Connecticut College Magazine · Fall 2008


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Exclusive online features from the Fall 2008 issue of CC: Connecticut College Magazine:

Building for the Future: campus construction updates

Photo gallery: Where did you plant your graduation sapling?

Our students´ favorite recipes

Read RE: CC, CC: Connecticut College Magazine´s new blog

...and more!

The Stories Behind the Stones

by Lisa Brownell

Architectural studies students and their professor are reconstructing campus history.

View From Parlor to Classroom, an online presentation created by Blake McDonald ´10 for ARCH 494 “The Architecture of Connecticut College"

See more archival campus photos

Celebration 2008

by Barbara Nagy

Connecticut College will take a bold leap into its second century during a gala weekend Oct. 24-26.

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Reunion 2008

Alumni whose class years end in ´3 and ´8 celebrate reunions

Watch video highlights from Reunion 2008
View a slideshow of the weekend

All Hands on Deck

by Phoebe Hall

Kim Tetrault ´83 inspires his community to save the local shellfish.

View a slide presentation on growing shellfish

Building Future Activists

by Susan Kietzman ´82

Students at Connecticut College today have a much different view of volunteering than their predecessors. Here are four faces of student volunteerism today.

Breaking out of the pack

The flood of admission marketing material flows from mailbox to desktops and often to the recycling bin in the homes of prospective students. How does a small, nationally known liberal arts college stand out?

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Students — and robots — learn in professor´s robotics lab

by Julie Wernau

Inside this story: See video of "Frank" the robot walking

Seeing Double

by Julie Wernau

Twins Edgardo and Oscar Monteon ´09 are creating futures in arts & technology

To see a gallery of Edgar´s work, visit
To see a gallery of Oscar´s work, visit

Getting Political

by Stan DeCoster

Eight members of the Connecticut College community reflect on what shaped their political character.

Letters from Vietnam

by Frances Hoffmann

Frances Hoffmann, professor of sociology and gender and women´s studies, led the seventh Study Away Teach Away (SATA) Vietnam with Rolf Jensen, professor of economics, in the 2008 spring semester. The two professors and 13 students lived, worked and studied in Hanoi from January to May, gaining familiarity with the city and its residents and also touring the country and southeast Asia. Hoffmann documented her experiences in several long e-mails, excerpted here, to friends and family back home.

More about SATA

First Person: Remembering Tim Russert

By Caroline Gransee ´09

Caroline Gransee ´09, who worked with the late Tim Russert as an intern at "Meet the Press" last semester, remembers the legendary moderator in our new First Person column.

ask a camel

by Lauren Branchini

Q: “How can I make a good first impression — in any situation?”
Frances Cole Jones ´86, an author and corporate coach, has the answer.

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