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10/18/2019 - Think.Do.Lead. features renowned fashion designer Peter Som ’93
In the latest episode of her podcast, Think.Do.Lead., President Katherine Bergeron sits down with renowned fashion designer Peter Som ’93 in his New York City home.

10/17/2019 - Professor awarded NIH grant to address antibiotic resistance
Associate Professor of Chemistry Tanya Schneider has been awarded $326,801 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance.

10/14/2019 - #CCFallWeekend 2019
More than 1,500 alumni, family members and friends returned to Connecticut College from October 11-13 for Fall Weekend 2019. Read our recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through our Fall Weekend video, slideshow and social media.

10/10/2019 - Academic Resource Center receives $10 million gift
$10 million gift by anonymous donors heralds an exciting next phase for the ARC.

10/8/2019 - Students present their summer science research at poster symposium
On Oct. 5, 42 summer research students participated in the annual poster symposium that represents the culmination of the Summer Science program, an intensive collaboration between a small cohort of students and 20 faculty from across the science and math departments.

10/8/2019 - Conn hosts MMUF Northeast Regional Conference
Connecticut College hosted the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program’s Northeast Regional Conference, “Decolonizing Academia,” Oct. 4-5.

10/8/2019 - Conn celebrates Campus Sustainability Week
Connecticut College is ‘putting the liberal arts into climate action’ with a weeklong series of events to kickoff  Campus Sustainability Month, an international celebration of sustainability in higher education.

10/3/2019 - Agnes Gund ’60 endows The Agnes Gund ’60 Dialogue Project at Connecticut College with $1 million gift
Philanthropist, arts leader, and social justice advocate Agnes Gund ’60 has designated a gift of $1 million to endow The Agnes Gund ’60 Dialogue Project at Connecticut College. The purpose of the Gund Dialogue Project is to build a generation of leaders capable of respecting and expressing a broad range of divergent ideas and opinions.

09/27/2019 - Ahmed AboHamad ’21 wins Harvard Stem Cell Institute internship award
Ahmed AboHamad ’21 was awarded the 2019 Nada Anzak Award for his work as a summer intern at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.

09/24/2019 - U.S. News highlights Conn's excellence in career preparation, innovation and undergraduate teaching
U.S. News & World Report highlights Connecticut College’s innovative career and professional development program in a Sept. 9 article, “How Colleges Help Students Gear Up for Jobs.”

09/18/2019 - One Book One Region brings graphic novelist Jarrett Krosoczka to campus
Krosoczka presented to a packed audience of faculty, staff, students and community members at the annual One Book One Region event at Connecticut College Sept. 17.

09/17/2019 - Professor awarded NIH grant to create an avatar for HIV care
Associate Professor of Computer Science S. James Lee has been awarded $325,295 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health to develop an avatar-based mobile phone application to promote HIV care among HIV-positive African American men.

09/13/2019 - Rosanne Cash to present President’s Distinguished Lecture
Acclaimed singer-songwriter and author Rosanne Cash will present the fifth annual President’s Distinguished Lecture at Connecticut College on April 21.

09/10/2019 - Conn opens Hale Center for Career Development
Connecticut College’s nationally recognized four-year career program has a new home at the heart of campus.

09/10/2019 - Maureen ‘Mo’ White named Director of Athletics
President Katherine Bergeron and Dean of Students Victor Arcelus announced today that Maureen “Mo” White has been named the next Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education at Connecticut College.

09/6/2019 - President Katherine Bergeron speaks at U.S. Student Success Forum
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron was a guest speaker at the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Success Forum, held Sept. 4-5 in New York City.

09/4/2019 - Boston Globe highlights CamelTours app
When travel writers from the Boston Globe took New London’s Wall to Wall walking tour of downtown murals recently, their experience was enhanced by an innovative mobile app created by Connecticut College students and faculty.

08/27/2019 - Academic year opens with 105th Convocation
Keynote speaker Virginia Anderson, associate professor of theater, told members of the Class of 2023 to stick their necks out and take action on the issues that are most important to them.

08/26/2019 - Summer internships
This summer, Conn students of all class years traveled across the country and around the world for Connecticut College-funded internships, exploring careers ranging from environmental policy to fine arts.

08/22/2019 - Connecticut College welcomes the Class of 2023
Admitted from the largest applicant pool in the College’s history, the 517 members of the Class of 2023 and 15 transfer students are an impressive group.

08/20/2019 - Science Leaders Program receives 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award
Science Leaders has been recognized as a 2019 Inspiring Program in STEM by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. 

08/19/2019 - New Faculty
Connecticut College welcomes 11 new tenure-track faculty members. 

08/15/2019 - Professor awarded NIH grant for research on the neuroscience of distraction
Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Moher has been awarded $357,061 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research collaboration with Brown University on the neuroscience of distraction.

08/13/2019 - Expanding minds through filmmaking
Department of Film Studies Chair Ross Morin ’05 wins international teaching award

08/1/2019 - The Caretaker
Jenny Marchick ’99 ensures projects like Spider-Verse and the Hotel Transylvania films have commercial success.

07/30/2019 - Six spring athletic teams earn academic accolades
Six spring athletic teams—women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s water polo—have earned all-academic recognition from their sports’ respective organizations.

07/25/2019 - Immersed in Science
Conduct student-faculty research at Conn's Summer Science Research Institute.   

07/23/2019 - Conn Partners with Watson Foundation
Recognizing Conn’s excellence in global education and the strength of our personalized curriculum, the Watson Foundation has reestablished an important partnership with Connecticut College, making Conn students now eligible to apply for The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.

07/18/2019 - Professors awarded NEH summer research stipends
Jim Downs, professor of history and director of Conn’s American Studies Program, and Luis González, professor of Hispanic studies and director of Conn’s Latin American Studies Program, have each been awarded a $6,000 summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research to further their ongoing book projects.

07/17/2019 - Team Advising
A deep bench of advisers helps you find your way at Conn.  

07/16/2019 - On the Other Side of the World
First student exchange between Ashesi University and Conn

07/11/2019 - Grassroots Baseball
Jeff Idelson ’86 wants to bring baseball to the world. After more than three decades working for major league baseball in some capacity, he’s uniquely positioned to make that happen.

07/9/2019 - New arboretum director named
Connecticut College has named Miles Schwartz Sax as the new Charles and Sarah P. Becker ’27 Arboretum Director, effective Aug. 1, 2019.

07/3/2019 - Base Jump: Inside the virtual world of Esther Li ’19
Esther Li ’19 was nervous as she presented her business plan to venture capitalists and answered their seemingly endless questions. And she had every reason to be—this was no class project.

06/28/2019 - The Atlantic publishes essay by Professor Jim Downs
Jim Downs, professor of history and director of Connecticut College’s American studies program, argues in a new essay in The Atlantic that networks of activists transformed the Stonewall uprising of 1969 from an isolated event into a turning point in the gay liberation movement, and traces the origins of that activism to an unlikely place: a bookstore.

06/26/2019 - Into The Wild
Explore the New England wilderness through Conn’s Outdoor Adventures Program. 

06/25/2019 - 52 named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic team
An All-American water polo player, 12 members of the women’s track and field team, and one senior who completed a sweep of all three NESCAC honors were among the 52 Connecticut College scholar-athletes to be named to the 2019 NESCAC Spring All-Academic team.

06/21/2019 - Swim captain Olivia Haskell named Google Cloud Academic All-American
Swimming standout Olivia Haskell ’19 has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Women's At-Large Team.

06/18/2019 - One Book One Region kicks off
For the fourth consecutive year, Connecticut College is partnering with One Book One Region of Eastern Connecticut to bring community members and the College community together to discuss the 2019 selection, Jarrett Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo.

06/12/2019 - Pathways and Centers: An Innovative Approach to Integrative Education
Integrative Pathways, a cornerstone of Connections, help prepare students for a meaningful life after Conn.

06/11/2019 - Raja Feather Kelly ’09 featured in The New York Times
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly ’09, known for his imaginative dance-theater excavations of pop and queer culture, has been featured in The New York Times.

06/11/2019 - Water Polo's Stephania Lopez '21 earns All-America honors
Women's water polo captain Stephania Lopez '21 has been named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division III All-America Second Team for the second consecutive season.

06/7/2019 - Conn students attend Posse Town Hall
Alyss Humphrey ’22 and Daniel Varela ’22 participated in a PossePlus Summit Town Hall to discuss the “State of the Union” at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas on June 7.

06/6/2019 - Professor awarded Ford Foundation Fellowship
Professor of Education Sandy Grande has been awarded a 2019 Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship.

06/4/2019 - #CCReunion 2019
More than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to Connecticut College from May 31 to June 2 for Reunion 2019. Read our recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through social media.

05/30/2019 - Conn alumna to appear on PBS series
Arien Mack ’51, a psychology professor at The New School for Social Research, will be featured on “Academics in the Crosshairs,” an upcoming episode of The Open Mind, a PBS weekly series.

05/30/2019 - The Momentum Equation
Do slam dunks change the course of a basketball game?

05/23/2019 - Reuben Burk named head men’s soccer coach
Reuben Burk, who has served as an assistant coach for the Connecticut College men’s soccer team since February of 2018, has been promoted to head coach.  

05/22/2019 - The Day publishes story about Music 201
Music seminar results in compilation CD of student work.

05/19/2019 - Commencement 2019
Class of 2019 told 'enjoy your uniqueness'

05/16/2019 - College names inaugural director of the Camel Athletics Network
Director of Athletics Fran Shields will become the inaugural Director of the Camel Athletics Network and Athletic Director Emeritus at the end of the summer.

05/15/2019 - Think.Do.Lead. heads to New York for special discussion with Professor and Author Blanche Boyd
President Katherine Bergeron recently recorded a lively talk with Roman and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence Blanche Boyd at the University Club of New York for her podcast, Think.Do.Lead.

05/10/2019 - Staff honored with Presidential Recognition Awards
President Katherine Bergeron acknowledged members of the Connecticut College staff for their valuable contributions at the sixth annual Presidential Staff Recognition Breakfast and Awards Ceremony May 10.

05/6/2019 - Conn alumnus plays at New Orleans Jazz Fest
Alex Owen ’12 and his band The Messy Cookers Jazz Band performed at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

05/6/2019 - Beyond Meat valued at nearly $3.8 billion
Beyond Meat Inc., the company created by Ethan Brown ’94 in 2009, raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to grow its line of plant-based meats with shares rocketing in their public debut, wrote Ciara Linnane of MarketWatch.

05/3/2019 - Professor Afshan Jafar published in The New York Times
The New York Times has published an op-ed by Associate Professor of Sociology Afshan Jafar titled “The Thin Line Between Surgery and Mutilation.”

05/2/2019 - Five honored with College’s highest faculty awards
Connecticut College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 1 ceremony honoring professors who displayed excellence in research, teaching, creativity and leadership. 

04/26/2019 - Celebrated author and Harvard scholar Jill Lepore delivers President’s Distinguished Lecture
Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, delivered the fourth annual President’s Distinguished Lecture to a crowd of faculty, staff, students and community members at Connecticut College on April 25.

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.

04/25/2019 - Music 201
Conn President Katherine Bergeron teaches Music 201, a songwriting class exploring the expressive dimension of song.  

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 - Essay on Bina Nepram, Conn’s Resident Scholar and Activist in Exile, by Fiona Hull '21
This article originally appeared in The College Voice by Fiona Hull.

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.

05/16/2018 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2019
Meet some of the members of the class as they reflect on their Conn experiences and prepare for the future.

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