New Alumni Networking Platform Launches: Alum Andrew Margie ’96 unveils Alumnifire exclusively for the Conn College Community

Connecticut College hosts an online alumni database of its own, accessible through the College’s website. However, to use it for networking purposes, the user must have a clear idea of what company and location he/she is looking for. Additionally, the mode of contact provided are e-mail addresses that are only as updated as the users […]

Raising Money & Awareness for The Vagina Monologues

Flash mobs, TED Talks, a promotional video gone-viral, thousands of dollars worth of fundraising and a cast of over 100 students: this spring, the Connecticut College Vagina Monologues is taking this campus by storm. Dozens of driven, ambitious young feminists have chosen to connect with women all around the world by participating in the College’s […]

On Pussies and Power

The door to Earth House was locked this past Saturday night. As I waited outside, braving the eighth snowstorm of the semester, I had second thoughts about what I was about to do. A stranger opened the door, letting me and my friends into the kitchen. “Quiet,” we were told. “Someone is performing.” I had […]

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 […]