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Higher ed board gives Ojakian 3-year extension as president

Board of Regents Chairman Matt Fleury and President Mark Ojakian

Mark Ojakian, who took over as the leader of the state’s largest public college system amid turmoil last year, has won something his predecessors were unable to achieve – a contract extension from the system’s governing board. The extension brings no raise in his $335,000 salary. Continue Reading →

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Steep tuition hike pitched for many community college students

Norwalk Community College

Updated at 7:13 p.m.
Tuition and fees would increase next semester for community college students who take more than 12 credit hours, and the regional Connecticut state universities would stop offering students health insurance under two proposals to balance a difficult budget for the state college system. Continue Reading →

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Ojakian, saying CSCU needs stability, wants to stay at the helm

CSCU President Mark Ojakian, meets with students at Tunxis Community College earlier this year.

“You can’t have a president every one or two years and expect that you’re actually going to provide the best service to students and to our state,” President Mark Ojakian said during a recent wide-ranging interview in his Hartford office. “You just can’t do that.” Continue Reading →

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Eyeing revenue, UConn keeps separate Hartford business campus

100 Constitution Plaza, the location of UConn's Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford

The University of Connecticut will keep its Hartford-based graduate business programs at Constitution Plaza, scrapping plans to consolidate at a single downtown campus next year. The decision allows the already profitable programs to continue expanding, the university said. Continue Reading →

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