Connecticut College News
05/19/2013 - Howard Gordon tells Class of 2013: ‘Work hard and be nice’
In his keynote speech at Connecticut College's 95th Commencement on May 19, Emmy-winning television writer and producer Howard Gordon told the often hilarious tale of his own success and left the 443 members of the Class of 2013 with advice as profound as it is simple: Work hard and be nice.
05/16/2013 - Eight students nominated for Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for outstanding honors study
Eight students have been nominated for the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize, given each year at Commencement to a graduating senior who has completed the year's most outstanding honors study.
05/15/2013 - Taking back a lost neighborhood: Two students win grant to launch a youth peace project in Chicago
Two Posse students, David Rojas ’14 and Liam Lawson ’14, have been awarded a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to launch a youth peace project for teens from one of Chicago's worst neighborhoods.
05/13/2013 - Six awarded Fulbright fellowships
Six Connecticut College seniors and recent alumni have been selected to receive U.S. Fulbright Student Program grants to live, conduct research and teach abroad for an academic year.
05/13/2013 - Four win College’s highest faculty honors
The institution’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 10 ceremony to professors Joan C. Chrisler, Anthony P. Graesch, Denise Pelletier and Lawrence Vogel.
05/10/2013 - Science Center at New London Hall earns LEED Gold certification
Connecticut College’s new Science Center at New London Hall, which opened on the first day of classes in late August, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation’s pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
05/7/2013 - LeDuc repeats as New England Division III Champion in 5,000 meters
Junior All-American Mike LeDuc posted a time of 14:30.03 to win the New England Division III Track and Field Championship in the 5,000 meters for the second consecutive year.
05/3/2013 - Students participate in New England Intercollegiate Band Festival
Bassoonist Avery Yurman ’13 and alto saxophonist Emily Verschoor-Kirss ’15 recently traveled to Gordon College to participate in the annual New England Intercollegiate Band Festival at Gordon College.
05/1/2013 - Victor Arcelus named dean of student life at Connecticut College
Victor J. Arcelus will join Connecticut College in July as the new dean of student life.
04/30/2013 - Arts Programming Director scouts talent in Pakistan for U.S. cultural exchange
Arts Programming Director Robert Richter '82, the man behind the popular onStage at Connecticut College performing artist series, recently spent two weeks in Pakistan scouting talent for a new U.S. cultural exchange program.
04/23/2013 - Kovic is College’s fourth Goldwater winner in five years
Junior Yumi Kovic has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a one-year scholarship of up to $7,500 for outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in science, mathematics or engineering.
04/23/2013 - Team rides 11-match win streak into CWPA Eastern Championship
The women’s water polo team won its first league championship with a commanding victory at home over three-time defending champion Grove City College last weekend.
04/18/2013 - Research with nomadic street kids is basis for Myers Research Fellowship winner’s honors thesis
Senior Liz de Lise, the inaugural recipient of Connecticut College’s Myers Research Fellowship, recounts her experience working with Portland's nomadic street kids.
04/15/2013 - Senior wins full scholarship to graduate school
Ricardo Kabila ’13, a double major in physics and math with a minor in economics, has been awarded a full scholarship to graduate school through ExxonMobil’s (Esso) Angolan Scholars Program.
04/8/2013 - Connecticut College turns 102
Connecticut College celebrated its 102nd birthday on Friday, April 5, with Founders Day celebrations tied to another important date in the College’s history: the 25th anniversary of Emeritus Professor of English William Meredith’s Pulitzer Prize.
04/4/2013 - From tarantulas in Belize to tutoring in South Africa: Not your typical spring break
Connecticut College students, faculty and staff scattered across the globe to take full advantage of the College’s two-week spring break in March.
04/1/2013 - Student-athletes rack up winter sports accolades
Three student athletes earn All-America honors.
03/29/2013 - From struggling teenager to confident student: Aspiring filmmaker John Dargan '14 proves life is art
With the help of a supportive commuity and inspirational faculty and staff, aspiring filmmaker John Dargan '14 has grown from struggling teenager to confident student.
03/18/2013 - College named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll
Connecticut College has been named to the President's 2013 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of extraordinary community learning and volunteer efforts by the College and its students. This is the fifth time Connecticut College has been included on the list since it was first published in 2006.
03/15/2013 - New partnership broadens access, diversity at the College
Connecticut College has launched a new initiative to attract qualified transfer students from selected community colleges.
03/15/2013 - Two freshmen pen novels
While they have just begun their college careers, two Connecticut College freshmen are already novelists. Cory Scarola '16 is the author of “Dust,” a self-published science fiction novel, while Natalie Calhoun ’16 has penned three 50,000-word novels – each written in just one month.
03/14/2013 - College partners with New London middle school to launch extended learning time program
Four afternoons a week, students from New London’s Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School head to the Connecticut College campus for homework guidance, reading and writing instruction and a whole lot of fun.
03/13/2013 - Dean of Admission shares advice on what to ask – and what not to ask – on the campus tour
In a new piece published today on the popular New York Times education blog, The Choice, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Martha Merrill ’84 shares her tips for what to ask – and what not to ask – on the campus tour.
03/11/2013 - Senior presents marine biology research at national conference
Biological sciences major Catherine Alves recently had a chance to share with other scientists what she has learned about tiny plankton with the potential to wreak havoc on the San Francisco Estuary.
03/8/2013 - Winter storm information
Due to inclement weather, administrative offices are closed today, Friday, March 8.
03/7/2013 - Juniors head to Haiti on spring break humanitarian trip
Juniors Shannon Brady and Kelsey Row will spend 10 days this month teaching first aid and public health to Haitian students and their teachers.
03/6/2013 - Alumni talk with students about global justice careers
Three young alumni activists spoke to students last week at the second event in the “Striving for Global Justice” campus series.
03/4/2013 - Professor wins grant for faculty-student tree research
The National Science Foundation has awarded Rachel Spicer, assistant professor of botany, a three-year, $395,064 grant for research that addresses fundamental questions about how trees grow. The work has practical applications for biofuel development and forest generation.
03/1/2013 - Women’s hockey to play in NESCAC semifinal Saturday
In a historic season on the ice, the Connecticut College women's hockey team has advanced to the semifinal round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship for just the second time.
02/27/2013 - Truman finalist plans to ‘incite a creative education revolution’
Gabrielle Arenge ’14 has big dreams and lofty goals, and now, as a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, she is one step closer to making it all a reality.