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  • Politics Catches Up With Climate Change

    Finally, the federal climate watchdogs got it right. The just-released U.S. National Climate Assessment avoids pie-in-the-sky abstractions like "saving the planet before it's too late" and instead concentrates on regional changes affecting our lives...
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  • Enough Of Fraternities, Sororities

    Enough Of Fraternities, Sororities
    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...
  • Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'

    Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'
    WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield. Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
  • No Refuge For Fish? Stressed Species Need Safe Habitat

    No Refuge For Fish? Stressed Species Need Safe Habitat
    Overfishing and warming waters are combining to create a potent one-two punch that threatens significant harm to New England's already beleaguered fish and fishermen. Fortunately, there is one thing we can do to help cushion both blows: protect ocean...
  • Awaiting Fate Is The Hardest Part

    Waiting to learn results of a decision you believe will decide your destiny is the emotional equivalent of having an itch in your shoulder blade right below where you can reach. If it goes on long enough, it can make a sensible person abject and send...
  • Kevin Ollie Signs New 5-Year Deal With UConn

    Kevin Ollie  Signs New 5-Year Deal With UConn
    Kevin Ollie has maintained all along that his heart was at UConn. Now he has a new five-year contract to remain as coach of the Huskies. "Thank you, God, for opening up so many doors, for me to be working in Storrs," Ollie tweeted just after 2 p.m....
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  • Educated student athletes

    The six-year graduation rate for the University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team is 8 percent; the Northwestern University football team’s graduation rate is 97 percent, according to the university’s website.  No wonder...
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  • In Connecticut, some minimum-wage workers say raise hasn't helped much

    In Connecticut, some minimum-wage workers say raise hasn't helped much
    Minimum-wage workers in Connecticut got a 45-cent raise on Jan. 1, the first step in a process that will eventually set their wages at $10.10 an hour. "It helps a little bit, I guess," said A. Segui, 20, who works at a Dunkin' Donuts. She wants to go...