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Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano has some questions about UConn's plan to offer a free-tuition program for families with incomes of less than $50,000.
Thomas Katsouleas kicked off his inauguration ceremony Friday as UConn's 16 president with an announcement that lower-income Connecticut undergraduates starting at the university next fall will be eligible for free tuition.
The CT Mirror interviewed Katsouleas in his new office on the Storrs campus, where he discussed his goals for the university.
The University of Connecticut’s new president, Thomas C. Katsouleas, got his marching orders Wednesday -- a wide-ranging list of goals from working with the corporate community on workforce development to taking steps to mitigate the effect of the state’s burdensome unfunded pension liability.
The accreditors' letter has prompted a wide array of interpretations from faculty and others who are divided over the controversial plans to merge the state's 12 community colleges.
Climate change is undoubtedly an issue to be concerned about and must be addressed, but when will Connecticut feel its effects to such an extent that the state becomes uninhabitable - 2100, 2200? We face a threat in the much nearer term in the form of the state’s de facto bankruptcy.
The president’s trademark cavalier disgust toward Skid Row is reflective of his administration’s abject approach to dealing with the homelessness crisis itself; he’s already “doing something about it.” Not only has the administration’s 2020 fiscal year budget forecasts a 16 percent cut for Housing and Urban Development, (further cuts amounting to $2.8 billion are in store for the crucial Public Housing Operating Fund) but it has expressed interests in rounding up the homeless of Skid Row and other areas and forcing them into giant federal camps in a morbidly counter-intuitive attempt to curb unsanitary conditions.
From 1950 to 1954, an ill-informed, loudmouthed, bully politician — who lied, trafficked in conspiracy theories, and shamelessly defamed fellow Americans — set the tone in Washington, D.C. He destroyed careers and lives by going after alleged communists and homosexuals in high and low places. He denigrated national institutions, such as the U.S. Army and State Department. Now there's another.
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has been talking about plans for, as he put it, a “very substantial tax cut for middle income folks who work so hard.” But before Congress embarks on a new tax measure, people should consider one of the largely unexamined effects of the last tax bill, which Trump promised would help the middle class: Would you believe it has inflicted a trillion dollars of damage on homeowners — many of them middle class — throughout the country?
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