Community Partnerships at Connecticut College is founded on the idea of “building community, building partnerships and creating change,” as described by Associate Dean of Community Learning, Tracee Reiser. As a New London native, Reiser has been deeply involved in local community activism for much of her career. In our interview, she stressed that the name change from Office of Volunteers and Community Service to Community Partnerships was a deeply intentional choice, created to better reflect the values of the office and their commitment to mutually beneficial community partnership.
Dan Giusti is a chef who just won’t stop. At the height of his career as chef de cuisine at Noma, a world-class restaurant located just across the sea from our city of New London, he decided to take a step away from all the success he had worked for since his teenage years.
On May 12, 2016, amidst the excitement and angst of final exams, Connecticut College student protesters occupied the administrative offices of Fanning, demanding accountability for administrative incompetence. Students would continue to occupy the building until the school year came to an end.
As a millenial, your parents probably told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. You would dive into a well-balanced breakfast and probably didn’t have to worry about where and when your next meal would come from. For some college students their next meal is a puzzle. In a recent poll conducted by Feeding America, 49.3% of college students chose academic expenses such as textbooks and laptops, over food. Almost half of college students would rather go hungry and focus on their studies.
As a first year at Connecticut College, I and about 500 other students are the guinea pigs in the new curricular experiment, Connections. The goal of this curriculum is to engage students in the academic work for their major as well as finding its relationship to the world we live in today.
The Arboretum is one of the primary elements that sets Connecticut College apart from its NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference) competitors. Its beautiful 770 acres is divided into three different categories: plant collections, managed areas, and conservation plots. […]