Missing a Mission Statement

Last Wednesday, I attended the CCSRE’s X Anniversary Critical Conversations event. I sat at a table that was meant to discuss “Teaching, Learning, and Classroom Life.” The main question that our group tackled is the same as the subject of our Spring 2015 controversy at the College–the student/faculty power dynamic in an institution of higher...

Senior Thesis Spotlight: Janan Shouhayib

Janan Shouhayib ’16 is a psychology major and an English and global Islamic studies double minor. Her thesis, “Narratives of Biculturalism: Arab-American Identity Negotiation Post 9/11,” looks at “the identity development of Arab-American youth” in an “environment where the Arab World is demonized and ‘Othered,’ especially after 9/11.” The College Voice was able to speak...

Understanding Connections with Professor Hammond

Throughout the academic year, Connecticut College has been working on the implementation of the new “Connections curriculum,” continuing a years long process of curriculum revision. Starting with students matriculating this fall, the curriculum will transform the way in which students complete their general education requirements and encourage them to understand the links between the courses...

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...

Senior Thesis Spotlight: Sophie Sharps ’16 Researches NYC Charter Schools

“I am and always have been a firm believer in public education,” Sophie Sharps, ‘16, stated when discussing her honors thesis on charter schools. Born and raised in Brooklyn, the sociology major always felt deeply invested in public education. However, her specific interest in charter schools and the privatization movement did not fully blossom until...