by Angel B. Pérez
Recently, I read yet another higher education professional’s case for standardized testing, specifically that making such tests free and universal would help level the playing field for low-income and minority students seeking access to top colleges. But while the SAT’s hefty $57 fee contributes to the barriers low-income students face, eliminating […]
by Joanna Meyer, Michael Strambler, Clare Irwin and George Coleman
Young children are often compared to sponges because they constantly soak up new knowledge. In serving children under five, high-quality early childhood care and education programs aim to capitalize on this stage of rapid brain development in efforts to promote positive outcomes among children.
by Khadija Gurnah
Nearly 800,000 DREAMers — young adults who were brought to America as children — received critical protections and work authorization under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It provided undocumented immigrant youth with opportunities to study and participate in the workforce.
DACA has been operational for five years and […]
by Taryn Stejskal
In the face of adversity, why do some people flourish while others fold?
The essential condition required to live a flourishing life is not found in the absence of challenge, but rather in a person’s ability to persevere amidst trials. Resilience is demonstrated in both positive and negative life events.
“Man never […]
by Ramzi Kaiss
…As we will come to find out, everyday for the rest of our lives, and not just today, will be that real celebration of the lessons we’ve learned, the relationships we’ve built, and the love that we’ve had and shared on this beautiful New London hilltop. You see our experiences cannot be […]
by Dr. Jon LaPook
I thought you might want me to talk about what I’ve learned from blending medicine and journalism. If I’m wrong, I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough from today’s Quinnipiac graduation exit poll. I work in two worlds. Thirty-seven years ago, I graduated from medical school. Eleven years ago, I started […]
by Kevin B. Sullivan
These days, it may seem like Connecticut is the land of unsteady habits. As Governor Malloy says, sometimes it just feels like we always see the glass half empty.
For example, those of us in the capital area get a steady stream of bad news about our capital city in crisis. […]
by Nikole Doolittle and Sherry Chapman
“This upcoming New Year’s Day will mark 14 years since I woke up in the intensive care unit of Hartford Hospital, unable to walk, talk, eat, or even breathe on my own. I had been in a coma for 28 days, and had sustained a traumatic brain injury.
by Richard A. Robinson
Let’s face it, regardless of one’s political leaning, economic philosophy, or cultural beliefs, we are in the midst of great turmoil. In the face of so much uncertainty, I initially found it somewhat difficult to be both sincere and inspiring. But as I continued preparing, I realized that I had been […]
by Julie Jansen
A recent Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of Cancer and Careers (CancerAndCareers.org) found that 78% of the cancer survivors surveyed were concerned that their cancer diagnosis would hinder their ability to find a new job. For many survivors, job hunting after cancer proves to be a challenging experience. However, you can […]
by Karen Hinds
Are your performance appraisals useless? If you are a manager, end of year can often make you feel like a Christmas Grinch. You feel rushed, stressed, and even dread as you try to summarize an entire year of highs and lows on an employee’s performance appraisal. Invariably, someone will feel like they […]
by Michelle Xiong
On August 4, 1735, a lawyer stood in a crowded New York courthouse and proclaimed, “The question before you, gentlemen of the jury, is not of small or private concern. It is not the cause of one poor printer … It is the cause of liberty … the liberty both of exposing […]
reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust (www.reSETCo.org), whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector and supporting entrepreneurs of all stripes, revealed the winners of its 2017 Venture Showcase last night at The Mark Twain House and Museum to a sellout crowd of 200.
The annual event recognizes the talented entrepreneurs and innovative businesses that have […]
by Robert Wright and Sarah Evans
Given the hazards associated with recycled tire rubber, these products should never be used as surfaces where children play. We should all be concerned that there are significant gaps in the evidence supporting the safety of recycled rubber turf products. We raise concerns as pediatricians, epidemiologists, and laboratory scientists […]
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