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Fox CT interviewed Patricia McKenna-Grant, director of Connections in the Office of Student Affairs, and students Jessica Griffen and Kevin Doxey on Monday, Sept. 27, about the Red Flags campaign taking place on campus this week. The University of Hartford is one of eight universities in Connecticut and one of 100 across the country that are working to bring awareness to the “red flags” that signal trouble in a dating relationship. McKenna-Grant noted that one-in-five college dating relationships are abusive according to national statistics. To see the full story, click here.
Bilal Sekou, associate professor of political science in Hillyer College, was interviewed by WFSB-TV Eyewitness News on Monday, Sept. 27, and by New England Cable News and Fox CT on Tuesday, Sept. 28. All the interviews were about the tightening poll numbers in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut and about the amount of advertising money being spent and the tone of the ads being done by the candidates.
The University of Hartford Hillel joined forces with the Center for Community Service to co-sponsor the University’s first ever Mitzvah Day, held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, noted a story in the Connecticut Jewish Ledger on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Campus clubs and organizations all came together to perform a variety of mitzvoth (good deeds), such as making cards for kids at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and seniors at Hoffman SummerWood; raising money for a local women's shelter by selling ice pops; selling bagged lunches to raise money for a homeless shelter, and more. The article also featured a photograph of Hillel Program Director Nicolette Theriault and Jewish Campus Fellow Michelle Preffer. To read the story, click here.
Frank Rizzo, in his Monday, Sept. 27, “Behind the Curtain” blog for the Hartford Courant, noted that Alan Rust, professor and director of the theatre division at The Hartt School, and Hartt School theater student Mark Ford will star in Peter Shaffer’s "Equus" at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford with performances starting Oct. 9 and continuing through Oct. 17 for nine performances. Robert Davis, a professor in the Hartt theatre division, will direct. Also featured in the production are several other students from Hartt, including Charles South as Nugget. To read the blog, click here.
The Hartford Business Journal reported on its web site on Wednesday, Sept. 29 that The Applied Nanotechnology Consortium (TANC), of which the University of Hartford is a member, had received a $1.5 million contract as part of a five-year pact with the U.S. Army’s Joint Munitions and Lethality Center in New Jersey to develop advanced munitions based on nano and micro components. Other members of TANC include the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. in East Hartford, the consortium’s leader; Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Co., Simsbury; GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corp., Cromwell; Kaman Precision Products, Middletown; University of Bridgeport; University of Connecticut; and Imperial Machine & Tool Co., Columbia, N.J. To read this story, click here.