In the United States, 56 percent of the patients waiting for organ transplants are individuals of color, even though they account for 36 percent of the total population.
“While successful matching between donors and recipients does not take race or ethnic background into consideration, since we really all can help each other, […]
Wondering in which subject areas the greatest volume of proposed legislation was centered during the 2013 Connecticut General Assembly session? There’s a map for that.
Data compiled and presented in a brightly colored, multi-layered, interactive display by the website Readily Apparent illustrates the leading legislative areas of focus, based on the […]
The Chronicle of Higher Education has named three Connecticut institutions – Eastern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University and Middlesex Community College – as among the top schools in the country for the people who work there.
When the State Bond Commission voted last week to approve $2.8 million for repairs to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, home of the newly rebranded Connecticut Huskies, it was said that about $1.67 million of that money will be used to replace scoreboards at the stadium.
The Hartford Courant reported that Kim […]
While employment has steadily climbed since the nation’s economic recovery began, only a few states have seen job levels return to pre-recession numbers thus far, and Connecticut is not among them. Last month marked the four-year anniversary of the end of the recession in June 2009, and updated U.S. Department of […]
Turns out, there is a free lunch. In fact, Connecticut’s summer meal program for children 18 and under is providing hundreds of lunches – and breakfasts. As Governor Malloy points out in a radio commercial now being broadcast around the state, 3 in 4 Connecticut children who could receive free meals aren’t doing […]
When asked how they rated their hospital stay, about two-thirds of patients in Connecticut hospitals offer the highest, or very high, ratings. And when asked if they would recommend the hospital to friends and family, a greater number, 72 percent on average, say they “definitely” would. A closer look at the number included […]
There is new leadership at the helm of UConn’s Roper Center for Public Opinion Research – the leading educational facility in the field of public opinion. Paul Herrnson takes over this week as Executive Director of the Roper Center, and joins the faculty as a Professor of Political Science. The Roper Center, which was […]
Connecticut, always on the lookout for occupations with strong potential for job growth, appears to already have one in our midst. New statistics indicate that Waterbury and New Haven are among the top five metropolitan areas in the nation for healthcare social workers – a status that could serve to attract individuals in […]
Connecticut is a relatively small state. Only Rhode Island and Delaware are smaller. Yet, the percentage of workers in Connecticut who commute for 60 minutes or longer – one way – to go to work each day is 7.7 percent. That ranks the state 36th in the nation in percentage of workers commuting […]
The U.S. Postal Service has unveiling a stamp featuring the New London Harbor Light, the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Long Island Sound. The USPS indicates that it was originally established in 1761, financed by a lottery held by the Connecticut colonial legislature. The present lighthouse, built in 1801, was one of the […]
Yale-New Haven Hospital is Connecticut’s best-performing hospital according to the annual list released this week by U.S. News & World Report, which analyzed hospitals across the nation.
Yale-New Haven Hospital is ranked nationally in 10 adult and 5 pediatric specialties. It was also ranked as high-performing in 3 adult specialties, according […]
What do the towns of Preston, East Windsor, Bethany, Stafford, and Clinton, have in common? Less than 20 percent of fourth grade students in those communities meet the standard on all four physical fitness tests – the lowest percentages in the state. For Preston, it’s the second consecutive year […]
In the beginning, Ralph Nader was often right. In 1965, the publication of Unsafe at Any Speed changed the face of the automobile industry and made his a household name. The Winsted, Connecticut native became synonymous with consumer activism, and earned the designation time and again, revealing alarming and potentially harmful corporate actions and alerting […]