Student Loan Repayment Guide Available To Assist Connecticut Borrowers

  An estimated 62 percent of 2014 college graduates in state carrying education debt HARTFORD – Attorney General George Jepsen, state Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris and state Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez today introduced a new student loan repayment guide to assist borrowers in Connecticut, which ranks among the top …

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Poet Staceyann Chin Teaches Her Daughter a Lesson About Consent

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Poet, performance and activist Staceyann Chin has been teaching her 3-year-old daughter invaluable lessons about issues like the finer points of social justice and human rights issues in a YouTube series of videos called “Living Room Protest”. In the third installment, Staceyann demonstrates for viewers, that it’s never too early …

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Clark School Temporarily Closed Due to PCB Contamination

John C. Clark School in Hartford will be closed for the remainder of this week after testing positive for low, but hazardous, levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). The Hartford Courant reports that post-winter break classes were cancelled “until further notice,” while a crew works to determine the source of the …

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UConn Frat Criticized for Racial Harassment of Black Sorority

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Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority at the University of Connecticut expressed their dismay at a town meeting, after white fraternity members went unpunished for verbally abusing them with anti-black and sexist epithets, which included calling them “black bitches” and “whores”. According to a report by the Daily Campus, the incident …

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Trinity College Inaugurates Joanne Berger-Sweeney as its 22nd President

On Sunday, October 26, Trinity College inaugurated its 22nd president to much fanfare, during a spirited ceremony that was livestreamed from the Koeppel Community Sports Center. Joanne Sweeney, a neuroscientist and scholar (among other accomplishments), is the first African-American and woman to be elected president of Trinity. Joanne’s former and current …

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Meet The Wiblets: Demanding Dudley, Children’s Book Review

As parents, teachers and mentors to young children, there’s always a need for a myriad of learning tools to teach children and cultivate their young minds. Useful and age-appropriate television programs, flash cards, or even toys are popular ways to guide children so they grow up to become self-assured, conscientious …

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Hartford Public Library History Center Receives National Leadership for Libraries Grant

The Hartford Public Library recently became the recipient of the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Selected from over 200 applicants, HPL is one of only 6 public libraries across the country to receive the award totaling $37,147. With the grant funding, the Library’s Hartford History …

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Pre-K Expansion Is an Outstanding Long-term Investment

By State Representative David Baram In a new state initiative designed to expand pre-school education, Windsor, Windsor Locks and Bloomfield will be allotted additional School Readiness opportunities for low-income children. Under the Competitive School Districts category, Windsor will receive 10 additional slots and 24 will go to Windsor Locks, while Bloomfield …

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New School Superintendent Reveals Plans for Hartford Public Schools

Hoping to build upon past successes and take Hartford Public Schools to the next level, new Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez (who replaces Dr. Christina Kishimoto, whose contract wasn’t renewed) has hit the ground running, revealing an entry plan that will enable her to meet with the Hartford community over the course of …

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Hartford Public Library and Hartbeat Ensemble to Pay Tribute to Hartford Circus Fire Casualties

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Hartford Public Library and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, in collaboration with the City of Hartford Fire Department, will present a theatrical performance based on the memories of survivors of the Hartford Circus Fire, a tragedy which occurred 70 years ago this summer during a Ringling Brothers …

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