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Campus wide power outage delays final exams


Essence Boyd – News Editor Tamonda Griffiths – Editor-in-Chief A campus wide power outage has postponed finals and shut down the university for the remainder of the afternoon. According to a campus alert email, United Illuminating Co. reported that the cause of the university power outage was the result of “a power station going offline.” The power outage also extended to other parts of New Haven and Hamden, according to the email statement. Due

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Social Justice minor in the works for fall 2020 semester


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer By the 2020 fall semester, professor and Graduate Program Coordinator of Sociology Jessica Kenty-Drane said she hopes to see a minor in social justice officially offered at the university. “As I chase down the last signatures,” said Kenty-Drane, “I’m hoping, by the end of this semester, I will send it to the [Undergraduate Curriculmn Forum] [and] it’ll

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Lavender Graduation celebrates seniors


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter As graduation approaches, a ceremony was held to celebrate the achievements of six students in the LGBTQ+ community and their contributions to the university. The third annual Lavender Graduation was conducted last week. Students were presented with lavender cords to wear at graduation on May 24. The keynote speaker, Colleen Bielitz, associate vice president for strategic initiatives and

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Nursing school celebrates 50th anniversary


Haljit Basuljevic—Reporter In light of their 50th year of educating students, the Nursing Program took a look back on their history of growth and achievement. The celebratory anniversary will be hosted later this year. Chairperson of the Nursing Program and professor Lisa Rebeschi, through email, stated this is an exciting time for the faculty and students. Having been dubbed as

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Student profile: Zhitomi’s time in SGA


Essence Boyd—Copy Editor For a second year in the row, Alexis Zhitomi has been elected Student Government Association president after running against representativesat-large Benson Rodrigues and Isaiah Yopp. The three candidates were given the opportunity to express to the SGA council why they each felt they were best suited for the job as SGA president for the 2019- 2020 academic

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Research projects receive recognition


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer What was meant to be a small class project utilizing data has since turned into submissions to both the American Psychological Association and the Eastern Psychological Association. Using Billboard charts for the music genres of pop, country and rap/R&B, psychology professor Patricia Kahlbaugh said her students in PSY 393: Experimental Methods decided to research how much the

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Employee arraigned for sexual assault


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor & August Pelliccio—Photo Editor Assistant Director of Residence Life Mark Parrott was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault in the fourth-degree and two counts of second-degree unlawful restraint, according to court records. He was released from custody with the promise to appear in court, according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. While the

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