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Publication Date

Summer 2014


CC: Connecticut College Magazine is published by the Office of College Relations, Pamela Dumas Serfes, acting vice president. 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.


  • Inauguration 2014: Katherine Bergeron, the 11th president, was inaugurated on the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the College on April 5
  • The Happy Maker: The infectious personality of David Dorfman MFA '81 is key to his success as a dance teacher
  • Extraordinary Animal Acts: People's perception of animals tell us a great deal about a culture at any given time. Two professors team up to explain why
  • Foever Young: Q&A with the co-creator of "Dora the Explorer," Chris Gifford '81
  • Cover: Leader of the Pack: Michael LeDuc '14 won his third NCAA National Championship in May. What makes him run?
  • Letters, Etc: What's new on social media: President Bergeron on Instagram, #WhereMyCamelsAt, BuzzFeed
  • Notebook: Tidbits from daily life on campus in Seen & Heard; $3000 educational awards for summer interns; a professor's daring escape from Syria; Commencement 2014; sports roundup
  • Ink: Four essential exercises for maximum strength from Joan Pekoc Pagano '68; new books by alumni and faculty
  • Class Notes: Profiles of Betsy Greenberg Feinberg '66, Carolyn Jones Schorer '63, Amy Paterson '94, Justin Koufopoulos '10; Camels in the news; weddings; obituaries; alumni awards
  • Scene: Reunion 2014: A photo portfolio from May 30-June 1, when 1,000 alumni returned to campus

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