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Connecticut advocates lobby Congress to tackle sexual crimes on campus

UConn students  rallied around students last fall who alleged the university mishandled their complaints of being sexually assaulted.

WASHINGTON – Should the University of Connecticut and other colleges in the state and across the nation be forced to report all incidents of sexual assaults on their campuses to law enforcement authorities? That’s one of the questions under debate as Congress tackles the thorny issue of sexual violence in the nation’s schools. Continue Reading →

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Will Connecticut hold its dominance in the fuel cell industry?

Fuel Cell Energy headquartered in Danbury, powered up its first North American fuel cell power plant in Bridgeport in December 2013. But are projects like this enough to maintain Connecticut's edge as the world's fuel cell industry leader?

Connecticut's fuel cell industry is considered the best in the world. But extreme developments in the last several months are once again raising the question of whether the state still has its edge when it comes to the expanding global reach of the fuel cell business. Continue Reading →

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The Basics: Improving services for sexually assaulted college students

UConn students  rallied around students last fall who alleged the university mishandled their complaints of being sexually assaulted.

The state Senate has given final approval to a bill that imposes requirements on how public and private colleges must respond to students who have been sexually assaulted, and what services must be provided to them. “There has been much disarray in the process in the past,” said Sen. Steve Cassano, Democratic chairman of the Higher Education Committee. “This bill is only a first step.”

The bill's passage follows the filing of a lawsuit  against The University of Connecticut last fall by a group of students who said school officials had been "deliberately indifferent" when they sought help. It also comes on the same day that The White House released recommendations and a few promises on what will change so students get the services they need. “Colleges and universities need to face the facts about sexual assault,” Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement when releasing the recommendations. Continue Reading →

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