Game changer: CCSU joins the gaming world in a big way

Students are shown here in the CCSU ESports Center on a recent weeknight evening. (Photo by Stan Godlewski)

First impressions can be deceiving. When you look around the CCSU ESports Center, you will see students sitting at consoles in comfortable gaming chairs, controllers in hand, enthusiastically playing the latest video games. You may think this is an attractive, well-equipped space for students to congregate and have fun in their...

By Amy J. Barry

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CCSU team digs deeper into Hartford’s history

Researchers estimate more than 6,000 people have been laid to rest in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, the city’s oldest cemetery, which dates back to 1640. But until earlier this year, most of the Africans, African Americans, and Native Americans buried there remained nameless, with no headstone or even a wooden marker...

By Amy J. Barry

CCSU has ‘Direct’ effect on minority teacher recruitmentWhen the state of Connecticut passed two bills in June to boost efforts to recruit and retain teachers of color, CCSU was a few years ahead of that...

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Local flavor: Grillo's Pickles banks on tradition that started in Norwich

It was in a moment of despair that Travis Grillo ’06 came up with a million-dollar idea. After four productive meetings with a recruitment team at Nike, Grillo thought he was about to land his dream job as a product line manager. The company had flown him in for meetings at headquarters; his design for a surf shoe received...

By Marisa Nadolny

Alumni, friends honored for outstanding serviceCCSU alumni elected two new slates of directors to the Alumni Association board, and the board announced the winners of the 2019 alumni awards during the...

James Randall: From CCSU to Hampton Court PalaceAlthough British student James Randall ’17 never took a history class with Professor of History Matthew Warshauer, the two have a creative history that...

Building a better stateIn most industries, the best prepared professionals know how to think outside the box — or at least the textbook. In a field like transportation,...

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Climate change: Office of Equity & Inclusion sets new goals for CCSU

Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló doesn’t need to imagine what it feels like to be a student in an unwelcoming environment. She has lived that reality. Now CCSU’s interim vice president of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, in the fall of 1969 Barceló was the sole Chicana graduate student at the...

By Leslie Virostek

Online programs draw a new generation of studentsFor many prospective students, life is a balancing act. From family responsibilities and full-time jobs to long commutes and other logistics, the time to...

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