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LaunchCC, Bringing Entrepreneurship to Conn

On Oct. 10, 2014, Launch Connecticut College, or simply “Launch,” held its first meeting in the Alice Johnson Room in Cro. Since then, Conn’s first entrepreneurship club has seen sharp growth and is expected to continue to thrive this semester as it gains members, hosts new speakers and plans exciting events. The basic premise behind […]

The Measles Outbreaks: An International Issue of Public Health

The Measles Outbreaks: An International Issue of Public Health

In December of 2014, over forty people contracted measles in an outbreak after visiting Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The affected individuals are reported to have contracted the disease via an unvaccinated woman, either through direct or indirect contact. While this specific incident captured national and international spotlight, it also focused media attention on other cases […]

Professor Perspectives on Snowdays

The inclement weather of the past few weeks has affected nearly every class. Professors across departments are having to readjust their schedules to make up for missed class meetings over the three snow days when the school was closed, classes cancelled and all administrative offices shut down. Professor Brian Pilecki of the Psychology department says, […]

Women’s Center Changes Staff Structure

There is not an invisible force-field ostracizing penises from the Women’s Center. Contrary to some students’ beliefs, it is not a space solely for women and men are allowed and encouraged to visit. The Women’s Center, located in the basement of Smith and Burdick has been a part of the Conn College community for just […]

Spotlight on Hodges Square

One of the most exciting projects to gain traction last spring was the Student Volunteer Army (or SVA, for short). Born of recent alums Ryland Hormel and Max Nichols, the organization was a call to arms for local students to aid in what’s being called the re-vitalization of Hodges Square. But more importantly, it was […]

A Call for Thanks to Essential Staff: Numerous Employees Brave Winter Storm Juno to Keep Campus Running Overnight

A Call for Thanks to Essential Staff: Numerous Employees Brave Winter Storm Juno to Keep Campus Running Overnight

As forecasts of Winter Storm Juno grew more and more serious, Connecticut College students and staff began preparing for the worst. While students gathered friends, snacks and made strategic plans to consume as much Netflix as possible, other preparations were being made. The Dining Services and Facilities and Grounds Management teams were in high gear, […]

Supreme Court to Rule on Gay Marriage Decision

Since the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts in early 2004, discussions of marriage equality on both a state and national scale have remained mired in controversy. Many individuals argue that marriage deserves to be merited as a universal civil right. Organizations including The Human Rights Organization assert that gay marriage is a crucial step […]

Creativity Comes Alive: Center for Arts & Technology Hosts Physical Computing Workshop

During winter break, students involved in the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology (CAT) returned to campus early to engage in a week-long intensive academic workshop. The workshop centered on physical computing, or “using the body to interact with computers,” through the use of “a color sensor, motion sensor, light sensor, pressure sensor, etc., to […]

“What do we want to be?”

In President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, he explicitly chose to not descend into the minutia of a series of budgetary suggestions, instead deciding to weave a narrative of a successful United States – through a focus on economics. He framed his speech around a story of a middle-class,  “strong, tight-knit family who […]