Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 2000


Connecticut College Magazine is published by Connecticut College. The magazine's mission is to maintain ties between the college, its alumni and all other constituents, and to report on issues of importance to these groups.


  • Letters, etc.
  • The President's Page
  • The changing face of the liberal arts
  • Was Honest Abe really a spin doctor?
  • New London: then and now
  • Arts and Ideas festival to expand to CC campus
  • New partnership with Mashantucket Pequot Museum
  • Commencement
  • Applications soar
  • Notes from the field
  • Need a good negotiator? Call a camel.
  • Giant sponges fascinate researchers
  • Rain forest dwellers hold key to their own survival
  • VERBATIM: Eulogy for Lester Reiss, Lucretia Allyn Professor of Philosophy
  • CHAPTER & VERSE: New books by alumni and faculty
  • Three essays on the meaning of "COMMUNITY": The Educational Role of Civic Community - William Sullivan; Learning to be Leaders - Can Civic Values be Taught? - Robert Proctor; "Communitas" - George Willauer
  • EXTRA CREDIT: When teachers go the extra mile, students become life-long learners - Mary V. Howard and Liz Van Cleef
  • "CORPS" VALUES: 150 CC alumni have served in the Peace Corps - Carolyn Battista
  • OUT OF THE CURIOSITY CABINET: How we portray other cultures reveals a lot about ourselves - Christopher Steiner
  • LET'S GO, NEW LONDON!: A Happenstance Guide for alumni - Chris Burrell '89
  • MARDI WALKER '66: The accidental activist - Okey Ndibe
  • TRANSFORMATIONS: Giving opportunities for Connecticut College's new Strategic Plan
  • CLASS NOTES: Class Correspondents' reports
  • LAST LOOK: A Tribute to William Niering

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