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Report: Schools fail to properly handle sexual violence on campus

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WASHINGTON – On many levels and in many ways, the nation's colleges and universities are failing in their handling of sexual assaults on campus, a report commissioned by a U.S. senator says. Her survey included the University of Connecticut, where the handling of sex assaults on campus has been under scrutiny. Continue Reading →

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Regents opt to disappoint, not appoint, Sen. Donald Williams

Empty chairs: The Board of Regents voted by phone.

An unusually high-profile search for a new Quinebaug Valley Community College president ended Friday with the selection of Carlee Drummer, an Illinois community college administrator, over the top leader of the Connecticut Senate, Donald E. Williams Jr. New leaders also were named for Asnuntuck and Three Rivers. Continue Reading →

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College budgets: Nearly 300 part-time teaching jobs eliminated

The number of part-time lecturers throughout the state's largest public college system is likely to be cut back severely next school year as officials wrestle with budgetary constraints. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut college system’s buy-one, get-one-free course plan scaled back

Three Rivers Community College

Connecticut lawmakers have scaled back the key component of the plan aimed at shoring up the financial deficits the state’s largest public college system faces in the coming years. There will be less than half the original funding of the buy-one, get-one-free course incentive program. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal wants ‘bill of rights’ for college victims of sexual violence

Sen. Richard Blumenthal speaks of the need for a "Bill of Rights" for college students

After hearing from Connecticut college students about their experiences of sexual violence, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he wants an overhaul of federal law and enforcement procedures to ensure that college staff no longer turn away students seeking help. Continue Reading →

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Malloy signs bills on sexual assault, nurse practitioners, long-term care insurance

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed into law two high-profile bills passed by the General Assembly. One imposes new requirements on how colleges and universities respond to student reports of sexual assault. The other allows nurse practitioners to practice independent of doctors. Continue Reading →

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