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The announcement that the University is establishing the Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service was covered by a wide variety of media outlets, including NBC Connecticut, New England Cable News, the Hartford Courant, Hartford Business Journal and West Hartford News. In addition, University President Walter Harrison will be a guest on the Brad Davis Show on WDRC Radio (1360 AM) on Friday (Nov. 12) at 7:20 a.m.
With the men’s and women’s basketball teams about to kick off their seasons, the Hartford Courant did a feature story on Joe Zeglinski, one of the leaders on the men’s squad, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, and a preview story on the women's team on Thursday, Nov. 11. Click here to read the men’s story and here to read the women’s story.
Leora Greenburg, part-time University of Hartford student, is a 25-year-old actress who portrays Elmo in a new Sesame Street Live tour, according to a story in the Nov. 6 edition of the Grand Rapids Press. A native of Northampton, Mass., Greenburg has toured for three years as Elmo on various Sesame Street Live tours. The actress, whose other professional job was dancing at Six Flags New England shows, truly enjoys inhabiting the role of the giggly red fur ball, beloved by preschoolers around the continent. “The thing I love the most is that Elmo is a 3 1/2-year-old little boy/monster; he is so inquisitive and is always asking questions, and he’s always learning,” she said. To read the full story, click here.
The “Pack the Track” award was given to students from the University of Hartford for having the most cancer survivors attending a college relay. The award was presented during the American Cancer Society’s New England Relay For Life College Summit on Oct. 23 in Marlborough, Mass., according to the Nov. 7 issue of West Hartford News. Student leaders from colleges throughout New England gathered for the day, to share their successes and learn from one another. More than 600 students and staff of the University of Hartford participated in the Relay this year, raising more than $40,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society's programs of research, education, advocacy and service. In the photograph accompanying the article, University students Kristina Weiss and Sarah Biniasz were pictured. To see more, click here.