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Gov. Ned Lamont said the state's lack of ventilators remains a matter of growing concern, as Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said yesterday that Connecticut could be one of the nation’s next hot spots. “Southern Connecticut is (already) one of those hot spots, and has been for some time,” the governor said.
"Fox News has done a really, really terrible job," said Sacred Heart University's Bill Yousman.
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...
Meanwhile, students at the four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system – including Western Connecticut State in Danbury -- will pay roughly $400 or $800 more per year.
People's United Bank executive John Traynor quipped, "Massachusetts got GE and we got Gisele – I think we got the better deal."
"Too often, we see things happening and we just ignore it," said Eddie Martinez of TOP Station in Bridgeport.
The University of Bridgeport and Western Connecticut State University were cited for high costs and low completion rates.
“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.”
"It is very common when you suddenly encounter very different writing projects than what you had before," said Kelli Custer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.