In the News – March 2013

In the News – March 2013

*President Mary Papazian was a guest March 28 on WNPR radio’s (90.5 FM) “Where We Live,” speaking with host John Dankosky and phone-in callers about Southern and issues facing public higher education. The program ran for an hour.

The following is a link to the WNPR show:

*The Hartford Courant ran a column, written by sports reporter Lori Riley, about the outstanding college swimming career of senior swimmer Amanda Thomas. The column, which ran March 17, discussed Amanda’s recent selection as Division II Swimmer of the Year for the second straight year, as well as her future plans.

The following is a link to the Courant column:,0,5424504.column

*Daniel Trust, a Southern student and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, recently spoke to West Haven High School students about his experience. The talk was covered by the New Haven Register and ran in the March 14 edition of the paper.

The following is a link to the Register story:

*The New Haven Register ran a feature March 3 on sisters Amanda and Ashley Thomas, members of the university’s swimming and diving team.

The following is the link to the Register story:

*Suzanne Carroll, professor of marriage and family therapy, was interviewed on two television about the phenomenon of “helicopter parents.” The term is used to describe those parents who are over-involved in their children’s lives, particularly as they become middle and high school students. This phenomenon sometimes continues even into the college years.

Suzanne was interviewed March 7 on the 11 a.m. news program on Channel 30.

The following is the link to the Channel 30 interview:!/on-air/as-seen-on/Helicopter-Parents/196120971

She was also interviewed March 13 on the Channel 61 Morning News show.

The following is the link to the Channel 61 interview:

Both interviews came about after a post about helicopter parents in Southern’s new blog, “Wise Words.” Suzanne and Phyllis Gordon, manager of the SCSU Family Therapy Clinic, provided some examples for the blog post of helicopter parenting and how to avoid becoming one.

*The Waterbury Republican-American ran an advance article on March 3 about a poetry reading to be given by Vivian Shipley, CSU Professor and professor of English, at Quinnipiac University.