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  • Male Teachers Needed In Primary Grades

    Often, when we think about the fields of elementary education, early childhood education, special education and even English, we tend to think about them as being female-dominated. Having a specific gender committed to these professions is wonderful,...
  • Jay Moran -- Mayor, Athletic Director -- Balancing A Busy Life And On The Move From Bridgeport To Southern CT

    Jay Moran has been athletic director at the University of Bridgeport for the last 10 years. In that time, the Purple Knights athletic program has made tremendous progress. Also in that time, Moran began a political career in his home town of Manchester,...
  • Our Nation Of Immigrants Forgets Its Past

    Lady Liberty's lamp has been lowered. Its light flickering. The huddled masses are no longer wanted — be they tired or poor, be they homeless or hungry, be they adults or children threatened and yearning to breathe free. The welcome light has...
  • Fireworks Release A Shower Of Memories

    They lifted their heads as the first round of fireworks kissed the night sky. A year ago, my two youngest daughters, 6 and 4, stood in the Hamden Plaza parking lot, along with one of their two older sisters. Though we were a mile away from where the...
  • New Mantra For The NBA — Sportsmanship

    Crisp passing, an international roster, teamwork and a story line of redemption for last year's crushing defeat — these were, for many, the most impressive features of the recent NBA Finals in which the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Miami Heat....
  • Put Bieber Joke In Context ... Yep, That Was Racist

    Put Bieber Joke In Context ... Yep, That Was Racist
    Dear Justin Bieber: The policy of the paper I write for is to never use that word you used in that god-awful joke you told about why black people are afraid of chain saws. But sometimes when teaching about fire, and this is a word I am studying...
  • Did Michael Sam's Kiss Cause Colorblindness?

    Did Michael Sam's Kiss Cause Colorblindness?
    I heard them behind me. "Eehehh!" they said quietly. I glanced over my shoulder and saw two white girls responding to an interracial kiss on the screen. I presumed in the darkness of the movie theater, they did not notice my color. Or perhaps what...
  • Michael Hawley, Iraq Veteran, Co-founded Loose Collective Of Artists

    Michael Hawley, Iraq Veteran, Co-founded Loose Collective Of Artists
    Michael Hawley's father was in the Coast Guard, his uncles served in Vietnam, and his grandfather served in World War II. His great-grandfather was a major general, a top-ranked Army surgeon during World War II. In fact, Hawley can trace his ancestors'...
  • The Times Have Caught Up With Racists

    More than a century ago, then-Mississippi Gov. James K. Vardaman, in a speech in Poplarville, Miss., said: "If it is necessary, every Negro in the state will be lynched." His words in 1907 sparked no public storm of condemnation from the state's white...
  • Certify Work Skills Of Returning Veterans

    Veterans returning to Connecticut face significant obstacles getting the licenses and educational credit they need to transition back to civilian life. These barriers have devastating consequences for returning service members, their households and our...
  • Nowadays, The Trash Man Comes Alone

    As Hamden's new humongous garbage truck rumbled down my street a couple of months ago, kicking off the town's new collection system, I watched from my bedroom window like a kid. Then, it pulled up to my new humongous 96-gallon garbage receptacle,...
  • No More Complaints — Everybody Gets An A

    Nobody told me that teaching makes you crazy. But now, 20 years after teaching my first university course, I am crazy as all get up. You see, I have decided to give all my students A's, regardless of whether they earned them or not. How crazy is that?...