| Nov 9, 2012
Facing an estimated $25 million in renovations to its Greater Hartford branch in West Hartford, UConn plans to move the campus to downtown Hartford within a year, bringing along 2,100 students and 60 faculty members.
UConn President Susan Herbst...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:36 PM
The school board Tuesday night rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's request for a two-year contract extension that would have kept her in charge of Hartford's education reform efforts through mid-2016.
Mayor Pedro Segarra said that he was "very...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:35 AM
The news from Puerto Rico after last November's elections could not have been more clear: "Puerto Rico Approves Statehood," crowed the Washington Post. "Puerto Ricans favor statehood for the first time," read the headline on CNN.com. So nothing seemed...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Students will rise to the level of expectation.
This line from Stand and Deliver, many a teacher's favorite movie, could very well describe the philosophy behind Public Act 12-40, the higher education reform law signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy earlier...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 3:14 PM
It's not that Leslie Soler wasn't capable of doing the work.
She just didn't feel like showing up.
Soler failed all of her courses at Hartford Public High School except for civics. She would walk out of class while the teacher was speaking, usually to...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:16 PM
Mariano Cardoso admits he crossed the United States border illegally. He traveled into the U.S. via the Arizona desert after leaving his home in Puebla, a state in southern Mexico. He and his family made their way first to New York, before finally...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:41 AM
If you’re an undergraduate music student, you’re lucky if you’ve spent more than a third of a single 50-minute class on a female composer. Even in graduate school, as coursework becomes increasingly specialized (and dissertation work...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:34 AM
New music lovers: If you’re free Thursday afternoon, head up to the 11th floor of Hartford’s G. Fox Building, where composer Arthur Hernandez will premiere his Four Passages Approaching Eternity for string orchestra, piano, celesta, and...
| Oct 21, 2008
| 2:10 PM
Former state police Sgt. Andrew Crumbie has reached a settlement with the state following his claims that he was demoted for political and racial reasons.
Crumbie is dropping his claims and in return will receive a newly created job as an assistant to...
| Jun 23, 2010
When Pedro Segarra stepped off a bus in Hartford more than 30 years ago, he felt an instant connection with the city.
Despite having little money and no place to stay, Hartford felt safe to the boy who, at 15, had left the South Bronx to escape the...