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For CT, strides and stumbles in quest to spur bioscience industry

Connecticut is losing more bioscience jobs than it is gaining, despite a sizable jump in research and development jobs over the last three years. Alexion’s departure is the latest in a line that has undercut bioscience growth. Nonetheless, many say New Haven is nearing a “critical mass” after years of effort by Yale and a new cluster is emerging in Farmington after more than $1 billion in state investment. Continue Reading →

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CT immigrants fear Trump-led backlash

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s policies on immigration are roiling the immigrant community in Connecticut, as they are across the nation. “Right now people don’t know what to expect,” said Carolina Bortolleto, an immigrant activist. “Everybody in the [immigrant] community feels things are dangerous and are scared.”
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Looney says response to failing kidneys ‘very gratifying’

NEW HAVEN — Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at a downtown press conference on economic-development policy Tuesday, a reminder he does not intend to curtail his schedule as he awaits a kidney transplant. He says he is weeks or months away from needing dialysis. Continue Reading →

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A shifting ground for artificial turf in Connecticut

A number of cancer cases around the country among young athletes who played on artificial turf fields made with a crumb rubber filler have spurred calls for further research into the safety of the fields. Continue Reading →

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Still communicator-in-chief, Clinton offers Malloy a tutorial

As always, Bill Clinton made it simple. He told Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a first-term Democrat with uncertain re-election prospects in a slowly improving economy, he had a good story to tell: Things were bad four years ago. You made them better. Just…tell…your…story. Continue Reading →

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Yale class-action lawsuit seeks redress for Vietnam vets

Conley Monk was given a choice as a 21-year-old Marine lance corporal struggling with drugs and nightmares after combat in Vietnam: Accept a less-than-honorable discharge or face an indefinite stay in a base brig on Okinawa. He took the ticket home. Now 65 and recently diagnosed with PTSD, he is lead plaintiff in a suit filed Monday on behalf of Vietnam veterans trying to upgrade their discharge status. Continue Reading →

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Obama taps Yale psychologist for national education panel

New Haven — Modern-day school reformers focus too much on standardized tests and too little on kids’ hearts and minds, a legendary Yale child psychologist said as he prepares to advise the president.

Dr. James P. Comer made the remarks in an interview this week in his office at the Yale Child Study Center. President Obama in January named Comer one of 15 appointees to a new President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Continue Reading →

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What college rankings tell us…

Should a university that is more selective in who it enrolls be ranked higher than a university that accepts everyone who applies? If faculty members are paid more, should they be ranked higher? And what if a university’s reputation is more highly regarded than another’s? Should the more popular university be ranked higher? Continue Reading →

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