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2019

04/25/2019 - Bina Nepram: Conn’s Resident Scholar and Activist in Exile
This article originally appeared in The College Voice by Fiona Hull.

04/25/2019 - Four alumni inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Four exemplary former student-athletes, including two All-American swimmers, a top-ranked tennis star and a goal-scoring hockey defender, were recently inducted into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame.

04/24/2019 - Path (and Pavilion) to Peace
Lan-Huong Nguyen ’19 won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to create a three-mile hiking and walking trail and construct a wooden pavilion on one of the oldest continuously occupied Native American reservations in the United States.

04/16/2019 - Six awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Five Connecticut College seniors and one recent alumnus have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to teach English and conduct research abroad for an academic year.

04/15/2019 - Perpetual Motion
The New York Times published a series of dance photos from its archive that show “ordinary people: slow dancing, doing the Twist, moshing in the pit and moving mid-mambo.” Also included in these images are photos of choreographers and professional dancers, two of which were taken at Connecticut College, a testament to Conn’s commitment to the arts.

04/15/2019 - Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium
The Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium was established in 1989 to create a positive, living memorial to Daniel Klagsbrun, a 1986 graduate of Connecticut College. This year's symposium included a Conversation with author of “Bastard out of Carolina,” Dorothy Allison and editor of “Christopher Street,” Michael Denneny.

04/15/2019 - Celebrating William Meredith
Connecticut College honored the legacy of William Meredith on April 12 with readings and reflections from Meredith’s former colleagues, friends and former students, as well as by alumni writers.

04/11/2019 - History in the Headlines
Professor of History Jim Downs moderated a discussion on voting rights with former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The New York Times covered the discussion.

04/10/2019 - Sophomore wins fellowship to explore underground music in Korea
Music is the universal language of mankind, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, and Emily Cowan ’21 wants to be fluent.

04/9/2019 - Historic fundraising challenge on College's 108th birthday
Connecticut College completed the largest fundraising challenge in its history on Founders Day, April 5, the same day it celebrated 108 years of academic excellence.  

04/3/2019 - Conn admits an exceptionally talented Class of 2023
Connecticut College has admitted an exceptional group of students to the Class of 2023, selected from the largest—and one of the most diverse—applicant pools in College history.

04/3/2019 - The Boston Globe's 'Bold Types' features Andrew Dreyfus ’80
Bold Types, a video series produced by The Boston Globe which focuses on leaders within Boston’s business community, features Andrew Dreyfus ’80, chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

04/1/2019 - Ideas ‘In Transit’ at TEDxConnecticutCollege
The annual TEDxConnecticutCollege conference, organized entirely by students, took place March 2 in Evans Hall and featured 10 talks by students, faculty, staff and guest speakers. The theme of this year’s conference was “In Transit,” with topics relating to ideas of change, movement and transitions.

03/28/2019 - Connecticut College graduate featured in global scholars publication
This month, Ricardo Kabila ’13 was recognized by the Davis United World College Scholars Program and profiled in their annual report for the important work he has done in Angola and around the world.

03/25/2019 - Five swimmers earn All-America honors at NCAA Championships
The Connecticut College women’s swim team broke four school records and turned in All America performances in two relays and one individual event, finishing 15th at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.

03/21/2019 - Four awarded Critical Language Scholarships from U.S. State Department
Four Connecticut College students are gearing up for a summer of intensive language study and cultural immersion abroad. Each of the students has received a Critical Language Scholarship from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad for up to 10 weeks in an intensive language program.

03/19/2019 - Alumna wins Connecticut Bar Association’s 2019 Ladder Award
The Connecticut Bar Association is honoring retired Connecticut Superior Court judge Lynda Batter Munro ’76 P’08 with the 2019 Ladder Award.

03/14/2019 - Professor Abigail Van Slyck awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholar award
Dayton Professor of Art History Abigail Van Slyck has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award at the University of York, in York, England.

03/12/2019 - Waiting Is the Hardest Part
Egil Dennerline ’97 wasn’t sure if he’d ever speak again, much less sing.

03/8/2019 - Prison Math
Professor Christopher Hammond teaches precalculus at the York Correctional Institution.

03/7/2019 - Nifemi Olugbemiga ’20 honored as Newman Civic Fellow
Nifemi Olugbemiga ’20, a psychology and Africana studies double major and Posse scholar from Chicago, Illinois, has been named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based, non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

03/5/2019 - Professor Blanche Boyd named a finalist for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award
Blanche Boyd is one of five finalists for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction.

03/4/2019 - Human development professor is honored for Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, Michelle Dunlap was honored by Sankofa Education and Leadership Inc., a Connecticut-based nonprofit that works to provide opportunities for young people in marginalized and underserved communities.  

03/1/2019 - 12 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
The designation of Winthrop Scholar is the highest academic honor bestowed by the College.

02/28/2019 - King Kong
Khadija Tariyan ’11 pulls the strings for a new $35 million Broadway musical

02/27/2019 - Innovative from the start
Students in the Social Innovators program are agents of change

02/26/2019 - Sophomore breaks two school records at NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships
Jared Nussbaum ’21 broke two Connecticut College distance swimming records and earned All-NESCAC honors at the NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 24.

02/19/2019 - Breaking down barriers attracts more students to Conn
Applicants for Connecticut College’s Class of 2023 have responded in great numbers to the College’s removal of barriers that may have once prevented them from even applying.

02/18/2019 - Olivia Haskell ’19 wins 100-yard freestyle at NESCAC Championships
Senior swimmer Olivia Haskell won the 100-yard freestyle and was part of a school record-breaking relay team as the Connecticut College women's swimming and diving team finished fifth at the NESCAC Championships on Feb. 17.

02/15/2019 - President Emeritus Oakes Ames dies at 87
Ames served as the College’s president from 1974 to 1988.

02/12/2019 - Runaway Train
Musical fosters discussions about mental health and sexual maltreatment

02/8/2019 - Renowned biologists to give Commencement address
Renowned developmental biologists Martin Chalfie, a 2008 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Tulle Hazelrigg will deliver a joint keynote address at Connecticut College’s 101st Commencement on May 19.

02/6/2019 - Green Dot Week raises awareness
Connecticut College is celebrating its annual "Green Dot Week," a series of events and activities dedicated to raising awareness about the College's violence prevention program

02/4/2019 - Conn joins American Talent Initiative
Connecticut College has been invited to join the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of educational leaders with a mission to expand access and opportunity to high-achieving, low-income students from across the U.S. ATI has a vision of enrolling and graduating 50,000 such students from top colleges and universities by the year 2025.

02/1/2019 - College celebrates MLK Day
The Civil Rights Movement is—and always has been—about so much more than just a dream, keynote speaker Jason Jordan told those gathered for “Out of the Shadows: Recognizing the Communities that Paved the Way for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

01/31/2019 - Connecticut College adds a second Posse
Connecticut College will welcome a new group of Posse students from New York City in the fall of 2020, expanding a partnership with The Posse Foundation that has brought Posse scholars from Chicago to the Conn campus for a decade.

01/25/2019 - 45 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC All-Academic Team
An All-American, an Academic All-American, and 15 members of the women’s soccer team are among the 45 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team. 

01/25/2019 - Traveling with Dr. King
“Traveling with Dr. King” is a video from the Wondros production company that is edited by Jaime Arze ’88, featuring recollections from some of those closest to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The project was part of an historic retreat in January 2019 with King’s key advisers, hosted by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, in partnership with the Gandhi King Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice.

01/24/2019 - It’s all business
Over the winter break, 16 students returned to campus early to participate in Fast Forward: Everything is a Business, a five-day career preparation program.

01/22/2019 - Professor David Dorfman ’81 named 2019 United States Artists Fellow
The fellowship, for which winners must be nominated by peers or experts in their field, recognizes the accomplishments of artists with a $50,000 award to spend however they choose.

01/17/2019 - Trustee Emerita Linda Lear ’62 honors former professor Richard Lowitt with endowed fellowship
Connecticut College received a generous gift of $120,000 from Trustee Emerita Linda Lear ’62, establishing an endowed student research and travel fellowship in honor of former Connecticut College history professor Richard Lowitt, who passed away in June 2018 at age 96.

01/14/2019 - Legal trailblazer Patricia M. Wald ’48 dies at 90
Patricia McGowan Wald ’48, who was the first woman to serve as chief judge of the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., and who later served on the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, died Jan. 12 at the age of 90.

01/11/2019 - The ARC
The Academic Resource Center is developing new initiatives to help students hone their career-related skills.

01/10/2019 - Think.Do.Lead features humanitarian, author and activist Binalakshmi Nepram
In the newest episode of her podcast, Think.Do.Lead, President Katherine Bergeron sits down with award-winning humanitarian, author and activist Binalakshmi Nepram.

01/8/2019 - Raja Feather Kelly ’09 receives prestigious dance residency
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly ’09 has been chosen as the 2019-2020 Randjelovic/ Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist by the New York Live Arts organization.

01/8/2019 - Pathways
Integrative Pathways, a cornerstone of Connections, help prepare students for a meaningful life after Conn.

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