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Power Boothe, faculty member and former dean of the Hartford Art School, has been featured in a number of area publications, including the front page of the Hartford Courant’s “Arts” section on Sunday, Jan. 30, and the Bristol Press on Wednesday, Jan.26, as he had an exhibition of his paintings open at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Thursday, Jan. 27. “I’m excited about the future,” Boothe told the Bristol Press. “Since I’ve returned to the Hartford Art School [faculty], I’m back in the [artist’s] studio. I love teaching and feel like I’m in a whole new world again.” To read the Bristol Press article, click here and to read the Hartford Courant story, click here.
University President Walter Harrison and Regent Thomas Reich were quoted extensively in a Thursday, Jan. 27, column by Hartford Courant sports columnist Jeff Jacobs. The column looked at the relationship between university’s and their athletics programs and the donors who contribute to those programs in light of complaints by a major University of Connecticut donor that he was not given enough input into the hiring of the Huskies’ new football coach. “You have to draw a very bright line what the donor can and can’t do,” Harrison said to Jacobs. “No matter how much money a donor gives or how wise the donor is, the donor is not an employee of the university. Therefore, he should never be involved in making the actual decision on a coach.” Reich told Jacobs, “I think it would be crazy if they wanted me to tell them who to hire.” To read the column, click here.
The 2010 Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards program in Lincoln Theater on Sunday, Jan. 30, and exhibition of award-winning works, on display in Silpe Gallery through Friday, Feb. 4, was the subject of a number of stories in the media outlets over the past week. The event brings hundreds of the state’s top high school artists and their families to the University and a number of the winners receive scholarship offers from the Hartford Art School as their prize. Click here to read the Norwich Bulletin story or here to read the West Hartford News story or here to read The Day of New London story.
The Royal Gazette newspaper in Bermuda published a story in its Friday, Jan. 28, edition noting that Patrick Tannock, president and country manager of XL Insurance, has been inducted into the Barney Alumni Hall of Fame at the University of Hartford. Tannock, who graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Barney School of Business, said he was “honoured and humbled to have been inducted” because “the Barney School of Business is not only my alma mater but considered to be one of the world’s top business schools.” To read the story, click here.
University of Hartford student Jake Miller’s neighbor on Oxford Street in Hartford brought him homemade coffee cake to ease the pain of marathon shoveling, according to a story in the Hartford Courant on Thursday, Jan. 27, that looked at how people in the area are coping with all the snow. He'd not been able to get in his driveway at 1 a.m. Thursday, he said, and his car had been plowed in. Between working on the driveway and the car, he'd already been shoveling for 90 minutes. Miller, 24, studies tuba at The Hartt School. Miller joked that he'd have better lung power once this day was over. To read the story, click here.