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Biden on hand to rededicate The Dodd Center for Human Rights

Oct. 15, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut was officially rededicated Friday as The Dodd Center for Human Rights to honor the late U.S. senator and Nuremberg prosecutor as well as his son, former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd. The ceremony was...

Biden to visit UConn for dedication of Dodd Center

Oct. 12, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to visit the University of Connecticut Friday for the dedication of a human rights center named after former U.S. Sens. Thomas and Christopher Dodd. The Dodd Center for Human Rights serves as an umbrella home for the...

Largest colleges push student vaccines with mandates, prizes

Sep. 15, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — As a new semester begins amid a resurgence of the coronavirus, 26 of the 50 largest public university campuses in the U.S. are not mandating that students be vaccinated, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Approaches on enforcement...

UConn to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees

Aug. 18, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is requiring that all its employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption that would require them to submit to weekly testing. The policy, announced in a letter to faculty and staff Tuesday, is...

Judge dismisses suit challenging UConn's vaccination mandate

Aug. 16, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the University of Connecticut's requirement that all students be vaccinated against the coronavirus before returning to campus for the fall semester. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer in...

Oystermen overcome pollution, pandemic to thrive in LI Sound

Aug. 14, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Norm Bloom enjoys watching his 5-year-old grandson, Jack, out on one of their oyster boats dressed in his little waders, helping the crew as they pull in dredge cages full of the shellfish from the bottom of Norwalk Harbor. “He'd be out there on...

Guidelines offered for return to fall sports in Connecticut

Aug. 12, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut released guidelines Thursday for holding a fall season as the pandemic continues. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference is asking that athletes wear masks while...

More than 800 UConn students seek vaccination exemption

Aug. 03, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — More than 800 UConn students have asked to be exempted from the school's requirement that they be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning for the fall semester, the school confirmed on Tuesday. UConn said it granted 55 requests for medical...

Pushback challenges vaccination requirements at US colleges

Aug. 03, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates. Hundreds of colleges...