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University President Walter Harrison was quoted in a front-page story on the Monday, Sept. 26, edition of the Hartford Courant that looked at the role that a university’s academic rankings play in determining how it fits into a particular athletic conference. To see President Harrison’s comments, click here. Harrison was also quoted in a Wednesday, Sept. 21, article by Courant columnist Jeff Jacobs about how greed is driving the dramatic changes in collegiate athletic conferences. Click here to read the article.
A number of stories, as well as the cover illustration, of the Friday, Sept. 16 issue of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger were devoted to the 25th anniversary of the University’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. This article explored the history of the Greenberg Center and looked at what plans are in the works for the future of the Greenberg Center. There was also a question-and-answer interview with Greenberg Center founder Arnold C. Greenberg. In addition, there was a news story about Greenberg Center Director Richard Freund being named a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Gold Winner.
Bilal Sekou, associate professor of political science in Hillyer College, was a guest on Fox CT’s “Stan Simpson Show” on Sunday, Sept. 18. He was part of a discussion of President Obama’s jobs proposal. Click here and then select the “Stan Simpson – Obama Jobs Plan” video to view.
Two Hartt School alumns — Kevin Duda (‘01) and Douglas Lyons (’09) —were featured in a Hartford Courant story that ran on the front page of the “Arts” section on Sunday, Sept. 25. The article was about their roles in the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. To read the story, and see a brief video interview with the two Hartt grads, click here.
Wick Griswold, associate professor of sociology in Hillyer College, and his “Sociology of the Connecticut River” class were featured in an article of the Monday, Sept. 26, edition of The Day of New London. The article is about efforts to clean-up the Connecticut River, which has been made more difficult because of damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Click here to read the story.
Tom Zemon, an actor who was raised in West Hartford and attended The Hartt School, is featured on one of those insanely popular, very loopy, very viral Old Spice commercials. He talked about the experience of making the commercial with the Hartford Courant’s Frank Rizzo for his “Behind the Curtain” blog post on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Click here to see the article and catch the video.