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Quinnipiac Tops Boston College to Reach NCAA Hockey Final

Apr 8, 2016
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A Connecticut college hockey team will have a chance to win a national championship this weekend for the first time since the all-Nutmeg State final in 2013 that saw Yale win its first title in school history.

As the U.S. Air Force prepared to roll out a new sexual assault prevention strategy, it sent a delegation to ConnecticutCollege, a small liberal arts school that introduced the same program several years earlier.

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Standing in a laboratory packed with various scientific instruments, University of Connecticut engineering professor Arash Zaghi gestured to three steel beams, modest in appearance where they sit under the large and brightly-painted hydraulic-powered machine capable of applying weights of up to 275 tons.

On Tuesday night in Indianapolis, top-seeded Connecticut made history, beating No. 4 Syracuse 82 to 51 to become the first NCAA Division I women's team to win four consecutive NCAA basketball championships. The win also marked the 11th national championship for UConn head coach Geno Auriemma who surpassed coach John Wooden on the all-time championship win list — for both college and pro basketball. Auriemma is now tied with coach Phil Jackson for basketball championship wins. UConn jumped out...

The Villanova Wildcats' vaunted defense locked down the North Carolina Tar Heels in the second half, and the school won its second national championship Monday night, 77-74. But not before an exchange of three-pointers in the closing seconds. North Carolina's Marcus Paige hit a seemingly impossible double-pump three pointer with just five seconds to go to tie the game, but Villanova's Kris Jenkins answered at the buzzer. Villanova used a 19-5 run over nearly 10 minutes to take control of the...

Updated 12:56 a.m. ET Monday: Top-seeded Connecticut rolled over Oregon State 80-51 Sunday to make the women's championship game, and fourth seed Syracuse beat the University of Washington 80-59. Connecticut will be trying to win an unprecedented fourth straight title and another perfect season when the two team play Tuesday night in Indianapolis. Original Post: Women's NCAA Final Four: Is UConn's dominance bad for women's basketball? This Sunday's NCAA women's basketball Final Four will mark...

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When Rachel Sczurek wanted to go to college, some people told her it wasn't a good idea. "I didn't really let that get to me," she said. "It got to me a little bit, but I graduated magna cum laude and I did really well."

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The UConn Huskies women will head to the Final Four - for the ninth time in a row. They defeated Texas last night in Bridgeport.

Hillary Clinton is blasting Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump for foreign policy stances she argues would "make America less safe and the world more dangerous." Clinton spoke at Stanford University one day after terror attacks killed more than 30 people in Brussels, Belgium. The former secretary of state said, "the threat we face from terrorism is real, it is urgent, and it knows no boundaries." She outlined a three-pronged approach to fighting ISIS: increased...

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The leader of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system is recommending a tuition increase at all of its 17 campuses.

Extending a long-awaited trip to the NCAA men's basketball tournament, No. 12 seed Yale upset fifth-seed Baylor in the West region Thursday night. Yale notched its first-ever win at the Big Dance, 79-75, relying on strong defense and rebounding. The historic win comes at the Yale Bulldogs' first trip to the NCAAs since 1962, as Yale's student newspaper reports . The paper adds, "The Ivy League's automatic NCAA Tournament bid has now resulted in five wins over the past seven tournaments." Yale...

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Every year at this time, as you may have heard, there's a big-old basketball tournament that goes on. And every year at this time, people in offices and in firehouses and in Rotary Clubs and in Atlantic City enter bracket pools, where they try to win a big-old pile of ducats by predicting just exactly how said big-old basketball tournament will go.

We all know that American college education isn't cheap. But it turns out that it's even less cheap if you look at the numbers more closely. That's what the Wisconsin HOPE Lab did. The lab, part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted four studies to figure out the true price of college. To get a sense of student realities, researchers interviewed students on college campuses across the state of Wisconsin. But they also examined 6,604 colleges nationally and compared their costs...

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Laura McKenna went looking for information on a medical condition that would help her care for her child. Unfortunately, she couldn't access most of the articles she located without paying as much as thirty-eight dollars for an eight-page report. She never read it.

Weeks after students staged a sit-in over allegations of racism on campus, Providence College has detailed plans to address the students' concerns. In a letter, college officials outlined proposed changes to faculty training and the college curriculum.

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Reuben Pierre-Louis was moments away from leaving the University of Connecticut. As one of only 600 or so black male students at a college of 20,000, he found himself lost in a sea of white faces.

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Yes means yes. That's essentially what affirmative consent means: that all parties who engage in a sexual activity have to clearly indicate that they want to. "My friends are scared, and I am scared," said Yale student Hannah Schmitt, speaking to the General Assembly's Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee on Tuesday.

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Joceline Tlacomulco came to Connecticut from Mexico when she was eight months old. She's now at the University of Connecticut pursuing a degree in music education, but she has to pay her own way.

Backlash t o a so-called “ghetto party” at Fairfield University in February has received national attention, drawing coverage from the Huffington Post, Teen Vogue and the New York Times . “Ghetto parties” — theme parties where students often dress in costumes and act out stereotypes of urban Black youth — have a history in predominantly-white universities.

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The state Freedom of Information Commission in Hartford has ruled that the University of Connecticut trustees violated open-meetings laws when they privately reviewed the school's $1.3 billion proposed budget.

Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip Knight has pledged $400 million to Stanford University for a new scholarship program aimed at tackling major global challenges. The gift, announced Wednesday, is one of the largest ever from an individual donor to a university. It also "represents the largest single increase in student financial aid in Stanford's history," according to a statement from the university . The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program "will be analogous to the Rhodes and Shwarzman...

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The president of the state's higher education system wants community colleges to be able to hire armed police officers. Colleges and universities are already allowed to do this, but adding community colleges would require legislative approval.

CCSU Professor Resigns After String of Arrests

Feb 3, 2016
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Ravi Shankar , a poetry professor at Central Connecticut State University, has officially resigned after taking an unpaid leave of absence, following a string of arrests last year.

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The University of Connecticut is creating a living and learning community for black men in response to low graduation and retention rates among the school's male African-American students.

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Lisa Rosengrant lost her hearing when she was three. She's now a college student, and she can hear somewhat with the help of hearing aids. But she still has trouble taking notes in class.

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