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Clubs Plan to Sell at Upcoming Flea Market

As the academic year comes to a close and the weather comes warmer, student clubs have begun to plan for the upcoming year. For many, this early preparation for 2015-2016 entails some spring cleaning. To make the most of what is left over and to try to earn some extra funding, about sixteen student clubs […]

Scripts Found For Scuds’ Show

There is finally proof for what many Connecticut College students have always suspected: improv is a lie. Last Monday morning, two students in General Chemistry 104 who arrived early for their class in Olin 014 discovered a script beneath the first row of chairs, the cover of which bore the headline “Super Secret Scuds Show […]

Complicated Contemporary Politics in Venezuela

After former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death in March 2013, current President Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’s handpicked successor, took office. President Maduro has spent almost his entire tenure dealing with the monumental problems facing his country. These dilemmas have sparked widespread riots and protests. The opposition is protesting mainly because of the 68% inflation rate, alarming […]

“Hate Crimes and Fear of Islam in the US:” Students and faculty gather for an important discussion

On Friday, Mar. 27, approximately fifty students gathered in Coffee Grounds to engage in a critical discussion on “Hate Crimes and Fear of Islam in the United States,” with Professors Bhatia, Borer, Hammond, Jafar and Campos-Holland. Professor of Sociology Afshan Jafar opened the talk by commenting on how, although the event was originally supposed to […]

Mexican Non Profit Speaks to Conn Community

On Mon., Mar. 23, Connecticut College hosted Pablo Obando and Stuart Schussler, two representatives from the non-profit organization, Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center—Frayba, for short. Frayba is affiliated with the Mexico Solidarity Network, an organization that promotes social change in Mexico and facilitates students’ involvement in solidarity activism. Frayba’s center has been […]

New SEAT Stop for Conn

On Mar. 24, 2015, only a couple of days after returning from spring break, a group of Connecticut College students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the New London community, gathered on Williams Street for the unveiling of the new Southeast Area Transit (SEAT) bus stop. The new bus stop, which can take […]

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 […]

ReVision Update

ReVision Update

Since the 2013-2014 academic year, students, faculty and staff have continued to brainstorm, discuss, debate and plan out the changes in our General Education system, and the possibilities are endless. The ReVision process is being led by faculty members, and on Feb. 25 an event was held to discuss one of the newest  proposed components […]

Senior Dinner Series: Students Turned Chefs

Senior year involves many traditions: dances, ceremonies, senior week, senior giving and so much more. This year, a new tradition continues to evolve: the senior dinner series with President Bergeron. The dinners began last year through the work of Nick Gollner ’14, who hosted smaller scale dinners with members of the class and President Bergeron. […]