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In advance of her participation in the “Key Issues Forum” being held at the University on March 1, Susan Coleman, professor of finance in the Barney School of Business, wrote an opinion article that was published in the “Commentary” section of the Sunday, Feb. 27, issue of the Hartford Courant. “Small and entrepreneurial firms are a vital part of Connecticut's economy. Yet the state has a poor record of supporting them and needs to be careful not to form budget policies that would hinder them,” she wrote. To read the article, click here.
Also in the “Commentary” section of the Sunday, Feb. 27, issue of the Hartford Courant was an article by Michael Crosbie, chairman of the Department of Architecture in the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, and a member of the Courant’s “Place” board of contributors. Crosbie was writing about the goal of developing an environmentally friendly neighborhood along Hartford's Capitol Avenue. To read his article, click here.
Mackenzie Manning, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University, was one of a number of students who testified at a public hearing at the State Capitol on Monday, Feb. 28, in opposition to proposed cuts in state financial aid to students in Connecticut’s colleges and universities. Manning was interviewed by WTIC Radio as part of its coverage of the hearing that aired on Tuesday morning, March 1. To read a full transcript of her statement, click here.
CNNMoney.com recently featured a list of “America’s Smartest States” and Connecticut ranked at Number 4 on the list. Part of the rationale was that “The home of Yale University, Connecticut also has a handful of less world-renowned but still very strong schools like the University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University, and the University of Hartford.” To see the list, click here.
Shane Ciccarelli, associate director of admission and financial aid at the University, was a guest on the Fox CT Morning Show on Tuesday, March 1, talking about what factors prospective students should consider in trying to choose the college or university that best fits their needs. Chicarelli also participated in a webchat with prospective parents and students that was set up by Fox CT. To watch the interview, click here.
A significant amount of the printed issue of iTowns in the Sunday, Feb. 27, Hartford Courant was devoted to the recent Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards program and exhibition that was held at the University of Hartford. The issue’s cover artwork was done by one of the award winners, Ashley Trinh from Wethersfield High School. The article noted that the Hartford Art School presented 32 Gold Portfolio winners with scholarship offers totaling $1.3 million. To see more, including a gallery of the winning artwork, click here