12/20/2022 - Wishing you a joyous and light-filled 2023
Kate Rushin, Professor of English and Poet in Residence at Connecticut College, reads her poem "This Time of Year" to celebrate the 2022 Holiday Season and the upcoming New Year.
12/19/2022 - December in Pictures
As the fall semester draws to a close, we look back at some images from campus from the month of December.
12/15/2022 - Acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Rush to give sixth President’s Distinguished Lecture
Acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore and The Quickening: On Motherhood and Antarctica in the Twenty First Century, will be the speaker at the sixth annual President’s Distinguished Lecture Series event at Connecticut College in April.
12/9/2022 - Communications leader Sally Susman ’84 to give keynote address at Commencement
Sally Susman ’84, executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer at Pfizer and author of Breaking Through: Communicating to Open Minds, Move Hearts, and Change the World, will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 105th Commencement on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
12/1/2022 - World AIDS Day: AIDS Memorial Quilt on display
The AIDS Memorial Quilt exhibition is free and open to the public 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in Tansill Theater, Hillyer Hall, through Sunday, Dec. 4.
11/28/2022 - Athey Center wins AIA Connecticut Design Award
Connecticut College’s transformation of Palmer Auditorium into the new Athey Center for Performance and Research has been honored with a Merit Award for design from AIA Connecticut in the commercial, industrial, educational and multi-family residential design category.
11/21/2022 - Carter and Love earn All-America honors at NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships
Matt Carter ’23 and Jeffrey Love ’23 finished in the top 40 at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships Saturday, earning All-America accolades and leading the team to place 24th overall.
11/18/2022 - Camels to race at NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships
The Connecticut College Men’s Cross Country team will compete in the 2022 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships Nov. 19 in East Lansing, Mich. Two members of the Women’s Cross Country team will also race after qualifying individually.
11/17/2022 - Arts and tech collide at CONTACT: The Ammerman Center Symposium
Thought-provoking, visually stunning and fully immersive works challenging the limit of art and technology were on display across the Connecticut College campus during CONTACT: The 17th Ammerman Center Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology Nov. 10-12.
11/16/2022 - Joseph Walewski ’23 wins ‘Best Student Poster’ at Aquatic Models of Human Disease Conference
At his very first professional scientific conference, Joseph Walewski ’23 made quite an impression.
11/15/2022 - Ecology on the Thames
Two Conn professors create the first 3D printed, biodegradable aquatic habitats in a quest to save the world's coral reefs.
11/9/2022 - The Ammerman Center presents CONTACT: The 17th Symposium on Arts and Technology Nov. 10-12
The Ammerman Center’s 2022 Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology, now in its 36th year, will take place at Connecticut College Nov. 10-12. The Symposium aims to create an inclusive forum for multidisciplinary dialogue at the intersection of arts, technology, and contemporary culture in a variety of formats.
11/4/2022 - ‘Everything is connected’
At the All-College Symposium, 240 seniors presented the results of their transformative academic experiences.
10/31/2022 - Professor Maria Cruz-Saco joins The Day’s board of directors
Maria Cruz-Saco, the Joanne Toor Cummings ’50 Professor of Economics at Connecticut College, has joined The Day Publishing Co.’s eight-person board of directors.
10/31/2022 - The All-College Symposium
240 seniors will present at the culminating Connections conference Nov. 3.
10/21/2022 - 'Jewel on the Thames'
Conn celebrates the revitalization of its spectacular waterfront.
10/20/2022 - Laila Bera ’23 awarded prestigious PPIA graduate scholarship
Laila Bera ’23 is not only a first-generation college student, but the first in her family to travel outside of her home country of South Africa. Now, she’s celebrating another first: Bera has been awarded a full scholarship and yearly stipend by the Public Policy and International Affairs Program to complete a two-year master’s degree program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College School of Public Policy and Management.
10/19/2022 - CC Magazine wins CASE Best of District Award for cover design
CC Magazine, Connecticut College’s flagship publication, has won a Best of District I Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in the design category for “mRNA,” the cover of the Winter 2021 issue.
10/11/2022 - Conn joins with local nonprofits to launch Center for Housing Equity and Opportunities in Eastern CT
In response to a growing need for affordable housing in the New London region, Connecticut College is partnering with the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and several other colleges and nonprofit organizations to launch the Center for Housing Equity and Opportunities in Eastern CT.
10/11/2022 - The Boston Billionaire
Forbes profiles entrepreneur and philanthropist Rob Hale ’88, Conn’s largest benefactor
10/6/2022 - Washington Post publishes voter education analysis by Professor Suttmann-Lea
Conn study shows first evidence of election officials’ use of social media shaping voter behavior
10/6/2022 - Fall Weekend 2022
Over 1,000 parents, family members, alumni and friends gathered on campus Sept. 30-Oct 2nd for the first full, in-person Fall Weekend celebration since 2019. See our recap of a weekend filled with warmth and good times as told through video, photos and social media.
09/30/2022 - Riding for home
Josh Nagy ’26 bikes across the country with his father to raise awareness for those facing housing insecurity
09/23/2022 - ‘One Book One Region’ brings disability rights activist Judith Heumann to Conn
Heumann’s memoir, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, was the 2022 selection for One Book One Region
09/20/2022 - One Book One Region: Conn to host author and disability rights activist Judith Heumann
Author and disability rights activist Judith Heumann will discuss her memoir, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Athey Center for Performance and Research at Palmer Auditorium.
09/16/2022 - Alexander Vindman ties Trump’s 2019 impeachment to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calls the war Putin’s ‘most critical mistake’
After a standing ovation welcomed him to the stage in Connecticut College’s Athey Center for Performance and Research at Palmer Auditorium on Thursday, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman (ret.) wasted no time addressing the pivotal role he played in former president Donald Trump’s first impeachment.
09/7/2022 - Conn to host Alexander Vindman, former NSC expert on Ukraine
Lecture sponsored by Sound Lab Foundation, Friends of the Connecticut College Library
09/6/2022 - Conn welcomes 14 new faculty
Connecticut College has welcomed 14 new tenure-track professors who bring a breadth of expertise in their respective fields.
08/30/2022 - ‘The choice is yours:’ Academic year opens with 108th Convocation
The community we share is defined by the choices we make, Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion Rodmon King told the students, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees gathered on Tempel Green for the 108th Convocation ceremony on Aug. 29.
08/26/2022 - Conn appoints new members to Board of Trustees
Six alumni have joined Connecticut College’s Board of Trustees, including a Young Alumni Trustee from the Class of 2022.
08/19/2022 - Conn opens first downtown student residence in beautifully restored historic Manwaring Building
To a drum roll and applause from more than 100 onlookers in downtown New London, Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron snipped a ceremonial ribbon Thursday to open the city’s newly restored historic Manwaring Building, which will now serve as the College’s first downtown residence for students.
08/19/2022 - Conn welcomes record-breaking Class of 2026
The newest class is the largest in Conn’s history
08/10/2022 - Camels Ranked Tops in the Nation
Following last season’s unforgettable run that culminated in the 2021 NCAA Division III championship title, the Connecticut College men's soccer team has been named No. 1 in the nation in the United Soccer Coaches 2022 preseason poll.
07/29/2022 - Franceine Welcome ’19 awarded Gilliam Fellowship
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) awarded Franceine Welcome ’19 with a Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. Welcome, who graduated from Conn with a degree in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, will receive $53,000 per year for three years of dissertation research.
07/28/2022 - History professor Kris Klein Hernández awarded Duke Fellowship
Duke University awarded Conn’s Kris Klein Hernández, assistant professor of history, a Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement (SITPA) fellowship.
07/21/2022 - Crafting Democratic Futures
Participating in “Voices Across Generations: Race and New London,” a multimedia storytelling show about race, inspired 17-year-old Saniyyah Lawson to make New London a better place before she departs for college.
07/21/2022 - Biology Professor Mays Imad awarded grant to explore more holistic approaches to equity and social justice in STEM education
Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Imad Mays Imad has been awarded a $55,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to explore more critical and holistic ways to address the effects of the systematic exclusion of Black, Hispanic and Indigenous students from STEM education.
07/7/2022 - Conn students participate in international Arabic debating championship
A team of four Conn students—Iyad Ait Hou ’22, Sbidag Demerjian ’23, Abubakr El Sobky ’23, and Maged Hassan ’25—competed against nearly 600 students from 90 colleges and universities around the world in QatarDebate’s sixth annual International Universities Debating Championship in Istanbul, Turkiye, in June.
07/6/2022 - Two awarded prestigious Gilman International Scholarship
Wade Anthony ’24 and Crystal Hernandez ’23 have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to support a semester of study abroad this fall.
07/1/2022 - Day Baez ’25 honored as a 2022 Newman Civic Fellow
Day Baez ’25, a Posse scholar from New York City, New York, has been named a 2022 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education.
06/29/2022 - The Witness Stones Poets
At the Florence Griswold Museum’s Juneteenth celebration, Conn Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence Kate Rushin read “Fishing for Shad,” a poem she wrote about the story of Jack Howard, who was born enslaved in Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1795 and was willed to another person at the age of 14.
06/28/2022 - CISLA in Spain
One aim of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts is to give Connecticut College students the skills to succeed in a globalized world.
06/22/2022 - 139 named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
A two-time All-American sprinter, 30 members of the women’s outdoor track and field team, and five all-conference honorees are among the 139 Connecticut College student-athletes named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2022 Spring All-Academic Team.
06/15/2022 - Urban agriculture
The Connecticut College Arboretum wins $19,800 grant to partner with FRESH New London, a community farm and food justice organization, to promote urban agriculture.
06/14/2022 - Nine awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Eight Connecticut College seniors and one recent alumna have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to teach English and conduct research abroad for an academic year.
06/12/2022 - Renowned entrepreneur and founding president of Ghana’s Ashesi University gives Commencement address
An entrepreneur and educator, Patrick Awuah is a visionary leader who created Ashesi University College in 2002 with the mission of educating a new generation of ethica and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. A graduate of Swarthmore College with bachelor’s degrees in engineering and economics, he worked for a decade as an engineer at Microsoft before returning to school for an M.B.A and eventually to his native Ghana to launch his enterprise in higher education.
06/12/2022 - Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20 selected as the student speaker for the Class of 2020 Commencement
A Posse Scholar from Chicago, Illinois, Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20 graduated with a bachelor's degree in English and was a scholar in both the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, all while earning her teaching certificate in secondary education.
06/12/2022 - Conn celebrates Class of 2020 with historic, long-awaited Commencement
Speaking at her college graduation had been a lifelong dream for Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20, a first-generation college student and the daughter of two Mexican immigrants. She was thrilled to learn she’d been selected to address her classmates at Connecticut College’s 102nd Commencement in May of 2020, and she couldn’t wait to share a poem she’d written to honor the sacrifices and support of her parents. Then COVID-19 spread around the world.
06/9/2022 - #CCReunion 2022
Reunion 2022 was exceptionally joyful. Our first in-person Reunion Weekend since 2019 took place under beautiful blue skies and was filled with fun, friendship and fabulous food. Close to 700 alumni, family and friends gathered to catch up with one another and enjoy the campus in full bloom.
Relive great memories, and for those not in attendance, experience some of the wonderful moments from a spectacular weekend with photos and a social media recap.
06/9/2022 - Projects for Peace
Olivia Loo ’24 awarded $10,000 to address anti-Asian racism through children’s literature
06/3/2022 - Chinese ink art of Marian Bingham ’91 on display at Conn
The Chinese ink art of contemporary American artist Marian “Bing” Bingham ’91, which showcases her unique journey of studying and creating Chinese ink paintings spanning decades and continents, is on display in the Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room in Conn’s Charles E. Shain Library until June 15.
05/31/2022 - All Americans: Runners Malissa Lindsey ’23 and Jeffrey Love ’23 turn in top-10 performances at NCAA Championships
It was an All-American weekend for two Camel athletes, as sprinter Malissa Lindsey ’23 notched two top-three finishes at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio, while No. 20-ranked Jeffrey Love ’23 turned in an 8th place finish in the 10k. All three performances earned All-America honors.
05/31/2022 - Professor Danielle Egan named dean of the faculty
Danielle Egan, the Fuller-Maathai Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies at Connecticut College, has been named dean of the faculty, effective July 1, 2022.
05/26/2022 - Charles Luce
College to Host Celebration of Life Honoring Charles B. “Charlie” Luce Sr.
05/25/2022 - Music 201, Volume 3
President Katherine Bergeron and her husband Butch Rovan release new CD with Conn students.
05/24/2022 - Deep Data
Six Conn students were recognized for their prowess at delving into large, unwieldy data sets with an award presented by DataFest, an American Statistical Association competition for undergraduate students with an interest in data and applied mathematics.
05/24/2022 - Professor Joyce Bennett receives Fulbright support for project on Maya women’s weaving
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Joyce Bennett is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S Scholar Award to pursue a new research project at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Bennett, whose work focuses on sociocultural and sociolinguistic issues in Central and North America, will study how Maya women’s traditional weaving has, in recent years, become embroiled in battles over intellectual property rights.
05/22/2022 - Commencement 2022
Class of 2022 told ‘Think about what your lifetime will bring’
05/18/2022 - Eight alumni inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame
Eight athletes, including three who were honored for playing two sports, were inducted April 30 into the Connecticut College Athletics Hall of Fame.
05/13/2022 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2022
Meet some of the members of the Class of 2022 as they reflect on their Conn experiences and prepare for the future.
05/13/2022 - Staff honored with Presidential Recognition Awards
President Katherine Bergeron acknowledged members of the Connecticut College staff for their valuable contributions at the annual Presidential Staff Recognition Breakfast and Awards Ceremony May 13.
05/11/2022 - Conn announces 2022 Faculty Awards
Connecticut College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 10 ceremony honoring professors who displayed excellence in research, teaching and leadership.
04/28/2022 - Emily Hackett ’23 wins prestigious Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study
Emily Hackett, an international relations and Slavic studies double major and German studies minor from Norwich, Vermont, has been awarded a $34,000 Beinecke Scholarship to help fund her graduate studies.
04/28/2022 - Moriah Prescia ’22 awarded distinguished Watson Fellowship
Moriah Prescia ’22 has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship by the Watson Foundation to embark on a year of international discovery and exploration of the funding, production and distribution of documentaries that inspire environmental justice and social activism.
04/25/2022 - The Athey Center
With a quick snip of the ribbon, Connecticut College officially opened the new Athey Center for Performance and Research at Palmer Auditorium on April 29, 2022, in front of a large crowd of current and former trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and students.
04/22/2022 - Connecticut College celebrates Earth Day with a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030
Connecticut College celebrates Earth Day with a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.
04/22/2022 - John Cramer Becomes New VP of Marketing and Communications
Connecticut College has named John Cramer, currently the director of public and media relations at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, as the College’s next vice president for Marketing and Communications. Cramer will begin his new role on May 2.
04/20/2022 - Camel Days at Conn
Record number of admitted students attend Camel Days on Monday, April 18.
04/19/2022 - 15 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1928, Connecticut College has selected 15 seniors to be honored as Winthrop Scholars. The impressive group includes a Critical Language Scholarship winner, an Academic All-American swimmer, an All-New England indoor track sprinter, and two senior admission fellows.
04/14/2022 - The property rights of weavers
Professor Joyce Bennett has been awarded a $20,000 Wenner-Gren Foundation grant to help Maya women protect their intellectual property rights
04/6/2022 - Founders Day 2022
Conn celebrates 111th birthday with outdoor gathering, giving challenge
04/5/2022 - Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash talks art, activism, music and legacy at Conn
In one of the first public events in Connecticut College’s Athey Center for Performance and Research at Palmer Auditorium, four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and bestselling author Rosanne Cash joined Conn’s President Katherine Bergeron for an intimate and deeply moving discussion.
03/29/2022 - Two awarded Critical Language Scholarships from U.S. State Department
Two Connecticut College students are gearing up for a summer of intensive language study. Julia Graham ’22 and Jordan Westlake ’22 have each received a Critical Language Scholarship from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, for 10 weeks of study in an intensive language program.
03/21/2022 - AP quotes Professor Eileen Kane on McDonald’s withdrawal from Russia
Eileen Kane, associate professor of history and director of the Global Islamic Studies Program at Connecticut College, told the Associated Press this week that she visited the original McDonald’s in Moscow often in 1991 and 1992.
03/1/2022 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2021-2022, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
02/28/2022 - 8 Camels earn All-New England indoor track and field honors
Malissa Lindsey ’23 breaks school record in the 60-meter dash
02/21/2022 - Summer science research on display at student poster symposium
51 Connecticut College Summer Science Research Institute participants presented their research at a poster symposium Feb. 18.
02/15/2022 - Conn celebrates Douglass Day
Students, faculty and staff dropped into Shain Library on Feb. 14 to help transcribe minutes from a 19th-century meeting in New Haven that occurred as part of the Colored Conventions, a series of state and national political meetings that African Americans held in the 1800s.
02/14/2022 - Tim Sutton ’92 premieres new film, ‘Taurus,’ starring Machine Gun Kelly
Just days before their new film, ‘Taurus’ premiered at the Berlin Film Festival Feb. 13, writer and director Tim Sutton ’92 and star Colson Baker—better known to fans as Machine Gun Kelly—sat down with Variety’s K.J. Yossman to discuss the film and how they brought Sutton’s idea to life.
02/10/2022 - Posse Foundation founder to give keynote address at Commencement
Deborah Bial, the founder and president of The Posse Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 104th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
02/9/2022 - Professor David Dorfman anchors ‘exuberant dance video’ showcasing ‘living legends’
A New York City subway train approaches the Atlantic Ave. station in Brooklyn. People mull about; it’s a pretty standard scene. But then Dance Professor David Dorfman ’81 emerges from the back of the station, dancing, leaping and spinning around and among surprised commuters.
02/4/2022 - Dr. Mary Lake Polan ’65 P’02 ’10 named “Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology”
The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology honored Dr. Mary Lake Polan ’65 P’02 ’10 by recognizing her as a “Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology.”
01/26/2022 - Conn hires VP of HR
Connecticut College hired Reginald White, currently the senior director of human resources for the division of research and innovation at Cornell University, to become the College’s new vice president for Human Resources. White will begin in his new role on March 14.
01/21/2022 - Elevate: Conn hosts second annual social justice conference
Furthering its commitment to social justice and anti-racist education, Conn hosted Elevate, its second annual social justice conference, Jan. 19-20.
01/11/2022 - Chakena D. Perry ’16 appointed Commissioner on the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Chakena D. Perry ’16 has been fighting for voting rights since before she was old enough to vote. Now, as the newly appointed Commissioner on the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), she’ll be fighting to protect the health and safety of citizens and waterways in the greater Chicago area.