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Linda Conner Lambeck

Fairfield U talk on Jewish women and American art

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FAIRFIELD – Gail Levin, a noted specialist on feminist art and the first curator of the Edward Hopper Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art, will present her lecture, “Jewish Women and American Art,” on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room of Fairfield University.   The event […] [Read More]
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Wentzell named new Connecticut Education commissioner

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The state Board of Education announced today that Dianna Wentzell, who held the position of interim commissioner of education, will take on the title in an official capacity. Wentzell was not one of the three announced finalists for the job. Those were Fran Rabinowitz, interim superintendent of schools in Bridgeport, East Hartford Schools Superintendent Nate […] [Read More]
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SCSU celebrates its renovated library on Monday

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NEW HAVEN – Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University has gotten a $31 million renovation designed to attract students around the clock. A ceremony to mark the completion is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, in front of the library. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the building. A […] [Read More]
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SHU Commencement speaker announced

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FAIRFIELD – Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, will deliver the commencement address at Sacred Heart University’s 49th Undergraduate Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. He also will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Mark Thompson, president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company, will address the University’s Graduate […] [Read More]
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Special meeting Friday to name next Commissioner of Education

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HARTFORD – The state Board of Education today announced it will meet Friday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. in special session to recommend a candidate for the next Commissioner of Education. The meeting will take place in Room 117 of the State office building, 165 Capitol Avenue   [Read More]
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Esty pushes for ban on e-cigarette advertising

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With the release Thursday of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey that shows e-cigarette use is on the rise, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D- Connecticut is calling on Congress to pass two bills she said will help curb their usage amount children and teens. Esty’s Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act, H.R. 478, would […] [Read More]
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College students pitch in to clean up Seaside Park

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BRIDGEPORT – This Saturday, April 18, students from Sacred Heart, Fairfield U and the University of Bridgeport will come together to clean up Seaside Park.   [Read More]
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Parent wanted for Bridgeport School’s new charity

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BRIDGEPORT – Since December, Nadira Clarke, director of grants development for the city school board has been working to establish a 501(c)3 charity that will endeavor to give it additional funding. She told the school board’s finance committee last week she is making progress and actually has a tentative board line up. Not so fast, she was […] [Read More]
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