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 wasCon­tin­ue read­ing “Cli­mate change bring­ing more mos­qui­toes and mos­qui­to-borne diseases”

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 Jour­nal­ismJan­u­ary 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 allCon­tin­ue read­ing “Amid pan­dem­ic, many col­lege stu­dents dropped out to trav­el, save mon­ey, pur­sue oth­er career options”

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

Behind the Stories Podcast: Reporting on Race and Racism as a Journalist

The news media is fac­ing a reck­on­ing over diver­si­ty, equi­ty and inclu­sion. UConn Jour­nal­ism stu­dents Sama­ra Thack­er, Court­ney Gavitt and Jor­dana Castel­li go behind the sto­ries to find out how jour­nal­ists should cov­er race and racism, and how to avoid prac­tices and reflex­es that mar­gin­al­ize peo­ple.  Fea­tur­ing inter­views with SNY sports anchor Chris Williamson, NextShark headCon­tin­ue read­ing “Behind the Sto­ries Pod­cast: Report­ing on Race and Racism as a Journalist”

Behind the Stories Podcast: How news reporting changed during the COVID-19 pandemic

UConn Jour­nal­ism stu­dents Izzi Bar­ton, Bren­dan Car­pen­ter and Raquel Williamson go behind the sto­ries to find out how jour­nal­ists adapt­ed to remote work dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic.  Charles Sen­nott, founder and edi­tor of The GroundTruth Project, explained how Report for Amer­i­ca reporters had to do their work “with incred­i­ble respect” for the pan­dem­ic and the job ofCon­tin­ue read­ing “Behind the Sto­ries Pod­cast: How news report­ing changed dur­ing the COVID-19 pandemic”

Not Forgotten UConn: Rogers a civil rights pioneer at UConn

By MAYA MOORE August 22, 2019 Spe­cial to The Chron­i­cle STORRS — Many of the most notable events of the Civ­il Rights move­ment were still a decade in the future. Jim Crow laws reigned in the South and, in Con­necti­cut and at its flag­ship uni­ver­si­ty, racism and dis­crim­i­na­tion wasn’t as overt. But it was still preva­lent in theCon­tin­ue read­ing “Not For­got­ten UConn: Rogers a civ­il rights pio­neer at UConn”

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, sheCon­tin­ue read­ing “Not For­got­ten UConn: Long­time librar­i­an left indeli­ble mark”

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 com­mu­nistCon­tin­ue read­ing “Not For­got­ten UConn: When com­mu­nist hys­te­ria came to UConn”

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 womenCon­tin­ue read­ing “Not For­got­ten UConn: Midred French paved way for UConn women”

How to measure the success of a protest

By Adam Hushin, UConn Jour­nal­ism May 9, 2019 Free­dom of peace­ful assem­bly is one of the rights Amer­i­cans can exer­cise thanks to the First Amend­ment. Watch this ani­ma­tion to under­stand the recipe for a suc­cess­ful protest or ral­ly.   Lis­ten to an accom­pa­ny­ing “Behind the Sto­ries” pod­cast on Sound­cloud to under­stand what goes into orga­niz­ing a protestCon­tin­ue read­ing “How to mea­sure the suc­cess of a protest”