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The front page of the “CT Now” section of the Friday, Dec. 3 issue of the Hartford Courant featured a color photograph from the Teddy Bear Holiday Party that the University’s Center for Community Service and the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted for about 130 children from three Hartford preschools. Renwick Griswold, associate professor of sociology in Hillyer College, portrayed Santa Claus and he was aided in greeting the children by Mrs. Claus (Marcia Suess, administrative assistant to the vice president for student affairs) and several elves. Click here to see a photo gallery from the event. The party was also highlighted in a story on NBC Connecticut on its 5 p.m. newscast on Thursday, Dec. 2.
The University was also mentioned in a Friday, Dec. 3, Hartford Courant story on a community meeting to discuss a proposed $125 million overhaul of the Weaver High School building and academic mission. Under discussion is a plan to create three “academies” at the school that would specialize in culinary arts and hospitality, health sciences, and perhaps architecture and urban planning. This plan would have University of Hartford involvement in curriculum development and in allowing some Weaver students to attend some University classes in the later two areas. To read the full article, click here.
Ceremonies at the University of Hartford to mark World AIDS Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1, were covered by WTNH-TV NewsChannel 8. The story included footage from the AIDS Memorial Walk on the Gengras Lawn, squares from the AIDS Memorial Quilt that were on display in GSU’s Suisman Lounge , and interviews with students who were working to get out the word that AIDS is still a problem confronting many people. To view the story, click here.
David Watson, associate professor of theatre at The Hartt School, will direct Shakespeare’s Richard III for the Capital Classics Theatre Company, which kicks off its 21st season next summer in the Hartford area with this production, according to a post on Frank Rizzo’s “Behind the Curtain” blog in the Hartford Courant. The outdoor production, being held at Saint Joseph College in late July and early August, will feature a dozen professional actors as well as students, noted the blog. To read the post, click here