2017

06/28/2017 - Women's swim team earns No. 1 GPA rank in Division III
The Connecticut College women's swim team has the highest grade point average among Division III swim teams at 3.78, the Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced Wednesday.

06/22/2017 - President Bergeron discusses Connections with Forbes
In a new episode of the Forbes podcast The Limit Does Not Exist, co-hosts Christina Wallace and Cate Scott Campbell interview President Katherine Bergeron and take listeners on a “deep dive” into Connecticut College’s new approach to interdisciplinary education, Connections.

06/21/2017 - 57 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
An Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, an all-conference rower and 12 members of the Women’s Track & Field team are among the 57 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2017 Spring All-Academic Team.

06/14/2017 - New London and Groton designated an ‘Innovation Place’
Through a community partnership, the cities of New London and Groton have earned the designation of “Innovation Place” by CTNext and will receive up to $900,000 to continue to develop the region as a hub for innovation, entrepreneurialism and business growth.

06/9/2017 - Mayor declares ‘Tracee Reiser Day’
Story on Tracee Reiser retirement.

06/7/2017 - Connecticut College: ‘We are still in’
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron has joined more than 1,200 college and university presidents, governors, mayors, and business leaders in signing an open letter to the international community expressing a commitment to sustaining the actions outlined in the 2015 Paris climate accord. 

06/5/2017 - Reunion 2017
More than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to Connecticut College from June 2-4 for Reunion 2017. Below is a recap of an incredible and memorable weekend, as told through social media.

06/1/2017 - Five awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Four Connecticut College students and one recent alumnus have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research and teach English abroad for an academic year.

05/30/2017 - Camel Tours
A free web application developed by Conn faculty and students uses multimedia to enrich cultural landmarks.‌

05/23/2017 - After Commencement
From studying dance in Europe, to conducting Ebola research in Washington, D.C., the 442 members of the Class of 2017 who crossed the Commencement stage Sunday are pursuing a diverse range of opportunities across the world.

05/21/2017 - Class of 2017 told 'Act III is everything'
Any good story has three parts, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead told the 442 members of the Class of 2017 at Connecticut College's 99th Commencement Sunday.

05/19/2017 - Alumna becomes U.S. Coast Guard Officer
During her third year at Conn, Maureen Smolskis ’15 set her heart on attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy after graduation.

05/12/2017 - 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 12.

05/11/2017 - Latin + Physics + Physical Labor = Archaeology
Time travel might not be possible, but if you’ve ever wished you could go back and explore ancient Rome, Becca Napolitano ’15 can give you a good idea of what it looked like.  

05/11/2017 - Four honored with College’s highest faculty awards
Connecticut College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 3 ceremony honoring professors who displayed excellence in research, teaching and leadership. 

05/9/2017 - 100 Years of Performing Arts
What do Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham, Roberta Peters and Dizzy Gillespie have in common? They have all performed at Connecticut College.

05/8/2017 - Conn endorses “Put a Price on It” campaign
Connecticut College, along with more than two-dozen colleges from across the country, has publicly endorsed putting a price on carbon as a way to reduce dependence on fossil fuels while increasing investments in renewable energy.

05/3/2017 - Investment club celebrates 15 years with stock pitch competition
Alumni founders return with tips for successful careers in finance

05/1/2017 - Students receive Critical Language Scholarships
Two Connecticut College students have each been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship through the U.S. Department of State to pursue intensive language study overseas.

05/1/2017 - 2017 Commencement speaker: Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead
New York Times best-selling novelist Colson Whitehead, who will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College's 99th Commencement in May, is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

04/28/2017 - BOLD women: Sophomores win grant to expand girls empowerment program
Kate Stockbridge ’19, Allie Girouard ’19 and Sarah Potter ’19 have won a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant to expand BOLD, an after school program founded by Stockbridge that uses media literacy education and mentorship to empower middle school girls.

04/27/2017 - Run Toward Fear
A town-hall style discussion with leaders in social justice activism looked to inspire courage and action during divisive political times.

04/27/2017 - President’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, visits campus.

04/24/2017 - Walk to End Homelessness raises $25,000
More than 500 people of all ages—and at least a dozen dogs—took to the streets of New London on a warm spring afternoon to raise $25,269 during the 10th annual Walk to End Homelessness, April 23, 2017.

04/21/2017 - Posse Scholar among five in nation to receive inaugural Ubben fellowship
Posse Scholar Christian Vazquez '19 is one of five Posse students in the nation selected for the inaugural Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program.

04/20/2017 - Professor David Dorfman ’81 makes Broadway debut
Dorfman receives Lucille Lortel Award nomination for previous run of Indecent

04/18/2017 - 12 Lives
Award-winning author Hannah Tinti '94 visits campus

04/13/2017 - College becomes All-Steinway School
A gift of $855,000 from Nancy Marshall Athey ’72 and husband Preston Athey secured the purchase of 14 new Steinway & Sons pianos.

04/12/2017 - Four alumni inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
The impressive Class of 2016 includes Gabby Petrill Beltz ’06 (Women's Ice Hockey), Lisa Kingman Forness ’81 (Gymnastics), Alex Samma ’10 (Track & Field) and Gaar Talanian ’86 (Men's Ice Hockey). 

04/12/2017 - 2017 Commencement speaker Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer Prize
New York Times best-selling novelist Colson Whitehead, who will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 99th Commencement in May, is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

04/11/2017 - Junior wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for neuroscience study
Junior Stephanie Jackvony has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, making her the College’s sixth recipient of the prestigious award in the last eight years.

04/11/2017 - President Bergeron discusses Connections in radio interview
President Katherine Bergeron spoke about the path toward adopting the College’s new curriculum, Connections, during an interview Monday on Big Beacon Radio.

04/6/2017 - College celebrates 106th birthday
On April 5, Connecticut College celebrated its 106th birthday with a Founders Day Tea in the Charles E. Shain Library. President Katherine Bergeron led the festivities and was joined by members of the College and New London communities, including New London Mayor Michael Passero ’79 M’89.

03/24/2017 - History professor awarded $237K research fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Eileen Kane, associate professor of history and director of the Global Islamic Studies Program at Connecticut College, has been awarded a $237,000 New Directions Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

03/23/2017 - Mary Erb ’20 wins NCAA title as women’s swimming finishes Top 10 in the country
First-year swimmer Mary Erb ’20 won the women’s 200-yard breaststroke at the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Shenandoah, Texas.

03/17/2017 - Students curate ‘Paper Moon’ exhibit at Lyman Allyn museum
Nearly 500 postcards, on display through May 14, celebrate the tradition of souvenir portrait photography in America.

03/16/2017 - Forbes 30 Under 30
Molly Hayward '10 has reimagined feminine hygiene to provide women around the world with access to healthy menstrual products.

03/10/2017 - Volcano Alert
Alex Iezzi’s study of volcanoes has taken her to some of the most active volcano sites in the world.

03/9/2017 - Conn celebrates International Women's Day
On March 8, Connecticut College observed International Women's Day with a series of events, including a campus-wide speak out, an edit-a-thon to expose and correct gender bias on Wikipedia, a student panel discussion and periodic work breaks for women and their allies.

03/9/2017 - 14 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1928, Connecticut College has honored 14 seniors as Winthrop Scholars.

03/1/2017 - Connecticut College ranked a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers
The College ranks No. 13 on the Peace Corps' annual list, with 10 alumni currently serving.

03/1/2017 - Thought Leaders: The Public Voices Greenhouse at Connecticut College
Connecticut College is the first liberal arts college to take part in the Public Voices Greenhouse through the OpEd Project, in partnership with Brown University

02/22/2017 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2016-2017, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

02/21/2017 - Men’s swimming finishes fourth at NESCAC Championship
The 200-yard freestyle relay team set a meet, pool and facility record with a winning time of 1:21.35.  

02/17/2017 - Women’s Swim Team Third at 2017 NESCAC Championship
Following the highest-ever finish at the Women’s Swimming Conference Championship, seven members of the swimming and diving team were named to the All-NESCAC squad.

02/16/2017 - LGBTQIA Center celebrates 10th year
The LGBTQIA Center kicked off its 10th year celebration with an alumni panel and reception

02/16/2017 - Food Justice
A panel of food experts met at Connecticut College to discuss the breakthroughs and challenges of sustainable food practices

02/13/2017 - Green Dot Week 2017
Check out the highlights from Green Dot Week. 

02/13/2017 - Difference-makers
At New London’s ISAAC school, David Howes ’93 M’00 is implementing a new model for teaching and learning.

02/10/2017 - Stand In
Students, faculty and staff met at Tempel Green in a show of solidarity.

02/9/2017 - Three win Martin Luther King Jr. awards
Connecticut College honored three members of the campus community Feb. 1 with the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards, conferred each year on those who exemplify and uphold the legacy of Dr. King's work.

02/7/2017 - President Bergeron joins local leaders to support immigrants
Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron joined city and regional leaders for a rally at New London’s City Hall to affirm the College’s commitment to immigrants. 

02/3/2017 - Panel discusses implications of President Trump’s travel ban
At a Feb. 2 panel discussion, Rebecca Vilkomerson ’93 and three members of the faculty addressed issues related to the executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

02/2/2017 - ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ kicks off Black Heritage Month
Chakena Sims '16, a young alumni trustee, gave the keynote address.

02/1/2017 - Green Dot Week to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention
Connecticut College will kick off its annual “Green Dot Week,” a series of events and activities dedicated to raising awareness about the College’s violence prevention program, with a training workshop for students Friday and the popular Green Dot Men’s Hockey Game on Saturday. 

01/31/2017 - Cuba Libre
A new Study Away Teach Away program at Connecticut College explores the intersection between two distinct revolutions.

01/30/2017 - Screening of ‘Salam Neighbor’ raises funds for resettled Syrian refugees
The award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor was screened at Connecticut College.

01/25/2017 - Listening to volcanoes
Alex Iezzi’s fascination with volcanoes has taken her to some of the most active volcano sites in the world—and now, to the pages of Science Magazine.

01/24/2017 - 30 Under 30
Molly Hayward '10, founder and CEO of the organic premium feminine hygiene product startup Cora, was named to the Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 list.

01/12/2017 - Women’s hockey brings College community to Frozen Fenway
The Connecticut College women’s hockey squared off against Bowdoin at Boston’s Fenway Park in front of an enthusiastic crowd of hundreds.

01/12/2017 - Men’s basketball’s Zuri Pavlin ’17 breaks 33-year-old rebound record
Zuri Pavlin '17 pulled in six rebounds in a Jan. 7 game at Middlebury to become the men’s basketball program’s all-time leader with 831 rebounds.

01/12/2017 - The promise of music
A unique gift provides Conn students with private music lessons at no charge

01/6/2017 - Sean Spicer ’93 named White House press secretary and communications director
Sean Spicer, a 1993 graduate of Connecticut College, has been named White House press secretary and White House communications director by President-elect Donald J. Trump. Spicer will also serve as an assistant to the president.

01/3/2017 - Happy New Year from Connecticut College
Wishing you faith, friendship, and love in 2017 and always.