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06/19/2009

August: Osage County goes on tour
The acclaimed Broadway play, winner of five Tony awards and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, begins a 21-day national tour in Denver on July 24. The cast features Estelle Parsons '49 as Violet Weston. View the schedule.

Connecticut College makes its case
Connecticut Magazine, June 2009: In this article, in which colleges in Connecticut "make a case for themselves" in a tough economy, Connecticut College is highlighted as "one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges."

Students learn at the beach
The Day, June 9: Tracee Reiser, director of OVCS and associate dean for community learning, is quoted in this article about 41 students who attended "A Beach Experience," an environmental education program.

Murphy takes over as head soccer coach
The Day, June 9: Kenny Murphy, an assistant coach at Brown University, is named the new men's soccer coach at Connecticut College. Fran Shields, athletic director, is quoted as saying that Ken is the right man to carry the legacy of Bill Lessig forward. Telegram & Gazette (MA), Akron Beacon Journal (OH), Winston Salem Journal (NC) and Norwich Bulletin also reported this story.

Prof. Howes quoted in NYT blog
New York Times, June 8: Candace Howes, the Barbara Hogate Ferrin '43 Associate Professor of Economics, has prepared a detailed analysis of the probable impact of proposed wage cuts to home-care service workers in California. This "Economix" blog entry quotes from the report and links to Howes' profile on the Connecticut College Web site.

Connecticut College honors senior athletes
The Day, June 6: Connecticut College hands out its senior athlete awards for the 2008-09 school season.

East Asian studies aids high school program
The Lyme Times, June 6: There is a growing interest in Chinese language at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, and administrators at the school have stayed in touch with the East Asian Studies department at Connecticut College as it attempts to expand its offerings.

Radio Station: 'SATs optional at Connecticut College'
WBAL-AM 1090 (CBS) (MD), June 5: This radio broadcast mentions that Connecticut College is among those schools who have gone test optional.

Job applicants turn out in droves
The Day, June 5: An article about companies and organizations hiring during the current recession quotes Amy Martin, manager of media relations, who says that a national search for an assistant director for multicultural programming yielded about 100 applicants in the first week.

OVCS gets $3K
The Day, June 2: Connecticut College's Office of Volunteers for Community Service is awarded $3,000 to support a reading tutorial program for New London third-graders.

Prof. Harper in online video
The Day, June 2: An article and video about Rebecca Baehr, a senior at Lyme-Old Lyme High School who is interested in pursuing a career as a flutist, features Adjunct Professor Patricia Harper, who took Baehr on as a student while she was still in middle school.

Prof. Adele Myers and company performs
New Haven Register, May 24: Adele Myers and Dancers, a dance company owned by Adele Myers, visiting assistant professor of dance, will collaborate with MacArthur Dance Project to perform "One Night Only," an evening of contemporary dance in New Haven.
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Alumna artist featured in Texas newspaper
Midland Reporter-Telegram (TX), May 24: This feature article about Marian Bingham '63 and her paintings and prints of horses mentions that while at Connecticut College, she received the Art Department Prize.
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When movies cost a quarter
Keene Sentinel (NH), May 23: In this column about the good old days, the author says the best part about being an usher at the Capitol Theater on Bank Street (when tickets cost 25 cents) was ushering the "pretty faces" from Connecticut College to their seats.

Prof. Pessin and wife featured on Oprah Radio
Oprah Radio, May 20: Philosophy Professor Andrew Pessin talks to Gayle King on Oprah Radio about making philosophy fun and accessible, why Mensa isn't a good place to meet women and how he met his wife online.
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Connecticut College Commencement covered
The Day, May 18: Connecticut College's 91st commencement ceremony is covered, featuring several photographs of the graduates. WTNH-TV Channel 8 (ABC) also mentions the commencement.

New York Times blog quotes Dean of Admission
New York Times blog, May 18: In an article warning seniors to keep up their grades even after admitted and enrolled at their choice institution, Martha Merrill, dean of admission and financial aid, is quoted as saying her office sends out warning letters to students whose grades are slipping and has had to make the "painful" decision to rescind enrollment in certain instances.
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Prof. Rose and Grenoble '09 team up in op-ed
The Day, May 16: Alexander Grenoble '09 and William Rose, professor of government, discuss the Pakistani government's military offensive against the Taliban insurgency. They call it a "losing formula" that follows a similar approach that failed in Colombia.

900 cyclists to come to Connecticut College
Turn to 10 (RI), May 14: June 27, 900 cyclists will ride from Narragansett, R.I. to Connecticut College and back to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Botany prof. suggests smaller lawns
Warwick Beacon (RI), May 14: According to the National Gardening Association, there are more than 25 million acres of lawn spread across the country, enough to cover the state of Virginia. The Beacon suggests that "non-lawn forces are growing," and mentions Smaller American Lawns Today, a movement started by William A. Niering, professor of botany emeritus.

 

 

 

 

 

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Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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