On the Intersection of Performance and Activism

Last year I saw The Vagina Monologues for the first time. I found the performance clever and provocative, and I thought that it succeeded in igniting a conversation on women’s sexuality, treatment and empowerment. This year, I saw very same performance at the very same venue and was confused. It’s difficult to critique any performance, […]

An Honor Code Retaliation: Senior Georgia Naumann responds to – and deconstructs – sophomore Ben Smith’s criticisms of the Honor Code in his ‘Letter to the Editor’ published this past December

“We will never, by any selfish or other unworthy act, dishonor this our College; individually and collectively we will foster her ideals and do our utmost to instill a respect in those among us who fail in their responsibility; unceasingly we will strive to quicken a general realization of our common duty and obligation to […]

A Military Scholar: Sam Santiago ’16

A Military Scholar: Sam Santiago ’16

Considering that the Coast Guard Academy is right next door to us, the lack of military awareness on the Connecticut College campus is pretty astounding. This was the sentiment expressed by Samantha Santiago ’16. You might have seen her walking through Harris on Sunday dinners. If not, make sure to keep an eye out for […]

reVision Week: reCapped

Starting last year, a group of Connecticut College students, faculty and staff began to look critically at how the College implements its General Education program, as well as the effectiveness of its structuring. The general consensus among the group is that the Gen Ed system needs to be reformed, and the undertaking now is deciding […]

Exploring Shain Library Renovations

Anticipation is building for the coming renovations of Shain Library. Already, students and faculty are noticing computers, books and other resources being shuffled around to accommodate the beginnings of change. However, as of now, there has been relatively little information coming from the school as to how things will change for the 2014-2015 academic year […]

Remembering Professor John Burton: 1952-2013

On Dec. 27, 2013, Connecticut College Professor of Anthropology John W. Burton passed away, following a hard-fought battle with metastatic lung cancer. Burton joined the College in 1983. Over the course of his thirty-year career as professor, he taught courses on diverse subject matter as ritual, language, human evolution, ethnographic writing and ethnographic film. Through […]

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 […]