| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Here's an old salon game, a sort of proto-Mad Libs for pre-YouTube parties. Ask friends for four random words (A, B, C and D), then arrange them in a sentence (A is to B, just as C is to D) and say "discuss!" They'll have to justify how footballs are like...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:26 PM
I have been teaching a long time, so I felt I was past "firsts." Then, I received my first letter from prison.
I had this student a few semesters ago in a developmental reading and writing class, and he was very upfront about the electronic monitoring...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Tom Thibodeau grew up in Connecticut a fan of the Patriots, especially favorite player Sam "Bam" Cunningham. But the Bulls coach really turns into a kid again describing the current leader of his boyhood team.
"I don't know that there's a better football...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth has banned social events at Psi Upsilon for 2015 and placed it on probation after a student's recent report of a 2011 sexual assault at the fraternity house.
In a letter to the Wesleyan...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Scott Ashton, president of the New England Air Museum's Board of Directors, has announced the appointment of Jerry Paul Roberts as the museum's new executive director, effective Dec. 15. Roberts succeeds Michael P. Speciale, who retired on Dec. 1, after...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:11 AM
If people know of John Cage at all, they tend to know of him as a "composer" of a famous, some might say gag-ish, piece of silent music, and as the writer of aesthetic theories about silence. Cage also hated records, and he was outspoken in his...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and petitioning candidate Joseph Visconti squared off in a televised debate Thursday night, but one of the issues focused on the person who was not there - Republican Tom Foley.
Foley declined to participate in the debate at...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:04 PM
MIDDLETOWN — NBA star Andre Drummond, a Middletown native, has made a $10,000 donation to the Middlesex YMCA to start a scholarship fund for local teens.
The scholarship program will give YMCA memberships to low-income students, who will be able...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Reports of sexual assault climbed last year on many Connecticut college campuses, an increase that college officials and experts attributed to heightened awareness and expanded educational programs that make it easier for victims to come forward.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
"To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars" is a dance piece and a modern civil-rights conversation piece. The provocative multi-media show, inspired by political shifts in Crimea, is being presented 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 as this...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:57 PM
MIDDLETOWN — A Massachusetts man was charged with threatening Saturday after students at Wesleyan University told police that he displayed a knife and made threats.
Abdullahi Abdullahi, 19, of Waltham, Mass., was charged with breach of peace and...