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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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