Category: Opinions & Ideas

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Wants Transparency and Shared Governance at CSCU

Attempting to succeed in business without really trying Serafín Méndez-Mendez Central Connecticut State University Professor of Communication By all accounts Mark Ojakian, the President of the Connecticut State University System, is a great man. I fondly remember the evening I was…

Bottle Deposits Better for the Environment

Keep Connecticut’s Bottle Deposit Editorial Hartford Courant May 17, 2017 A bill that would eliminate the refundable 5-cent deposit on bottles and replace it with a 4-cent per bottle tax is bad policy that will hurt the environment, the consumer and…

Abolitionist’s Hartford Visit Important Symbol

By DAMARIS WHITTAKER and STEVE THORNTON Symbols have a power that can be used for good or evil. Some shame us and leave a stain on our collective conscience. The best symbols help us remember our past and nurture us…

Yale Hunger Strike for a Union

NYT The Opinion Pages Why Yale Graduate Students Are on a Hunger Strike Jennifer Klein ON CAMPUS MAY 9, 2017 Graduate student teachers at Yale erected a shelter in front of the offices of the president to protest the university’s…

Communities of Color get Zapped by Climate Change

Climate Change Particularly Affects Communities of Color Judith Howell of the SEIU talks about how communities of color are particularly affected by climate change DATE: 2017-05-06 | LENGTH: 03:09 Go to Real News Network