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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE March 2013

Announcements

Founders Day is April 5

April 5 is Connecticut College’s 102nd birthday! Be part of the Founders Day tradition. Come to campus, or celebrate by getting together with alumni in your own city or town.

This year, Founders Day coincides with the 25th anniversary of the awarding of the Pulitzer Prize to William Meredith, the late emeritus professor of English. The Founders Day event is in Shain Library, the center of campus intellectual life, and celebrates the life of the mind, the history of great teaching and the promise of all students. It begins at 2:30 p.m., with a focus on William Meredith, followed by a celebratory tea/birthday party. Join us!

Register for Reunion 2013

Come back to campus May 31-June 2 to revisit and rediscover what you love about Connecticut College. Register now and visithttp://reunion.conncoll.edu to see which of your classmates are coming back, view the schedule of events and find everything you need to plan your weekend. Looking for contact info for classmates? Check the alumni directory.

Students Seek Alumni for Eclipse 2013

The students planning this year’s Eclipse show are looking for alumni to take part. Eclipse, which started in 1975, celebrates and acknowledges all races and ethnicities with an annual artistic performance. The show is a managed entirely by students. This year’s program is Saturday, April 27, and the theme is the Apollo Theater. To get involved, contact Breanne Timura ’12 atbreanne.timura@conncoll.edu.

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

For details on these and other events, go to www.conncoll.edu/alumni.

Tuesday, April 16: Meet-the-Faculty Reception in Hillsborough, NC

Join the North Carolina CC community for a cocktail reception at the home of Estella Johnson ’75 and Sekazi Mtingwa; presentation by Ronald J.O. Flores, associate professor of sociology.

Thursday, April 18: Meet-the-Faculty Reception in Morristown, NJ

Join us at the Morris County Golf Club for a cocktail reception and presentation by Stuart Vyse, the Cummings Professor of Psychology. (The reception is rescheduled due to snow from an earlier date.)

Tuesday, April 23: NYC Distinguished Alumni Event
Save the date and join us at our next Distinguished Alumni Event featuring Dana Curran Mortenson ’97, co-founder and executive director of World Savvy. Watch your email for details. 

Throughout April: Camels Care Day of Service

Camels in cities across the country will come together for a day of service. Whether it’s volunteering in a soup kitchen, cleaning a local park or participating in a Habitat for Humanity project, the day offers a meaningful way for alumni and families to work together and have an impact in their own communities. Projects are already forming in Boston, New York City, D.C. and San Francisco. Watch your email for details. To organize a project in your area, please contact Erin Morrissey aterin.morrissey@conncoll.edu.

In the News

  • Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Martha Merrill ’84 was featured March 13 on the popular New York Times education blog, The Choice, offering her tips for what to ask - and what not to ask - on the campus tour. Read the article.
  • Debo Adegbile ’91, an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in February to defend the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The case has been widely covered. Read the National Constitution Center’s profile of Adegbile and the arguments.
  • Edward Burger ’85 has been named president of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. A math professor at Williams College, Burger brings years of nationally-recognized educational innovation and leadership to the presidency. Read the announcement.