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Facing cuts, colleges look for new revenues

The failure of a plan to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges into one system is adding to the financial pressure on each school.

CSCU says community college tuition could skyrocket without consolidation

The colleges face a cumulative deficit of $144 million by fiscal year 2021, according to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian.

CSCU consolidation plan rejected; school closings possible

“In five years, our institutions will be financially insolvent," declared Connecticut State Colleges & Universities President Mark Ojakian.

Hodgson to lead HCC foundation

Fiona Hodgson brings more than 30 years of professional experience with a focus on institutional advancement for higher education.

Bridgeport takes green energy lead with thermal loop

Pending regulatory approval, the project -- designed to provide a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy source -- is expected to begin construction in the second quarter of 2018.

Manufacturing ideas on campus

About 45 student entrepreneurs from six Connecticut colleges competed to create ways to fix problems faced by Connecticut manufacturers.

HCC’s Paul Broadie II encourages student and business community synergy

The college president noted that funding is his most significant challenge, adding that “if we had more funding, we’d have even more of an impact.”

Near and Far Aid helps students stay close, go far

The Fairfield County-based organization has donated $12,000 to the Housatonic Community College Foundation.

Fairfield County community colleges offering in-state tuition rates for out-of-state residents

Norwalk Community College, Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, and the Danbury campus of Waterbury-based Naugatuck Valley Community College are instituting the policy in time for fall registration.

Housatonic Community College debuts surgical technology program

The new program, which is the only one of its kind being offered by a Connecticut college, will be limited to 30 students.

Housatonic Community College receives $12K grant from anti-poverty philanthropy

The grant is designed to help cover expenses for current students with fewer than 70 college credits, as well as those with more but who have not completed a college degree.

Promoting community colleges

The gathering at at Housatonic Community College was coordinated and sponsored by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls.

Educators work to steer more females to STEM careers

Sacred Heart University is addressing both the educational question and the role model question through a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to expand its STEM education curriculum.

Haas Scholarships for Housatonic students

Scholarships will be given to students taking machining-based training, engineering and computer numerical control classes.

Making the leap from college campus to the workplace

Another trend that impacts the workplace is the erosion of corporate loyalty. While that problem took root before millennials were entering the workforce, it has been accelerated by a new wave of graduates for whom job-hopping is the only way to approach a career.