Let’s get ‘Civical’

Anthony MartoranoContributor

Hello Owls! Here’s a weekly roundup of what’s happened in Connecticut last week and what to look forward to on campus in the coming weeks: 

  • Fairfield and Norwalk are now added to the list of COVID red alert towns, together with Waterbury and Prospect they have been allowed to scale back phase 3 re-openings. The full list of red alert towns includes DanburyHartfordEast HartfordWindhamSalemMontvilleWaterfordNew LondonGrotonNorwichLisbonSpragueGriswoldCanterbury, and Plainfield. If you are traveling to any of these places or traveling in general, mask up. 
  • We are just days away from Election Day. If you are voting in person make sure to research your local polling location or submit your absentee ballot by 8 p.m. Nov. 3 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. 
  • SCSU’s new College of Health and Human Services is set to open next fall on campus. The new building will be the center for research and experiential learning for students and faculty in the health-related fields. 
  • The Department of Philosophy will be hosting an event on Nov. 4 entitled, “Rap and the White Gaze.” The online experience will host professor H.A. Nethery from Florida Southern College for a discussion on the musical genre and race. 
  • Yale and UCONN have the honor of making it into the top Schools in 2021 according to US News & World Report, with our own SCSU coming in at #121 out of 1,400 colleges considered.  

That’s all for this week, check back next week for more information on what’s going on in Connecticut.  

This piece was written as part Professor Melanie Savelli’s Capstone Communication course which promotes student civic engagement and social justice initiatives. 

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