Climate change bringing more mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases

Climate change bringing more mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases

By LAURA AUGENBRAUN | UConn Jour­nal­ism  Jan­u­ary 18, 2022 Evan White was in his sec­ond to last lacrosse sea­son at Foran High School in Mil­ford, Con­necti­cut in spring of 2019, when sud­den­ly his team start­ed hear­ing rumors of their games being resched­uled and even can­celed. “It was actu­al­ly real­ly scary because we weren’t sure what was…

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Amid pandemic, many college students dropped out to travel, save money, pursue other career options

Amid pandemic, many college students dropped out to travel, save money, pursue other career options

Some have no plans to return to the class­room post-COVID By JOHN LEAHY | UConn Jour­nal­ism Jan­u­ary 18, 2022 GLASTONBURY — Col­in O’Doherty woke up one morn­ing and had an idea. It was June 2020, and the 19-year-old col­lege stu­dent had been con­flict­ed for months. His school, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ver­mont, had announced that it would conduct…

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As storms worsen and sea level rises, “living shorelines” might protect Connecticut beaches

As storms worsen and sea level rises, “living shorelines” might protect Connecticut beaches

By Ben Crnic | UConn Jour­nal­ism July 2021 Vis­i­tors to East Shore Park in New Haven aren’t able to eas­i­ly stroll along the beach there. It’s not closed. It’s being phys­i­cal­ly cut off from the rest of the park by ero­sion. Get­ting to the beach requires get­ting down a steep slope, and there’s a good chance…

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Podcast Transcript: ‘Crash Course’ goes behind the stories

Podcast Transcript: ‘Crash Course’ goes behind the stories

The ‘Crash Course’ newslet­ter team brings you behind the sto­ries this week with a pod­cast to hear from three Con­necti­cut polit­i­cal jour­nal­ists — Daniela Alti­mari of The Hart­ford Courant, Emi­lie Mun­son of Hearst Con­necti­cut, and Amber Diaz of WTNH-TV. They talk about their expe­ri­ences cov­er­ing the 2020 elec­tion and the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic. We also asked…

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Tipping Point Podcast: ‘Audacious Moments’ spur movement to upend racism at UConn

Tipping Point Podcast: ‘Audacious Moments’ spur movement to upend racism at UConn

By MAYA MOORE, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Not all inci­dents of racism that have occurred at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut are as bold as scream­ing the N‑word in a park­ing lot. Although the lat­ter inspired an impas­sioned response from the UConn stu­dent body, the “auda­cious moments” that take place behind the scenes were equal­ly as…

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Around the World for Food-Cast: How Food Goes Viral

Around the World for Food-Cast: How Food Goes Viral

By Megan Williams, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Wel­come to the Around the World for Food-Cast. Each episode of this pod­cast dives deep­er into one of the food sto­ries from my blog. This week you’ll learn more about viral foods and exact­ly how some shot to Inter­net fame. You’ll also hear from New York City foodie…

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No Teacher Left Behind: A Podcast About Educators, Health & Wellness

No Teacher Left Behind: A Podcast About Educators, Health & Wellness

Many edu­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als enter the field because they would like to make a pos­i­tive impact on the lives of young peo­ple. They exert a lot of ener­gy as teach­ers to ensure that their stu­dents are healthy men­tal­ly, emo­tion­al­ly and phys­i­cal­ly. Peo­ple who work as teach­ers often for­get to give atten­tion to their own well­ness. Sadly,…

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One Hand Wonder: A Podcast About Celebrating Differences

One Hand Wonder: A Podcast About Celebrating Differences

By Katie Moloney, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Every­one is dif­fer­ent. Every­one has things about them that make them unique and see the world dif­fer­ent­ly. My dif­fer­ence is a lit­tle more obvi­ous. I was born with­out my left hand. To this day, doc­tors still aren’t quite sure why. Grow­ing up, I was very self-con­s­cious about my hand.…

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