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CTNext awards $1.3M to higher-ed initiatives

Joe Cooper |

CTNext, Connecticut's quasi-public entrepreneurship booster, says it will award $1.3 million among seven higher-education initiatives.

What and who will it take to stop CT’s fall?

Chris Powell  |

Prompted by poses struck by candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, the Hartford Business Journal asked its readers recently: “Can Connecticut realistically eliminate the state...

CNBC: CT business climate ranked No. 37 in U.S.

Joe Cooper |

High costs and a slow-growing economy rank Connecticut’s business climate among the 15 worst in the nation, according to a new study.

Willimantic charter school to close

Joe Cooper |

A charter school in Willimantic is closing amid allegations it reported inconsistent student records, enrollment and allowed unapproved school policies, according to state officials.

UConn dental school names first woman dean

Joe Cooper |

Sharon M. Gordon has been named the first woman dean of UConn's School of Dental Medicine.

UConn trustees approve Hartford campus fine-arts move

Matt Pilon |

UConn's board of trustees on Wednesday morning approved a license agreement with the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, enabling a portion of the school's fine-arts program to move from Storrs to the...

Regents approve plan to consolidate community colleges in 2023


The governing board of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges voted Thursday to move forward with implementing a new plan to merge the schools into a single accredited institution — but this...

CT's Wentzell on U.S. school-safety panel

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's top educator Dianna Wentzell and 11 others have been seated on a newly formed steering committee exploring ways to improve safety in the nation's schools.

Report: CT degree attainment improving among minority students

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's efforts to boost higher education degree attainment rates among African-American and Latino students has slightly bridged the achievement gap, state officials said.

UConn rainmaker Josh Newton Emory-bound

Gregory Seay |

UConn Foundation Inc.'s chief fundraiser Joshua R. Newton, who in five years drew nearly $400 million in private fund pledges to support the state's flagship university, is returning South, back to...

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