UConn is on the move this week, literally as well as figuratively. Wednesday will see the ribbon cutting for the new Hartford campus, which is relocating from its suburban campus in West Hartford after nearly five decades away from the Capital City. And in Stamford, students will be moving into student housing beginning this weekend, […]
The law schools of Yale University and the University of Connecticut both ranked in the top 10 “law schools that pay off,” according to a new national survey of the nation’s law schools. Yale ranked seventh and UConn eighth in the survey by U.S. News and World Report.
The survey determined the 10 best schools […]
Connecticut’s push to strengthen its digital media workforce continues this summer, with the second year of the Digital Media CT (DMCT) summer training program, developed in partnership by the Connecticut Office of Film, Television & Digital Media and the University of Connecticut.
The program is aimed at high school juniors and seniors, current college students, […]
The University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is calling on media companies to “set nutrition standards” for snack ads aimed at children and teens and “stop targeting advertising high-calorie, nutritionally poor foods to all young people,” but “especially advertising aimed at Black and Hispanic youth.”
The recommendations come in the wake […]
Ten librarians from around the country – including two from Connecticut, in New Haven and Groton – were honored this month with this year’s I Love My Librarian Award for their exceptional public service to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning.
The winning librarians were selected from a […]
It lives in Boston, but was built at UConn. Boston Children’s Hospital’s recently installed Interactive Media Wall is an immense, high-tech, engagingly interactive product of the University of Connecticut’s Digital Media and Design program – a collaboration of students and faculty that is bringing smiles to children and families who encounter the massive 30-foot wall […]
Yale University and the University of Connecticut both rank in the top 100 higher education institutions in the level of expenditures for research and development (R&D), according to data compiled by the National Science Foundation.
Yale ranked at #21 and UConn at #86 in the rankings for fiscal year 2013, in the Higher […]
It turns out that the oft-heralded and increasingly criticized U.S. News & World Report college rankings aren’t the only game in town. Washington Monthly magazine has developed a rating system with a different emphasis, and very different results. Among the Connecticut institutions making the list: UConn, Yale, Wesleyan, and Trinity – but not […]
According to data collected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), 80 percent of PK-12 teachers nationwide are white, middle-class women, and more than 40 percent of public schools have no teachers of color. Studies by the National Center for Education Statistics report that 2 percent of public school teachers are black […]
In the aftermath of UConn’s national championship, coach Kevin Ollie’s “relatively low” salary compared to his peers, became the focus of some media attention. It’s not the first time in the current fiscal year that salaries at UConn were in the spotlight, and Ollie is only the latest top UConn official to see […]
In September 2012, the Kevin Ollie era at UConn began – with a short leash. As Hall of Fame veteran coach Jim Calhoun retired, Ollie – a former UConn and NBA player – was hired on a one-year trial basis. The rest, as they say, is history.
But when it began, the […]
For 51 UConn undergraduate students, $100 will provide a round trip to Texas for the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four as UConn pursues a National Championship. For everyone else, the price tag is considerably steeper – and climbing.
UConn’s Undergraduate Student Government is sponsoring a bus to take students from Storrs to Texas […]
Hartford is quite an international city, a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds that most assume is the exclusive province of major metropolitan areas such as New York and Boston. But in language, nation of origin, and cultural traditions, virtually every corner of the globe is represented in Connecticut’s Capitol City, and […]
It is, after all, National Mentoring Month. It makes perfect sense, therefore, for a fledgling Connecticut-based nonprofit devoted to mentoring young women and students of color to increase their presence in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) to launch a fundraising initiative.
ManyMentors, a nonprofit that promotes peer mentoring to […]