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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE November 2013

Announcements

Register for holiday parties, see who’s coming

Here are the details on this year’s Alumni Association holiday parties and events in Washington, Boston and New York. Parents, students and friends are welcome. Click here for the entire Alumni Association calendar of events.

Washington, D.C.
When: 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 5
Where: Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Register View attendance list

Boston
When: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11
Where: Algonquin Club of Boston, 217 Commonwealth Ave.
Register View attendance list

New York
When: 6:30-8 p.m., Dec. 12
Where: The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave.
Register View attendance list

Evening at the Boston Pops
When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5
Where: Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.
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New York City Ballet, George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker"
When: 2 p.m. Dec. 7 (Luncheon reception at noon)
Where: David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza
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Nominations open for Athletic Hall of Fame

Anyone can nominate a Connecticut College alumnus/a athlete to the Athletic Hall of Fame. View the Eligibility guidelines and bylaws and nomination form.  

In March the Hall will induct its 2014 class, consisting of Kate Kovenock ’05 (swimming and diving), Michael Moccia ’89 (ice hockey), Tom Burke ’81 (lacrosse, soccer, squash) and  Caroline Twomey Gilbert ’86 (field hockey, lacrosse). For more information, contact Fran Shields at 860-439-2570 or fjshi@conncoll.edu.

Activist to offer critical assessment of the LGBT movement

On Monday, Dec. 9, the College’s LGBTQ Resource Center will present a talk by LGBT activist Urvashi Vaid titled “Real Progress, Real Problems:  A Critical Look at the LGBT Movement.” Vaid has been a leader in the LGBT movement for 30 years and is currently director of the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School. The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Ernst Common Room of the Blaustein Humanities Center.

Also at the event, the LGBTQ center will thank President Higdon for his leadership and initiatives over the past seven years to make the College a more inclusive place for LGBTQ students. Students will also premiere their video for the “You Can Play Project" promoting acceptance of LGBTQ athletes on College athletic teams. For more information, contact the LGBTQ center at lgbtq@conncoll.edu.

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