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Students walkout in support of New Haven immigrant


Victoria Bresnahan – News Editor Students walked out of class today to rally support for Nelson Pinos, an immigrant, who has been seeking shelter from deportation at the First and Summerfield United Methodist Church on the New Haven green.  “His humanity is stripped away from him because he came to this country when he was 18,” said Justin Farmer, a political science

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Sustainability commitment continues


Izzy Mano – Contributor Southern has been committed to using sustainable energy for the past decade, and through programs such as waste reduction and composting, the campus is doing its part to combat climate change and help the environment. One of the things Southern has done to cut down on waste is implement a food recycling program. Every night volunteers and interns

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Sexual assault policies to remain the same


Michelle Shnayder – Contributor Recently, the Trump administration proposed numerous rules that would expand the rights of college students accused of sexual misconduct. According to a 2017 speech by Education Secretary Betsy Devos, the proposed new rules would obligate schools to investigate sexual misconduct complaints only if the alleged incidents occurred on campus. Similarly, Devos stated, schools would only be liable for investigating a complaint if the complainant spoke directly to the administrator in charge of

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Student photographs trip to Amazon


Victoria Bresnahan – News Editor  As a photo-documentarian, Brokk Tollefson, a senior, joined chemistry professor James Kearns on his fifth annual summer trip to Ecuador to record observations and analysis of the plants he was studying. “I decided to approach it from an anthropological perspective,” said Tollefson, a sociology major, “so I viewed myself as an anthropologist while I was over there instead of a

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Custodial hiring freeze continues


Jacob Waring –  Contributor Due to a two-year hiring freeze, facilities operations and custodial duties have been affected. “We had one all last year and we will have one all of this year,” said Mark Rozewski, vice president of finances and administration. “And what that means is that when positions become vacant because people have retired or took another job or left for some other reason.” The Associate Vice President for Capital Budgeting &

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Communication, media and screen studies merge


Tamonda Griffiths – News Writer Entering the basement wing of Engleman, past the Veteran’s Office and into the B-wing, returning SCSU communication and media studies majors will notice something different. The two departments have been combined. The new department title reads as follows. Communication, Media, and Screen Studies. “We had to consider the option of, we can stay comfortably where we

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New printers stationed around campus


Victoria Bresnahan – News Editor Ten black and white and two-color printers, complete with a new printing service, have been installed in new and various locations across campus. Some new services include printing from a mobile device or personal laptop directly to the printers rather than through a web upload—although, this option is still available. Users can also email their documents to print@southernct.edu from their Southern email

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