'Jewel on the Thames'
Just a few days after a tropical storm delayed their arrival, Connecticut College's newest students - 509 members of the Class of 2015 and 30 transfer students -- arrived Sept. 1 to balloons, banners and busy excitement.
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At a welcome assembly, Martha Merrill '84, dean of admission and financial aid, said the newest Camels include a national curling champion, an origami artist, a glockenspiel player, a nationally ranked squash player, a roller coaster enthusiast, a military artifact collector, a competitive Pokemon player and a former world Irish step dance champion.
With Connecticut College in the midst of its Centennial celebration, Merrill compared the Class of 2015 with the College's first class, which matriculated in 1915. This year's class hails from 29 states and 16 countries, including Afghanistan, China, France, Finland, Colombia, Latvia, Malaysia Tunisia and Thailand, she said, while the College's original class of 163 was made up almost entirely of Connecticut students (with one pioneering woman who traveled all the way from Texas).
More about Arrival Day and new students.
The College also welcomed seven new tenure and tenure-track faculty as well as several visiting professors. Read more.