Imagine being chosen to sing on a Broadway stage with Tony-Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth and having two weeks to prepare! That’s what 15 music theatre majors from the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School faced before a November 5 performance of Chenoweth’s solo show, My Love Letter to Broadway, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City.
Sixteen-year-old Ian Woodward has gone through close to 40 brain surgeries since he was a baby. He has hydrocephalus, an incurable illness caused by too much fluid pressing on the brain. Constantly being in and out of hospitals, Ian and his family struggled to keep a positive outlook. This changed when they connected with the University of Hartford’s Men’s Lacrosse team through a non-for-profit organization called Team IMPACT two years ago.
The University of Hartford announced today that, thanks to the generosity of a group of anonymous donors in the form of a multimillion-dollar gift, University Libraries will now be named Harrison University Libraries in honor of University President Walter Harrison, who will retire in June after 19 years leading the University. The exceptional gift contributes to a library expansion and renovation project currently underway on campus that will house the University’s Mortensen and Allen libraries in one building and to future funding for the libraries.