| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:49 PM
HARTFORD — Dream Camp, at Trinity College, wraps up its 17th summer Friday. The free five-week camp offers academic programs that leaders hope will prepare campers for college.
The camp hosts low-income children from Hartford aged 6-17 on the...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Just as Martin Luther King Jr. had done a year earlier, King T. Hayes journeyed north from Georgia in the summers of 1945 and 1946 as a student to earn money working in the tobacco fields in Simsbury.
And like King, Hayes was struck by the comparative...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:05 AM
MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today.
In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Thumbs up to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut, both of whom have fought hard for student-loan relief for students and their families. Thanks in part to their efforts, President Obama recently signed an executive order...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Isn't it time to rethink the relationship between higher education and Greek organizations?
Fraternities and sororities are bastions of exclusion, anachronisms in this global society. They encourage cliques and excesses, and have brought ambulances to...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Any venerable institution must guard its history, but not at the expense of its future, which is what makes the selection of Joanne Berger-Sweeney as the new president of Trinity College appear to be a strong choice.
Ms. Berger-Sweeney, who will replace...
| Mar 21, 2014
Janet Burroway takes the stage at Women & Children First bookstore on a Thursday evening. She's appearing with her close friend, the award-winning writer Rosellen Brown, to promote the new anthology "A Story Larger Than My Own: Women Writers Look Back...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain.
Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:31 AM
1. Legendary minor league owner Joe Buzas purchased the Eastern League's Syracuse franchise for $25,000 in 1957 and moved the team to Allentown, Pa. Buzas would relocate the Red Sox Double A affiliate to Reading, Pa., Pittsfield, Mass. and Pawtucket, R.I....
| May 10, 2014
| 2:42 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Kristin Kelleher had run the Race in the Park 5K to support breast cancer research in the past.
But this year was different. On Saturday, she ran as a breast cancer survivor.
Kelleher, 44, of Cromwell was the top survivor to finish...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:55 PM
American organist Christopher Houlihan will give a free concert this Sunday, April 13, at Rollins College.
Houlihan has been labeled "gifted" (New York Times), "dazzling" (Wall Street Journal), and "one of the brightest stars in the new generation of...