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U.S. tags UConn as advanced mfg. speartip

Gregory Seay |

UConn is one of two U.S. colleges designated to train a new generation of advanced manufacturing engineers and will receive $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over five years to...

Hartford school district snares $380K foundation grant

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded a $380,000 grant to the Hartford public school system to support family and community partnerships.

A demand for lots more detail on community college consolidation


Officials of the state's 12 community colleges must answer a long list of questions from the schools' accrediting body before their plan to shed hundreds of administrative positions can move forward.

USJ introduces majors in medical, computer, sports fields

The University of St. Joseph in West Hartford said Monday it is introducing five new undergraduate majors in computer science, health science, sports management and bioinformatics.

The Hartford aims to stem worker shortage with call-center apprentices

John Stearns |

John Kinney likes what he sees in the students working their way through The Hartford's new claims insurance apprenticeship program operated in concert with Capital Community College (CCC) in...

Poll: CT residents unhappy about budget resolution, other issues

Only a fifth of 1,000 residents polled by Sacred Heart University's Institute for Public Policy said in January they were satisfied with Connecticut's final state budget, a sign of discontent borne...

Merging CT's community colleges is controversial. Here's why.


Hundreds of positions at Connecticut's 12 community colleges will be shed, more administrative functions will be handled at a central office and millions will be saved without impacting students'...

Denied: Supreme Court will not reconsider school-funding ruling


The state Supreme Court has denied a last-ditch effort by a coalition of parents, teachers and local officials to reconsider the court's recent decision saying state spending on education meets...

$5M STEM grant awarded to CT colleges

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $5 million grant for three colleges in central Connecticut to boost the diversity of students who pursue careers in computer science, mathematics, and...

UCLA dean Olian named Quinnipiac's ninth president

Judy D. Olian, a UCLA dean who directs its graduate business school, has been appointed Quinnipiac University president, effective July 1.

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