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Faculty push back on president’s plans for Connecticut State Universities

Discontent among some faculty with leadership of the state’s largest public college system may be close to a boiling point. Meetings are scheduled on two campuses this week to discuss concerns with initiatives for the future that have been put forward for the state’s four regional universities by Board of Regents President Gregory W. Gray.

Posted inPolitics

Connecticut takes a deep look at racial profiling in traffic stops

Black drivers were nearly twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped by police in Connecticut, and blacks stopped were twice as likely as whites to have their vehicles searched, according to a compilation of 360,000 traffic stops from Oct. 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. A town-by-town report card will follow in January after analysis of a full year’s data, adjusted for local factors such as commuting patterns

Posted inPolitics

Obama to promote minimum wage at CCSU

President Obama will join Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Wednesday to promote raising the minimum wage. Limited tickets will be offered to the public Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Detrick Gymnasium in Kaiser Hall at […]