ESPN Enters Sports Betting Business

By Luke Owen | UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 8, 2023 STORRS — Bran­don Sund­blade is a dai­ly sports bet­tor who relies on sports jour­nal­ists to pro­vide accu­rate and time­ly updates so that he can place informed bets. “I fol­low every major NFL and NBA jour­nal­ist on Twit­ter. I have their post noti­fi­ca­tions on, too,” Sund­blade admit­ted. “IfCon­tin­ue read­ing ESPN Enters Sports Bet­ting Business”

UConn Professor Michael Dietz pushes for green stormwater infrastructure

By MAINA DURAFOUR | UConn Jour­nal­ismDecem­ber 1, 2023 Pic­ture this – heavy rain pound­ing down dur­ing vio­lent storms in the mid­dle of sum­mer, fol­lowed by days of intense heat. Many of us are expe­ri­enc­ing this every year. When the sun shines again, you may think the water has left – but heavy rain has a sig­nif­i­cantCon­tin­ue read­ing “UConn Pro­fes­sor Michael Dietz push­es for green stormwa­ter infrastructure”

Book Ban Attempts Increase in Connecticut

By Alli­son Lemas­ter | UConn Jour­nal­ism Novem­ber 30, 2023 BROOKFIELD — As Jer­mey Far­rell ner­vous­ly stood before the Brook­field Board Edu­ca­tion on July 19, 2023, a board that over­sees his old high school, he knew the fight to keep “This Book Is Gay” acces­si­ble to stu­dents was much more than a debate with­in his home­town. ItCon­tin­ue read­ing “Book Ban Attempts Increase in Connecticut”

Who is that behind those Cartiers?

By Tana­jah Fry­er April 27, 2023 HARTFORD – The first Black-owned opti­cal store in Con­necti­cut is influ­enc­ing the com­mu­ni­ty with its Carti­er glass­es. Nor­ma C. Brown is the own­er of Pro­Vi­sion CT and opened her busi­ness dur­ing the pan­dem­ic. After becom­ing the first African-Amer­i­­can female licensed opti­cian in Fair­field Coun­ty, she went on to start the busi­ness.Con­tin­ue read­ing “Who is that behind those Cartiers?”

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”

Students and Professors Embrace AI Writing Tools

By Ali­cia Gomez | UConn Jour­nal­ism Alexa Udell, a third-year psy­chol­o­gy stu­dent, was hav­ing trou­ble in her sta­tis­tics class. She was used to using tools like flash­cards and notes to study for her psy­chol­o­gy exams, but she found her­self stumped on how to study for sta­tis­tics. Try­ing to fig­ure out the prac­tice prob­lems in herCon­tin­ue read­ing “Stu­dents and Pro­fes­sors Embrace AI Writ­ing Tools”

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”