| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Just as Martin Luther King Jr. had done a year earlier, King T. Hayes journeyed north from Georgia in the summers of 1945 and 1946 as a student to earn money working in the tobacco fields in Simsbury.
And like King, Hayes was struck by the comparative...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
At the helm of a ship early in her career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandra Stosz was given an ultimatum:
"You stand on the bridge like John Wayne with a six-gun in each hand barking orders and then I'll qualify you."
Stosz, a 1978 graduate of the U....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:31 AM
1. Legendary minor league owner Joe Buzas purchased the Eastern League's Syracuse franchise for $25,000 in 1957 and moved the team to Allentown, Pa. Buzas would relocate the Red Sox Double A affiliate to Reading, Pa., Pittsfield, Mass. and Pawtucket, R.I....
| May 22, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Isn't it time to rethink the relationship between higher education and Greek organizations?
Fraternities and sororities are bastions of exclusion, anachronisms in this global society. They encourage cliques and excesses, and have brought ambulances to...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Thumbs up to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut, both of whom have fought hard for student-loan relief for students and their families. Thanks in part to their efforts, President Obama recently signed an executive order...
| Mar 21, 2014
Janet Burroway takes the stage at Women & Children First bookstore on a Thursday evening. She's appearing with her close friend, the award-winning writer Rosellen Brown, to promote the new anthology "A Story Larger Than My Own: Women Writers Look Back...
| May 10, 2014
| 2:42 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Kristin Kelleher had run the Race in the Park 5K to support breast cancer research in the past.
But this year was different. On Saturday, she ran as a breast cancer survivor.
Kelleher, 44, of Cromwell was the top survivor to finish...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Hartford is about to have the largest garden event in its history. The 20th anniversary celebration of Hartford Blooms will run from June 21 to June 29. It will include garden tours, lectures, receptions and more at locations all over the city, from...
| Feb 23, 2014
With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Teresa M. Pelham
I am a freelance writer and mother of three boys. Unless you have three boys you can't imagine how oddly people react when they hear that. It's like I just announced that I have 12 alligators living in my bathroom.
When not feeding...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The Central Connecticut men's basketball team will not be able to practice at Detrick Gymnasium Tuesday due to President Obama's scheduled visit Wednesday to the New Britain Campus.
The Blue Devils will depart for Staten Island Tuesday and practice at...