Author: UConn Journalism

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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Not Forgotten UConn: Longtime librarian left indelible mark

Not Forgotten UConn: Longtime librarian left indelible mark

By GABRIELLA DEBENEDICTIS August 20, 2019 Spe­cial to the Chron­i­cle STORRS — Edwina Whit­ney focused on the future in her pro­fes­sion­al life as a librar­i­an at what would become the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut. But she was also nos­tal­gic for the past. A life­long Mans­field res­i­dent who, for decades, worked for the uni­ver­si­ty her fam­i­ly helped estab­lish, she…

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Not Forgotten UConn: Midred French paved way for UConn women

Not Forgotten UConn: Midred French paved way for UConn women

By SARAH AL-ARSHANI July 16, 2019 Spe­cial to the Chron­i­cle STORRS — Mil­dred French was a pio­neer for females at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut in the era between the two world wars. An inde­pen­dent woman who stud­ied at five dif­fer­ent insti­tu­tions of high­er edu­ca­tion, she earned both under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate degrees at a time when few women…

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Behind the Stories: How the Sandy Hook shooting changed the way journalists in Connecticut cover guns

Behind the Stories: How the Sandy Hook shooting changed the way journalists in Connecticut cover guns

In Spring 2018, a team of UConn Jour­nal­ism stu­dents asked four Con­necti­cut jour­nal­ists how the 2012 Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School shoot­ing changed the way they cov­er gun vio­lence and the gun con­trol debate. We talked with reporters Jenn Bern­stein and Matthew Kauff­man, edi­to­r­i­al page edi­tor Jacque­line Smith and colum­nist Susan Camp­bell. Mass shoot­ings had happened…

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