Higher Education

From Fear To Optimism, Muslim Students React To Trump Win

Nov 16, 2016
Pat Eaton-Robb / AP

It’s been a week since the election, and it’s been a time of soul searching for many college students. Students protested at the University of Connecticut and at Yale, where many students chanted in response to Trump’s plans for mass deportations and a ban on Muslim refugees.

Food Pantries Open At Two Community Colleges

Sep 28, 2016
Billy Brown / Flickr

A growing number of community colleges in Connecticut are opening food pantries to serve not only their students, but also part-time faculty. Tunxis and Middlesex Community Colleges have both just launched pantries.

Courtesy of St. John's University

St. John’s University on Long Island has sold its waterfront campus on the South Shore for $22 million to an India-based nonprofit education group.

Courtesy of University of maine

College students are returning to campuses across the country this week. In New England, a demographic shift has some public colleges and universities trying to fill seats by luring students from neighboring states.

Sean Flynn / University of Connecticut/Facebook

According to enrollment figures released on Tuesday, the University of Connecticut will welcome its largest first-year class ever, a record 5,100 students.  

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