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Calls for increased diversity in Student Government

August Pelliccio – News Writer Southern’s Student Government Association advertises as an organization that promotes students’ welfare, and protects students’ rights. They urge that all voices are welcome. Feb. 6, a dialogue was opened by president Joe Bertolino about social justice and racial inequality at Southern. The community came together with passion, and outlined the change they would like to

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Jonathon Wharton presents his book on New England political involvement

Josh LaBella – News Editor Political Science Professor Jonathon Wharton said while people find national politics sexy – not many want to read about what’s happening in their own town hall. “We take for granted the notion that democracy can’t exist except for in Washington D.C.,” said Wharton. “But yet it’s right in our backyards.” Last Thursday Wharton presented his

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Hartford Mayor Visits Southern

Josh LaBella – News Editor The Mayor of Hartford and prospective democratic gubernatorial candidate Luke Bronin visited Southern last week to discuss his possibly candidacy and state issues. According to Bronin, as mayor he has tackled the fiscal crisis of Hartford and, although, they haven’t solved it yet they have moved the ball a long way down the field. He

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Sixth annual Citizens Police Academy aims to build trust

Josh LaBella – News Editor    For six years the Southern Connecticut State University police department has held its Citizens Police Academy – while essentially the same mission. “Our goal is better communication with the campus,” said Chief Joseph Dooley. “We want people to understand how we do things.” Dooley said the department is community oriented and the class is

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School of Health and Human Services to receive one central home

August Pelliccio – News Writer A new home for the School of Health and Human Services will consolidate its six departments. Sandra Bulmer said the theme of the project is practice-based learning. Bulmer, dean of the school, said the six departments currently have space in eight different buildings across campus, and she wants the new building to be a hub.

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President Joe commits Southern as a social justice university

August Pelliccio – News Writer Southern is amidst a watershed moment, according to president Joe Bertolino. He said the community must recommit to becoming and being a social justice university. Bertolino opened his speech at the President’s Town Hall Meeting, Feb. 26, with how he would like to proceed in this effort. He said the administration is seeking active involvement

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