Anna Murphy of Stafford Springs: Future Soccer Star, Philanthropist at 11

09/27/13

Anna Murphy of Stafford Springs: Future Soccer Star, Philanthropist at 11

At age 11, Stafford Springs 6th-grader Anna Murphy is an aspiring soccer star, hoping—maybe determined is more accurate descriptions—to follow in the cleat marks of her favorite player, the goal-scoring sensation of the U.S. national women’s team, Alex Morgan.

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At Yale, President of Croatia Outlines the Role of Religion

09/24/13

At Yale, President of Croatia Outlines the Role of Religion

The president of Croatia recently told a New Haven audience that his country’s social and economic future depend, in part, on the religious tolerance of its people.

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Hotchkiss, Among Nation's Top Private Schools, Even Has a Farm to Teach Sustainability

09/23/13

Hotchkiss, Among Nation's Top Private Schools, Even Has a Farm to Teach Sustainability

Think of the average Hotchkiss School student and the image of a field hand does not spring to mind. One of the nation’s most prestigious educational institutions, Hotchkiss trains its young charges to be the leaders of the future. They come largely from families of means and often from urban settings—most have never planted a seed or weeded a row of plants, let alone harvested the produce.

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Upward Arc for St. Vincent's College in Bridgeport Continues With New Fortin Learning Center

09/20/13

Upward Arc for St. Vincent's College in Bridgeport Continues With New Fortin Learning Center

Among Connecticut colleges—and in a nation where the jobs picture remains challenging—the locus of higher learning with the state’s most compelling narrative may be St. Vincent’s College in Bridgeport.

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Google Glass at Yale: Football Through the Quarterback's Eyes

09/18/13

Google Glass at Yale: Football Through the Quarterback's Eyes

Ever wonder what it’s like through the eyes of a quarterback? Well, Yale and the New Haven-based digital first creative agency Digital Surgeons made that happen Tuesday. In the closing stages of Yale’s football practice, Bulldogs senior Henry Furman wore Google Glass to capture the game through the eyes of a quarterback — literally. Google Glass is essentially a wearable, voice-activated computer that fits around one’s head like a pair of glasses. It records video, takes pictures, browses the internet, connects to a cell phone and more. Google gave out just 8,000 pairs as part of its Google Glass Explorer program, and Digital Surgeons were one of the recipients. “It’s a great thing for the kids to see and to be part of something like...

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