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College system chairman to community college presidents: Separation offer rescinded

Lewis J. Robinson Jr. emailed the presidents of the state’s community colleges Tuesday evening, telling them that any “expedite[d]” separation agreement offers — or “buyouts” as some have called it — are void. “The Board has not authorized any such arrangement and to the extent such an arrangement was offered at that time or thereafter, […]

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Embattled Board of Regents chief resigns

Robert A. Kennedy, the embattled president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, announced his resignation Friday morning, effective immediately. Kennedy, who was recruited last year by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to lead the new consolidation of the higher education system, bowed to mounting pressure for his resignation after disclosures he unilaterally approved executive pay […]

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Documents surface surrounding controversial meeting with community college presidents

What exactly happened behind closed doors last month between the dozen community college presidents and a top central office staff employee depends on whom you ask. What isn’t debatable are the email communications that followed the meeting. They show that a plan had been drafted by the higher education system’s office for the separation of […]

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Roraback, Malloy administration tangle over Meotti’s raise

Higher education official Michael P. Meotti’s now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t pay raise popped up in a congressional race Tuesday when Republican candidate Andrew Roraback blamed the controversy on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. “What planet does this governor live on when his administration sees fit to allow a $50,000 raise?” Roraback asked reporters outside the state Capitol, after […]

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Double-digit raise goes to top higher ed official

A top administrator in Connecticut’s merged public college system received a nearly $49,000 pay increase last week — a move that members of its governing board could not explain Monday, even as most state employees remain under a wage freeze. And while top administrators for the Board of Regents for Higher Education failed to return […]

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Colleges tighten anti-hacking rules

Recent Internet security breaches at two college campuses prompted public state higher education officials Thursday to impose tougher rules for the use of personal information in computer files. The Board of Regents for Higher Education adopted a policy that tightens security controls, requires additional staff training and makes college and university presidents responsible for maintaining […]