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2018

05/20/2018 - Commencement 2018
Journalist Jazmine Hughes ’12 would love to be a very serious person, she told the 424 members of Connecticut College’s Class of 2018—“someone who could share words today that would be imprinted on your skin for ages, archived in your brain for access in times when you need strength.” But that’s just not her style.

05/16/2018 - Two awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Two Connecticut College seniors have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research and teach English abroad for an academic year.

05/11/2018 - Presidential Staff Awards
Five College staff members received awards at Connecticut College’s fifth annual Presidential Staff Recognition Awards, on May 11, 2018.

05/9/2018 - Journalist Jazmine Hughes ’12 to give the keynote address at Conn’s 100th Commencement
Jazmine Hughes '12, associate editor for The New York Times Magazine, will deliver the keynote address at Connecticut College’s 100th Commencement on May 20.

05/7/2018 - Historian Martha Joynt Kumar ’63 honored by journalists in Washington
On April 28, Kumar was recognized by the White House Correspondents’ Association with the prestigious President’s Award for her contributions as an indispensable resource to journalists in Washington, D.C.

05/4/2018 - Scenes from Eclipse
Nearly 150 students participated in the multicultural dance show “Eclipse” on April 28, continuing a 43-year-old Connecticut College tradition.

05/3/2018 - Ready to launch: The Class of 2018
Meet some of the members of the class as they reflect on their Conn experiences and prepare for the future.

05/3/2018 - Professors honored with College’s highest faculty awards
President Katherine Bergeron announces new President’s Award for Creative Innovation

05/3/2018 - Pathways
Integrative Pathways, a cornerstone of Connections, help prepare students for a meaningful life after Conn.

04/27/2018 - Walk to End Homelessness raises $35,000
The annual event benefits the New London Homeless Hospitality Center. 

04/26/2018 - Global Scholars Fund
Connecticut College has announced the creation of a new fund that will expand access for students to study and intern abroad.

04/25/2018 - Student-choreographed dance selected for 2018 National College Dance Festival
A dance piece choreographed by Rachael Lieblein-Jurbala ’19 is heading to one of dance’s biggest stages.  

04/23/2018 - Sailor, basketball star and women’s soccer team inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Amanda Clark ’05, Dwayne Stallings ’99 and the 1998 women’s soccer team were recently inducted into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame.

04/20/2018 - Environmental engineering program launched with the Class of 2022
Connecticut College, one of the first colleges in the country to offer a major in environmental studies, has partnered with Worcester Polytechnic Institute to offer a new dual-degree program in environmental engineering.

04/17/2018 - The Day highlights senior’s community project
An article in The Day newspaper highlighted Emma Race’s bilingual storytelling project, which will culminate in two “Immigration Story Slams.” 

04/13/2018 - Laptops to fight inequality
The Student Technology Resource Fund provides computers and other technology for students with financial need.

04/12/2018 - Connecticut College announces $20 million for the arts
Conn receives $20 million to create a new center for performance and creative research

04/12/2018 - Blanche Boyd pens new novel
The third and final installment of a trilogy will bring a surprising and satisfying conclusion to a decades-long story.

04/10/2018 - The Day features Career Informed Learning
The Day, New London's newspaper of record, today featured Career Informed Learning, Connecticut College's innovative initiative that is energizing students, faculty and alumni across the campus.

04/9/2018 - Jeffrey Cole named dean of the faculty
Jeffrey Cole, associate dean of the faculty and professor of anthropology, has been named dean of the faculty at Connecticut College, effective July 1.

04/6/2018 - Founders Day dedication
As part of this year’s Founders Day celebration, students, faculty and alumni gathered to formally dedicate the new Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement, and to recognize the rich history of international and global education at Connecticut College.

04/6/2018 - The Social Network
Members of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees, President Katherine Bergeron, and student-athletes both past and present gathered at New York City’s Yale Club to participate in the first-ever Camel Athletics Club Career Networking Day.

04/2/2018 - Conn recognized for its dedication to sustainability
Connecticut College received a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education.

03/30/2018 - #ConnSaidYes
Conn admits a strong group of Camels to the Class of 2022

03/28/2018 - Killers of the Flower Moon
New York Times bestselling author David Grann ’89 took to the podium in Connecticut College’s Evans Hall March 27 to tell the story of “one of the most sinister and chilling crimes in American history.”

03/26/2018 - From the Guggenheim to Conn
You don’t always have to go to a world-famous museum to see a great art exhibition. 

03/15/2018 - Flexible Minds
A new project-based learning approach to education brings real-life work challenges into the classroom.

03/9/2018 - A Spring Awakening
Conn's productions of "Carousel" and "Spring Awakening" turning heads

03/7/2018 - Conn receives record applications
Connecticut College received a record number of applications from students interested in joining the Class of 2022.

03/2/2018 - Conn students add their voices to national gun safety movement
In the midst of growing calls to address the devastation of gun violence in America, Lola Pierson '20 helped lead an effort to organize a campus rally on March 1 to advocate for stricter gun laws and school safety measures.

02/28/2018 - Intersections
Nearly 100 innovators from an eclectic mix of disciplines recently participated in Intersections: the 16th Biennial Ammerman Arts and Technology Symposium presented by Connecticut College.

02/26/2018 - DeFred G. Folts III elected chair of Connecticut College Board of Trustees
DeFred (Fritz) G. Folts III, a 1982 Connecticut College graduate and co-founder, managing partner and chief investment strategist at 3EDGE Asset Management in Boston, has been elected to serve as chair of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018. 

02/26/2018 - Women’s hockey wins at home to advance to NESCAC semifinals
No. 2-seeded men’s team falls to No. 7 Williams

02/23/2018 - Connecticut College receives $7 million gift—one of the largest in its history
Chair of Connecticut College's Board of Trustees Pamela D. Zilly '75 has given a $7 million gift to the College, President Katherine Bergeron announced at the 1911 Society Leadership Reception, held Feb. 22 at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City.

02/22/2018 - The Glow
Bioluminescence is expanding the boundaries of science.

02/20/2018 - 14 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
The designation of Winthrop Scholar is the highest academic honor bestowed by the College.

02/20/2018 - Children’s Program wins grants for Family Literacy Initiative
The Connecticut College Children’s Program has received three grants totaling $6,400 in support of its Family Literacy Initiative for preschool students.

02/19/2018 - Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Connecticut College has been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2017-2018, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

02/9/2018 - Conn alumnus to run Yale’s new arts and culture center
Garth Ross ’93 has been appointed the inaugural executive director of the Schwarzman Center, Yale University’s new cultural hub, set to open in 2020.

01/31/2018 - Globally Minded
Advancing dialogue and justice across disciplines, boundaries and borders.

01/31/2018 - College honors Dr. King’s legacy
Professor of Human Development Michelle Dunlap was the keynote speaker at Connecticut College’s 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Anniversary event Jan. 29.

01/30/2018 - Conference empowers emerging student leaders
Nearly 50 students participated in the College's inaugural Emerging Leaders Conference at The Garde Arts Center Saturday. 

01/29/2018 - Student garners grant for local food pantry
In her first-ever grant-writing effort, Sarah Harris '18 garnered a $5,000 donation for the New London Area Food Coalition, which operates the New London Area Food Pantry. 

01/24/2018 - Fast Forward to a career
Students and alumni engage in week-long career development program.

01/22/2018 - Chakena Sims ’16 speaks at Women’s March Chicago
Sims, a voting rights organizer with Chicago Votes, was part of an impressive lineup of speakers for the 2018 march, which was held in conjunction with other women’s marches across the country.

01/10/2018 - Ban the Box
What happens when job applications don’t include the question, "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

01/3/2018 - The New York Times Magazine features emeritus professor Barkley Hendricks in ‘The Lives They Lived’
The late Barkley Hendricks, a prolific painter and professor emeritus of studio art at Connecticut College, is profiled in the 2017 edition of The New York Times Magazine’s annual “The Lives They Lived” feature, which remembers some of the prominent “artists, innovators and thinkers we lost in the past year.”

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