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Student-to-faculty ratio lower than national average


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer During his annual Town Hall, President Joe Bertolino said the university’s student-to-faculty ratio was 14 to 1, the national average is 18 to 1, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Director of Institutional Research Chul Lee said the ratio, “surprised” him. The university’s ratio, Lee said, is an overall average of the undergraduate courses. The

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University moves forward towards diversity


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor, and Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer On Valentine’s Day last year, students, faculty, staff and administration rallied for racial solidarity and equality following incidents of two professors saying the n-word during class. According to Diane Mazza, chief human resources officer, one of the professors, Eric Triffin— who said the n-word while singing a song in class—is no longer employed

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Office of International Education is making studying abroad more affordable


Jeff Lamson – General Assignment Reporter Studying abroad may soon be more affordable for Southern students as the Office of International Education (OIE) works with President Bertolino to fund more scholarships for study abroad programs. Director of OIE, Dr. Erin Heidkamp said that affordability is “the ever-present problem” when it comes to helping students study abroad. Heidkamp said that President

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President Bertolino, Mark Ojakian, hold conversation about sexuality


Josh LaBella – News Writer Southern Connecticut State University President Joe Bertolino and Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian told students they had no set agenda besides discussing their experiences as openly gay leaders and then to give students an opportunity to talk to them about it. The event, titled Out: A Conversation with President Joe and President

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Southern inaugurates 12th president


Josh LaBella – General Assignment Reporter Hundreds of people filled the Lyman Center to observe the inauguration of Southern Connecticut State University President Joe Bertolino on Friday. Among the crowd was a delegation of students and faculty from President Joe’s previous universities and colleges. President Joe was “late” for the ceremony and through a Skype video was seen singing “Don’t

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