| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Last month, I read with jaw-dropping astonishment that one in four Americans believes the sun revolves around the Earth. The source for this pre-Copernican idea was a poll by the National Science Foundation. This mistake set the stage for me to learn last...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A coalition of Connecticut mayors and first selectmen said Wednesday that it's reasonably confident some of the state's projected $500 million budget surplus will go toward helping municipalities.
But they said it's unclear which towns and cities will...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:49 AM
World War I ended in late 1918 and Gardner Dow, having survived his Naval service, was settled into life as a junior at the Connecticut Agricultural College in mid-1919.
In May of that year, a Courant story appeared under the following headlines....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:31 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas — The foundation was shaking under the UConn basketball program and players were fleeing.
Facing a postseason ban because it failed to meet NCAA academic standards, UConn saw Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe Smith, and Michael Bradley...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:22 AM
NASHVILLE — Numbers are thrown around faster than crumpled up brackets this time of year. Call it one-and-done or, as John Calipari, with the propriety of a snake oil salesman, calls it, "succeed and proceed." Whatever term you choose, Kentucky will...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:59 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — The horn sounded inside the oversized football stadium at 11:18 p.m. Eastern time and the underdogs embraced on the court, celebrating amid confetti and cheers.
The most improbable ending to the most improbable season unfolded...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:02 AM
A wild celebration for the University of Connecticut’s fourth men's NCAA basketball championship in the last 16 seasons has led to the arrests of at least 35 people, police said.
Most of the arrests were alcohol-related, although a few were for...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:11 PM
What can you do when a property owner doesn't maintain a historic building?
Some owners don't have the money or knowledge to care properly for their property. Others use neglect as a deliberate strategy for avoiding legal barriers or popular opposition....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Kevin Ollie was interviewed on CBS This Morning Wednesday by Gayle King. He covered a lot of territory he has already covered recently, but he did address the prospects of coaching in the NBA, appearing to close the door on it now, but not in the future....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause.
Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...