• Art of Resistance Met with Reality of Complacence


  • Tackling Tenure: An Explanation of Conn’s Tenure-Granting Processes

    The personnel review process for faculty receiving permanent appointments at a college, more commonly referred to as the granting of tenure and promotion, are contentious […]

  • U.S. Continues to Neglect Puerto Rico

    During a recent news conference in San Juan with Puerto Rico officials and the Trump Administration, President Trump said, “I hate to tell you Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack.” His response to the effects of Hurricane Maria on the American territory was an effective representation of the U.S. government’s lackluster attempts to rebuild the storm-ravaged territory.

  • Understanding Enrollment: Why Did Conn Come Up Short?

    Recent declines in Conn’s enrollment numbers present an interesting situation for the school, especially when compared to national trends in the college industry.

  • “The Ability Exhibit” Educates on Allyship

    “There’s so much talk in this country right now of accessibility and disability rights,” said Julia Kaback ’18, who is an ally of the Student Accessibility Services office, which oversaw “The Ability Exhibit” in the 1962 room last Wednesday.

  • First Year, First Impressions of Social Life

    When choosing a college, many students are concerned with how they can have fun in between all of their hard work. As a result, on-campus social life emerges as a defining feature in higher education. It is especially important for first-years as they are meeting many new people, making friends, and in most cases, living away from home for the first time. While some students have settled into a social life that works for them, many first-years are still navigating how the social scene works.



  • Moses Sumney’s “Aromanticism” Is a Libidinal Soundtrack for Sensual Awkwardness

    Moses Sumney’s first full length album, “Aromanticism,” has received acclaim from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and music buffs alike. Before “Aromanticism,” Sumney released a lo-fi debut […]

  • College Hosts Historical Poetics Symposium

    This last Friday and Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Historical Poetics Symposium, hosted here on campus in the Chu Room.

  • Blade Runner 2049 Released in a Dystopia Where Good Movies Fail

    It has been 35 years since the release of the original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford.

  • Art of Resistance Met with Reality of Complacence

    The day after I gave a presentation about the Native American occupation of Alcatraz in 1969, I entered Cummings to find an imposing and impactful exhibit that proved the subject of my presentation was more relevant than ever almost 50 years later.

  • Aroundtown Expresses Love in Dance

    “Today, love is dividing…all around and just out of reach.”
    Tumultuous emotion spilled out of every dancer’s fluid and graceful movement last Saturday night under the intense orange glow of strategically-placed lighting. David Dorfman’s Aroundtown premiered at Connecticut College in Palmer Hall last week, taking form as an Onstage performance put on by the College. The performance was both deeply emotional and uniquely personal, as almost every individual dancer performed an original monologue or solo that was woven effectively and purposefully into the show.