Dipak K. Das, a longtime UConn Health Center professor accused last year of fabricating research, died last week, according to an obituary in The Hartford Courant.
Washington – Every single member of the U.S. Senate, including Connecticut’s senators, voted Thursday to move forward on a budget bill that would avoid a government shutdown, but also defund the Affordable Care Act. The 100-0 vote allows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to schedule a vote to end debate on the bill and a […]
Following years of steady increases, enrollment at the state’s largest public college system is down for the fourth consecutive year. The 4.3 percent decline in enrollment since 2009 at the state’s community colleges and the four Connecticut State Universities translates to nearly 4,200 fewer students.
Washington – A report released Wednesday by the White House said the average price of insurance premiums offered in state exchanges will be lower than expected. But, according to the same report, Connecticut’s exchange will offer some of the highest premiums in the nation. Eager to sell Americans on the Affordable Care Act , the Obama […]
The University of Connecticut has boosted the number of full-time faculty and teaching staff by 169 people over the last two school years -– a 15 percent net increase in full-time staff. And this steady influx of new staff at the Storrs and regional campuses isn’t going to end anytime soon. Another 376 faculty members […]
State government continues to make steady progress resolving the fiscal crises amassed over years, or even decades, Connecticut’s chief fiscal watchdog reported Wednesday. But Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo also used his annual fiscal review to highlight several concerns — lingering debt, hefty health care costs and modest job and revenue growth — that still threaten Connecticut’s […]
Mashantucket – Without a whiff of irony, the longest-serving president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO railed against the status quo Wednesday as he prepared to step down after 25 years, warning of dangers to labor even in this bluest of states. “The status quo is our enemy,” John W. Olsen told labor delegates, his voice booming, […]
Wednesday’s power failure on the Metro-North rail line means most Connecticut commuters will need to find alternate transportation to New York City for at least next three weeks, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced. During a late afternoon press conference at the state armory in Hartford, the governor said a relief plan using diesel-powered rail cars […]
Madison – Heather Crawford was incredulous. “Look at that, they’re irrigating,” she said as sprinklers soaked a perfect green grass lawn on top of a beachside seawall. Water dripped down the side leaving a large and expanding stain on the wall, which had been rebuilt after Tropical Storm Irene destroyed the previous one.