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Unexplained exit of CSCU provost prompts ban on non-disparagement agreements

State senators have approved a bill forbidding state officials from demanding that employees sign non-disparagement agreements when leaving their state jobs — a move directed at the state’s largest public college system. Continue Reading →

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Amid no-confidence votes, decision looms on college leader’s future

Faculty at four of the state’s public colleges have passed resolutions expressing no confidence in the system’s president, Gregory Gray — an unusual move that puts pressure on the system’s governing board just as the embattled president’s contract comes up for renewal. The contract decision will force the board to evaluate Gray and his plans for the 90,000-student system. Continue Reading →

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House votes to strip Gray of power to close campus

In a clear show of displeasure with the leader of the state’s system of community colleges and regional state universities, the state House of Representatives voted 86 to 56 Tuesday to block the system from closing a campus without legislative approval. Continue Reading →

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Closing a Meriden campus just the beginning of college cuts

As public protests mount against the unexpected announcement that Middlesex Community College’s Meriden campus will close this spring, students and the public can brace for many more sudden cuts at the state’s community colleges and four regional universities. Continue Reading →

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Tuition increases approved to help cover CSCU system’s growing budget

Enrolling in Connecticut’s public community colleges and regional state universities will be getting more expensive, and students are concerned. The Board of Regents for Higher Education voted Thursday to increase tuition and fees next school year by 4.8 to 5.3 percent, and is also considering staff reductions and layoffs. Continue Reading →

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CSCU’s projected budget shortfall jumps

The projected budget deficit facing the state’s community colleges and regional Connecticut State Universities has grown from $38 million two weeks ago to $48 million today – a 4 percent structural deficit from what is needed to continue providing existing programs and staffing levels, school leaders said. Continue Reading →

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Higher education cut, local school aid flat in Malloy budget

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal cuts support for the state’s public colleges and universities, provides level funding for state aid to school districts, offers financial aid to undocumented students, and would fund four new charter schools. Continue Reading →

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Lawmakers concerned over CSCU administrative costs

Top state legislators are concerned about how much officials of the state’s largest public college system are spending on administrative costs. (Photo: CSCU President Gregory Gray answers legislators’ questions.) Continue Reading →

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Provost’s final emails show no friction with CSCU president

If there was friction between the Gregorgy Gray and Michael Gargano during Gargano’s last two weeks on the job, it didn’t play out in emails between the top two officials of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. Continue Reading →

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CSCU leader says balking faculty will eventually praise transformation plan

Gregory Gray was taken aback when faculty members of the Connecticut State College and University system rejected his “road map” for transforming the sprawling network of campuses. In a recent interview, however, he said they will come to like and accept the plan as they learn more about it and participate more in shaping the final version. Continue Reading →

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