Shain Library First Floor Exhibition Area
Superior in its Basic Learning Constitution: Making Conn Coed, August 23-October 15, 2019
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Connecticut College's momentous decision to adopt coeducation, a decision only a little over a year in the making that spurred far reaching changes on the campus in the following decade. This exhibit will look at Charles Shain's push to enroll men at the College and the planning that preceded it. It will also feature the little known history of men at the Connecticut College for Women in the decades before 1969 and the changes made to the campus culture to transform what had once been Connecticut's only liberal arts option for women into the coeducational environment that exists today.
First and Second Floor of the Shain Library
Hey Kiddo: Art of Jarrett Krosoczka, August 15-October 11, 2019
Jarrett Krosoczka's 2018 National Book Award Finalist graphic novel, Hey Kiddo, a searing memoir of growing up with addiction, is this year's One Book, One Region selection and required reading for this year's first year class. As part of both programs, Krosoczka will be speaking on campus on September 17 and we are celebrating his visit with a small exhibition of his artwork.