Connecticut College Magazine · Winter 2008-2009


All-alumni band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah rocks Tempel Green during Fall Weekend. Photo by David Tusia

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See all the extra online features and links from the Winter 2008-2009 issue of CC: Connecticut College Magazine!

See a slide show of Jeremy Make ´05 and his record-breaking cross-country trip in a golf cart ...

Check out fellow alumni posing with the camels on Fall Weekend in our online album ...

Add your own ideas to our Green Giving guide ...

and more!

A Catalyst to Success

By Phoebe Hall

When creating future scientists, research opportunities, faculty mentors and peer support are key parts of the equation

Overture to a Revival

By David A. Brensilver

Connecticut College Trustee Ted Chapin ´72 P´07, president and executive director of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, talks about his life in musical theater.

Home Schooling

By Julie Wernau

What happens when you teach where students live?

This year, more than half of freshman seminars are being held in renovated common rooms. The atmosphere is distinctly casual — but the learning is intense.

Moving forward in a challenging economy

The College´s vice president of finance is looking to the future with cautious optimism

Making Movie Magic

By Mary Howard

Close-up with independent film producer Todd Traina ´91

Green Giving

by Arielle Shipper ´10

Students, staff, faculty and alumni recommend earth-friendly gifts for the holidays

Inventing new ice cream flavors in Ireland

by Rachel Harrington

Kieran Murphy ´89, who owns Murphys Ice Cream with his brother, Sean, in Dingle, Ireland, combines unusual ingredients to make his heavenly treats.

Connecting people online to improve their communities

by Amy Rogers Nazarov ´90

Russ Finkelstein ´90, associate director of, connects people with causes they believe in

Using art to benefit autism research

by Rachel Harrington

Claudine Johnson Intner ´94 took action after her son was diagnosed with autism

At the top of their game

By Will Tomasian

A long list of camels were recently honored for their athletic and academic prowess.

Cancer in the Crosshairs

by Leslie Rovetti

Ellen Vitetta ´64 is targeting cancer with new therapies

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