Higher Education

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

A residency requirement for college students seeking free tuition at New York’s public colleges is drawing criticism. Governor Cuomo defends the late addition to the plan, approved as part of the state budget earlier this month.

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The legislature’s one-house budgets make some changes to Governor Cuomo’s $163 million proposal to offer free tuition at public colleges in New York to some middle class students.

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Political science professors have a quandary this semester: how do you teach a college class about Donald Trump and keep peace in the classroom? A professor at Southern Connecticut State University is diving in with an entire class on Trump’s first 100 days.

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Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera says he resigned from a voluntary position at Yale University after the school decided to change the name of a residential college that honors a slavery supporter.

Connecticut Man Brings 'Buy One, Give One' Model To College Prep

Jan 20, 2017
Courtesy of Yearsley Winkler

Companies that make everything from shoes to baby food have adopted the “buy one, give one” model. Most notable is TOMS shoes, which gives away one pair of shoes to people in need for each pair it sells. Yearsley Winkler has adopted that model to tutoring. For every hour he tutors a high schooler in suburban Connecticut, he donates an hour of tutoring to the Fairchild Wheeler School in Bridgeport.

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