| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Connecticut ranked sixth in the nation in average student loan debt for 2013 graduates, according to a new report that found national debt levels are rising for students earning bachelor's degrees.
At $30,191, Connecticut's average student debt was...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Four years ago, John Gallagher had questions about Mark Nwakamma's work ethic. Now, as the first Hartford player since Vin Baker to earn consecutive first-team all-league honors begins his senior season, Gallagher still has concerns.
He's worried that...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 4:36 AM
Misty Copeland took her first ballet class at 13 in gym shorts and socks on a basketball court at the Boys and Girls Club in San Pedro, California. Today, at 32, she is poised to become the first African American principal dancer with the American...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Folks in the visual and performing arts are not, as a rule, staid. Most artists push the edges and question the status quo. You could say the same for the new Visual & Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Connecticut State University, a...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Proposing puts intense pressure on guys, Brian Mascaro says.
"Every guy thinks it has to be perfect or something unique," he says. "You're always worried if you do it randomly, does it mean you didn't plan? … Was it not surprising enough? Does it...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Bennet Academy began the school year with Hassan Robinson as its new assistant principal. He previously served as a teacher at O'Connell Elementary School in East Hartford.
"My goal since the beginning was to be an administrator," said Robinson. "I love...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:52 AM
It was a near miracle some say, when leadership at St. Francis Hospital and Mt. Sinai sat down a little over 25 years ago to hammer out a plan to merge the two medical entities.
And the rest as they say, is history as the two organizations-turned-one...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:33 AM
AVON — The town police department's growing cadet program sent members to a regional competition for the first time recently, with four of them among the top finishers in parts of the contest.
Six members of the police department's cadet program...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
While overt racism has dwindled in the 50 years since the Civil Rights Act, a panel discussion Monday at the University of Hartford discussed the ways inequality and subtle bias persists throughout society.
WEST HARTFORD — While overt racism has...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Do a Google image search on the word "photogram" and what pops up is hundreds of images of easily recognizable objects placed directly on photo paper and exposed to light in the darkroom, creating an image without a camera. Most of them are in black and...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Student musicians provided the background music for the cocktail hour at the Hartt's Got Talent Gala held Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.
More than 250 gathered to celebrate, including the school's acting dean, T. Clark Saunders...