drives on campus and raised awareness about the importance of bone marrow registration, has been nominated for the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award.

01/29/2014 - College celebrates opening of new Zachs Hillel House
A cold day gave way to a warm welcome as the doors were officially opened to Connecticut College’s new Zachs Hillel House during a campus ceremony yesterday.

01/28/2014 - Waiting for a whale to exhale: Justin Richard ’03 and his unique research
An involvement fair during his first year at Connecticut College was all it took for Justin Richard ’03 to turn his passion for marine biology into a path toward a career.

01/28/2014 - International education to expand with help of Mellon Foundation grant
Connecticut College has been awarded $700,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support international initiatives and foster integration in global studies.

01/24/2014 - New pilot program trains seniors to leverage their liberal arts education to launch a career
Twelve seniors, selected through a competitive application process, returned early from winter break to learn new skills in how to market themselves and their liberal arts education. Called Now Hiring! the innovative pilot program, offered at no cost, was organized by the College’s Academic Resource Center and sponsored by Diane Y. Williams ’59, a retired executive of Merrill Lynch. Twelve seniors, selected through a competitive application process, returned early from winter break to learn new skills in how to market themselves and their liberal arts education.

01/17/2014 - Students publish essays in response to professor’s question: ‘Why are you here?’
The Feminist Wire, an online pro-feminism website, last week published six essays originally written for Professor Shubhra Sharma’s feminist theory class.

01/15/2014 - USA Today: Twitter analysis shows Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show lowers self-esteem
Professors Joan Chrisler and Jennifer Gorman, both well-known experts on women's body image, and two of their students have analyzed nearly 1,000 tweets about the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and the results are the subject of a new article published by USA Today College.

01/10/2014 - Sherman Fairchild Foundation grant expands summer research opportunities for science students
Connecticut College has been awarded $247,500 from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to fund stipends for student summer research projects in the sciences.

12/18/2013 - GO! Off-campus events help students explore the region
Hardworking college students need an occasional break from their studies and their surroundings, so Connecticut College makes it easy for them to Get Out!