Climate Change Institute at UConn in Groton to be 'World-Class'

01/29/14

Climate Change Institute at UConn in Groton to be 'World-Class'

The new University of Connecticut-affiliated climate change institute “will be a world-class, cutting-edge center that harnesses the research and outreach capabilities of UConn” and converts it “into concrete local actions ... to better adapt to the changing climate,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said.

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Yale Alumni Magazine 'Students From Poor Families' Cover Draws Fire

01/24/14

Yale Alumni Magazine 'Students From Poor Families' Cover Draws Fire

The Yale Alumni Magazine is taking heat for a cover story this month about Yale’s efforts to attract high-achieving students from poor families.

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Tensions Heighten Between Hamden and Quinnipiac University; $6 Million in Taxes?

01/20/14

Tensions Heighten Between Hamden and Quinnipiac University; $6 Million in Taxes?

A “property assessment report” calculated that the university would owe the town $8 million in property taxes; when subtracted from the PILOT reimbursement, the difference is approximately $6 million.

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Six Connecticut Teachers Win Ronald McDonald House Charities Local Hero Awards

01/13/14

Six Connecticut Teachers Win Ronald McDonald House Charities Local Hero Awards

“The selected teachers from Connecticut and Western Massachusetts have all exhibited tremendous dedication to their profession and outstanding efforts in servicing their schools and communities,” the Ronald McDonald House Charities says online in a post about the awards."

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Connecticut Family's Touchdown Pass: Football as Arena for Improving Young Lives

01/09/14

Connecticut Family's Touchdown Pass: Football as Arena for Improving Young Lives

Frank DiCocco created The REAL Man Character Development Program (Respect all people, Especially women, Always do the right thing, and Live a life that matters) that features 20 lesson plans to teach youth how to understand right from wrong and make the right choice when faced with a decision.

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