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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Smith College Grad Katie Weiser of Litchfield at Syracuse Pursuing Career in Song

09/17/13

Smith College Grad Katie Weiser of Litchfield at Syracuse Pursuing Career in Song

"There are going to be times that you’re the only one who believes in yourself, and you have to believe in yourself all the way,” is what Katie Weiser says is the most important piece of advice she’s ever received.  For Ms. Weiser, a Litchfield, Conn., native, this has underscored her musical career as she works to develop and perfect her vocal talent. And talent is no joke for Ms. Weiser, who has honed her ability from a very young age and has a number of local achievements to prove it. For seven years, beginning at age 7, she performed with Chorus Angelicus, a Torrington, Conn.-based, semi-professional children’s choir—an engagement that not only shaped her musical career but also underscored her adolescence with national and international...

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Yale Student Magazine Offers a Passport to U.S. Foreign Service

09/16/13

Yale Student Magazine Offers a Passport to U.S. Foreign Service

Leave it to the globetrotters over at The Politic to pivot from the Arab Spring to Borat. The Politic, a student political journal at Yale University, has published a series of in-depth interviews with more than 100 U.S. ambassadors. The series is called “Diplomatic Discourse,” and it touches on some of the most pressing international issues of the day.

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