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Scholarship to honor student killed by car

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FAIRFIELD – The H.W. Wilson Foundation has given $100,000 to Sacred Heart University to establish an endowed scholarship in memory of Kaitlyn Doorhy. Doorhy passed away just before she was to begin her junior year at Sacred Heart after she was hit by a motor vehicle while walking to campus. The scholarship will be given […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart University announces new ED.D in Higher Ed to launch next fall

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 FAIRFIELD – The Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University is announcing a new Ed.D. in higher education program, which will be offered beginning in the fall of 2015, pending approval from the State of Connecticut. The 60-credit degree, to be administered by SHU’s Department of Educational Leadership and Literacy, will consist of […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport school board chair takes on a new role

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Bridgeport – Looks like the school board’s facilities committee has a new leader. Chairman John Bagley may have resigned but an agenda is out for the next meeting and it lists Board chair Sauda Baraka as the new chair. http://www.bridgeportedu.com/Board/Agendas/2014-2015/FacilitiesCommitteeMeeting_11-03-14%20.pdf The meeting is 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Room 305 of City Hall. [Read More]
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Flying high at Housatonic Community College

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BRIDGEPORT – Look up the next time you are at Housatonic Community College. The campus now sports new banners, both inside and outside the downtown campus. There are five new banners at all meant to add splashes of color to the parking garage on Lafayette Blvd., and 40 banners featuring inspirational academic messages for the […] [Read More]
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Area’s Hebrew High School celebrates 35 years

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Bridgeport  – Daniel Kurtzer, former US Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, will deliver the keynote address entitled “Shifting Sands in the Middle East: Implications for the United States and Israel” at the Merkaz 35th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, November 16th in Bridgeport.    Merkaz is the area’s evening Hebrew High School. It serves a diverse population […] [Read More]
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Free iPads for student & teachers at five Bridgeport schools.

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Bridgeport – Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz said today that she has been notified that five city schools have been awarded Apple Connect grants. That means every student in these schools and teachers will be given iPads. The schools – Beardsley, Johnson, Park City Magnet, Roosevelt, and Winthrop – will also get one on one training […] [Read More]
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New Fairfield U trustees named

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Fairfield – Fairfield University has announced the election of six new members to its Board of Trustees. They are: Mark J. Beckwith ’80, Christopher C. Desmarais ’93, Robert J. Murphy ’71, Katie Jacobs Robinson ’89, Rev. Dennis M. Baker, S.J., and Rev. Terrence P. Devino, S.J. The election of new members took place at Fairfield University’s […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport School board meets tonight

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Waltersville School, 150 Hallett Street. (Note the change of location) Among the items up for discussion is a plan to give all board members tablets (I pads or some other kind of electronic device). According to Board Chair Sauda Baraka the plan […] [Read More]
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Five named to Sacred Heart Board of Trustees

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  FAIRFIELD  – Sacred Heart University this month added five new members to its Board of Trustees. They include:  Susan L. Davis, chief executive officer of Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Fla. and previous CEO of St. Vincent’s Health Services of Bridgeport. Charles V. Firlotte, president and CEO of Aquarion Water Company. Douglas L. Kennedy ’78, ’82 […] [Read More]
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A civil school board retreat

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TRUMBULL – The city school board did something it is not often accustomed to doing. It held an argument free mini-retreat, out of town (if you call Sacred Heart’s Oak Drive campus off Old Town Road out of town) for nearly four hours on Friday afternoon. Perhaps it was the calm demeanor of Tom Mooney, […] [Read More]
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