Experiencing Hamilton

As the librettist for the Broad- way musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has created a musical fantasia about the man on the ten dollar bill and a Founding Father of the United States, Alexander Hamilton. Without a doubt, Hamilton is as revolutionary as the young man who helped create the America we know today. My experience...

Welcome to Hamas West: Connecticut College continues to be entangled in polarized Israel – Palestine discourse

It seems we can’t go very long at Connecticut College without issues of free speech and the “events of last spring” returning to haunt us. Most recently, a change. org petition targeting Conn’s integrity accreditation circulated the web. The petition, written to Kathy Willis and Patricia Meservy of the New England Association of Schools and...

The Implicit Privilege of the Founders Day Challenge

With its dramatic soundtrack and clever slogan “#TogetherWeConn,” the Founders Day Challenge promotional video embodies the sentiment of the challenge as a whole: technically well intentioned, but a little over the top. Though the video’s comment that Conn students “would rather shop at Harvest Fest than online” sounds a little unlikely, and the claim that “our...

Hillel Hosts Lecture on Israel-Palestine, Ways to Create Peace through the Economy

At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 30, Connecticut College Hillel hosted an event entitled “Palestinians and Israelis: Building Economic Pathways to Peace” in Blaustein 210. This event represented the culmination of the work of Simon Luxem- burg ’18, Daniel Kramer ’18 and Connor Wolfe ’17, who together entered the very first Campus Pitch Competition. A...

Rijuta Mehta to Join English Department in Fall 2016

Professor Rijuta Mehta will join Connecticut College’s English Department for the fall 2016 semester. Professor Mehta was hired out of the final four candidates for the Postcolonial and Global Anglophone literatures tenure-track position. Like other candidates applying for the selective position, Professor Mehta visited Conn to give a presentation to students, faculty and staff on...