Used to be, class-wide college projects - even at your Bowdoins and Princetons - might well be crafted of poster board, paper maché and those little stick-on gold and blue stars. In contrast, consider "Historicizing 9/11: New London," a documentary film made by students at Connecticut College. A collective effort for a new course taught by professor Jim Downs, Historicizing 9/11, the film arose out of an assignment for the 30 students to interview New London residents - including Coast Guard officials, fire and police personnel, civic leaders and business owners - about recollections and far-reaching effects of the terrorist attacks. Very cool idea. There's a free premiere screening of "Historicizing 9/11: New London" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with a brief reception afterwards. Takes place in Silfen Auditorium at Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave, New London. (860) 447-1911.
- Rick Koster