12/18/2013 - Foreign territory: Benjamin Lodmell ’93 takes a unique road to finance, charity and poetry
Benjamin Lodmell '93 moved from Alabama to Argentina to build his finance career, but instead found a place to practice all of his passions.
12/18/2013 - Not what you’d expect to see in a coffee house
12/16/2013 - Students produce video to assure LGBT athletes: 'You Can Play'
Connecticut College student-athletes are dedicating themselves to eradicating homophobia in sports by joining the You Can Play team, a social activism campaign aimed at ensuring equality, respect and safety for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) athletes.
12/12/2013 - College bids farewell to President Higdon with fitting tribute
Board of Trustees Chair Pamela D. Zilly ’75 dedicated the College’s fitness center to retiring president Lee Higdon and his wife Ann at a recent event honoring the Higdons. The newly named Ann and Lee Higdon Fitness Center, which opened in 2009 and tripled the College’s exercise and wellness space, was funded entirely by gifts to the College.
12/10/2013 - Community gathers to remember Mandela with personal stories, tributes
Connecticut College students, faculty and staff gathered Monday, four days after Mandela’s passing on Dec. 5, to reflect on his life and legacy.
12/10/2013 - Professor wins award for book on photosynthesizing algae
Peter Siver, the Becker Professor of Botany at Connecticut College, has won the 2013 Gerald Prescott Award from the Phycological Society of America.
11/25/2013 - Michael LeDuc '14 wins NCAA cross country championship
Michael LeDuc '14 wins the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Championship.
11/21/2013 - Students rise to a cappella singing challenge
When Kadeem McCarthy ’15 heard the new Lorde album, the avid singer decided to issue his fellow students a challenge: Put on an all-group, all-Lorde a cappella concert in just 25 days.
11/20/2013 - President Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Judge Patricia Wald '48
President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, considered the highest civilian honor, to Patricia McGowan Wald '48 in a White House ceremony today.
11/19/2013 - Connecticut College again named a top producer of Fulbright scholars
Connecticut College students have what it takes to win Fulbright fellowships, and they have the support from the College to make it happen.
11/15/2013 - Obama nominates Debo Adegbile ’91 for top civil rights position
Trustee Debo Adegbile '91 has been nominated by President Obama for the U.S. Department of Justice's assistant attorney general of civil rights.
11/15/2013 - Listen live: Today's confirmation hearing for Debo Adegbile ’91
Trustee Debo Adegbile '91 has been nominated by President Obama for the U.S. Department of Justice's assistant attorney general of civil rights. His confirmation hearing is today. Listen live beginning at 10 a.m.
11/8/2013 - Molly Hayward ’10 empowering women at home and abroad through feminine health
Molly Hayward '10 has established Cora, a company that provides organic feminine products to support women in developing countries.
11/7/2013 - Alumni in national, global security share career advice with students
John Cohen '83 P'17, Caitlyn Turgeon '08 and Justin Rowan '98 spoke with students about careers in counterterrorism as part of the College's "Sundays with Alumni" program.
11/7/2013 - C-SPAN airs history lecture by Professor Canton
C-SPAN’s American History TV takes viewers inside a Connecticut College classroom.
11/6/2013 - Senior wins NESCAC cross country title
Michael LeDuc ’14 set a home course record at the 2013 NESCAC Cross Country Championships Saturday to become the first Camel to win the men’s 8k individual title.
11/5/2013 - Students interact regularly with professional artists through the Dayton Artist-in-Residence program
The Department of Music is hosting a series of lectures, demonstrations and masterclasses designed to help students understand and appreciate early music and give them an opportunity to interact with the musicians and experts who play, make and study the instruments and the pieces written for them.
11/1/2013 - President Higdon honored by trustees
Connecticut College Board of Trustees Chair Pamela D. Zilly ’75 announced the board would honor the College’s outgoing president, Leo I. Higdon Jr., by naming the College’s fitness center after him and his wife Ann.
10/31/2013 - Fulbright alumni describe unforgettable experiences
Members of Connecticut College’s largest-ever class of nine Fulbright student scholars say they learned and accomplished much through their varied experiences — and had a great time as well.
10/24/2013 - Alex Brash ’81 named president of Connecticut Audubon Society
Alex Brash ’81 was recently named president of the Connecticut Audubon Society, moving from his previous post as senior director for the Northeast Region of the National Parks Conservation Association, where he had been since 2004.
10/22/2013 - Humorist David Sedaris has advice for foreign business travelers
Humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris shared works-in-progress with students at the Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Creative Arts and Moral Vision at Connecticut College Oct. 15.
More than 1,800 alumni, parents and friends came together for one epic Fall Weekend, and social media captured it all.
10/21/2013 - Students’ V-Men video goes viral
Alia Roth ’14 set out to create a video that would raise awareness about Connecticut College’s production of the Vagina Monologues and encourage men to attend and get involved. She ended up doing much, much more.
10/16/2013 - Sally Susman '84 appointed to Library of Congress board
Trustee Emerita Sally Susman '84 was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board.
10/15/2013 - Student-faculty research suggests Oreos can be compared to drugs of abuse in lab rats
Connecticut College students and a professor of neuroscience have found “America’s favorite cookie” is just as addictive as cocaine – at least for lab rats. And just like most humans, rats go for the middle first.
10/11/2013 - College called a national leader in protecting natural resources
The website Nerd Scholar saluted the College earlier this year as one of 10 colleges and universities that it says “invest in our nation with programs that take the lead in land preservation and restoration.”
10/10/2013 - Career office kicks off expanded senior-year program
Hors-d’oeuvres, encouragement and new LinkedIn photos were all on the menu for a start-of-school reception for seniors.
Take a social media tour of Connecticut College's all out annual residence hall competition.
10/4/2013 - Identical twins now visualizing online battles
They attended Connecticut College together, and now Oscar and Edgardo Monteon '09 are designing characters for an award-winning video game.
10/1/2013 - Prestigious design fellowship goes to student with self-designed major
Matt Safian ’15 was one of 12 students out of more than 2,000 applicants to win a design fellowship from the famous Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
09/30/2013 - Inspired by students, art professor wins Pollock-Krasner grant for work in Iceland
Artist Timothy McDowell, professor of studio art at Connecticut College, has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant to create a new body of work exploring the natural landscapes of Iceland using a variety of photography and painting techniques.
09/27/2013 - With liberal arts degrees, alumni are prepared for careers in new fields
Alumni returned to campus as part of the College's "Sundays with Alumni" program to share how their liberal arts education prepared them for success in the growing fields of technology and social media.
09/26/2013 - Small classes, big ideas: First-year seminars immerse new students in the liberal arts
New students can choose from 36 first-year seminars with tantalizing titles like “Crime and Detection in Popular Fiction” and “From the Holy Land to Disneyland: Pilgrimage in the Modern World.” The seminars are small, discussion-based, writing-intensive courses designed to immerse new students in the liberal arts experience.
09/20/2013 - ‘The perfect place for me’: President-elect Bergeron addresses College community
During her first formal introduction to Connecticut College, President-elect Katherine Bergeron captured the essence of the community, eloquently described the essential mission of the liberal arts and outlined her vision for the future of the College.
09/19/2013 - Student-faculty research tackles big questions
This summer, 74 students worked with faculty on research projects in fields including behavioral neuroscience, biological sciences, botany, chemistry, anthropology, psychology and sociology.
09/18/2013 - 'Work of beauty': Jessica Soffer '07 draws rave reviews for debut novel
"Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots," the debut novel from Jessica Soffer '07, has garnered glowing reviews from national publications such as TIME magazine and The Atlantic.
09/9/2013 - New faculty bring expertise in urban schooling, avatar development, Homeric studies and more
Connecticut College’s seven newest tenure-track professors include a member of the Circus Historical Society, a videogame developer whose work could help us (virtually) live forever and the co-founder of a nonprofit dedicated to fostering innovation among the choral arts.
09/5/2013 - New office, new plan: College broadens commitment to sustainability
Connecticut College’s is celebrating the opening of its historic Steel House, which will serve as the home of the new Office of Sustainability, and the unveiling of its new Sustainability Strategic Plan.
09/5/2013 - Orientation workshop teaches students to build skills through the liberal arts
At Connecticut College, career preparation doesn’t start in the spring of senior year. It begins students’ first week on campus.
09/4/2013 - Adam Rogowin ’03 had premonition about wild Stanley Cup win
The Chicago Blackhawks' last-minute Stanley Cup victory in June stunned everyone in the hockey world — except for Adam Rogowin '03.
09/4/2013 - College's first Hillel House under construction
Construction is underway on Connecticut College’s first Hillel House, which will serve as a center for Jewish student life and related intercultural programming at the College.
08/27/2013 - New students get acquainted with New London through service
During their first full day at Connecticut College, 490 members of the Class of 2017 and 14 transfer students fanned out across the College’s host city to work together on several community service projects.
08/26/2013 - Former Camels captains preach leadership to student-athletes
Seven former Connecticut College captains returned to campus to speak with current Camels captains about the value of leadership in sports.
08/26/2013 - Patricia McGowan Wald '48 among this year’s winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
"One of the most respected appellate judges of her generation," Patricia McGowan Wald '48 has been named of the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
08/26/2013 - Fritz Folts '82 participates in Obama roundtable
Fritz Folts '82 was one of more than two dozen individuals to participate in a roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama.
08/22/2013 - Connecticut College welcome remarks by President-elect Katherine Bergeron
Remarks delivered by President-elect Katherine Bergeron at a welcome event at Connecticut College on Aug. 21, 2013.
08/20/2013 - Connecticut College announces new president
Katherine Bergeron, scholar of music history and senior administrator at Brown University, will become Connecticut College’s 11th president.
08/20/2013 - Campus Pride and Huffington Post name Connecticut College a top LGBT-friendly campus
Campus Pride, in collaboration with the Huffington Post, today announced Connecticut College as one of the Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities in the country. The list is based on the Campus Pride Index, a detailed survey of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) policies, academics, student services and diversity training for faculty, staff and students.
08/7/2013 - Alumni, families and friends lead most successful fundraising effort in Connecticut College history
The Campaign for Connecticut College surpassed the goal of $200 million, reaching an extraordinary $211 million. The Campaign focused on four key initiatives: science education, internationalization, residential education and financial aid.
08/7/2013 - What would you do with $211 million?
Campaign for Connecticut College finishes on a high note – funding major investments in the student experience.
08/2/2013 - Connecticut College is a leader in international internships
From a writer taking the pulse of life in Beijing to a future doctor recording vitals in rural India, 52 rising seniors are doing Connecticut College-funded internships outside the United States. Their experiences reflect the College’s academic emphasis on global perspectives — and a focus on career and professional development that is unusual among liberal arts colleges.
07/31/2013 - Zoe Madden '12 gets kids excited about veggies
A year after heading up Sprout!, the college’s student-run organic garden, Zoe Madden ’12 is fighting childhood obesity by, among other means, introducing kids to the joys of eating the vegetables they grow themselves.
07/23/2013 - Nearly 80 percent of rising seniors are doing funded internships
They are at zoos and in hospitals, in high-rise office buildings in New York City and in dirt-floor huts in developing countries. This summer, 334 rising seniors – 76 percent of the class – are completing paid internships in nearly every sector and around the world.
07/19/2013 - Incoming class sets new records for diversity
The class of 2017 will be the most racially and ethnically diverse in Connecticut College’s history, with 108 domestic students of color making up 22 percent of the enrolled freshman class.
07/17/2013 - New York Times features art grad who creates exhibits at the Bronx Zoo
A July 15 New York Times article gives readers an inside look at the work – and the art – that Carolyn Fuchs ’96, an exhibit specialist, puts into creating the “illusion of a naturalistic habitat” at the Bronx Zoo.
07/10/2013 - Jonathan McBride ’92 to direct White House personnel
Jonathan McBride ’92 has been named assistant to President Barack Obama and director of presidential personnel, the White House announced this week. McBride, who currently serves as the deputy assistant to the president, will assume his new role later this month.
07/3/2013 - In TIME article, Professor Downs recounts largest known massacre of gays in U.S. history
As many Americans celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, a TIME magazine story by History Professor James Downs chronicles a little-known event in American history that illustrates just how far the national gay rights movement has advanced in 40 years.
06/26/2013 - Shain Library renovation to begin next summer
Thanks to the generosity of trustees, alumni and friends, renovation of the Charles E. Shain Library is moving forward. At its meeting in May, the Board of Trustees approved a $7.5 million expansion to the building.
06/20/2013 - MMUF Fellows pursue Ph.D.s and follow their dreams
Several of Connecticut College’s 2013 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program participants have been accepted into Ph.D. programs and are on their way to becoming professors in their chosen fields.
06/18/2013 - Coverage of Reunion 2013: Revisit & Rediscover
A crowd of more than 1,000 alumni, parents and family members had the chance to revisit and rediscover all things Connecticut College on Reunion weekend May 31-June 2.
06/18/2013 - Phoebe Winn ’13 wins grant to present at national evolution conference
Biological sciences major Phoebe Winn ’13 was recently awarded a Yale University Chapter of Sigma Xi research grant to present her honors thesis research at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution this weekend.
06/17/2013 - Reunion 2013: Coming Home
A crowd of more than 1,000 alumni, parents and family members were on campus for Reunion weekend May 31-June 2.
06/10/2013 - What’s on your fridge? CBS Sunday Morning explores the significance of refrigerator magnets with Professor Graesch
In a segment that opens with a woman who owns 45,000 refrigerator magnets, Anthropology Professor Anthony Graesch explains the cultural significance of the outside of the fridge to CBS Sunday Morning’s Faith Salie.
06/7/2013 - President Higdon: Supreme Court should continue to allow race to be considered in college admission
Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr. today published an op-ed in the Hartford Courant urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold existing decisions that support the consideration of race as part of a holistic admission practice.
06/5/2013 - Spring Give 'n' Go nets 5 tons of household goods for local organizations
A spring move-out program that encourages students to donate gently used household goods netted more than five tons of donations for local organizations.
05/24/2013 - Retiring professors leave lasting legacy
Six professors, with 181 years of combined service to Connecticut College, have retired. Professors Paul Althouse, Thomas Ammirati, Bridget Baird, David Lewis, Richard Moorton and Ann Robertson leave behind a legacy of dedicated leadership and innovation in their respective academic fields.
05/21/2013 - Meet the Class of 2013
Statistics about the Class of 2013
05/21/2013 - Coverage of Connecticut College’s 95th Commencement
Coverage of Connecticut College’s 95th Commencement includes a video, recap, a slideshow and more.
05/21/2013 - Alia Roth ’14 honored for commitment to ending sexual assault
Junior Alia Roth, a student activist committed to ending sexual assault and power-based personal violence, was honored last month with the Gail Burns-Smith "Dare to Dream" Scholarship/ Stipend Award by Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS).
05/19/2013 - Howard Gordon tells Class of 2013: ‘Work hard and be nice’
In his keynote speech at Connecticut College's 95th Commencement on May 19, Emmy-winning television writer and producer Howard Gordon told the often hilarious tale of his own success and left the 443 members of the Class of 2013 with advice as profound as it is simple: Work hard and be nice.
05/16/2013 - Eight students nominated for Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for outstanding honors study
Eight students have been nominated for the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize, given each year at Commencement to a graduating senior who has completed the year's most outstanding honors study.
05/15/2013 - Taking back a lost neighborhood: Two students win grant to launch a youth peace project in Chicago
Two Posse students, David Rojas ’14 and Liam Lawson ’14, have been awarded a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to launch a youth peace project for teens from one of Chicago's worst neighborhoods.
05/13/2013 - Six awarded Fulbright fellowships
Six Connecticut College seniors and recent alumni have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants to live, conduct research and teach abroad for an academic year.
05/13/2013 - Four win College’s highest faculty honors
The institution’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 10 ceremony to professors Joan C. Chrisler, Anthony P. Graesch, Denise Pelletier and Lawrence Vogel.
05/10/2013 - Science Center at New London Hall earns LEED Gold certification
Connecticut College’s new Science Center at New London Hall, which opened on the first day of classes in late August, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation’s pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
05/7/2013 - LeDuc repeats as New England Division III Champion in 5,000 meters
Junior All-American Mike LeDuc posted a time of 14:30.03 to win the New England Division III Track and Field Championship in the 5,000 meters for the second consecutive year.
05/3/2013 - Students participate in New England Intercollegiate Band Festival
Bassoonist Avery Yurman ’13 and alto saxophonist Emily Verschoor-Kirss ’15 recently traveled to Gordon College to participate in the annual New England Intercollegiate Band Festival at Gordon College.
05/1/2013 - Victor Arcelus named dean of student life at Connecticut College
Victor J. Arcelus will join Connecticut College in July as the new dean of student life.
04/30/2013 - Arts Programming Director scouts talent in Pakistan for U.S. cultural exchange
Arts Programming Director Robert Richter '82, the man behind the popular onStage at Connecticut College performing artist series, recently spent two weeks in Pakistan scouting talent for a new U.S. cultural exchange program.
04/23/2013 - Kovic is College’s fourth Goldwater winner in five years
Junior Yumi Kovic has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a one-year scholarship of up to $7,500 for outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in science, mathematics or engineering.
04/23/2013 - Team rides 11-match win streak into CWPA Eastern Championship
The women’s water polo team won its first league championship with a commanding victory at home over three-time defending champion Grove City College last weekend.
04/18/2013 - Research with nomadic street kids is basis for Myers Research Fellowship winner’s honors thesis
Senior Liz de Lise, the inaugural recipient of Connecticut College’s Myers Research Fellowship, recounts her experience working with Portland's nomadic street kids.
04/15/2013 - Senior wins full scholarship to graduate school
Ricardo Kabila ’13, a double major in physics and math with a minor in economics, has been awarded a full scholarship to graduate school through ExxonMobil’s (Esso) Angolan Scholars Program.
04/8/2013 - Connecticut College turns 102
Connecticut College celebrated its 102nd birthday on Friday, April 5, with Founders Day celebrations tied to another important date in the College’s history: the 25th anniversary of Emeritus Professor of English William Meredith’s Pulitzer Prize.
04/4/2013 - From tarantulas in Belize to tutoring in South Africa: Not your typical spring break
Connecticut College students, faculty and staff scattered across the globe to take full advantage of the College’s two-week spring break in March.
04/1/2013 - Student-athletes rack up winter sports accolades
Three student athletes earn All-America honors.
03/29/2013 - From struggling teenager to confident student: Aspiring filmmaker John Dargan '14 proves life is art
With the help of a supportive community and inspirational faculty and staff, aspiring filmmaker John Dargan '14 has grown from struggling teenager to confident student.
03/18/2013 - College named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll
Connecticut College has been named to the President's 2013 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of extraordinary community learning and volunteer efforts by the College and its students. This is the fifth time Connecticut College has been included on the list since it was first published in 2006.
03/15/2013 - New partnership broadens access, diversity at the College
Connecticut College has launched a new initiative to attract qualified transfer students from selected community colleges.
03/15/2013 - Two freshmen pen novels
While they have just begun their college careers, two Connecticut College freshmen are already novelists. Cory Scarola '16 is the author of “Dust,” a self-published science fiction novel, while Natalie Calhoun ’16 has penned three 50,000-word novels – each written in just one month.
03/14/2013 - College partners with New London middle school to launch extended learning time program
Four afternoons a week, students from New London’s Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School head to the Connecticut College campus for homework guidance, reading and writing instruction and a whole lot of fun.
03/13/2013 - Dean of Admission shares advice on what to ask – and what not to ask – on the campus tour
In a new piece published today on the popular New York Times education blog, The Choice, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Martha Merrill ’84 shares her tips for what to ask – and what not to ask – on the campus tour.
03/11/2013 - Senior presents marine biology research at national conference
Biological sciences major Catherine Alves recently had a chance to share with other scientists what she has learned about tiny plankton with the potential to wreak havoc on the San Francisco Estuary.
03/8/2013 - Winter storm information
Due to inclement weather, administrative offices are closed today, Friday, March 8.
03/7/2013 - Juniors head to Haiti on spring break humanitarian trip
Juniors Shannon Brady and Kelsey Row will spend 10 days this month teaching first aid and public health to Haitian students and their teachers.
03/6/2013 - Alumni talk with students about global justice careers
Three young alumni activists spoke to students last week at the second event in the “Striving for Global Justice” campus series.
03/4/2013 - Professor wins grant for faculty-student tree research
The National Science Foundation has awarded Rachel Spicer, assistant professor of botany, a three-year, $395,064 grant for research that addresses fundamental questions about how trees grow. The work has practical applications for biofuel development and forest generation.
03/1/2013 - Women’s hockey to play in NESCAC semifinal Saturday
In a historic season on the ice, the Connecticut College women's hockey team has advanced to the semifinal round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship for just the second time.
02/27/2013 - Truman finalist plans to ‘incite a creative education revolution’
Gabrielle Arenge ’14 has big dreams and lofty goals, and now, as a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, she is one step closer to making it all a reality.
02/25/2013 - Documentary filmmaker Sean Fine ’96 wins Oscar for ‘Inocente’
Sean Fine ’96 and his wife Andrea Nix Fine won an Oscar last night in the best documentary short film category for “Inocente.”
02/22/2013 - Professor Zimmer: Americans must consider fighting disease with genetically modified mosquitoes
In today’s USA Today, chemistry professor Marc Zimmer writes the time has come for Americans to consider fighting dangerous diseases, like dengue fever, with genetically modified mosquitoes.
02/20/2013 - CC: Magazine takes readers inside the new science center
The Winter 2013 issue of CC: Magazine takes readers inside the new science center at New London Hall, explores the College’s collection of artist’s books and traces the history of the human development major. The issue will land in the mailboxes of thousands of alumni, parents and prospective members of the Class of 2017 this week.
02/18/2013 - Students exhibit artwork in Westerly gallery
Connecticut College art students are showcasing “The Heart of the Artist” with a new exhibit at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly.
02/14/2013 - College names 14 Winthrop Scholars
Fourteen Connecticut College seniors have been named Winthrop Scholars, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college.
02/12/2013 - Students document record snowfall
Student photographers Laura Cianciolo '16, Andrew Nathanson '13 and Bettina Weiss '15 document Winter Storm Nemo.
02/11/2013 - Storm Cancellation Information
Storm Cancellation Information
02/7/2013 - Professors weigh in on India’s treatment of women
In response to the brutal rape of a woman in New Delhi and the subsequent discussions of the realities Indian women face, two professors with ties to the country have published opinion pieces in a web journal, The Feminist Wire.
02/5/2013 - Princeton Review: Connecticut College is a ‘Best Value College’
The Princeton Review today named Connecticut College one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities for exemplary academics and commitment to financial aid.
01/31/2013 - Three honored with Dr. King Service Awards
Connecticut College has honored three members of its community with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards, given each year to those who exemplify and uphold the legacy of Dr. King's work.
01/29/2013 - President Higdon: Teachers must be trained for leadership
In an op-ed in the Hartford Courant, Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr. writes that colleges and universities need to do more to train teachers to be leaders in their classrooms, school districts and communities.
01/28/2013 - College volunteers read to local elementary students to honor Dr. King
In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., more than 50 student, faculty and staff volunteers from Connecticut College spent an hour reading to students at New London’s Winthrop Magnet Elementary School on Friday.
01/23/2013 - Professor with ties to North Dakota says it is not 'nut country'
North Dakotans never have been unthinking or uncompromising, and they don’t deserve to be perceived as such today, writes Catherine McNichol Stock, the Kohn Professor of History at Connecticut College, in a Jan. 19 op-ed in the Grand Forks Herald.
01/15/2013 - Gabelman is NESCAC Player of the Week
Forward Tara Gabelman ’14 has been named New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
01/11/2013 - Do we have too much stuff? Professor Graesch says yes
On a Thursday episode of “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” TVOntario’s flagship current affairs program, anthropology professor Anthony Graesch said, “The United States has just 3 percent of the world’s children, but we consume 40 percent of the world’s toys.”
01/10/2013 - Professor publishes New York Times op-ed about the shortcomings of emancipation policies
History professor Jim Downs, author of “Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction,” has published an op-ed in the New York Times about the shortcomings of emancipation policies.
01/7/2013 - New London arts programs receive $12,000 grants with funds raised by Connecticut College
Two New London-based youth arts organizations – Writers Block Ink and Hygienic Art Center’s Do the Write Thing – each celebrated the New Year by receiving $6,000 grants from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut. The $12,000 was raised by Connecticut College last fall.
01/4/2013 - Vadas sets men's basketball single-game scoring record with 43 points
Junior Matt Vadas scored 43 points in a lights-out performance against Westminster College Sunday to break a men’s basketball single-game scoring record that had stood for four decades.