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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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Not Forgotten UConn: Rogers a civil rights pioneer at UConn

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 the…

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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: 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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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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How to measure the success of a protest

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 protest…

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