Nearly 15% of the students enrolled at Connecticut community colleges have received non-medical exemptions from the system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a rate that administrators suggested could be brought down with efforts to educate students about the vaccine. Of the 37,116 students enrolled at the state’s community colleges this semester, 71% are fully or partially vaccinated; 5,479 […]
The Education Department will forgive $5.8 billion in student loans for disabled borrowers
A flawed program left many borrowers facing financial hardship from student loans they were legally entitled to have dismissed.
Politics, personalities and the tumultuous departure of former UConn president Tom Katsouleas
Katsouleas’ departure was “about politics, about personalities … about all those things,” said state Sen. Derek Slap, D-West Hartford.
CSCU mandates COVID vaccines for all employees
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities have joined the University of Connecticut in requiring all employees to receive COVID vaccines.
UConn issues COVID vaccine mandate for all employees
The mandate includes employees at UConn Health and at the university’s five campuses.
Emails offer clues behind UConn president Katsouleas’ departure
Before he resigned, UConn President Thomas Katsouleas butted heads with the university’s board on a handful of issues, emails show.
Hundreds of UConn students ask for vaccine exemptions
More than 800 want exemptions from the university’s coronavirus vaccine mandate. More than 500 have been granted.
CSCU to forgive $17 million in community college student debt
Federal funds will be used to relieve the debt of 18,161 current and former students impacted by the pandemic.
UConn board votes to continue planned tuition increase
The $625 increase will boost tuition to $15,030 for in-state students and $37,698 for out-of-state students attending UConn next year.
CT students could get automatic admission to state universities under budget bill
Admission to the program will be based on grade point average and a minimum class ranking percentile.
Bill changing campus safety reporting gets final passage in House
House Majority Leader Jason Rojas received a forcible reminder Wednesday morning the bill hadn’t been called yet.
UConn will require students to be vaccinated against COVID
Students who are not fully vaccinated when they return to school will be placed in a “modified quarantine.”
New policy aimed at helping underprepared students in community colleges
Housatonic Community College The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities board of regents voted Thursday to approve a program aimed at helping community college students complete courses necessary to their progress in the system. The Alignment and Completion of Math and English model, or ACME, expands support for students who enroll at the state’s community colleges […]
Andrew Agwunobi appointed UConn interim president
The CEO of UConn Health is first person of color to hold the post.
UConn President Katsouleas resigns
Katsouleas submitted a resignation letter to the UConn Board of Trustees in March.