A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night for eight graduate teaching assistants at Yale University that began a hunger strike a week ago. The students started fasting in an attempt to pressure the university into union contract negotiations.
The faculty senate of Central Connecticut State University plans to take a vote of no confidence in the Board of Regents for Higher Education and its president, Mark Ojakian. Earlier this month the Board adopted the framework of Ojakian’s sweeping plan for administrative consolidations in the statewide system.
A residency requirement for college students seeking free tuition at New York’s public colleges is drawing criticism. Governor Cuomo defends the late addition to the plan, approved as part of the state budget earlier this month.
A plan to consolidate operations within Connecticut’s State Colleges and Universities system — to save millions — has roiled staff and raised questions about how well the schools can respond to the needs of students in their communities.
This hour, we talk about the Board of Regents decision and we want to hear from you.
Eduardo Vasquez came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was two. He has been able to stay and attend college through a federal program started under President Barack Obama. While President Donald Trump has extended these protections, questions remain about how long they will be extended.
Each student took the stage in front of hundreds of their peers at Hill Central High School. And one by one, they revealed their passions, their fears, their hopes and insecurities. And one by one, their words were met with thunderous applause.
The Board of Regents’ Faculty Advisory Committee said it’s shocked that sweeping changes to the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system were adopted on Thursday without more clarity and transparency.
After a presentation from the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents for Higher Education adopted the framework of a plan for sweeping administrative consolidations on Thursday.