American innovation is about to be highlighted by the U.S. Mint, but don’t expect to see the results in your loose change. The American Innovation $1 Coin Act will launch the newest numismatic coin program of the United States Mint later this year.
The Mint will soon produce and sell $1 collector coins in recognition […]
A new academic study has found that working-class first-time candidates for the Connecticut legislature became rarer after the state enacted public campaign financing, when compared with candidates in neighboring Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The study, by a Harvard University researcher, found that working-class candidates in Connecticut were less likely to qualify for the state’s public […]
Former Connecticut Commissioner of Environmental Protection and Administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy has made the shift from government to academia, with the launch of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
C-CHANGE is a new collaboration between Harvard University […]
In 2040, it is anticipated that eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia, which analyzed U.S. Census Bureau population projections. Connecticut is not one of them.
A report published in the […]
The less geographically compact a district is, the lower the voter turnout. That’s the bottom-line finding of a study by a University of Connecticut political scientist, published in the June issue of Election Law Journal. The study suggests that gerrymandering – often criticized for skewing political representation to one party or the other – has […]
The number of women in the Connecticut legislature has dropped with each legislative election throughout this decade, dropping the state from 8th to 21st in the nation in the percentage of women in the legislature.
The 2018 election year has been widely declared the year of the woman in politics, a reaction to the MeToo […]
What would happen if ways to integrate nature into a major urban community were pursued? In Connecticut, the largest city is Bridgeport, and the Connecticut chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been undertaking an effort to find out.
Nature offers a lot of benefits to communities, TNC points out. “Trees provide shade and help […]
Described as “the largest industry event on the aerospace calendar,” the Farnborough International Airshow, to be held in mid-July in Great Britain, boasts more than 1500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. Among them will be a contingent from the State of Connecticut, if the state’s aerospace industry suppliers step up and sign on. At […]
Much has been said but less has been done to encourage Connecticut students to prepare for an ever more connected and interdependent world. Until now. The State Board of Education has voted to establish a Connecticut Certificate of Global Engagement, which high school students can earn by completing specific aspects of the curriculum, and aims […]
Life and art come full circle this month at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, with the opening of an historic exhibition with an unmistakable hometown connection. Frederic Edwin Church was a prominent American landscape painter in the 1800’s, born in Hartford, and a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, the first time such a recommendation has been issued for the vehicles by the agency. The board also recommended requiring collision-avoidance systems and automatic emergency brakes on new school buses, […]
The most popular names for children born in the United States in 2017 were Liam for boys and Emma for girls. Connecticut, however, had different top choices, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. The state’s most popular names for newborns were Noah and Olivia.
The top five female names in Connecticut in 2017 were […]
The World Affairs Council of Connecticut marked Connecticut’s global leadership in cancer research and innovation at the organization’s 2018 Luminary Awards program. The Council honored Yale Cancer Center, a ground-breaking center for global health, as the 2018 Luminary Award recipient, noting that “innovations made here in Connecticut impact health on a global scale.”
The Yale […]
Connecticut’s economy is now smaller that it was 2004. The state’s lackluster performance stands in sharp contrast with all of the other New England states, whose economies have seen real growth, as have those of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. The state’s economy contracted in 2017, as it did in 2014 and 2016, and its […]