| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Having a population with a high percentage of college graduates is one important predictor of economic growth for cities, states and countries. Yet, over the past 30 years the United States fell from first to 14th in the world in percent of degree...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:29 PM
I've seen the future — I hope. I've been on the busway.
At the invitation of some folks from the state Department of Transportation, I took a ride (in a sturdy SUV) along much of the Hartford — New Britain busway route. If you are new to the...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Hopefully you've had the chance to read the Courant's career look-back feature on the legendary Bill Detrick, who was the men's basketball coach at Central Connecticut for 29 years and men's golf coach at Trinity for 23.
Detrick, 86, retired last...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Edith M. "Edie" Patterson, a former St. Paul's School educator, died Aug. 1 of an autoimmune disease at The Highlands, a retirement community in Topsham, Maine. The longtime Homeland resident was 81.
The daughter of an insurance executive and a...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Central Connecticut softball coach Jeff Franquet led the Blue Devils to the NEC championship and into the NCAA Tournament for the first time this past season, when the team set a program record for victories for the third consecutive year. He has...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Surveillance and censorship and Jay-Z are on the Internet's collective brain today. Welcome to your post-weekend trends reporrt for Monday, June 17, 2013.
The pop star's upcoming album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, got a preview during Sunday's game...
| Jun 19, 2013
South Glastonbury's Erin Brady did it Sunday, becoming the first Connecticut contestant to win the Miss USA title. As the Central Connecticut State University graduate prepares to move on to compete in the Miss Universe contest in Moscow later this year,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
There's no ingrained beauty-pageant culture in Connecticut the way there is in, say, Texas. The last Miss America to hail from here won 80 years ago, and no one from Connecticut has ever taken the Miss USA crown. Until now.
Erin Brady of South...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Jeremiah Roberts didn't take this moment for granted.
The 20-year-old was serious in his cap and gown Wednesday night, recounting struggles, while fellow Journalism and Media Academy graduates laughed with friends and took photos before their procession...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Beau Doherty sat inside the recreation hall at Dever State School in Taunton, Mass., in the summer of 1977, watching his charges, the men with intellectual disabilities they called "clients," bowling.
They were good, Doherty thought, better than many...
| May 24, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Central Connecticut guard Kyle Vinales will return to Central Connecticut for his junior season in 2013-14. Vinales, on track to easily break the program's all-time scoring record, had announced in April that he would transfer.
Vinales had used three of...