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  • GPS Gets You There Without Being Here

    GPS Gets You There Without Being Here
    The incorporation of new technology into our lives is always a mixed blessing. Though the net gains are obvious and much heralded, the net losses are insidious and often in some way debilitating. The introduction of Global Positioning Systems into our...
  • Cashing In On Climate Change — Wanna Bet?

    The reality of climate change has penetrated common culture, but the gravity of the situation has not. I have an example so egregious that I decided to share it with you. "Beat the heat" is a catchy phrase commonly used by advertisers to draw...
  • Science Vs. Beliefs On Creationism, Climate

    Throughout the world, the forces of religious fundamentalism are challenging the forces of secular democracy. In the Middle East, the conflict boils into civil war. In the United States, the conflict merely simmers beneath recent Supreme Court rulings...
  • Hartford's Ballpark Plan Economic Catalyst

    The plan to redevelop Hartford's Downtown North, accelerated by the proposed construction of a stadium for the Double A baseball Rock Cats, has been described as ambitious. So it is. Being timid hasn't gotten it done for our neighborhoods and our city,...
  • We're Teaching To The Test — Not Students' Futures

    We're Teaching To The Test — Not Students' Futures
    I'm worried that we're no longer teaching students how to think critically or to write well. Everything I'm hearing from teachers, students and parents suggests that, with the standardized testing epidemic sweeping through our nation's public schools,...
  • Economic Journal Should Live On — Online

    If it has run its course, The Connecticut Economy shouldn't be killed, it should be replaced. The one thing this state doesn't need right now is less information. The quarterly publication from the University of Connecticut's economics department will...
  • Settled, But Not Done

    University of Connecticut leaders did two smart things on Friday. They agreed to settle a federal lawsuit brought by five current or former students charging the school mishandled their cases when they were raped or sexually assaulted, and they...
  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    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. "It was...
  • Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore

    Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore
    Shore Up Connecticut is a policy mistake. A state loan program named Shore Back Connecticut would make more sense because retreat from the coast is the only viable long-term option. Recent developments in Antarctica have made this crystal clear. As I...
  • UConn Presents Details On Sweeping 10-Year Initiative

    UConn Presents Details On Sweeping 10-Year Initiative
    HARTFORD — The state is investing $1.55 billion in tax dollars at the University of Connecticut over the next 10 years to bolster research programs and facilities, hire faculty and establish partnerships with the business community. On Tuesday,...
  • Sandy Hook Teacher To Publish Book

    Sandy Hook Teacher To Publish Book
    Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, a teacher credited with saving her class of first-graders during the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, has written a book about the aftermath of the shootings, her publisher announced Tuesday. The publisher, G.P. Putnam's Sons, said...
  • Manchester Resident To Spend Two Years As Campus Missionary

    Nate AuYeung is leaving his Manchester home to spend two years at the University of Virginia as a campus missionary for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. AuYeung, 22, graduated from Manchester High School in 2010. But if you asked him...