| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Kent Haruf, who found acclaim in midlife with a trilogy of sparely written novels, including the 1999 bestseller "Plainsong" that illuminated the rhythms and dramas of small-town life in America's High Plains, died Sunday in Salida, Colo. He was 71 and...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:01 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Several Wesleyan University students have said they plan to file a Title IX complaint against the university, citing "the adjudication of instances of sexual violence," but it was unclear late Friday whether anything had been filed....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Students held "die-in" protests on at least two Connecticut college campuses Monday, joining other protests nationwide related to instances where white police officers killed unarmed African Americans.
In Middletown, hundreds of Wesleyan University...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three?
That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Trinity College has banned Psi Upsilon from hosting social activities and from having alcohol in the house or on the grounds because of recent complaints alleging "serious alcohol violations," according to a statement from the college.
Mary Jo Keating,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:55 AM
A free celebration at the Hartford Public Library will launch "Hartford Through Time" ($22.95), a book published by the library's Hartford History Center. The launch party will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center, 500 Main St., Hartford....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:07 AM
With this week's release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Synthesis Report, scientists from across the world lit another torch of urgency for climate action. Three previous working group reports from the climate change panel went...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:42 AM
For its academic year 2014-15, Wesleyan University pulled together an interdisciplinary program called "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan," tapping more than 20 departments and campus organizations. As part of this, Sufi singer Riffat Sultana makes her...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Tula Telfair's landscapes look like places a person might stumble upon anywhere, quiet places, serene and green, so isolated it feels as if no one else exists. But as it turns out, the places themselves don't exist. They spring up entirely from Telfair'...
| 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...