Author: Gino De Angelis

Not Forgotten UConn: When communist hysteria came to UConn

Not Forgotten UConn: When communist hysteria came to UConn

By GINO DE ANGELIS July 21, 2019 Spe­cial to the Chron­i­cle STORRS — Paul R. Zilsel faced a tumul­tuous spring of 1953. That March, he received a sub­poe­na to appear in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., before the Velde Com­mit­tee inves­ti­gat­ing sus­pect­ed com­mu­nists in Amer­i­can col­leges. He, along with three oth­er Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut pro­fes­sors, were accused of being communist…

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After 30 years, politics as ‘crazy’ as ever for Hartford Courant Capitol Bureau Chief Chris Keating

After 30 years, politics as ‘crazy’ as ever for Hartford Courant Capitol Bureau Chief Chris Keating

By Gino DeAn­ge­lis, UConn Jour­nal­ism Novem­ber 1, 2018 Chris Keat­ing has been report­ing on pol­i­tics in Con­necti­cut for near­ly 30 years. Since join­ing the Hart­ford Courant in 1990, Keat­ing has report­ed on every governor’s race since then. He even met Sovi­et Pre­mier Mikhail Gor­bachev dur­ing a head-of-state meet­ing with Pres­i­dent George H.W. Bush. “I’ve been [in Hart­ford] most…

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