| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Credit House Speaker Brendan Sharkey with taking on one of the most serious problems facing the state — its over-reliance on the property tax to pay for government services.
This antiquated system sets town against town, increases sprawl and...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:50 PM
NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise."
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Along with the Johns Hopkins University's distinction for its nation-leading haul of federal research dollars comes another for charging the government more for utilities, administrative staff and real estate than any other institution.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
No college or university administrator would consider condoning illiteracy, dishonesty, fallacious logic or bigotry. Let's help them add tobacco to this list by taxing colleges that condone its use.
College is supposed to be challenging. But at the...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Silly me. I thought American colleges were bastions of free speech, where faculty and students believe in "the marketplace of ideas."
Not at Haverford College, Smith College or Rutgers University.
Each of these institutions of higher learning...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:14 AM
This college commencement season has been marked by attention over high-profile speakers who canceled because of political angst on campus over their appearance. In Connecticut a woman at Quinnipiac University was arrested on suspicion of phoning in a...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Some people are just not cut out for a life of crime. Danielle Shea appears to be one of them.
Ms. Shea is the 22-year-old woman who is charged with phoning in bomb threats in an attempt to cancel Quinnipiac University's graduation ceremony last week so...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Children and youths in foster care often struggle in school because of the challenges they face in their home lives, and are deprived of academic opportunity by virtue of their state involvement. Two bills currently being considered by the General...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Marco Rubio led the field of Republican presidential prospects in a nationwide poll released on Wednesday, though voters were split among five potential candidates.
The Quinnipiac University poll of 712 Republicans found Sen. Rubio of Florida...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In the age of Twitter, Nan Rich offers nuanced ideas instead of sound bites. In an era when every election seems to break spending records, she has little cash in her campaign account. In a culture driven by personality, she's more policy wonk.
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....