Archive for March, 2013

March 13th, 2013

CCSU Students Protest Tuition Hike

by Christopher O'Brien

Megan Merrigan photoBy Megan Merrigan
“Education is a right. Say ‘no’ to tuition hikes,” Central Connecticut State University students and professors chanted at Monday’s rally against a proposed tuition increase for all four Connecticut state universities and 12 community colleges.

“Today we’re calling on the state to invest in us,” Eric Bergenn, Central’s Student Government Association President, said at a Monday afternoon rally.

The state university system often feels like it’s the stepchild of the state’s flagship school, the University of Connecticut, when it comes to funding. This year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed bonding another $1.5 billion to spend on UConn, while he cut the budget of the Connecticut State University and community college systems by $14 million. UConn’s budget was cut by $10 million in December.

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March 6th, 2013

Frozen Yogurt Shop To Open

by Christopher O'Brien

Summer is almost here!

Well, almost. Perhaps one sign of the turning seasons is the new opening of a frozen yogurt shop in the center of town. Stacey Chen, the owner of Fro Yo World will have a soft opening of her new business in the spot formerly occupied by CC’s Ice Cream on Wolcott Rd. on Thursday.

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