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  • Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

    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...
  • 'Die-In' Protests Held At Wesleyan And University Of St. Joseph

    'Die-In' Protests Held At Wesleyan And University Of St. Joseph
    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...
  • Wesleyan Students May File Title IX Complaint

    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....
  • Kent Haruf dies at 71; novelist illuminated small-town life

    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...
  • Twain House Hosting Talk With Ultra-Conservative Author Mark Steyn

    Twain House Hosting Talk With Ultra-Conservative Author Mark Steyn
    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-...
  • Five college students plead not guilty to gang rape on N.J. campus

    Five college students plead not guilty to gang rape on N.J. campus
    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. The...
  • Hartford Library Celebration Launching 'Hartford Through Time'

    Hartford Library Celebration Launching  'Hartford Through Time'
    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....
  • Wesleyan Bans Social Events At Fraternity

    Wesleyan Bans Social Events At Fraternity
    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...
  • New England Air Museum names its new executive director

    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...
  • State Colleges Need Resources — Not Transformation

    State Colleges Need Resources — Not Transformation
    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...
  • Sisters are ambitious, but thrive on competition

    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,...