Much more than a championship trophy came from Hartford’s America East women’s basketball title. The impact the league tournament had on school spirit, campus pride, and the Hartford community will be felt well into the future.
In 1877 a group of visionary, socially prominent Hartford women established a decorative art society with the goal of providing cultural enrichment by offering art classes of the highest quality. They started small, with basic classes in drawing and painting, and hoped that there would be enough public interest for the organization to survive.
Those who came of age between 1975 and 1985 were left to deal with the aftershocks of Vietnam and Watergate. The electorate did so by choosing first Jimmy Carter and then Ronald Reagan, presidents with contrasting, if not downright antithetical, visions of governing.