Pequots seek river name change to reflect native roots in eastern Connecticut 

By Aman­da McCard | UConn Jour­nal­ism Maps, jour­nals, books–if it’s a his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ment that ref­er­ences the Thames Riv­er in New Lon­don, Con­necti­cut, chances are good that Dr. Kevin McBride has stud­ied it. He’s not just an avid riv­er enthu­si­ast or a his­to­ry buff. He’s an archae­ol­o­gist on a mis­sion, per the request of the Mashan­tuck­etCon­tin­ue read­ing “Pequots seek riv­er name change to reflect native roots in east­ern Connecticut ”

Classroom Crisis: Connecticut Public Schools Face Ongoing Teacher Shortages

By Aman­da Amer­al | UConn Jour­nal­ism “Hell on earth” is the way Leslie Blat­teau described teach­ing dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. While Blat­teau, a 15-year teach­ing vet­er­an and Pres­i­dent of the New Haven Fed­er­a­tion of Teach­ers, has remained in the pro­fes­sion, many of her col­leagues have not. Sheena Gra­ham, 2019 Con­necti­cut Teacher of the Year, who taughtCon­tin­ue read­ing “Class­room Cri­sis: Con­necti­cut Pub­lic Schools Face Ongo­ing Teacher Shortages”

The Climate Necessity Defense: How activists are using civil disobedience to fight climate change

By Delan Li | UConn Jour­nal­ism June 21, 2023 In 2008, Tim DeChristo­pher reg­is­tered to bid on oil and gas leas­es at the Utah Bureau of Land Man­age­ment (BLM) office and won 14 leas­es worth $1.7 mil­lion but had no inten­tion to pay for them. He claimed he did so to com­bat gov­ern­ment vio­la­tions of lawsCon­tin­ue read­ing “The Cli­mate Neces­si­ty Defense: How activists are using civ­il dis­obe­di­ence to fight cli­mate change”

Connecticut activists fight for animal rights

By Aman­da McCard | UConn Jour­nal­ism June 5, 2023 Chris­tine Cum­mings remem­bers the cold, driz­zly day last year that she saved two baby great-horned owls. The res­cue itself was rou­tine for Cum­mings, who is the pres­i­dent of A Place Called Hope, a reha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter for birds of prey. But the cir­cum­stances were unique: The owls’ moth­erCon­tin­ue read­ing “Con­necti­cut activists fight for ani­mal rights”

UConn Championship Labs: Preparing and propelling NIL of student athletes

By Han­nah Parr | UConn Jour­nal­ismMay 15, 2023 STORRS, Con­necti­cut — It has been an exhil­a­rat­ing past few months for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut men’s bas­ket­ball team. Win­ning the NCAA nation­al cham­pi­onship has ele­vat­ed the play­ers’ pop­u­lar­i­ty and social media fol­low­ings by thou­sands of fans across the coun­try. With the world of Name, Image, and Like­nessCon­tin­ue read­ing “UConn Cham­pi­onship Labs: Prepar­ing and pro­pelling NIL of stu­dent athletes”

Bears and Birdfeeders

David Kotler cranks a winch to ele­vate his col­lec­tion of bird feed­ers in Avon, Con­necti­cut on April 23, 2023. The feed­ers hang on a steel cable between two trees in Kotler’s back­yard. He’ll low­er the cable to fill the feed­ers before rais­ing them back up and out of reach from bears. Pho­to by Esther Ju ’23.