So, this is the last issue of The Informer for the 2009-2010 academic year. It is a bittersweet time. You want classes to end and summer to start, but for the graduating seniors it means leaving the isolated campus and being thrust into the real working world.
Aside from its astounding size ($3.,It seems the great beast of higher education loans has once again stirred its head. And it looks like this time it's going to stick around for a while. Congress just gave the go ahead on President Obama's budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Aside
News EditorThe University hosted Dr. Bernard Lafayette to speak on Friday, April 24 on the methods of non-violence and to share his story as a leader of the 1960's Civil Rights movement with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lafayette co-founded the well-known Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960.,The University
News EditorCongress, the Obama administration and private lenders have been locked in a fierce debate over how to change the higher education financial aid system. Congress agreed to advance the $3.4 trillion budget set to start October 1.,Congress, the Obama administration and private lenders have been locked in a fierce
News EditorThe University announced it is set to offer a new master of science program in prosthetics and orthotics.The new master's degree will be in the College of Physical Therapy and will incorporate the Newington Certificate Program to train students in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics.,The University announced it
News EditorThe Hartford Alcohol Team is a group of faculty, staff and administration which focuses on student substance use, including drugs, as well as alcohol. The main focus of HAT is to "modify and change policies in regards to substance abuse," says Patricia McKenna-Grant.,The Hartford Alcohol Team is a group
News EditorUniversity Professor Jilda Aliotta organized a discussion Wednesday night, April 23, to discuss the increasing impact of the youth vote in elections. Mary McClelland, deputy political director of Rock the Vote, Matt Blocker, director of the University's Center for Community Service, and student Theodore Norcross participated in the panel
News EditorIn a semester already marked by three student deaths, the University community has once again suffered a profound and tragic loss. Senior Joseph T. Buonagurio passed away early Sunday morning on April 19 in Yorktown, N.Y. Buonagurio died in a car accident, which also killed the driver of the
I picked up the New York Times Monday, and the first thing I saw was a four-column wide photo of a soldier running for cover during a firefight with Afghanistan Taliban militants. This was a war story- true blue war correspondence from the front lines. Somewhat different from the Times' usual coverage of the ongoing war in the southeast corner of the world, it is uncommon to see a frontline war story like that make front page.
The Food and Drug Administration just changed the minimum age to get the "morning-after pill" without a prescription to 17 years old. It was previously 18, which is the age where adolescents legally become adults. I think lowering the age to 17 is not acceptable.