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Caitlin Francis, a senior majoring in communications at the University, wrote an opinion piece for the Oct. 27 issue of the Hartford Courant that urged younger voters to go to the polls on this Election Day and make their voices heard by casting their votes. “Candidates who are elected this year will decide on many critical issues and that is a compelling reason to vote. If young people feel they have the power to effect change, than they should use their power to elect government officials and not leave it up to older generations,” said Francis, who is also an intern in the Courant’s editorial department. To read her full article, click here.
University President Walter Harrison was quoted in a number of media outlets following the NCAA’s release of a study that showed improvement in the graduation rates of student-athletes at the nation’s colleges and universities. “In many ways, our work has just begun," said Harrison, who heads the NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance, in an Oct. 27 USA Today article. “As the culture of academic reform grows stronger each year, we will see more and more improvement.” To read the full article, click here. Other stories included Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Also, President Harrison will be interviewed live on “Circles of Change with Dr. Zara Larsen,” a live radio and web-stream talk show, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. The interview, which will be approximately 25 minutes long, will examine the issues facing high education institutions such as the University of Hartford and how leaders manage change in their institutions. To listen live, click www.1041thetruth.com.
The Hartford Courant’s Oct. 28 “Art Week” column included the news that Power Boothe is stepping down as dean of the University’s Hartford Art School. Under the heading, “Power Outage,” Boothe accomplishments during his nine years as dean were noted as was his upcoming exhibition of some of his paintings at the New Britain Museum of American Art. To read the column, click here.
Former Hartford Hawks basketball standout Vin Baker will be a guest on “The Stan Simpson Show” that will air on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. on Fox CT (channel 6 on most cable systems). Baker will talk openly about how alcoholism and personal problems derailed his 13-year NBA career and contributed to him squandering more than $80 million. To view a preview, click here