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University police shared detection data with ICE


Victoria Bresnahan, News Editor & Tamonda Griffiths, News Writer The university Police Department has been linked to providing license plate recognition data to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement through a cloud-based online database. Patrick Dilger, director of Integrated Communications & Marketing, said, in a telephone interview, the university disabled the sharing function of the database, Vigilant Solutions, once the

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Emergency blue light phones deteriorating


Haljit Basuljevic—Reporter Recently, some of the emergency blue light phones throughout campus have been marked with caution tape across their faceplates. For 20 years, the blue phones have been used for campus-based emergencies. However, they are malfunctioning with the same problems they have always had, such as water retention and deteriorating gateways. “This has been an ongoing for several years

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Bike-sharing system hitting the streets


August Pelliccio—Photo Editor Society has 11 years to commit to sustainability, and bettering the environment, according to Stephen Axon, professor of environment, geography and marine sciences. To help combat that on the university level, a bike-sharing program has been created by his students. According to Axon, if the program is a success, it will be a step in the right

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ALEKS returns slightly higher grades


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor & Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer According to the Interim Associate Dean for the Arts and Sciences Department Craig Hlavac, the DFW rate for Math 100P is “still unacceptable.” However, new data from the School of Arts and Sciences stated the DFW rate–the number of students receiving a D, F, or withdrawing from the course–has decreased by 2 percent

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SGA allocates money for Giving Day prizes


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor To incentvize students to participate in the university’s upcoming Giving Day—which encourages alumni, students, faculty and others to donate monetary gifts to the institution—on April 1 the Student Government Association voted to allocate $1,800 from their reserves for one of the fundraising events. On Giving Day, members of clubs and organizations will be competing with each other

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North Campus cars invaded by thieves


Haljit Basuljevic—Reporter Director of the IT Department Raymond Kellogg and his team were involved in setting up cameras around the North campus parking lot, which unlocked cars were broken into two years ago. Another break-in occurred last week. “On Saturday (Feb. 23), at approximately 3:30 a.m, two unidentified males entered the lot on foot from PineRock Ave. They attempted to

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More lactation rooms considered


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor Almost one year after the university became a Breastfeeding Friendly Campus—which was distinguished by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition—public health professor Michele Vancour said the program is looking to expand the number of lactation rooms on campus. “We have looked at other buildings, but there hasn’t been success,” she said. Some of the spaces that have been considered

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