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"This measure is part of a larger initiative to reimagine how we operate as a university in the face of anticipated financial and enrollment challenges ahead and, more importantly, remain regionally and nationally competitive," said John Petillo, the university's president.
The governor said that, according to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw, the state has withstood about $450 million in coronavirus-related expenses. "Connecticut right now is doing better than a lot of other states," Lamont said, noting the strength of its rainy day fund.
The facility at 1410 Post Road, closed since 2011, will re-emerge as a state-of-the-art facility for film events, live performances, and educational programs.
"Our state has great opportunities for young people and we need to make every effort to keep them here," says Gov. Ned Lamont.
The three-story, 57,400-square foot facility will be “the major exclamation point on my caring, my giving and my work," the former Major League Baseball player/manager, and Sacred Heart executive director of athletics, said.
“Being engaged early with these students will help (companies) down the line," says Verizon's David Rotbard. "And for the students, it’ll be like they’re starting their careers already on third base.”
Among other recommendations, Sacred Heart professor Gary L. Rose is calling for the revitalization of Connecticut’s cities, “which are in terrible shape, no question about it.”
“Part of what we’re doing, from an educational perspective, is to prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist,” says Darcy Ronan, assistant professor at SHU’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education.
The top issues driving voters’ decisions at the poll continue to be the high overall tax burden (17.6 percent), the state budget crisis (17.6 percent) and low economic growth in Connecticut (12.6 percent).
It's the latest piece in the expanding Bobby V. empire, which includes a pair of Stamford facilities and a film production company whose latest project is "The Greatest Beer Run Ever."
The number of respondents who viewed their quality of life as decreasing grew by four percentage points.
One Sacred Heart graduate who worked at the network has landed an on-air gig in Minnesota.
The Fairfield-based university's annual SHU Media Exchange will be held at its Martire Center on June 22 at 6 p.m.
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