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Connecticut College is located in New London, Connecticut and is a private college. Connecticut College is a four year college and offers Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, and a number of different programs and courses.

Connecticut College is in a relatively urban area (in or near a city), which may be something you prefer if you like a city lifestyle as a student.

Connecticut College does not have a rolling admission policy, and you will want to make sure that you get your application in before January 1.

Connecticut College is relatively smaller in size with an enrollment of only 1,900 students.

Connecticut College accepts about 35% of its applicants on average, and 35% of the students receive some sort of financial aid for college at Connecticut College.

If you are looking for more information on financial aid at Connecticut College, you can may want to contact Elaine Solinga, who is the Director of Financial Aid at Connecticut College. You may also qualify for free grants for college in Connecticut to attend Connecticut College.

You may also need to take one or more of the following tests to qualify for admission at Connecticut College:

  • ACT
  • SAT

Connecticut College offers the following co-op opportunities and programs to its students:

  • Applied Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Connecticut College offers the following extracurricular activities to its students:

  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Literary Magazine
  • Music Ensembles
  • Music Theater
  • Radio Station
  • Sports
  • Student Film
  • Yearbook

You may want to brush up on your ACT preparation as well, because the average ACT score for students that are entering Connecticut College is 28.

Don't forget to study for the SAT, because the average SAT score for students that are entering Connecticut College is 1355.

Do a lot of students come from out of state to attend Connecticut College? Well, about 85% of the student body at Connecticut College comes from outside the state of Connecticut.

Do a lot of the students at Connecticut College live on campus? Well, about 100% live on campus, while 0% live off campus and commute to school every day.


Connecticut College Address:

270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, Connecticut 06320
Phone: 860-447-1911
Fax: 860-439-5421
Web Site:

Connecticut College admission closing date:

January 1

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4 Years
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1,900 Students

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Stories from home: Arabic-language books for local refugee children
Campus News
<p class="Normal1">As their families work to rebuild their lives in a new country, Syrian refugee children living in the New London area will now be able to enjoy the simple pleasure of reading stories from home. </p>

Powerful Career Networking
Alumni News
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-5a69a08a-2ce8-49b5-51a0-1b043cc3e408"><span>Monica Dillon ’18 knew she wanted to study the field of genetic counseling for her summer internship. So she turned to Lori Balantic, senior associate director and adviser at Connecticut College’s </span><a href=""><span>Office of Career and Professional Development</span></a><span>.</span></span></p>

2016 graduate awarded Connecticut College's 6th Fulbright this year
Academic News
<p>Bianca Lopez, a 2016 Connecticut College graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea. Lopez’s recent award brings the number of Fulbright awards at Connecticut College this year to six.</p>

Summer campus improvements will transform residential house and upgrade athletic fields
Campus News
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-71ec7d22-f982-f97b-9a29-e3c87ff0fc99"><span><span id="docs-internal-guid-71ec7d22-f983-6660-c5d6-6cd3bb6e3d0c"><span>Athletic field upgrades, roofing projects and a transformation of Hamilton House into an all-first-year student residence are among the highlights of campus improvement projects to be completed this summer.</span></span></span></span></p>

Women's swim team earns No. 1 GPA rank in Division III
Student News
<p>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.</p>

57 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team
Student News
<p>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.</p>

President Bergeron discusses Connections with Forbes
Academic News
<p>In a new episode of the Forbes podcast <em>The Limit Does Not Exist</em>, 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.</p>

New London and Groton designated an ‘Innovation Place’
Campus News
<p>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.</p>

Mayor declares ‘Tracee Reiser Day’
Campus News
<p>Story on Tracee Reiser retirement.</p>

Reunion 2017
Alumni News
<p><span>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.</span></p>

Connecticut College: ‘We are still in’
Campus News
<p dir="ltr">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. </p>

Camel Tours
Student News
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-c718b844-5aef-d258-ac8e-46f6439198f4"><span>A free web application developed by Conn faculty and students uses multimedia to enrich cultural landmarks.</span></span>‌</p>

Class of 2017 told 'Act III is everything'
Campus News
<p>President Katherine Bergeron had a question for the 442 members of Connecticut College's Class of 2017: What will you do with all this experience? How will you take it into your lives beyond Connecticut College? How, simply put, will you make it last?</p>

Alumna becomes U.S. Coast Guard Officer
Alumni News
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-0d74357c-212f-f252-958b-56777136b880"><span>During her third year at Conn, Maureen Smolskis ’15 set her heart on attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy after graduation.</span></span></p>

After Commencement
Campus News
<p>From studying dance in Europe, to conducting Ebola research in Washington, D.C., when the Class of 2017 exits the Commencement stage on Sunday they’ll be pursuing a diverse range of opportunities across the world.</p>

Latin + Physics + Physical Labor = Archaeology
Alumni News
<p>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.  </p>

Staff honored with Presidential Recognition Awards
Campus News
<p>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.</p>

100 Years of Performing Arts
Campus News
<p>What do Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham, Roberta Peters and Dizzy Gillespie have in common? They have all performed at Connecticut College.</p>

Conn endorses “Put a Price on It” campaign
Campus News
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2647a3df-e8b1-4737-f8c2-ebf38362fe07"><span>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.</span></span></p>

Four honored with College’s highest faculty awards
Campus News
<p>Connecticut College’s most prestigious faculty awards were presented at a May 3 ceremony honoring professors who displayed excellence in research, teaching and leadership. </p>

Students receive Critical Language Scholarships
Student News
<p class="Normal1">Two Connecticut College students have each been awarded a <a href="">Critical Language Scholarship</a> through the U.S. Department of State to pursue intensive language study overseas.</p>

Investment club celebrates 15 years with stock pitch competition
Student News
<p>Alumni founders return with tips for successful careers in finance</p>

BOLD women: Sophomores win grant to expand girls empowerment program
Student News
<p>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.</p>

2017 Commencement speaker: Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead
Campus News
<p><span>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.</span></p>

President’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Campus News
<p>Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, visits campus.</p>

Run Toward Fear
Campus News

Posse Scholar among five in nation to receive inaugural Ubben fellowship
Student News

Walk to End Homelessness raises $25,000
Campus News

Professor David Dorfman ’81 makes Broadway debut
Faculty News

12 Lives
Campus News

Five awarded U.S. Fulbright grants
Student News

2017 Commencement speaker Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer Prize
Campus News

Four alumni inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Alumni News

Junior wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for neuroscience study
Academic News

College becomes All-Steinway School
Campus News

College celebrates 106th birthday
Campus News

History professor awarded $237K research fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Faculty News

Mary Erb ’20 wins NCAA title as women’s swimming finishes Top 10 in the country
Student News

Students curate ‘Paper Moon’ exhibit at Lyman Allyn museum
Campus News

Volcano Alert
Alumni News

Forbes 30 Under 30
Alumni News

Conn celebrates International Women's Day
Campus News

Thought Leaders: The Public Voices Greenhouse at Connecticut College
Campus News

Connecticut College ranked a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers
Campus News

Connecticut College named a top producer of Fulbrights
Campus News

14 seniors named Winthrop Scholars
Academic News

Men’s swimming finishes fourth at NESCAC Championship
Student News

LGBTQIA Center celebrates 10th year
Campus News

Women’s Swim Team Third at 2017 NESCAC Championship
Student News

Food Justice
Campus News

Alumni News

Green Dot Week 2017
Campus News

Stand In
Campus News

President Bergeron joins local leaders to support immigrants
Campus News

Panel discusses implications of President Trump’s travel ban
Campus News

Green Dot Week to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention
Campus News

Three win Martin Luther King Jr. awards
Campus News

‘Young, Gifted and Black’ kicks off Black Heritage Month
Campus News

Screening of ‘Salam Neighbor’ to raise funds for resettled Syrian refugees
Campus News

Cuba Libre
Campus News

30 Under 30
Alumni News

Listening to Volcanoes
Campus News

Men’s basketball’s Zuri Pavlin ’17 breaks 33-year-old rebound record
Student News

Women’s hockey brings College community to Frozen Fenway
Student News

Sean Spicer ’93 named White House press secretary and communications director
Alumni News

Happy New Year from Connecticut College
Campus News

Education and democracy
Student News

Soccer star Carli Lloyd shares stories, advice
Campus News

President Obama appoints Trustee Debo P. Adegbile ’91 to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Alumni News

Malman nets 1,000th point as women’s basketball gets off to great start
Student News

President Katherine Bergeron discusses Connections on Sirius XM
Academic News

Camels win Atlantic Coast Tournament in sailing
Student News

‘Remaking the Liberal Arts’: President Katherine Bergeron talks Connections with The Chronicle
Campus News

2017 Commencement speaker Colson Whitehead wins National Book Award
Campus News

Connecticut College calls for continuation of DACA program
Campus News

A Conversation with Gary Shteyngart
Campus News

‘Boldly and bravely’
Campus News

Devlin named NESCAC Player of the Year
Student News

Students protest Trump
Student News

Election 2016
Campus News

Women’s Soccer headed to NCAA Championship tournament
Student News

Margaret Atwood on Writing
Campus News

Student effort seeks to reduce stigma of menstruation
Campus News

Travis Reid ’03 leans on personal experience to help Newark youth
Alumni News

College hosts Congressional debate
Campus News

Play choreographed by professor David Dorfman ’81 headed to Broadway
Faculty News

Lady of Gaga
Faculty News

Revisiting 'Silent Spring'
Academic News

A Festive Fall Weekend 2016
Campus News

Camels soccer squads bask in winning form
Student News

Associated Press highlights Conn’s sexual assault prevention efforts
Student News

Endowed Chair Lecture explores connections between Dante and Primo Levi
Faculty News

Listen to Sound Art in Mexico
Alumni News

A path toward research
Student News

Alumni law panel encourages students to be creative and open-minded
Campus News

Higdon portrait joins presidential gallery
Campus News

Students gathered to watch the first Presidential debate
Campus News

Science Research Symposium
Academic News

Women’s hockey team selected to play at Frozen Fenway 2017
Student News

Ribbon cutting celebrates Unity House, new campus road
Campus News

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center wins nation’s highest honor for achievement in the arts
Campus News

Shain Library honored as a New Landmark Library
Campus News

Conn kicks off Latino Heritage Month
Campus News

College partners with liberal arts university in Ghana
Campus News

Quinnipiac University hockey coach Rand Pecknold ’90 to throw out first pitch at Yankee Stadium
Alumni News

College to screen first feature-length movie by film professor Ross Morin ’05
Faculty News

New faculty members represent a range of expertise and diversity of experiences
Faculty News

Academic year opens with Convocation
Academic News

Dean of admission featured in The Washington Post
Campus News

Social media recap of Move-In Day, Orientation and Convocation
Campus News

Projects For Peace
Student News

Radio Waves
Alumni News

Class of 2020 arrives on campus
Student News

68 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
An All-American swimmer, a hockey goalie who led the league in saves and an impressive 12 members of the women’s track and field team are among the 68 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2015 Winter All-Academic Team.

History professor awarded $216K research fellowship from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
James Downs, associate professor of history and American studies, will spend the 2015-16 academic year studying medical anthropology at Harvard University.

Senior recognized with Connecticut Women of Innovation Award
Rebecca Napolitano '15 was recognized for founding "Women in Science," an annual event that encourages high school girls from across the state to participate in the neuroscience, physics, biology and computer science.

World of opportunity
With innovative programs, an internationally focused curriculum and ample opportunities for firsthand experiences, Connecticut College is preparing graduates for global careers. 

Scholar Carol Smith Rosenberg ’57 discusses liberalism and race in America
Abolish slavery but deny citizenship? According to Carroll Smith-Rosenberg ’57, one 19th century author proposed this radical idea.

Students compete for national poker title
Just a short time ago, Carson Owlett ’17 was a casual poker player who occasionally played online. This Sunday, April 19, the computer science major from Wellsboro, Penn., will lead his eight teammates into a battle for the title of best collegiate poker team in the United States.

From Russia to the U.S./ Mexico border, students and faculty travel near and far for spring break
For members of the Connecticut College community, spring break is more than just a time to relax. 

Hall President Jeff Idelson '86 is living a baseball fan’s dream
Jeff Idelson '86 is the president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

13 seniors awarded Connecticut College’s highest honor
Thirteen Connecticut College seniors have been named Winthrop Scholars, the highest academic honor bestowed by the college.

College engages in community conversation about racism, equity and inclusion
The Connecticut College community came together Monday, March 30, for an important campuswide conversation

Connecticut College celebrates new campus bus stop
The first official SEAT (Southeast Area Transit) bus stop in New London is now up and running on the Connecticut College campus.

Exhibit explores connections between teaching, learning and creating art
The Connecticut College art department and the adjacent Lyman Allyn Art Museum have teamed up for a provocative exhibit exploring how faculty members conceptualize and create their work – and how teaching influences them.

Obama initiative likely to tap the bioinformatics lab of David Haussler ’75
President Obama’s State of the Union address in January lasted an hour, but a few quick seconds of it could fundamentally transform the world and work of David Haussler ’75.

College announces new global Islamic studies major
The multidisciplinary new major was approved by Connecticut College faculty in November.

More than $1.4 million in grants awarded to support College initiatives
More than $1.4 million in grants will create new opportunities for student-faculty research, increase financial aid, continue to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community, and provide essential support to some of Connecticut College’s most innovative programs.

All-NESCAC: Women’s basketball’s Mairead Hynes ’18 is Rookie of the Year; Kristin Steele named women’s hockey Coach of the Year
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced its top honors this week. Among the Camels recognized are first-year forward Mairead Hynes, and women’s hockey head coach Kristin Steele.

Three receive Dr. King Service Awards
Connecticut College recently honored three members of the community with the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards, conferred each year on those who exemplify and uphold the legacy of Dr. King's work.

Q&A with Oscar winner Dana Heinz Perry '85
Dana Heinz Perry '85 was "utterly thrilled" after her Oscar victory at the 87th Academy Awards.

A labor of love: Brian Rosenberg ’87 builds an online community for gay fathers
Brian Rosenberg '87 has created Gays With Kids, an online community and resource center for gay fathers who are conisdering parenthood.

Connecticut College is a top producer of Fulbright scholars
Connecticut College is a top producer of Fulbright scholars, according to the Fulbright Scholar Program. The list of this year’s top-producing bachelor’s institutions was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dana Heinz Perry ’85 earns Oscar nod for documentary with personal touch
Dana Heinz Perry ’85 earned an Oscar nomination in the Documentary Short Subject category for “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” about the alarming rate of suicides amongst U.S. military veterans.

Academic and activist Bhatia to receive prestigious humanitarian award
Sunil Bhatia’s childhood trek to school has inspired a lifelong journey, one that will take him to Toronto this August, where he will receive the American Psychological Association's (APA) 2015 International Humanitarian Award.

College awarded $100,000 from Davis United World College Scholars Program
Connecticut College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from philanthropist Shelby M.C. Davis that will provide scholarships to top-tier international students who have graduated from United World College (UWC) schools around the globe.

Connecticut College earns distinction for internship program
The Princeton Review has named Connecticut College among its top 25 “Best Schools for Internships.” Connecticut College is the only New England liberal arts college to earn this distinction.

Closing the opportunity gap for at-risk students
Stephanie-Lee Morgan ’04 beams with pride when a perplexed parent asks her, “What have you done to my child? My kid wants to do homework.”

Science Leaders to expand
Flagship program for underrepresented science students will add a track for community college transfers

Professor awarded $301,956 to continue research on effects of oil spill
Anne Bernhard, associate professor of biology and chair of the Biology Department, has been awarded a $301,956 grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

Tweeting the revolution: Politics of change intrigue Aim Sinpeng ’05
Sinpeng is curious: What do people want? Why? How do they get organized? How do they communicate? How do they navigate an oppressive system to make their demands?

Seniors get intense career prep
Interviews, public speaking, case studies and presentations do not make a relaxing holiday for college students. But that’s how 14 Connecticut College seniors spent the final week of their winter break as part of an intense career-preparation workshop called Now Hiring!

Students dine with world leaders at U.N. headquarters in N.Y.
The United Nations recently added another delegation, albeit a temporary one.

Professor’s Fulbright allows him to help students in his native Senegal
Mohamed Diagne ’97 visits his home country of Senegal at least every two years, but his current trip isn’t a vacation.

Erik Rapprich ’05 helps Smithsonian, BuzzFeed with skills honed through music study
As the chief operating officer and managing partner of the Washington, D.C.-based creative communications firm Engage, Erik Rapprich ’05 relies on the skills he honed through music study at Connecticut College. 

Professor awarded $412K for cancer research from National Institutes of Health
Biology professor Martha Grossel has been awarded a grant of $412,470 from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute to continue cutting-edge cancer research.

Students create online exhibit to showcase special collection of Japanese fairytales
Students in Davis’s “Butterflies and Barbarians: Representing ‘East’ and ‘West’ in Popular Culture” first-year seminar researched and analyzed a collection of historical Japanese woodblock crepe paper books from the late 1800s and organized their work into an online exhibition.

College receives national recognition for community service
Connecticut College has been named to the President’s 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

To beat Wall Street, start with a smart – and fun – professor
Alice Handy ’70, CEO of one of the top institutional money management firms in the U.S., asks the right questions, looks behind the numbers and has the confidence not to follow the crowd.

College names new dean of admission and financial aid
Andrew Strickler, currently dean of admission and financial aid at Guilford College, has been appointed the new dean of admission and financial aid at Connecticut College, effective June 15, 2015.

Class trip gives students new perspectives on American civil rights movement
History Professor David Canton took his students in his HIS460 class, “The Black Freedom Struggle, 1946-1968,” to Atlanta during the fall semester.

Joel Backaler '06 brings the Far East to the west
Joel Backaler '06, the author of "China Goes West," came to campus to discuss Chinese business with College students in the East Asian studies program.

Music students premiere new works at annual composers concert
Seventeen student composers premiered new electronic and acoustic works at the annual Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert Dec. 10.

Professors make important contributions to their fields with recently published books
Professors' new books address globalization of beauty, the human body

Professor awarded $268,000 from National Institutes of Health for disease research
Timo Ovaska, the Hans and Ella McCollum ’21 Vahlteich Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Student project makes Tumblr’s Year in Review
Student project exploring sex and gender was recognized by Tumblr as “the best stuff on the internet from 2014.”

Building a better robot
Computer science students are aiding a high-tech revolution.

All-American: Women’s soccer’s Astrid Kempainen ’15 named to Division III first team
Women’s soccer player Astrid Kempainen ’15, a center midfielder, has been named a first team Division III All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Sophomore awarded prestigious Fulbright-Hays scholarship to study in China
Nicolae Florin Dorlea ’17 knows the value of opportunity.

Julie Mombello '83 is changing lives, a few children at a time
Mombello, a certified teacher, and her friend are giving preschoolers in one of Connecticut's poorest cities access to top-quality early education. 

‘Beyond description’: Panel discusses ISIS, ethnic groups in Iraq
In summer 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq, or ISIS, brought unspeakable violence to the already-volatile Middle East. In Iraq, thousands were attacked or kidnapped, ripping families apart.

Daryl Hawk '79 is capturing humanity through photographs
Photographer Daryl Hawk '79 has traveled to some of the most remote places on Earth, including a recent trip to the high passes of the Himalayas.

Filmmaker Andre Robert Lee ’93 says it is time to talk about race
“Conversations about race and racism are very difficult,” Lee told a large crowd of Connecticut College alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff during the College’s Fall Weekend celebration. 

Elect Her: Daylong conference empowers women to run for political office
To encourage women to run for office and diminish the nationwide gender gap in political leadership, Connecticut College recently hosted Elect Her: Campus Women Win.

52 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team
Ten members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship women’s soccer team are among the 52 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the conference’s 2014 Fall All-Academic Team. 

Handing over the camera
Filmmaker Michael Sheridan ’89 is letting Haitians tell their stories

'The Vagina Monologues' to raise money for Women's Center
Students, staff and faculty of Connecticut College will perform in "The Vagina Monologues" on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, in Evans Hall of Cummings Arts Center.

It's the College's 101st birthday!
The College community will gather to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the founding of Connecticut College at a tea/birthday party Thursday, April 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in Cro's 1962 Room. All are welcome. The tea follows a ceremonial ringing of the Harkness Chapel bell, 101 times, beginning at 2:45 p.m.

Arboretum to host pruning workshop
The Connecticut College Arboretum will host a Spring Pruning workshop on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Lecture to focus on ethics and animals
The Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment (GNCE) and the Department of Philosophy present "Ethics and Animals: The Importance of Empathy," a lecture by Lori Gruen, on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Ernst Common Room of Blaustein Humanities Center.

'The Pervert's Guide to Cinema'
The Film Studies Program presents a screening of the acclaimed documentary "The Pervert's Guide to Cinema" on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The film's presenter is Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian philosopher, psychoanalyst and cultural critic, who explores some of the greatest movies ever made in order to uncover what movies can tell us about ourselves. Along the way, he answers such questions as "What can the Marx Brothers tell us about the workings of the unconscious?" and "Why does our libido need the virtual universe of fantasies?"

onStage at Connecticut College presents AXIS Dance Company March 31
On March 31, onStage at Connecticut College will present AXIS Dance Company in a performance that will forever change the way you think about the possibilities of the human body.

Alumnus to deliver lecture on globalization in contemporary Italian cinema
Vetri Nathan '03 will return to campus on March 6 to deliver a lecture titled "Globalization, Italian-Style Immigrants in Contemporary Italian Cinema."

Musicals, monologues and more at Connecticut College this March
All events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.

Concert and jazz bands to perform diverse program
The Connecticut College Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band will perform a lively assortment of pieces during a multi-group concert on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall.

'Bat Boy,' AXIS Dance Company and more at Connecticut College this March
All events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.

Professor wins NSF grant to study ancient Arctic lakes and climate change
Peter Siver, the Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany and Director of the Program in Environmental Studies at Connecticut College, has been awarded $379,756 by the National Science Foundation for climate-change research.

College to host arts and technology symposium
Connecticut College's Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology will present the 13th biennial arts and technology symposium, March 1-3. They symposium brings artists and researchers together to share ideas and present new works, research and performances, all addressing one or more forms of fusion between technology and the arts.

Anti-slavery group hosts conference on campus
On Saturday, Feb. 25, Operation 21st Century (OPT2I), a Connecticut College organization that works to raise awareness of present-day slavery, will host a conference about "Slavery in Our Backyards: A Call to Action." The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Cummings Arts Center.

'Bat Boy: The Musical' lands on campus
The Connecticut College departments of Theater and Music present "Bat Boy: The Musical," a theatrical take on the life of a half-human, half-bat character created by the now-defunct tabloid Weekly World News. The show runs Thursday, March 1, through Sunday, March 4, in Tansill Theater.

Origins of hip hop theater the subject of talk
Director and choreographer Daniel Banks will discuss the origins and manifestations of hip hop theater in his talk "Hip Hop Theatre: Theatre of Now," on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room of Shain Library.

Connecticut College hosts International Research Film Festival
The Connecticut College Department of Anthropology will host the annual International Research Film Festival on the Connecticut College campus Feb. 23 and 24. The festival is free and open to the public.

New tree list for planting near utility wires released by Connecticut College Arboretum and Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
In response to the tremendous damage to utility infrastructure caused by trees near overhead wires during last year's major storms, the Connecticut College Arboretum and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station have released a new list of trees with relatively low mature heights suitable for planting near street-side utility lines.

'New London Calling' to screen on campus
The Connecticut College Staff Council will host a screening of the award-winning short film "New London Calling" on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center.

'Black Civic Activism and Counter Narratives of Africa in the Early Cuban Republic'
The Department of History and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity present "Black Civic Activism and Counter Narratives of Africa in the Early Cuban Republic," a lecture by Melina Pappademos, an author and assistant professor of history at the University of Connecticut, on Monday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 106 of Bill Hall.

Enjoy 'An Afternoon of Brass'
The Department of Music presents "An Afternoon of Brass with The New London Brass Quintet" on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center.

Expert to discuss youth and social injustice
As part of its mission to prepare students for lives of civic engagement and create more just and equitable communities, Connecticut College's Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy is hosting a series of events that offer opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community experts to discuss the pressing issues of our time.

Concert of French music is the perfect pre-Valentine's date
The Department of Music presents "La Nuit Romantique (avec violoncelle)," a concert of music in the French tradition, on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Fortune Recital Hall, Cummings Arts Center.

Gallery talk, reception for contemporary Latin art exhibit
"So many artists from so many countries doing work in so many textures, colors and styles."

College celebrates Black History Month with convocation
Connecticut College will kick off Black History Month celebrations with a convocation on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the 1941 Room of The College Center at Crozier-Williams.

Dance conference features public performances
The Connecticut College Department of Dance will host the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA)'s New England Conference Feb. 8-11.

Women's Center to host symposium on reproductive rights
The Connecticut College Women's Center will host "When Justice Has a Body: A Symposium on Reproductive Rights" on Friday, Feb. 3. This event, which is open to the public, will provide members of the community an opportunity to explore the history and contemporary issues related to abortion and reproductive rights in America.

onStage at Connecticut College presents the Brentano String Quartet Feb. 17
In celebration of its 20th season, the Brentano String Quartet will bring its newest program, "Fragments: Connecting Past and Present," to Connecticut College on Friday, Feb. 17. The performance, part of the onStage at Connecticut College series, is at 8 p.m. in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center.

'From Dr. King to the Occupy Movement'
Months before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference created the Poor People's Campaign, an organization still in existence, to address issues of economic justice and housing for the poor in the United States.

Alex Brown Jazz Quartet to perform on campus Feb. 1
The Connecticut College Department of Music is pleased to present the Alex Brown Jazz Quartet in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in Fortune Recital Hall.

'Autonomy, Gender and Zapatismo - Struggles for a New Politics'
The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity will host a talk on Thursday, Jan. 26 , by Tom Hansen, executive director and co-founder of the Mexico Solidarity Network. "Autonomy, Gender and Zapatismo - Struggles for a New Politics" will address autonomous community organizing as exemplified by the Zapatistas, the Mexican revolutionary group fighting on behalf of the country's impoverished indigenous population.

Connecticut College awarded $20,000 from the Dr. Scholl Foundation
The Dr. Scholl Foundation has awarded Connecticut College a $20,000 grant to support the ongoing stabilization and renovation of the college's historic steel house.

Library exhibit features contemporary Latin art
"So many artists from so many countries doing work in so many textures, colors and styles."

Chamber music recital honors College's Centennial
The College's Centennial celebrations continue in 2012 with the Department of Music's "Centennial Chamber Music Recital - Then and Now." The performance is Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Hall of Cummings Arts Center.

Connecticut College Children's Program receives $68,572 for new healthy choices program
The Connecticut College Children's Program has won a $68,572 competitive Client Grant from The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to develop, implement and assess a new program to promote healthy choices among families in its innovative preschool program.

Songs of the season, a cappella style
In the spirit of the season, the a cappella groups on campus will join together in Harkness Chapel for a rousing holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

Film Studies department to screen student works
Could the next Spielberg or Kurosawa be a student at Connecticut College?

Centennial art exhibition features works by distinguished alumni
In celebration of the College's Centennial, the Department of Art presents an exhibition of works by six distinguished alumni artists: John Cyr '03, Sheila Gallagher '89, Matthew Geller '76, Kathy King '90, Emily Luce '97 and Jedediah Morfit '96. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and runs through Friday, Feb. 24.

Computer science students to present research
The Department of Computer Science will host a symposium on Monday, Dec. 12, in which students majoring in computer science will present the results of research projects that are very wide-ranging in scope.

Celebrate the holidays with Christmas Vespers
Ring in the holiday season on Wednesday, Dec. 14, with one of Connecticut College's oldest traditions, "Christmas Vespers: A Service of Lessons and Carols."

Art exhibit examines sustainability
An exhibit on display at Connecticut College is the culminating event of a semester-long multidisciplinary program that merged sustainability and the arts.

ABC News producer is next speaker in Centennial series
During the College's Centennial year, several prominent alumni have returned to campus to share their experiences during and after college as part of a series titled "Great Beginnings: Conversations with Alumni." The next conversation will be with Alice Maggin '91, anchor producer for "ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer," on Friday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m.

Three alumni to share advice about careers in media
This weekend brings another event in the "Sundays with Alumni" series, in which former students return to Connecticut College to share their professional experiences and advice about their chosen fields.

Music from Monday to Monday
Between Monday, Dec. 5, and Monday, Dec. 12, Connecticut College will host five musical events that feature a broad range of styles and include everything from original student compositions to the works of Billy Joel, "Fats" Waller, Al Jolson, Alojz Srebotnjak and more.

Dance Department Concert, Dec. 9 and 10
The Connecticut College Dance Department will present its fall concert, "Things Went Awry Some Time Ago," on Dec. 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium.

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