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CSCU college consolidation plan still facing plenty of opposition

“There is always going to be a reaction to substantial change,” says newly installed CSCU regional president Thomas Coley, whose oversight includes Bridgeport's Housatonic and Norwalk Community College, “which is what you’re witnessing now. It takes time and conversation.”

CSCU passes budget; financial hit for colleges less than expected

According to revised estimates from the state comptroller’s office, the cost of fringe benefits will be less than expected, though the precise impact on such community colleges as Norwalk and Housatonic is uncertain.

Conn. community colleges must cut $12.5M under new budget

The system’s community colleges include Norwalk Community College and Bridgeport’s Housatonic Community College.

Interim CEOs named at Norwalk Community College, three others

Meanwhile, faculty at five community colleges and two state universities have delivered votes of no confidence in a plan to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges into one system.

CSCU approves 5 percent tuition increase at Connecticut state universities

Average tuition and fees at CSCU universities -- including WestConn in Danbury -- will increase by $479 or 4.4 percent for an in-state undergraduate commuter student and by $860 or 3.6 percent for in-state residential students.

Tuition hike proposed for regional universities; community colleges next

A final vote on the proposed 5 percent increase at Danbury's Western Connecticut State and three other universities will take place on March 28.

Business Council of Fairfield County recognizes companies for health initiatives

The event has grown from a handful of participants and awards to one that this year featured hundreds of attendees and the recognition of 57 companies throughout New England.

Facing some harsh realities, CSCU head Mark Ojakian vows to keep...

"There are many new members in the General Assembly this year, so we have to educate them about our system and what we do," says Ojakian of the organization that's weighing a variety of tuition scenarios for the 2019-20 school year.

Norwalk Community College President David Levinson to retire

The Westport resident will remain with the State Colleges and Universities system as Presidential Fellow from July 1 to June 30, 2020.

CSCU says its 17 schools collectively contribute $11B annually to...

The study is part of CSCU’s ongoing effort to prove to state lawmakers – and Gov.-elect Ned Lamont – the need for economic support.

CSCU seeking millions from state; various tuition scenarios under discussion

Among the schools in the CSCU system are Norwalk Community College, Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

Can fast-food restaurants successfully offer healthier meals?

During a recent investors’ conference, Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson noted that Frappuccino sales were down 3 percent in the company’s U.S. stores since 2015. The reason, he explained, was a consumer shift away from sugary and high-calorie drinks.

CSCU board unanimously approves revised college consolidation plan

The revised “Students First” plan calls for the consolidation to take place in 2023, the hiring of three regional presidents in 2019 and the gradual elimination of 117 jobs, mostly administrative in nature.

CSCU offers up revised college consolidation plan

CSCU President Mark Ojakian said the revised plan would save $17 million when fully implemented, as opposed to the $23 million as originally proposed.

Norwalk Community College Senate demands CSCU drop consolidation plan

The 31-0 vote comes about three weeks after the faculty senate at Central Connecticut State University called for CSCU President Mark Ojakian's resignation.