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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.”

WCSU Writing Center prepares for new semester of helping students

"It is very common when you suddenly encounter very different writing projects than what you had before," said Kelli Custer.

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.

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.

In-state tuition for NY, NJ residents draws students to WestConn

Multimillion-dollar construction projects, enrollment numbers, a new branding initiative and, according to WCSU President John Clark, the overall atmosphere are all positive signs at the 116-year-old university.

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.

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.

WCSU’s Health Promotion Studies secures national accreditation

"This ensures we’re doing the best we can to train students for their chosen field," said Robin Housemann, chairwoman of WCSU’s Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences.

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.

New study tracks community dancing therapy on veterans with PTSD

“Although it was a small sampling, we found significant improvement from the participants," said Gustafson about the 17 veterans and their families in the program.

Danbury’s plans to become ‘hub of the region’ gaining momentum

“We’re moving forward on a number of fronts, collaborating with everyone from the mayor’s office and zoning to commercial and retail developers,” says Betsy Paynter, executive director of CityCenter Danbury.

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.

Fairfield University top regional school in Northeast, says U.S. News

The best school in the country, according to the publication's annual rankings, is Princeton University.

Sanchez-Werner to perform

The Danbury Concert Association (DCA) will open its 2018-19 season with pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.