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"Enrollment has been declining for the past 10-plus years, so we can’t say everything is because of the pandemic," Cheng told the Business Journal. "It’s much larger than that.”
Last week, the unaffiliated University of Connecticut asked the state for a $104.4 million bailout.
Fifteen students graduated from Norwalk’s Certified Nurse Aide program last week after completing their coursework and clinical rotations.
While the system’s Board of Regents has predicted a 10% drop in enrollment at its four universities, “The preliminary numbers we’re seeing have been better than that,” Mark Ojakian said. “We’re hopeful that no institution hits that 10% mark.”
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) State Laboratory has identified three additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, Gov Ned Lamont announced today. To...
Along with Sacred Heart University, which moved classes online earlier this week, the schools cautioned that there are no known or suspected cases of COVID-19, nor anyone with symptoms requiring action, on their campuses.
A third person has tested positive for COVID-19 – an elderly man who lives in New Canaan, according to Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state...
Students at the four state universities – including Western Connecticut State in Danbury -- would pay $6,162 for full-time in-state tuition, up from the current $5,924.
Funding for the initiative is still to be finalized; the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system estimates it could cost as much as $15 million.
"Too often, we see things happening and we just ignore it," said Eddie Martinez of TOP Station in Bridgeport.
“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.”
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.
The system’s community colleges include Norwalk Community College and Bridgeport’s Housatonic Community College.
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.