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Letter to Professor Pessin

Note from the editor: This letter is an update from an earlier one written by Mr. Balomenos. You can read it here.   Dear Professor. Pessin, I wish to formally apologize for the letter that I published in the Connecticut College Voice in early March 2015.  Since then, I have come to the realization that […]

TEDXCONNECTICUTCOLLEGE: Company, Genius and Humanity

Last Saturday, April 11, was the fourth TEDxConnecticutCollege conference. The event was produced by the students of Connsider, a campus club that puts on events with the aim of engaging people in discussions. Though TEDxConnecticutCollege is perhaps their most visible event, the club puts on others with this same aim of “debate,” including a recent […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Connecticut College Community, We are writing, in light of recent events and conversations, to stress and defend the importance of what we hold to be a most crucial component of Connecticut College – our community’s Honor Code. This letter is meant to address the wide issues that plague our college community and threaten the […]

On Campus Vandalism

I wrote the following editorial before spring break, when current conversations were only just beginning. Since there, there have been two racist hate crimes on our campus in the span of four days. The destruction of my art work (which you may read about below) pales in comparison to the hurt, fear and anger other […]

Rocking the Dot

Scores of students shuffled into the pews of Harkness Chapel on Friday evening to hear six A Capella groups “Rock the Dot.” As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the concert was the first of several planned on-campus events highlighting the importance of activism on campus. The Green Dot program teaches violence prevention strategies to […]

Campus Forum Leaves Concerns Unaddressed

On March 25, President Katherine Bergeron hosted an all-campus forum, billed as “a community conversation on free speech, equity and inclusion.” The event started on time at 4:30pm in Palmer Auditorium, but went over the expected end time by over 45 minutes. The entire auditorium was nearly full, resulting in the use of an overflow […]

Students Take Concerns to President’s Door

Students Take Concerns to President’s Door

Students walked the campus with heavy hearts on Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015, pursuant to the discovery of racist hate speech spray-painted in the first floor bathrooms of the Crozier Williams College Center. The graffiti was quickly removed, but not before several photographs went viral via social media. The event shocked a campus still reeling from […]

Reaching Out to Local Youth

Reaching Out to Local Youth

On November 15, TEDxConnCollege held their first ever youth event in Cummings Arts Center. The event featured talks from over 20 students from several southeastern Connecticut middle schools. The theme for this specific event was “Worlds Imagined,” and it was the first and only TEDxYouth event to ever be hosted and facilitated by a college […]