Did you miss the trio of scandals that hit the state’s college system in the last few months? Don’t worry, Inside Higher Ed, a national publication, has a complete rundown of all the trials and tribulations the 100,000-student system faced after being reorganized by state lawmakers.

Here is a link to the article.

The article outlines the lack of clarity in the law, which possibly doomed the newly merged college system from the start. And coupling that with an aggressive governor wasn’t helpful, either.

As Aims McGuinness, with the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, told the national publication, “the trick… is finding a way for the governor to back off gracefully.”

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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