| 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 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 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 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 4, 2014
| 8:06 AM
If you haven't had your fill of political debate and chatter, you can get a heaping helping when the Mark Twain House & Museum presents ultra-conservative Canadian author, recording artist and rights activist Mark Steyn in conversation with award-...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Five college students accused of gang-raping a female fellow student in a New Jersey dorm room pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, in the latest in a series of sexual assaults and harassment incidents prompting colleges to reexamine conduct policies.
| 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....
| 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...
| 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 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When East Hampton sisters Alyssa and Alanna Bish-Rondinone were competing for the leading role in their school production of "The Wizard of Oz," their mom was concerned, and even the school theatre coach feared that "hair might fly at home." Turns out,...