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2018

11/14/2018 - Marcucci and Murphy earn NESCAC Player and Coach of the Year honors
Five members of the Connecticut College’s men’s soccer team were honored with All-NESCAC accolades, including goalkeeper AJ Marcucci ’21, who was named NESCAC Player of the Year, and head coach Kenny Murphy, who was honored as NESCAC Coach of the Year.

11/6/2018 - Conn hires assistant director of athletics
A seasoned athletics administrator, Maureen "Mo" White, has joined Connecticut College as assistant director of athletics for business operations.

11/5/2018 - Men’s soccer qualifies for NCAA Tournament
The nationally-ranked Connecticut College men's soccer team will play host to an opening weekend of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in the College’s history.

11/2/2018 - President Bergeron quoted in The New Yorker
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron is quoted by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross in his piece, “The Velvet Revolution of Claude Debussy.”

10/26/2018 - Flyways not Highways
Benjamin O. Sperry ’79 talks to Kay Carlson ’88 about the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.

10/26/2018 - Read the new issue of CC Magazine
The Fall 2018 issue of CC Magazine is now online. 

10/26/2018 - Men's Soccer heads to NESCAC Championship Tournament
Connecticut College will be among eight schools competing in the NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship Tournament beginning this weekend.

10/19/2018 - The Quest
One student's animating question led her down the Entrepreneurship Pathway to a smartphone app connecting Conn to New London. 

10/17/2018 - Conscious Inclusion: Dr. Mae Jemison Highlights the Complexity of Science, Race and Power
Throughout Dr. Mae Jemison’s journey to become the first woman of color to go into space, there were instructors who didn’t believe in her.

10/15/2018 - Connecticut College receives $806,000 grant for Global Islamic Studies
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has renewed its support for the College’s ambitious Global Islamic Studies program, pledging to fund new opportunities for students and faculty over the next four years.

10/9/2018 - Visiting scholar wins prestigious humanitarian award
Binalakshmi “Bina” Nepram has been honored with the 2018 Anna Politkovskaya Award for her ceaseless efforts as a human rights activist and author and for her leadership addressing disarmament issues in her home country of India.

10/8/2018 - Summer science researchers present at symposium
The College’s summer science research program culminated with a poster symposium on campus Oct. 5.

10/1/2018 - #CCFallWeekend 2018
More than 1,500 alumni, family members and friends returned to Connecticut College from September 28-30 for Fall Weekend 2018. Read our recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through our Fall Weekend video, slide show and social media.

09/27/2018 - ‘An illusion of permanence’
‘Exit West’ author Mohsin Hamid makes the case for migration at One Book One Region

09/26/2018 - Amiansu Khanal ’20 works to end menstrual exile in rural Nepal
With a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant, Khanal spent the summer in Jumla and Palpa, Nepal, working to end chhaupadi, the practice of banishing girls and women to huts and cattle sheds during their periods.

09/20/2018 - Dining Services featured on Channel 3 Eyewitness News
Channel 3 Eyewitness News highlighted Connecticut College’s innovative, self-operating Dining Services during a Better Connecticut segment Sept. 17.

09/18/2018 - Architectural Design students take on New London challenge
New London City Planner Sybil Tetteh had a challenge for the students in Professor Bill Pollack’s Architectural Design II course: Design a building that could revitalize Hodges Square, a mixed residential and commercial area where I-95 cuts the city in half.

09/14/2018 - Students work to eliminate plastic straws from campus
They may be small, but plastic straws are a big problem.

09/12/2018 - Professor Yibing Huang named curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection
A member of the Connecticut College faculty since 2000, Huang’s research and teaching focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese literature, art and culture.

09/12/2018 - Connecticut College’s Lending Library Recognized by AASHE
The Connecticut College Lending Library was recently highlighted for its effort to address the issue of textbook affordability.

09/7/2018 - Connecticut College joins the New University in Exile Consortium
To help protect the growing number of scholars and academics around the world whose lives and livelihoods are at risk, Connecticut College is joining with nearly a dozen other colleges and universities as founding members of the New University in Exile Consortium.

09/6/2018 - Professor directs Sundance Institute Theatre Lab play
Associate Professor of Theater Ken Prestininzi directed “Sanctuary City” at the second annual Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, which took place in Morocco this past summer.  

09/5/2018 - SAMHSA grant supports student wellbeing and mental health
A new grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will help fund student wellbeing and mental health efforts at Connecticut College over the course of the next three years.

08/28/2018 - Academic year opens with 104th Convocation
For the Connecticut College Class of 2022, the next four years will provide new doorways into a world of imagination, community and knowledge.

08/24/2018 - Connecticut College welcomes the Class of 2022
Admitted from the largest applicant pool in the College’s history, the 516 members of the Class of 2022 and 29 transfer students are an impressive group.

08/22/2018 - New Faculty
Connecticut College welcomes six new tenure-track professors this fall who bring a breadth of expertise in their respective fields, which include dance, English, philosophy, economics, government and statistics.

08/16/2018 - Summer internships
This summer, 338 Connecticut College student traveled across the country and around the world for College-funded internships, exploring careers ranging from environmental policy to fine arts to medicine.

08/2/2018 - Science in the Trenches
Conn students spend the summer conducting student-faculty research.

07/25/2018 - Jackie Smith named head women’s basketball coach
Jackie Smith, who most recently served as an assistant coach at George Washington University, has been named the new head women’s basketball coach at Connecticut College.

07/24/2018 - Arboretum’s azalea collection receives national accreditation
The American Public Gardens Association has recognized The Connecticut College Arboretum’s North American Native Deciduous Azalea Collection as a Nationally Accredited Plant Collection.

07/18/2018 - Pathways
The Aspen Institute recognizes Connections as a fresh way to blend the liberal arts and business.

07/11/2018 - Human Development professor honored by prominent African American organization
The National Council of Negro Women honored Connecticut College Professor Michelle Dunlap with the prestigious Eunice McLean Waller Award for her outstanding contributions to the community.    

07/3/2018 - Student-choreographed dance featured in 2018 National College Dance Festival
A dance piece choreographed by Rachael Lieblein-Jurbala ’19 was featured on one of dance’s biggest stages.  

06/29/2018 - 9 faculty promoted, 7 earn tenure
At its most recent meeting, the Connecticut College Board of Trustees approved two faculty promotions to full professor and seven promotions to associate professor with tenure effective July 1.

06/27/2018 - Women’s Sailing places 14th at Nationals
The No. 15 ranked Connecticut College women’s sailing team finished 14th at the 2018 Sperry College Sailing Women’s National Championship, hosted by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

06/26/2018 - Fiber Artist
Linda Martin ’75 creates colorful quilted portraits out of bits of fabric.

06/22/2018 - 44 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
America’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society has 44 new members from Connecticut College’s Class of 2018.

06/18/2018 - Meet your maker
Winemaker Conor Quilty ’15 is enjoying his dream job.

06/18/2018 - Conn’s Class of 2022 breaks records
The Connecticut College Class of 2022 will make a big impression when they arrive on campus in August, and not just because they’re the largest incoming class in a decade.

06/14/2018 - CC Magazine wins three CASE awards
CC Magazine, Connecticut College’s flagship publication, has won three 2018 Circle of Excellence awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

06/12/2018 - Professor David Dorfman '81 leads dance workshop for at-risk youth in El Salvador
Mixing hip-hop with other urban and traditional styles of dance, 50 at-risk youths in El Salvador pushed back against gang violence and raised the spirits of their community with a public performance this May. 

06/11/2018 - Shelley Taylor ’68 elected to exclusive American Philosophical Society
Taylor, who has built a distinguished career in psychology as a professor, researcher and prolific author, was elected as one of the APS’s newest members in April.

06/11/2018 - Life as a Goldfish
Richard Fay MA’68 is a world-renowned expert on fish hearing.

06/7/2018 - The Ancient World
Firing high-tech lasers, Thomas Garrison ’00 uncovers earthly secrets hidden beneath the Guatemalan rainforest.

06/4/2018 - Connecticut College honored by Aspen Institute for innovative curriculum
The Aspen Institute has recognized Connecticut College as a prime example of how the liberal arts and business education can be integrated in a way that addresses the practical, moral and ethical dilemmas business leaders are facing in the modern economy.

06/4/2018 - #CCReunion 2018
More than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to Connecticut College from June 1-3 for Reunion 2018. Read our recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through social media.

06/1/2018 - Economics professor awarded $215,272 federal research grant
Assistant Professor of Economics Wei Zhang will serve as principal investigator on a research project that is being funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a federal agency that operates within the USDA.

05/25/2018 - Alumna awarded $20,000 for chemistry research
Prapti Kafle ’16 has been awarded an International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for her groundbreaking research in chemistry. The fellowship, which recognizes scholars for exceptional academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to women and girls, was given to Kafle in part for her tireless work inspiring young Nepali girls to explore careers in chemistry and engineering.

05/20/2018 - Commencement 2018
Journalist Jazmine Hughes ’12 would love to be a very serious person, she told the 424 members of Connecticut College’s Class of 2018—“someone who could share words today that would be imprinted on your skin for ages, archived in your brain for access in times when you need strength.” But that’s just not her style.

05/16/2018 - Two awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Two Connecticut College seniors have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research and teach English abroad for an academic year.

05/11/2018 - Presidential Staff Awards
Five College staff members received awards at Connecticut College’s fifth annual Presidential Staff Recognition Awards, on May 11, 2018.

05/9/2018 - Journalist Jazmine Hughes ’12 to give the keynote address at Conn’s 100th Commencement
Jazmine Hughes '12, associate editor for The New York Times Magazine, will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 100th Commencement on May 20.

05/7/2018 - Historian Martha Joynt Kumar ’63 honored by journalists in Washington
On April 28, Kumar was recognized by the White House Correspondents’ Association with the prestigious President’s Award for her contributions as an indispensable resource to journalists in Washington, D.C.

05/4/2018 - Scenes from Eclipse
Nearly 150 students participated in the multicultural dance show “Eclipse” on April 28, continuing a 43-year-old Connecticut College tradition.

05/3/2018 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2018
Meet some of the members of the class as they reflect on their Conn experiences and prepare for the future.

05/3/2018 - Professors honored with College’s highest faculty awards
President Katherine Bergeron announces new President’s Award for Creative Innovation

05/3/2018 - Pathways
Integrative Pathways, a cornerstone of Connections, help prepare students for a meaningful life after Conn.

04/27/2018 - Walk to End Homelessness raises $35,000
The annual event benefits the New London Homeless Hospitality Center. 

04/26/2018 - Global Scholars Fund
Connecticut College has announced the creation of a new fund that will expand access for students to study and intern abroad.

04/23/2018 - Sailor, basketball star and women’s soccer team inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Amanda Clark ’05, Dwayne Stallings ’99 and the 1998 women’s soccer team were recently inducted into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame.

04/20/2018 - Environmental engineering program launched with the Class of 2022
Connecticut College, one of the first colleges in the country to offer a major in environmental studies, has partnered with Worcester Polytechnic Institute to offer a new dual-degree program in environmental engineering.

04/17/2018 - The Day highlights senior’s community project
An article in The Day newspaper highlighted Emma Race’s bilingual storytelling project, which will culminate in two “Immigration Story Slams.” 

04/13/2018 - Laptops to fight inequality
The Student Technology Resource Fund provides computers and other technology for students with financial need.

04/12/2018 - Connecticut College announces $20 million for the arts
Conn receives $20 million to create a new center for performance and creative research

04/12/2018 - Blanche Boyd pens new novel
The third and final installment of a trilogy brings a surprising and satisfying conclusion to a decades-long story.

04/10/2018 - The Day features Career Informed Learning
The Day, New London's newspaper of record, today featured Career Informed Learning, Connecticut College's innovative initiative that is energizing students, faculty and alumni across the campus.

04/9/2018 - Jeffrey Cole named dean of the faculty
Jeffrey Cole, associate dean of the faculty and professor of anthropology, has been named dean of the faculty at Connecticut College, effective July 1.

04/6/2018 - Founders Day dedication
As part of this year’s Founders Day celebration, students, faculty and alumni gathered to formally dedicate the new Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement, and to recognize the rich history of international and global education at Connecticut College.

04/6/2018 - The Social Network
Members of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees, President Katherine Bergeron, and student-athletes both past and present gathered at New York City’s Yale Club to participate in the first-ever Camel Athletics Club Career Networking Day.

04/2/2018 - Conn recognized for its dedication to sustainability
Connecticut College received a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education.

03/30/2018 - #ConnSaidYes
Conn admits a strong group of Camels to the Class of 2022

03/28/2018 - Killers of the Flower Moon
New York Times bestselling author David Grann ’89 took to the podium in Connecticut College’s Evans Hall March 27 to tell the story of “one of the most sinister and chilling crimes in American history.”

03/26/2018 - From the Guggenheim to Conn
You don’t always have to go to a world-famous museum to see a great art exhibition. 

03/15/2018 - Flexible Minds
A new project-based learning approach to education brings real-life work challenges into the classroom.

03/9/2018 - A Spring Awakening
Conn's productions of "Carousel" and "Spring Awakening" turning heads

03/7/2018 - Conn receives record applications
Connecticut College received a record number of applications from students interested in joining the Class of 2022.

03/2/2018 - Conn students add their voices to national gun safety movement
In the midst of growing calls to address the devastation of gun violence in America, Lola Pierson '20 helped lead an effort to organize a campus rally on March 1 to advocate for stricter gun laws and school safety measures.

02/28/2018 - Intersections
Nearly 100 innovators from an eclectic mix of disciplines recently participated in Intersections: the 16th Biennial Ammerman Arts and Technology Symposium presented by Connecticut College.

02/26/2018 - DeFred G. Folts III elected chair of Connecticut College Board of Trustees
DeFred (Fritz) G. Folts III, a 1982 Connecticut College graduate and co-founder, managing partner and chief investment strategist at 3EDGE Asset Management in Boston, has been elected to serve as chair of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018. 

02/26/2018 - Women’s hockey wins at home to advance to NESCAC semifinals
No. 2-seeded men’s team falls to No. 7 Williams

02/23/2018 - Connecticut College receives $7 million gift—one of the largest in its history
Chair of Connecticut College's Board of Trustees Pamela D. Zilly '75 has given a $7 million gift to the College, President Katherine Bergeron announced at the 1911 Society Leadership Reception, held Feb. 22 at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City.

02/22/2018 - The Glow
Bioluminescence is expanding the boundaries of science.

02/20/2018 - 14 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
The designation of Winthrop Scholar is the highest academic honor bestowed by the College.

02/20/2018 - Children’s Program wins grants for Family Literacy Initiative
The Connecticut College Children’s Program has received three grants totaling $6,400 in support of its Family Literacy Initiative for preschool students.

02/19/2018 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2017-2018, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

02/12/2018 - Human rights scholar begins yearlong fellowship at Connecticut College
Binalakshmi Nepram was attending a friend’s wedding one afternoon last March in northeast India, when she received an alarming text message from her mother. Paramilitary forces had entered her parents’ house, demanding Nepram’s whereabouts, but offering neither a warrant nor any explanation.

01/31/2018 - Globally Minded
Advancing dialogue and justice across disciplines, boundaries and borders.

01/31/2018 - College honors Dr. King’s legacy
Professor of Human Development Michelle Dunlap was the keynote speaker at Connecticut College’s 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Anniversary event Jan. 29.

01/30/2018 - Conference empowers emerging student leaders
Nearly 50 students participated in the College's inaugural Emerging Leaders Conference at The Garde Arts Center Saturday. 

01/29/2018 - Student garners grant for local food pantry
In her first-ever grant-writing effort, Sarah Harris '18 garnered a $5,000 donation for the New London Area Food Coalition, which operates the New London Area Food Pantry. 

01/24/2018 - Fast Forward to a career
Students and alumni engage in week-long career development program.

01/22/2018 - Chakena Sims ’16 speaks at Women’s March Chicago
Sims, a voting rights organizer with Chicago Votes, was part of an impressive lineup of speakers for the 2018 march, which was held in conjunction with other women’s marches across the country.

01/10/2018 - Ban the Box
What happens when job applications don’t include the question, "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

01/3/2018 - The New York Times Magazine features emeritus professor Barkley Hendricks in ‘The Lives They Lived’
The late Barkley Hendricks, a prolific painter and professor emeritus of studio art at Connecticut College, is profiled in the 2017 edition of The New York Times Magazine’s annual “The Lives They Lived” feature, which remembers some of the prominent “artists, innovators and thinkers we lost in the past year.”

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