| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:26 PM
For the second time in two weeks, a Connecticut university has been put on lockdown after officials received an alert about a possible gunman coming to campus.
University of New Haven officials said Tuesday that a suspect was in custody and weapons...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A gun-carrying student who was arrested at the University of New Haven kept newspaper clippings about mass shootings in his home and a large ammunition cache in a padlocked bedroom, police said Wednesday.
William Dong, 22, of Fairfield, Conn., was...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:50 PM
When I was a kid, I collected a line of nature books you could buy at the supermarket.
I remember only one story from the whole series, an essay by a herpetologist doing field work in South America. He found a big brown snake in the jungle, recognized...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:51 AM
On Monday, with little fanfare, a law went into effect requiring anyone buying a rifle or shotgun to have a gun permit or eligibility certificate. Thus ended the phase-in of the multifaceted gun safety law passed in 2013 by the General Assembly and signed...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The 710th and final National Hockey League game at the Civic Center in Hartford began at 1:37 on Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1997.
At 4 p.m., the horn sounded and Connecticut said goodbye to major league sports. In between, 14,660 fans watched the...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Among my fellow liberals this is not a popular view: Brown v. Board, the historic Supreme Court decision of May 1954, has had negative consequences as well as positive.
The unanimous decision of the court was intended to ensure that black students would...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:43 AM
A pair of finals-week threats sent shivers through two Boston-area campuses Monday morning, adding to a seemingly ever-growing number of New England universities to face scares over the past two months.
Four buildings on Harvard University's campus in...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:56 PM
Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now.
Harvard University issued that warning Monday morning, and police swarmed the Cambridge, Mass., campus for several...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks.
Virtually a one-man operation with a...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:35 AM
A very unsettling shadow is settling over the whole American educational endeavor. It's largely a consequence of the idea that every child should graduate from high school, be admitted to college and then graduate from college. In order to make that...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The University of New Haven took the first step on winning a certification from the Defense Cyber Crime Center for teaching students how to do forensic investigations of digital records, devices and networks.
The school has partnered with the federal...