The Men and Their Igloo

The Men and Their Igloo

“Is anyone in there?” said a voice from outside the Igloo. I was inside, wrapped in two sleeping bags, several layers of insulation and a whiskey jacket. It was the voice of a Campus Safety officer. “It’s a Nor’Easter out here. You better go inside.” I’d been caught. When I decided to attempt a full […]

Memorial Cube: Uncovering the history and evaluating the condition of a Conn relic

Memorial Cube: Uncovering the history and evaluating the condition of a Conn relic

Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal (1914-2009) was an American-born Abstract Expressionist sculptor best known for his Monumental Public Art Sculptures. In his mid-twenties, he was commissioned to create a figurative sculpture for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. At the turn of the century, Rosenthal’s art dealer, Sam Kootz, encouraged him to abandon his concentration on […]

Jokes Aside: Monetizing a Humanities Degree

“The problem is that… a lot of young people are no longer seeing the trades and skilled manufacturing as a viable career. But I promise you, folks, that you can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than… with an art history degree. Now there’s nothing wrong with history, I love art history. […]

reVision Week: A Picture of Shared Governance

reVision Week: A Picture of Shared Governance

Shared governance. The infamous tagline plastered on our admissions literature. The buzzwords invoked in times of controversy. The concept that brought many of us to Connecticut College. According to Conn’s website, shared governance is the idea that “Connecticut College students have a major voice in how the College is run, including setting strategic priorities and […]

The Life and Death of a Lab Rat

The Life and Death of a Lab Rat

Many science majors are familiar with the use of lab rats in their hands-on education. In biology they are dissected, and in psychology, majors use them for the majority of their research. However, not all students feel the same about using rats in research. There are some students who are more reluctant to have contact […]

The Palpability of Art: A look at Towards a New Reality, a faculty art exhibit featuring Professors Greg Bailey and Timothy McDowell

The Palpability of Art: A look at Towards a New Reality, a faculty art exhibit featuring Professors Greg Bailey and Timothy McDowell

Entering Cummings, the skeleton of a Ford Explorer looms above the gallery space, perched atop slices of wood. A curving, silver slide extends from the front bumper down to the floor. A work in progress, this functional sculpture is part of the faculty exhibition Towards a New Reality: Greg Bailey and Timothy McDowell, a show […]