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Complications in Israel Progress

This week the United States took a strong opposing stance in response to Israel’s decision to appropriate approximately 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank. The U.S. State Department evaluated the decision as “deeply concerning,” immediately urging Israel to reverse the controversial territorial claim. It was reported that the Secretary General announced earlier this […]

Tracking the Isis Conflict

Since Obama’s recent speech at the 2014 West Point Commencement, ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) has obtained enough territory, money, weapons and power to convince Western leaders that the group will cause problems for years to come. “The need for a new strategy reflects the fact that today’s principal threat no longer comes […]

Senator Blumenthal Returns to Campus to Discuss Campus Efforts to End Sexual Violence

Senator Blumenthal Returns to Campus to Discuss Campus Efforts to End Sexual Violence

On August 29, Senator Richard Blumenthal returned to Conn’s campus to continue round table discussions with student and staff leaders regarding Conn’s policies surrounding sexual assault and violence. Blumenthal continued to praise innovative programs such as Green Dot and Safety Net, as well as our attention to building a supportive community for survivors, intending to […]

Students Reflect on Trips to Taiwan and Japan

On April 16, students from two classes within the East Asian Studies department gathered in the atrium above Harris to share their experiences about visiting Taiwan and Okinawa, Japan over spring break. The symposium was sponsored by the Academic Resource Center. The Taiwan trip was led by Senior Lecturer in Chinese Tek-wah King and included […]

Retention & Rigor in the Center for Art and Technology

The five interdisciplinary centers at Connecticut College are often promoted as the school’s prized possessions. Often referred to simply by their acronymic labels such as CISLA, PICA, and CAT, the programs are seen as the embodiment of interdisciplinary study, a true application of the liberal arts education. While CISLA’s large enrollment establishes a somewhat visible […]

Professor Sharma Denied Tenure

On February 28 a group of faculty members received notice that they had been granted tenure. Shubhra Sharma, Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, was not among them. As current departmental chair for Gender and Women’s Studies and one of only two full time GWS department faculty teaching this year, Sharma’s tenure […]

New English Professor Bridges English and Environmental Sciences

The liberal arts education structure invites connections across disciplines. As a liberal arts institution, Connecticut College works to “educate students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society,” as shown in our mission statement. Assistant Professor of English, Michelle Neely, one of the newest English professors, has created new interdisciplinary […]

Senior Week Update

Every year, after the excitement of Floralia and the rush of completing finals and turning in theses, the seniors reach the bittersweet end of their journey at Connecticut College and are greeted with open arms by their families and the Senior Week Committee. This year, Senior Week, which is sponsored by the Junior Laurel Chain […]