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Move in day stirs up mixed emotions


  Jessica Guerrucci–Managing Editor For several freshmen, their college journey began on New Student Move-in Day, on Saturday, Aug. 24. The campus was filled with students, their families and staff to ensure that the move in process went smoothly. Emotions about the day were mixed. Undecided student Roan Moran, a freshman, who moved from Wethersfield, Conn., said the process was exciting, but

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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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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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SGA executive board voted on


Essence Boyd—Copy Editor & Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer After being reelected Student Government Association President Alexis Zhitomi, appointed the executive board that would serve beside her during the 2019-2020 academic year last week. The board is composed of six members which the elected president selects and SGA representativesat-large then vote in favor of or against. “E-board was a very difficult decision.

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