colleges http://wnpr.org en UConn Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit http://wnpr.org/post/uconn-settles-sexual-assault-lawsuit <p>The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:39:02 +0000 Heather Brandon & Lucy Nalpathanchil 25508 at http://wnpr.org UConn Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit Connecticut Colleges Vary on Policies to Handle Dating Violence http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-colleges-vary-policies-handle-dating-violence <p>One in three women nationwide say they've been in an abusive dating relationship while in college.</p><p>With that in mind, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and Hartford Hospital <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wnpr/files/2014_campus_report.pdf" target="_blank">have released a report examining what policies exist at state colleges and universities to address the problem</a>.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 25482 at http://wnpr.org Connecticut Colleges Vary on Policies to Handle Dating Violence UConn's Athletic Director Sees Need for Student-Athlete Stipends http://wnpr.org/post/uconns-athletic-director-sees-need-student-athlete-stipends <p>UConn's athletic director said he opposes the idea of unions for college athletes, but sees the need to provide students on athletic scholarships with additional money.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:09:42 +0000 Associated Press 25411 at http://wnpr.org UConn's Athletic Director Sees Need for Student-Athlete Stipends Combining Food Stamps and Job Training in Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/combining-food-stamps-and-job-training-connecticut <p>One of Connecticut's community colleges has received additional funding to help food stamp recipients get jobs.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:56:00 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 25016 at http://wnpr.org Combining Food Stamps and Job Training in Connecticut Financing Higher Education http://wnpr.org/post/financing-higher-education <p>Some people say that bachelor’s degrees are the new high school diplomas; they are becoming more and more necessary for job seekers to be competitive in the job market. But as the cost of higher education rises, students who attend college are now saddled with decades worth of debt in loans.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski & Allison Ehrenreich 24843 at http://wnpr.org Financing Higher Education New Laws Take Effect in Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/new-laws-take-effect-connecticut <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Connecticut's revised state budget and a host of new laws take effect Tuesday </span><a href="http://wnpr.org/post/legislative-wrap-fracking-waste-moratorium-passes-hospital-conversions-possible" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">after being passed by the legislature</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and signed by Governor </span>Dannel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Malloy.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:20:39 +0000 Tucker Ives 24559 at http://wnpr.org New Laws Take Effect in Connecticut A Conversation With Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson http://wnpr.org/post/conversation-hamden-mayor-scott-jackson <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffcc0265-eccd-dc26-f622-c1b806b35881"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A few months ago, I was asked to be part of a panel discussion about politics, and sat next to Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson.</span></span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 24504 at http://wnpr.org A Conversation With Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up http://wnpr.org/post/deford-ncaa-says-amateurism-alive-and-well-jig Amateurism is dead, revealed so in the trial against the NCAA now in progress in Oakland, Calif., U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken presiding. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:21:00 +0000 Frank Deford 24226 at http://wnpr.org Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up In War Against AIDS, a New Potential Weapon: Video Games http://wnpr.org/post/war-against-aids-new-potential-weapon-video-games <p>It's not something you'd immediately associate with staying healthy: video games. A <span style="line-height: 1.5;">professor at Quinnipiac University is exploring whether or not digital avatars can encourage gay men in Mexico City to get tested regularly for HIV.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:04:24 +0000 Patrick Skahill 23938 at http://wnpr.org In War Against AIDS, a New Potential Weapon: Video Games Concern Over Faculty Layoffs at Quinnipiac University http://wnpr.org/post/concern-over-faculty-layoffs-quinnipiac-university <p>The Connecticut chapter of the American Association of University Professors said it's deeply concerned about the way Quinnipiac University recently laid off members of its faculty.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:40:23 +0000 Diane Orson 23841 at http://wnpr.org Concern Over Faculty Layoffs at Quinnipiac University UConn, City of Hartford Mark Development Agreement http://wnpr.org/post/uconn-city-hartford-mark-development-agreement <p>UConn officials and the city of Hartford marked a development agreement milestone on Tuesday. The university is capping an effort to move its West Hartford campus to a new location called UConn Hartford.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:13:10 +0000 Heather Brandon 22978 at http://wnpr.org UConn, City of Hartford Mark Development Agreement The Scramble: Liberal Arts, Carbon Emissions and Of Course, Jeopardy! http://wnpr.org/post/scramble-liberal-arts-carbon-emissions-and-course-jeopardy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/upshot/is-college-worth-it-clearly-new-data-say.html">Is college worth it?</a>&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The news about higher education is mostly bad. Student loan debt is now $1 trillion and climbing. Underpaid, demoralized, and harassed adjunct faculty are taking on more and more of the teaching load. By many measures, college isn't doing its most important job: providing a ladder that young people with fewer advantages can climb.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College right now seems to be reinforcing class structure rather than loosening it up.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Into all of the above steps an optimist: Wesleyan president Michael Roth, who doesn't deny the problems, but insists that a liberal education is essential, and worth it.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite the shift towards specialized courses of study, a liberal arts education is more important than ever.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:44:16 +0000 Colin McEnroe & Betsy Kaplan 22908 at http://wnpr.org The Scramble: Liberal Arts, Carbon Emissions and Of Course, Jeopardy! Technical High School Students Detail Energy Use http://wnpr.org/post/technical-high-school-students-detail-energy-use <p>Students in five Connecticut technical high schools are set to present findings and recommendations from a year-long investigation of the environmental impact of their school's energy use.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:06:15 +0000 Associated Press 22713 at http://wnpr.org Technical High School Students Detail Energy Use When College Isn't Worth It http://wnpr.org/post/when-college-isnt-worth-it The <em>New York Times</em> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/upshot/is-college-worth-it-clearly-new-data-say.html?_r=0">highlighted new data</a> yesterday that once again beats the drum: Despite skyrocketing costs, a college degree is a good investment. In fact, MIT economist David Autor writes in the journal <em>Science</em> that the value of a degree is <em>rising</em>. College grads made almost twice as much per hour in 2013 as workers without a four-year degree. Wed, 28 May 2014 11:49:00 +0000 editor 22641 at http://wnpr.org When College Isn't Worth It Ollie, UConn Agree to $15 Million, Five-Year Contract http://wnpr.org/post/ollie-uconn-agree-15-million-five-year-contract <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Connecticut basketball coach Kevin Ollie has agreed to a $15 million, five-year contract with the national champion Huskies.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:33:46 +0000 Associated Press 22363 at http://wnpr.org Ollie, UConn Agree to $15 Million, Five-Year Contract U.S. Education Secretary in Hartford to Talk About Paying for College http://wnpr.org/post/us-education-secretary-hartford-talk-about-paying-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was in Hartford Monday to speak with high school seniors about paying for college.</span></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:04:33 +0000 Jeff Cohen 22137 at http://wnpr.org U.S. Education Secretary in Hartford to Talk About Paying for College Abramson To Wake Forest Grads: 'Show What You're Made Of' http://wnpr.org/post/abramson-wake-forest-grads-show-what-youre-made When Wake Forest University officials invited Jill Abramson to deliver this year's commencement speech, they probably didn't realize they'd be in the midst of one of the biggest media controversies of the year.<p>Abramson's comments to the university's graduating class Monday morning were her first <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">since being ousted as </a><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">New York Times</a></ Mon, 19 May 2014 15:34:26 +0000 Juana Summers 22087 at http://wnpr.org Abramson To Wake Forest Grads: 'Show What You're Made Of' John Kerry Delivers Class Day Address at Yale http://wnpr.org/post/john-kerry-delivers-class-day-address-yale <p>Secretary of State John Kerry was in New Haven Sunday to address Yale University graduates. Kerry delivered the Class Day lecture.</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:42:40 +0000 Diane Orson 22079 at http://wnpr.org John Kerry Delivers Class Day Address at Yale Middletown Forum Focuses On the Needs of the Mentally Ill http://wnpr.org/post/middletown-forum-focuses-needs-mentally-ill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A forum taking place on Thursday afternoon in Middletown will bring together mental health providers and advocates to discuss the many challenges facing people with mental illness.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:45:34 +0000 Ray Hardman 21876 at http://wnpr.org Middletown Forum Focuses On the Needs of the Mentally Ill Re-Enactment Of Satanic Mass Planned At Harvard Causes Uproar http://wnpr.org/post/re-enactment-satanic-mass-planned-harvard-causes-uproar Harvard University Extension School's Cultural Studies Club has ignited a maelstrom of criticism over its plans to reenact a black mass on Monday.<p>The university and the Catholic Church have condemned it, but the club says the Satanic mass is simply for educational purposes.<p><a href="http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/05/09/church-condemns-planned-satanic-mass-harvard/jQjsH7935RloW1r2dsJicK/story.html">The AP reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The club said in a statement 'the performance is part of a larger effort to explore the religious facets that continue to influence con Mon, 12 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 21723 at http://wnpr.org Re-Enactment Of Satanic Mass Planned At Harvard Causes Uproar Governor Malloy Signs Campus Sexual Assault Bill http://wnpr.org/post/governor-malloy-signs-campus-sexual-assault-bill <p>Governor Malloy has signed into law a bill that attempts to address and prevent sexual assault on all public and private colleges and universities in Connecticut.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 19:46:53 +0000 Diane Orson 21711 at http://wnpr.org Governor Malloy Signs Campus Sexual Assault Bill Rick Mastracchio Receives Honorary UConn Degree From Space http://wnpr.org/post/rick-mastracchio-receives-honorary-uconn-degree-space <p>Commencement season is underway, and graduates of Quinnipiac University, Western Connecticut State University, and UConn were among those to receive their diplomas this weekend. Four hundred&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">graduates of the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut had the chance to hear a commencement speech delivered from a unique perspective -- from space.</span></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:20:59 +0000 Diane Orson 21688 at http://wnpr.org Rick Mastracchio Receives Honorary UConn Degree From Space A Victim's Thoughts, Four Years After a Sexual Assault http://wnpr.org/post/victims-thoughts-four-years-after-sexual-assault <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that attempts to address and prevent sexual assault on all public and private colleges and universities in Connecticut was enacted by the legislature last month and <a href="http://wnpr.org/post/governor-malloy-signs-campus-sexual-assault-bill" target="_blank">has been signed into law by Governor Dannel&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://wnpr.org/post/governor-malloy-signs-campus-sexual-assault-bill" target="_blank">Malloy</a>’<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. U.S. Senator Richard </span>Blumenthal<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has also released a report proposing what he calls a College Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:30:39 +0000 Diane Orson 21649 at http://wnpr.org A Victim's Thoughts, Four Years After a Sexual Assault Celebrating the New, the Foreign, and the Experimental at Wesleyan http://wnpr.org/post/celebrating-new-foreign-and-experimental-wesleyan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Looking back isn’t something Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts is much interested in doing.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:35:52 +0000 Ed Wierzbicki 21445 at http://wnpr.org Celebrating the New, the Foreign, and the Experimental at Wesleyan What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph http://wnpr.org/post/whats-your-major-4-decades-college-degrees-1-graph In honor of college graduation season, we made a graph. It answers a few questions we had: What is the mix of bachelor's degrees awarded today, and how has the mix changed over the past several decades?<p><em>Hover over the graph to see how the popularity of each category changes over time. Click or tap to see a category individually.</em><p>A few notes:<p><strong>The persistence of business.</strong> Business majors, which include accounting, marketing, operations and real estate, grew even more popular over the past several decades. Fri, 09 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Quoctrung Bui 21554 at http://wnpr.org What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner to Speak at Yale http://wnpr.org/post/former-us-treasury-secretary-geithner-speak-yale <p>Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will give a lecture series at Yale this fall, based on his experiences during the financial crash.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 15:50:01 +0000 Harriet Jones 21491 at http://wnpr.org Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner to Speak at Yale University of Hartford Student Dies From Bacterial Meningitis http://wnpr.org/post/university-hartford-student-dies-bacterial-meningitis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A senior at the University of Hartford has died of bacterial meningitis. Patrick </span>Chittenden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> died Friday, just two weeks away from graduation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Email and text alerts were sent out notifying University of Hartford students. The school has extended hours at the health center for those who are concerned they may have contracted the disease.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:13:12 +0000 Ray Hardman 21379 at http://wnpr.org University of Hartford Student Dies From Bacterial Meningitis Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work http://wnpr.org/post/poll-prestigious-colleges-wont-make-you-happier-life-or-work There's plenty of anxiety in the U.S. over getting into a top college. But a <a href="http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/en-us/education.aspx">new Gallup poll</a> suggests that, later in life, it doesn't matter nearly as much as we think. Tue, 06 May 2014 10:03:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 21365 at http://wnpr.org Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work When College Sexual Assault Panels Fall Short, And When They Help http://wnpr.org/post/when-college-sexual-assault-panels-fall-short-and-when-they-help Thursday, the federal government sent a message that it's taking sexual harassment on college campuses seriously. Education officials <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-list-higher-education-institutions-open-title-i" target="_blank">released the names</a> of 55 schools facing investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations. Fri, 02 May 2014 00:32:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 21154 at http://wnpr.org When College Sexual Assault Panels Fall Short, And When They Help Yale Graduate Assistants Call For Process to Decide On Unionization http://wnpr.org/post/yale-graduate-assistants-call-process-decide-unionization <p>More than 1,000 graduate assistants at Yale University are calling for a process to decide on unionization.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Diane Orson 21093 at http://wnpr.org Yale Graduate Assistants Call For Process to Decide On Unionization