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Marilyn M. Jack-Ortique, a math teacher at University High School of Science and Engineering, was named Hartford’s teacher of the year on Thursday, May 26. Jack-Ortique was one of three finalists selected from 38 nominees. A city resident, she has taught in Hartford for more than 14 years. To read the Hartford Courant story, click here. To see her interview on the Fox CT Morning News Show, click here.
Ryan Speedo Green, a 2008 alum of The Hartt School, was featured prominently in a New York Times Magazine article about the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, which the article referred to as “the most important operatic voice competition in America.” The online version of the article also includes an eight-minute video about the competition, in which Green is prominently featured. View the article and the video by clicking here.
President Walter Harrison will be a guest on The Stan Simpson Show, which airs at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, to discuss the release of the latest Academic Progress Rates figures by the NCAA. President Harrison chairs the NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance, whose goal is to i9ncrease the graduation rates of student-athletes. (The show can also be seen on www.ctnow.com/stan).
The release of the figures, and announcement of penalties for some colleges and universities who did not meet the NCAA’s standards for student-athletes’ progress towards graduation, generated a number of stories in the media that included quotes from President Harrison. Among the stories were a column by Jeff Jacobs in the May 25 edition of the Hartford Courant; a May 24 story by the Associated Press; a May 24 story on ESPN.com; and a May 24 story for Sports Illustrated. Other stories included Lexington Herald Leader, the San Diego Union Tribune, the Danbury News Times; and Inside Higher Ed.com.