Connecticut College Magazine · Spring 2007


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Commencement May 20, 2007 "Dream Big"

by Eric Cárdenas

Sailing between metaphors about scaling large mountains and exploring the oceans´ depths, deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard advised Connecticut College´s 491 graduates to think big.

View a slideshow of Commencement and hear speeches by Robert Ballard, President Higdon and student speakers.

Q & A with Dean of the Faculty Frances Hoffmann

Interview by Michael Reder ´86

As she leaves the office of dean of the faculty to return to teaching in the departments of gender and women´s studies and sociology, Frances Hoffmann reflects on her roles in “the best of the world of higher education.” Michael Reder ´86, director of the College´s Center for Teaching and Learning, shared a conversation with Hoffmann on a spring morning.

Listen to or download an audio recording of the interview

"No Finer College Site in the World"

by Deborah MacDonnell and Eric Cárdenas

That was the headline in The Day of New London on Nov. 29, 1913, as the two-year-old Connecticut College for Women began building on the site of the old Hillcrest Farm overlooking New London. Today, the 750-acre arboretum campus boasts 95 buildings ranging in style from the collegiate Gothic of New London Hall to the jagged modernism of Cummings Arts Center.

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A Test of Faith

by Tracy Thomson Teare ´88

When the going gets tough for religious leaders does their belief ever falter? five alumni share how they keep their faith alive.

The View from the Top

by David Treadwell

From a buyer for Bloomingdale´s to the Vice Chairman of Federated Department Stores, Susan D. Kronick ´73 rose to the top echelons of retailing.

Memory Keeper

by Carolyn Battista

"I love handling the stuff of history,” says Nova Seals, the librarian for special collections and archives at the Charles E. Shain Library. “I like reading documents, seeing how stories unfold, and looking at photographs, trying to figure out what was going on.”

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