Titanic discoverer Ballard to headline campus TEDx event

Oceanographer and underwater archaeologist Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, will be among the presenters at the College’s 2014 TEDx program on Saturday, April 12. The program is themed “Not All Who Wander Are Lost.”

TEDx events are independently organized and operate under a license from TED, the nonprofit organization known for its annual conferences that bring together many of the world's leading thinkers to deliver "the talk of their lives." Ballard received an honorary degree from the College in 2007.

Pulitzer Prize winner Hersh to speak

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, best known for his reporting on the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War and the military’s mistreatment of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, will speak on campus April 3. His talk, “This Day in History: Reflections on U.S. Foreign Policy and Human Rights Practices,” is scheduled for 4:30 in Evans Hall. Hersh is the final speaker in the Connecticut College Human Rights Lecture Series, made possible by a gift from a Connecticut College family.

Important upcoming dates

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