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Connecticut Town to Rename Sewage Plant after John Oliver

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 24, 2020 at 11:23am 8/24/2020 at 11:23am

It’s not clear what triggered comedian John Oliver’s hate of Danbury, Connecticut, but in a segment, Oliver said “fuck Danbury” and proceeded to bash the quaint little town. In response, the Mayor of Danbury announced the renaming of the sewage plant to “John Oliver.”

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Students at Trinity U. Threatened With Suspension for Not Social Distancing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00am 8/21/2020 at 10:00am

Campus life at many schools is going to miserable this year. Wouldn’t you take a gap year?

Campus Reform reports:

Trinity University threatens to suspend students for not social distancing

Students found to be in violation of Trinity University’s COVID-19 procedures may be suspended from the school, according to a recent email from the...

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U Conn Paying ‘White Fragility’ Author $20,000 to Train School Administrators

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 9:30am 8/16/2020 at 9:30am

Social justice and bias training is becoming an industry within higher education, and as this story shows, big money is involved.

Robby Soave writes at Reason:

UConn Will Pay White Fragility Author Robin DiAngelo $20,000 To Train School Administrators

The antiracism consultant Robin DiAngelo is having quite the summer. Her 2018 book, White Fragility,...

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Students at UConn Demand Full Defunding of Campus Police

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2020 at 10:00am 7/27/2020 at 10:00am

Who exactly do these students think is going to come to their rescue if they become victims of serious crimes?

WTNH News reports:

UConn students demand full defunding of campus police

UConn students from across the state rallied on the steps of the State Capitol Saturday calling to defund UConn police.

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UConn Medical School Suspending Honor Society Over Fear That Merit-Based Criteria is Racist

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/21/2020 at 12:00pm

The suspension is just the first step. They are currently considering shutting the whole thing down for good.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

UConn Med. School May Shutter Honor Society Amid Diversity Feud

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is suspending nominations to its honor society and is considering getting rid of its...

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UConn Takes Federal Bailout Cash, Raises Tuition for Some, Offers Free College to Others

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 9:30am 6/6/2020 at 9:30am

These moves seem contradictory in pretty much every direction.

Campus Reform reports:

UConn takes gov’t bailout while raising tuition, making college ‘free’ for some

After announcing that it would make tuition free for families making up to $50,000 per year, the University of Connecticut squeezed current students for tuition and mandatory fees during the...

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University of Hartford Announces Plans to Reopen in the Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/31/2020 at 1:30pm

More and more schools are planning to reopen. That’s a good sign.

NBC News in Connecticut reports:

University of Hartford Announces Fall Reopening Plans

The University of Hartford announced they will start the fall semester in person and on campus.

The university said they will...

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Family of College Student Wanted for Murder Calls on Him to Surrender Himself

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/27/2020 at 12:00pm

This is an update to a story we ran yesterday. The student is considered armed and dangerous.

FOX 5 News in New York reports:

Family of Conn. college student wanted in two murders calls on him to surrender

A manhunt continued for a University of Connecticut student who police say is suspected in two...

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Multi-State Manhunt Underway for U. Connecticut Student Suspected in Two Murders

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/26/2020 at 12:00pm

This is serious. Police have advised the public to consider the suspect armed and dangerous.

FOX 5 News in New York reports:

Multi-state manhunt underway for Conn. college student wanted in two murders

A manhunt...

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Connecticut: Judge Rules Transgender Sprinters Competing Against Girls Cannot Be Called “Males” In Court . . . Or Else

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:00pm 5/12/2020 at 7:00pm
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In February 2019, two Connecticut high school transgender sprinters claimed the two top spots in the Girls Indoor Track Championship for the second year in a row.

Three of the biological girls who competed in the 2019 track championship filed a federal discrimination complaint against a statewide policy on transgender athletes.  Although...

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Dem Sen. Chris Murphy blames Trump, Not China or WHO, for coronavirus crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5:00pm 4/17/2020 at 5:00pm
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The worst thing about the Wuhan Coronavirus, obviously, is the number of people who have become sick from it and the number of lives lost around the world.

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Yale Comes Under Fire From New Haven Residents for Not Doing Enough to Help in Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8:00am 4/1/2020 at 8:00am
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Like Harvard, Yale has a massive endowment and tons of resources. Who can blame the local community for feeling this way?

The College Fix reports:

New Haven residents criticize Yale’s municipal contributions during coronavirus pandemic

Residents of New Haven, Connecticut, criticized Yale University in a recent city council meeting, claiming that the school needs...

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Quinnipiac University Cutting Faculty Salaries Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/25/2020 at 12:00pm

The school president says their finances are strong and this is just temporary.

The Fairfield Daily Voice reports:

COVID-19: Quinnipiac University Cuts Faculty, Staff Salaries

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Connecticut State Universities Prepare Dorms to House Coronavirus Patients if Needed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/24/2020 at 12:00pm
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This model should be replicated everywhere.

NBC News in Connecticut reports:

Connecticut State Universities Prep Dorm Buildings for COVID-19 Patients

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Female Students File Lawsuit Over Rules That Allow Biological Males to Compete in Women’s Sports

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00am 2/13/2020 at 10:00am

If biological males who live as women win every competition, what is the point of women’s sports?

Tyler O’Neil reports at PJ Media:

Female Athletes File Title IX Lawsuit to Reverse Unfair Trans Rules

On Wednesday, three high school girls and their mothers filed a Title IX lawsuit against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference...

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UConn Scolded by Judge for Banning Witness Testimony that Could Undermine Rape Accuser

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 9:30am 2/9/2020 at 9:30am

This is one of the things Betsy DeVos is trying to end, and the left hates her for it.

The College Fix reports:

Judge scolds UConn...

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UConn Students Arrested for Racial Slur Last Year Now Suing School on First Amendment Grounds

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 8:00am 1/15/2020 at 8:00am

This was crazy. If you’re not familiar, read the full back story here.

The Hartford Courant reports:

UConn students arrested in racial slur case sue university on First Amendment grounds

Two UConn students arrested last year for repeatedly shouting a racial slur outside an on-campus apartment building are suing the university, its president and...

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