Connecticut College News

04/17/2014 - Senior produces world-class calligraphy — in her spare time
When she needs a break from her busy schedule, Lu Shan Zhang '14 pulls out the brushes, ink and rice paper she brings to campus from China and begins the time-intensive task of painting hundreds of tiny characters onto a single sheet of paper.

04/17/2014 - Still in fashion, and in charge, at 85
Dorothy Roberts ’50, the charismatic matriarch of New York City’s Echo Design Group — the company her parents, Theresa and Edgar C. Hyman, founded 90 years ago — is still actively involved in the family business.

04/14/2014 - College community discusses arts and technology, global competence at Inauguration panels
Connecticut College recently hosted two academic panels that brought together faculty, alumni, and students to discuss issues in higher education.

04/14/2014 - Repeat! Women’s water polo wins second consecutive league championship
Another year, another conference title for the women’s water polo team. With a team stocked with young talent – and no seniors – it very well may be the making of a dynasty.

04/9/2014 - 68 named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
An eight-time All-American runner, an All-American swimmer and a men's basketball player graduating a year early with an economics degree are among the 68 Connecticut College student athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2014 Winter All-Academic Team.

04/7/2014 - Among an international delegation, a sense of intimacy at Inauguration
Among the 100 delegates, who represented 96 learned institutions and societies, were some very good friends of President Katherine Bergeron, colleagues who had known her at the start of her academic career and worked with her in various capacities since.

04/7/2014 - Connecticut College inaugurates Katherine Bergeron as its 11th president
Exactly 103 years after Connecticut College’s founding in 1911, the community celebrated a new stanza in the song of the College with the April 5 inauguration of Katherine Bergeron as its 11th president.

04/4/2014 - Rescued from Syria, scholar-in-residence has stories to tell
After a hasty departure from war-torn Syria, scholar-in-residence Ahmad Alachkar finds safe haven on campus, thanks to the leadership of trustee emerita Ann Werner Johnson '68 in establishing an endowment to host one imperiled scholar each year.

04/4/2014 - Oscar-winning alumnus teaches students the ins and outs of filmmaking
Cinematographers Sean Fine '96 and Andrea Nix Fine are in the midst of an intensive three-week residency on campus.

04/2/2014 - The Met exhibits Japanese art collection of Betsy Feinberg ’66
Just a $2 investment in the 1970s turned Betsy Feinberg's '66 collection of Japanese art, now on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum, into one of the premiere collections in the world.

03/31/2014 - From Cambodia to Long Island, students and faculty travel near and far for spring break
Students and faculty spent spring break studying, researching and volunteering in places both near and far. 

03/28/2014 - New London welcomes President Bergeron at downtown reception
Celebrating a mutually beneficial relationship as old as Connecticut College itself, more than 100 members of the New London and College communities gathered at the city’s Thames Club yesterday to meet and mingle with the College’s new president, Katherine Bergeron.

03/26/2014 - Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s rate the College a ‘best value’
What impressed Kiplinger's, Princeton Review and which other schools made the lists 

03/24/2014 - Gill wins NCAA championship in 100-yard backstroke
Senior swimmer Sam Gill won a national title at the 2014 NCAA Division III swimming and diving championships.

03/24/2014 - Inaugural C3 Summit will advance diversity to transform college campuses
More than 150 college and university administrators, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students from across the country will meet at Connecticut College to advance the academy’s progress in diversifying the professorate.

03/18/2014 - Maggie Jones ’85 recognized for commitment to conservation
Maggie Jones '85, executive director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC), will be honored with the College's Goodwin-Niering Center Alumni Environmental Achievement Award.

03/14/2014 - Sophomore challenges economic assertions of U.S. presidents
In one of a handful of sophisticated pieces she has written for Advisor Perspectives, a company that provides investment strategy insights to financial advisors and wealth managers who work with high-net worth clients, Marianne Brunet '16 challenges the notion that small businesses drive economic growth in America.

03/11/2014 - Another life for unwanted books
A new sustainability-minded program finds students eager to borrow these items discarded by the hundreds at the end of every school year

03/7/2014 - Men's hockey welcomes 10-year-old team member
The newest member of the men’s ice hockey team may be small, but his impact is huge.   

03/6/2014 - Top 10 coolest moments from the Arts and Tech Symposium
Artists, musicians, technology specialists and researchers from all over the world gathered at Connecticut College Feb. 27- March 1 to share new ideas and explore the endless possibilities of the fusion of art and technology. These are our top 10 favorite moments from the 14th biennial Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology symposium.

03/3/2014 - Professor honored as one of Top 25 Significant Queer Women
Jen Manion, history professor and director of the College's LGBTQ Center, was recently recognized by leading lesbian and feminist publication Velvetpark as one of the Top 25 Queer Women of 2013.

03/3/2014 - Students play a vital role in College’s decision-making process
At Connecticut College, students, faculty, staff and administrators are committed to a system of governance in which the perspectives of all groups are considered in the institution’s decision-making processes. It's a process that equips students with collaboration, team work and negotiation skills that translate well in the workplace.  

02/27/2014 - College receives nearly $2 million in grants and gifts
Since December 2013, the College has received grants that will expand science research, further integrate international education and enhance financial aid.

02/27/2014 - John Cohen ’83 is connecting the dots on terror plots
The College’s liberal arts education has served John Cohen ’83 well in his role with the Department of Homeland Security.

02/25/2014 - 13 awarded College's highest academic honor
Thirteen Connecticut College seniors have been named Winthrop Scholars, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college.

02/20/2014 - College partners with Koru to provide new immersive career development opportunities
Connecticut College, a leader among liberal arts colleges in preparing students for meaningful careers, today announced a new partnership that will give students another opportunity to develop career skills in a real-world environment.

02/19/2014 - Campus weighs in on possible changes to curriculum
What should the Connecticut College curriculum of the future look like? That was the topic of discussion during an entire week of town-hall-style meetings and other idea-sharing sessions held all over campus last week.

02/13/2014 - Rowing legend Anita DeFrantz ’74 leads U.S. delegation in Sochi
Olympic medalist Anita DeFrantz '74 is a member of the International Olympic Committee and the highest-ranked American official at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

02/13/2014 - Psychology department wins national award for commitment to service
For its commitment to service both on campus and off, the Department of Psychology at Connecticut College has been honored with the 2013 American Psychological Association's  (APA) Culture of Service Award.

02/13/2014 - 40 Under Forty: College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy honored with regional award
Darcie C. Folsom, Connecticut College’s director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy, was honored Jan. 10 with a Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Award.

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