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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.

Stung by failure of his consolidation plan, CSCU President Mark Ojakian...

Ojakian spurns criticism and demands for his resignation. I’m a lot tougher than I look, he says. ”I don’t have a lot of tolerance for people criticizing from the sidelines.”

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.

Entrepreneurs Institute at NCC seeks to embolden more with the startup...

"By the time you graduate, you are in a position to launch a business – a practical, fundable, presentable business," said instructor Stephen Mersereau.

How will the SoNo Collection impact regional retailing?

The 700,000-square-foot SoNo Collection mall in Norwalk opens in October 2019, but its impact is already being felt in the region.

Connecticut State Colleges and University consolidation plan approved by regents

The plan now goes to accrediting body The New England Association of Schools and Colleges for its consideration.

CSCU President Mark Ojakian: Following consolidation vote, plenty of work yet...

“We have to compete for a limited number of students by taking a thoughtful and creative approach," says CSCU President Mark Ojakian.

Omnikal to offer STEM scholarship program for African-American males

Omnikal has teamed with Norwalk Community College to create a scholarship program to encourage African American males to pursue studies in the STEM field.

Vantage Sports Network building momentum and students’ careers

One Sacred Heart graduate who worked at the network has landed an on-air gig in Minnesota.

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.

Student art in Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery in Norwalk will be exhibiting a selection of art by students from Norwalk Community College from June 14 through August 11.