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2020

08/12/2020 - Professor wins seed grant to research the biological impact of traumatic childhood experiences
Assistant Professor of Biology E. Carla Parker-Athill has won a $10,000 Seed Grant from the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network of the Social Science Research Council and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

08/11/2020 - Hockey’s Connor Rodericks ’20 named COSIDA Academic All-American
Rodericks becomes Conn's school-record third honoree this year

08/6/2020 - Chakena Sims Wins Ainslie Award
Chakena Sims ’16 has been fighting for voting rights since before she was old enough to vote.

07/29/2020 - 81 named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be in good standing on their team with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50.

07/29/2020 - Maddie Ford ’21 named CoSIDA Academic All-American as swim teams rack up academic honors
Leading a women’s swimming and diving program that finished the academic year with an impressive 3.91 team GPA, Maddie Ford ’21 has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Division III Women's At-Large Team.

07/28/2020 - Two Conn students awarded prestigious Gilman International Scholarship
Established in 2000 and named in honor of the late New York congressman Benjamin A. Gilman, the program is congressionally funded and administered through the U.S. State Department’s bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

07/28/2020 - The 2019 to 2020 Year in Review
As students prepare to return to Conn for the start of a new academic year, we look back at the top 10 stories of 2019-2020. Collectively, they document a year marked by jubilant new beginnings, an unprecedented move to remote learning amid a global pandemic and, ultimately, the resiliency, creativity and generosity that defines Camel Nation.

07/24/2020 - Debo P. Adegbile ’91 discusses the legacy of civil rights icon John Lewis
Joining Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman on his podcast Deep Background, Debo Adegbile ’91 spoke about the late congressman John Lewis and his lifetime of fighting for civil rights.

07/23/2020 - Cross Country’s Joseph Walewski ’23 sets out to run every street in his hometown
When Conn went fully remote in March, cross country runner Joseph Walewski ’23 realized he’d have to trade workouts with his team on campus for solo runs around his hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut. Worried that his well-worn high school routes would quickly become repetitive, Walewski devised a challenge for himself: run every single road in town.

07/22/2020 - Professor Marc Zimmer explores ‘The State of Science’ in timely new book
In the midst of a global pandemic and a climate change crisis, science is growing faster than ever before. In his newest book, The State of Science, Chemistry Professor Marc Zimmer explores the research and innovations leading to life-changing and world-altering discoveries, the scientists at the forefront of these breakthroughs and the increasing politicization of the field that threatens to hamper progress. 

07/17/2020 - Camel Summer Collaborations series kicks off with panel discussion among filmmakers
In the first installment of “Camel Summer Collaborations,” a new series of virtual discussions, students, faculty, staff and alumni came together to talk with current and former Conn students who work in film. 

07/15/2020 - Seven alumni join Conn’s Board of Trustees
Seven alumni have joined Connecticut College’s Board of Trustees, including a Young Alumni Trustee from the Class of 2020 and two former trustees with a combined service of 22 years. The new trustees began their service on July 1.

07/13/2020 - Summer Language Challenge: Conn community commits to studying 23 languages
For the next six weeks, 170 members of the Connecticut College community are participating in a Summer Language Challenge, working in teams to improve their language ability by setting individual goals, logging daily activities, sharing online resources and helping each other stay motivated. 

07/9/2020 - Statement by Connecticut College on recent guidance issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced pending regulation that would compromise the visa status for international students attending colleges that offered only online instruction in the fall. The guidance represents an incomprehensible reversal of the position established by ICE just a few months ago, and appears, to quote from a recently filed lawsuit, “as cruel as it is capricious.” Connecticut College opposes both the letter and the spirit of the proposed regulation.

07/8/2020 - Connecticut College and Hartford HealthCare Partner to Enhance Student Health Services and Sports Medicine
Connecticut College is proud to announce a new partnership with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) that will offer students access to high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services across the HHC system.

07/1/2020 - Chemistry professor Marc Zimmer believes new immigration restrictions put U.S. at a global disadvantage
Chemistry professor Marc Zimmer believes new immigration restrictions put U.S. at a global disadvantage

07/1/2020 - Conn offers summer career prep course for the first time through Hale Center
It never hurts to get a head start. That’s why for the first time, Connecticut College is offering a free summer career prep course for incoming students. 

06/26/2020 - Professor Vallye awarded prestigious residential fellowship
Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies Anna Vallye has been awarded a NOMIS Fellowship at eikones—Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland.

06/23/2020 - Professor Eric Fleury pens op-ed about police reform
In an op-ed published in the Hartford Courant, Assistant Professor of Government and International Relations Eric Fleury addresses the systemic links between America’s treatment of civilians overseas and the need for police reform at home.

06/23/2020 - The Storyline: Professor López-Anuarbe discusses the impact of COVID-19 on health, economic disparities
Associate Professor of Economics Mónika López-Anuarbe discussed how long-standing healthcare and economic disparities have exacerbated the COVID-19 pandemic for communities of color, and particularly the Hispanic community, on a recent episode of The Day newspaper’s “The Storyline” podcast.

06/17/2020 - Global Islamic Studies hosts Critical Conversations series
Global Islamic Studies faculty are hosting a summer-long series of conversations for Connecticut College students, staff and faculty focused on critical questions about race, religion and politics that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront in the U.S. and the world.

06/16/2020 - One Book One Region kicks off
For the fifth 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 2020 selection, Crazy Brave, a transcendent memoir by Joy Harjo.

06/16/2020 - Professor Zimmer publishes Hartford Courant op-ed comparing Coronavirus and climate change response
Scientists have long predicted a deadly global pandemic as inevitable. The same is true for climate change, yet there is a major departure between the two, writes Marc Zimmer, the Jean C. Tempel ’65 Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College, in a Hartford Courant opinion piece.

06/11/2020 - CC Magazine wins CASE Award
CC Magazine, Connecticut College’s flagship publication, has won a 2020 Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. This is the fourth international CASE award for CC Magazine in the last two years.

06/10/2020 - Conn announces plans to advance anti-racist education
In the midst of a powerful national movement calling for action to address systemic racism in America, Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron and the College’s senior administrative team wrote a letter to the College community, announcing a number of measures the College will be taking to ensure it fully lives up to its commitment to equity and inclusion.  

06/9/2020 - The Day asks History Professor David Canton: Is this a watershed moment?
As protests continue nationwide in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, New London’s The Day newspaper reached out to five local historians, including Associate Professor of History David Canton, to shed light on the moment in the context of U.S. history.

06/9/2020 - Connecticut College adopts ambitious emissions reduction target
Connecticut College has adopted an ambitious new goal to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

06/5/2020 - Summer Classes
Summer courses now open for registration.

06/4/2020 - Professor Assor named Judith Ammerman ’60 Director of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
Associate Professor of Art Nadav Assor has been named the next Judith Ammerman ’60 Director of the College’s Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. His term will begin on July 1, 2020.

06/3/2020 - PAUSE: Reflection and Solidarity
The Connecticut College community gathered remotely June 2 for “PAUSE: Reflection and Solidarity” to share readings, reflections and moments of silence for those killed by racial violence.

06/1/2020 - Students win prestigious national scholarships for language
 Three Conn students have recently received prestigious national awards and scholarships to study critical languages abroad.   

05/28/2020 - Coping with a pandemic
Visiting Professor of Psychology Nakia Hamlett discusses mental health in the time of quarantine.

05/26/2020 - Four awarded U.S. Fulbright and Fulbright Austria grants
Grace Berman ’18, Scott Brauer ’20 and Megan Feragne ’20 will receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to teach English and conduct research abroad for an academic year. Sophia Angele-Kuehn ’20 has been awarded a U.S. teaching assistantship in Austria, administered by Fulbright Austria.

05/25/2020 - Professor Marc Zimmer explains what the 1918 flu epidemic can teach us about COVID-19
In this Q&A, Marc Zimmer, the Jean C. Tempel ’65 Professor of Chemistry, explains what history can teach us about how to cope with pandemics. 

05/21/2020 - Professor Suttmann-Lea writes about mail-in voting in The Washington Post
Assistant professor of government, Mara Suttmann-Lea, has co-authored a piece in The Washington Post that explores the potential drawbacks of voting by mail ahead of this November’s national elections. 

05/21/2020 - Faculty-student research explores the archaeology of illegal dump sites
Associate Professor of Anthropology Anthony Graesch and his then-undergraduate student researchers Corbin Maynard ’17 and Avery Thomas ’16 use archaeology's unique set of investigatory methods and analytic lenses to the study of the present. 

05/18/2020 - Ann Monk ’21 is honored as Newman Civic Fellow
Ann Monk ’21, the founder and president of the Student Refugee Alliance at Connecticut College, has been awarded a 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship.

05/17/2020 - Connecticut College celebrates the Class of 2020
Connecticut College celebrated the 427 members of Class of 2020 with a special live event on Sunday, May 17, the day the seniors were originally scheduled to participate in their in-person Commencement. The College’s 102nd Commencement is now scheduled for Sunday, May 30, 2021.

05/17/2020 - Madeline Washburn Bank ’20 wins the 2020 Oakes and Louise Ames Prize
Madeline Washburn Bank, a dance and art history major and scholar in the Museum Studies Certificate program, was awarded the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for her honors thesis in the Department of Art History, “The Female Body, Myth, and Sexual Power: Women in Italian Renaissance Art.”

05/17/2020 - Christina Cruz ’20 wins the 2020 Anna Lord Strauss Medal
Christina Cruz ’20, a sociology and Latin American studies double major and scholar in the College’s Holleran Center for Community Action from Willimantic, Connecticut, has been awarded the 2020 Anna Lord Strauss Medal.  

05/15/2020 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2020
Meet some of the members of the Class of 2020 as they reflect on their Conn experiences, including remote learning during the pandemic, and prepare for the future.

05/8/2020 - Conn names faculty and staff award winners
President Katherine Bergeron and Dean of the Faculty Jeffrey Cole announced the winners of the annual Faculty Awards and the seventh annual Presidential Staff Awards.

05/7/2020 - Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20 selected as the student speaker for the Class of 2020 Commencement
When the Class of 2020 reconvenes for its official Commencement on May 30, 2021, Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20 will realize her lifelong dream of giving a speech at her own graduation. 

05/6/2020 - Faculty, students and staff get creative with remote teaching and learning
Professor of Art History Christopher Steiner was in the middle of teaching his “Current Issues in Museum Studies” course when the pandemic began. Overnight, the “current issues” facing museums changed.

05/4/2020 - Music is in the air
Watch the ConnChords Spring Concert performance.

05/4/2020 - Accessible as ever: The ARC is online and in business
When Conn temporarily transitioned to remote teaching and learning in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Academic Resource Center staff wasted no time adapting in order to fulfill their roles in a new environment, to the great relief of students.

04/30/2020 - Remdesivir becomes first drug to show clear-cut effect in treating COVID-19
Susan Guillet ’94 is director of clinical operations oncology at Gilead Sciences, Inc., the biotech that developed the drug remdesivir, the first drug to show a clear-cut effect in treating COVID-19.

04/30/2020 - Art in Lockdown
Art Professor Timothy McDowell, in his 40th year at Conn, and his students are mining inspiration from the pandemic-induced isolation.

04/29/2020 - Jamila Ezbidi ’19 awarded Gates Scholarship
Jamila Ezbidi ’19 has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge. Ezbidi is one of 77 scholars selected from 30 different countries who make up the Class of 2020.

04/24/2020 - Professor of Psychology Ann Devlin honored with prestigious career award
Ann Devlin has spent more than four decades discovering new ways to make the spaces in which patients and health care professionals interact more comfortable, welcoming and effective. Now, she’s being recognized for her body of work with the prestigious 2020 Career Award from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA).

04/23/2020 - Virtual Walk to End Homelessness raises more than $20,000
More than 400 people signed up to walk on April 19, including at least 88 from the Connecticut College community.

04/20/2020 - 13 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1928, Connecticut College has selected 13 seniors to be honored as Winthrop Scholars.

04/13/2020 - Conn alumni on the front lines of COVID-19
In his 23 years in emergency medicine, Dr. Donald Pasquarello ’86 has never seen anything like COVID-19.

04/13/2020 - For Conn, COVID-19 is now part of the curriculum
The New London newspaper The Day features two Connecticut College English professors in an article published today about colleges incorporating the pandemic into their classes.

04/10/2020 - Conn students work as EMTs, firefighters during COVID-19 pandemic
Hector Salazar ’20 didn’t head home to Chicago when the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the globe. A volunteer firefighter and EMT with a local fire department and ambulance service, he has important work to do.

04/6/2020 - Jocelyn Navarro ’19 awarded NSF Fellowship
The National Science Foundation has awarded Jocelyn Navarro ’19 a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. 

04/3/2020 - Conn donates masks, gloves, food, furniture and more to New London community partners
As COVID-19 began spreading in the United States and Connecticut College transitioned to distance learning, faculty and staff from across campus took stock of supplies and donated thousands of pairs of gloves, hundreds of masks, $1,000 worth of food and more to local organizations on the forefront of the pandemic.

04/3/2020 - A breath of fresh air
Conn's Arboretum opens for safe nature walks and relaxation.

04/3/2020 - Conn student awarded NOAA scholarship
Leah Kosovsky ’22 has been awarded an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) office of education announced.

03/31/2020 - Professor Stock to athletes: ‘There are many ways to be a hero’
For high school and college seniors, the cancellation of winter sports championships and entire spring seasons is “a particularly bitter pill. But it is also an opportunity,” Professor Catherine McNicol Stock writes in a Hartford Courant opinion piece.

03/25/2020 - When apathy is more deadly than the pandemic
Professor of History Jim Downs writes in The Atlantic about mistakes the government has made during past pandemics.  

03/25/2020 - Student Emergency Fund helps students in need during COVID-19 outbreak
The Emergency Fund has offered immediate support to help with travel, housing, lost wages from campus jobs and other unexpected hardships that have arisen from the pandemic.

03/25/2020 - Classes resume remotely
Earlier this month, President Katherine Bergeron announced that Conn would transition all classes to distance learning until at least April 30 to preserve the health and safety of the entire community and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

03/23/2020 - 66 named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic team
Sixty-six Connecticut College scholar-athletes have been named to the 2019-2020 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team. Conn’s All-Academic team includes three All-NESCAC swimmers, 20 members of the women’s indoor track and field team and seven members of the women’s basketball team, the highest among all NESCAC schools for basketball.

03/20/2020 - Conn admits impressive Class of 2024
Connecticut College has admitted a remarkable group of students to the Class of 2024, selected from the largest—and one of the most impressive—applicant pools in College history.

03/6/2020 - Harvard sociologist Anthony Jack speaks about improving economic inclusiveness at colleges
As a student at Amherst College, Anthony Jack experienced firsthand what it’s like to be a low-income student on a wealthy campus. Jack, an assistant professor of education at Harvard University, and author of the acclaimed book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, came to Connecticut College this week to meet with faculty, administrators and students and discuss ways to ensure all students have the same opportunities. 

03/3/2020 - Conn welcomes U.S. Department of State Global UGRAD-Pakistan exchange student
Connecticut College has a new international student on campus this spring, thanks to a partnership between The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement at Connecticut College and the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan.  

03/3/2020 - Men’s lax raises $30,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital
The Connecticut College men’s lacrosse program raised $30,000 for the Boston Children's Hospital through the Lacrosse for Life initiative over the weekend.

02/27/2020 - AGGIE screens at MoMA
The documentary film AGGIE, based on the extraordinary life of philanthropist, art collector and social justice advocate Agnes Gund ’60, made its New York City debut at the Museum of Modern Art’s prestigious documentary film festival Doc Fortnight on Feb. 18, 2020. 

02/26/2020 - The 1619 Project: Khalil Gibran Muhammad exposes the ‘long arc of racial criminalization’
America’s story of mass incarceration “begins in the hulls of slave ships,” Khalil Gibran Muhammad told Connecticut College students, faculty and staff Feb. 24.

02/24/2020 - Conn alum qualifies for the Olympics
US Sailing Team member Maggie Shea ’11 has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo this summer. Shea qualified after winning the bronze medal at the 49erFX World Championships in Geelong, Australia.  

02/18/2020 - Five earn All-NESCAC honors at women’s swimming conference championships
Five members of the women’s swim team were named to the All-NESCAC Team for standout performances at the Women’s Swimming and Diving NESCAC Championships at Middlebury College Feb. 13-16.

02/14/2020 - Polar Art
"Open Waters" is a multimedia, interactive art installation on display at SUNY Buffalo State College.

02/13/2020 - How to be antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi joins Conversations on Race
Bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi spoke about his latest work, How to Be an Antiracist.

02/10/2020 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2019-2020, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

02/5/2020 - Music 201: Volume 2
Last fall, 14 students dove deep into the creative wizardry and technical processes that collide to form song.

02/4/2020 - Professor Maria Rosa named a 2020 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Milne Assistant Professor of Biology Maria Rosa has been recognized as a 2020 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.

01/30/2020 - The Lady of the Forest: Professor Sufia Uddin awarded NEH fellowship
Professor of Religious Studies Sufia Uddin has been awarded a $60,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a website about Hindu and Muslim traditions and ceremonies venerating the saint Bonbibi in the Sundarban island region of Bangladesh and India.

01/29/2020 - Dreaming of Another World
Connecticut College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

01/27/2020 - Men’s Basketball celebrates 50 years
Five decades after the first Camel men took to the court, nearly two dozen men’s basketball alumni returned to campus to cheer on today’s Camels in a thrilling double overtime game against Trinity in Connecticut College’s Charles B. Luce Field House.

01/24/2020 - Sarah Reisman ’01 awarded the Cottrell Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery Award
Sarah Reisman ’01 was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Cottrell Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery (FRED) Award by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).

01/24/2020 - Fast Forward
Conn’s future entrepreneurs take first steps toward success.

01/23/2020 - Dance Magazine’s cover story profiles Raja Feather Kelly ’09
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Raja Feather Kelly ’09, who serves as the artistic director of the New Brooklyn Theatre and leads his dance company, The Feath3r Theory, is profiled in the cover story of the February 2020 issue of Dance Magazine.

01/21/2020 - Emigrant Empire: Professor Eileen Kane awarded NEH fellowship
Associate Professor of History Eileen Kane has been awarded a $60,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research and write a book on Jewish and Muslim emigration from Russia to the Middle East from the 1840s to the 1940s.

01/17/2020 - Connecticut College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy sign new Memorandum of Agreement
Connecticut College and the United States Coast Guard Academy signed a new Memorandum of Agreement that renews and reinvigorates a nearly 40-year partnership between the two institutions.

01/15/2020 - Junior Posse scholar wins Fund for Education Abroad scholarship
Hillary Tun ’21 has been awarded a Fund for Education Abroad scholarship to spend the spring semester studying in an intensive language program in Harbin, China.

01/14/2020 - Four Connecticut research projects get NEH funding
On Jan. 14, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced $30.9 million in grants to 188 humanities projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

01/14/2020 - Los Angeles Times profiles Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown ’94
Ethan Brown '94 went vegan but missed fast food. So he started a revolution.

01/8/2020 - Conn leads the way at conference of college presidents
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron and Jonathan McBride ’92 dispelled some common myths about the liberal arts in a wide-ranging discussion during the Council of Independent Colleges’s annual Presidents Institute in Marco Island, Florida.

01/6/2020 - Women’s ice hockey looks to extend 7-game win streak
Camille Phelan ’23 registered her first career hat trick and Erin Dillon ’21 factored into four goals as the Connecticut College women's ice hockey team defeated Salem State in a 9-0 rout on Saturday afternoon at Dayton Arena.

07/18/2019 - Found in Translation: Conn College Steps Up
Prof. Julia Kushigian's editorial in the New London Day, January 5, 2020

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