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Castelli's nonprofit makes disenfranchised 'feel safe and respected'

Wendy Pierman Mitzel Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Each day, Sharon Castelli takes a walk through the Chrysalis Center's main campus of operations in Hartford.

Berger-Sweeney enhances Trinity College's connections with home city

John Stearns |

The relationships Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney has forged with businesses and others on behalf of her school, its students and the Hartford community have expanded the private...

Meet HBJ's 2019 Women in Business

Think Greater Hartford is short on strong women business leaders? Think again.

Bills address school discipline, faculty diversity, college costs

CHRISTOPHER PEAK | CT Mirror |

While proposals that would nudge small school districts toward regionalization might have attracted the most attention at the Legislative Office Building this year, a slew of lesser-known education...

Bills that would stop community college merger clear committee

KATHLEEN MEGAN | CT Mirror |

Two bills that would give legislators greater oversight of the Connecticut State Colleges and University system were endorsed with unanimous support Thursday, including one that would enable...

CSCU proposes 5 % tuition increase next year at four state universities

KATHLEEN MEGAN | CT Mirror |

Students at the state's four regional universities will likely pay 5 percent more in tuition next year, but it's still unclear how much more students at the state's community colleges will be charged.

School regionalization bills sow confusion, spread fear

KATHLEEN MEGAN | CT Mirror |

Ever since Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney's controversial school regionalization bill referenced realigning districts “in a manner similar to the probate districts,” the brightly...

Report: CT added nearly 10,000 fewer jobs in '18 than expected

Joe Cooper |

State leaders were recently touting that Connecticut's economy grew by nearly 20,000 jobs in 2018. It turns out companies added far fewer workers to their payroll.

Higher ed leaders: State funding nice, but not enough

KATHLEEN MEGAN | CT Mirror |

The leaders of Connecticut's public institutions of higher education did not mince words with legislators Thursday: they are grateful Gov. Ned Lamont has essentially flat-funded their budgets given...

Approval for 'one college' years away, but CSCU presses forward with consolidation plan

KATHLEEN MEGAN | CT Mirror |

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian's steady progress toward consolidating the state's 12 community colleges, while approval from accreditors is still years away, has...

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