In the News – November 2013

In the News – November 2013

*A story ran in the Nov. 25 edition of the New Haven Register about a fundraising effort ofLisa Siedlarz, loan administrator for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, which will benefit wounded veterans in Connecticut.

*A Nov. 24 article about Tim Parrish, professor of English, and his book, “Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist,” ran in the New Haven Register. The story talks about his descent into racism during his youth, followed by a turning point in his young life that spurred him away from racism.

*The retirement of Southern football coach Rich Cavanaugh, who piloted the team since 1985, generated media coverage:

Channel 8 ran a story during its Nov. 20 broadcasts, and the New Haven Register published an article in its Nov. 21 edition.

A variety of other media outlets also carried the story, including the New England Cable Newsnetwork.

*Southern’s Nov. 18 forum, “Ready or Not, Connecticut, the Millennial Generation is Here!…And the GenEdgers Aren’t Far Behind,” drew tremendous media coverage. The program examined the trends and characteristics of the Millennials (those born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s), as well as Generation Edge (those born since the mid-1990s), while comparing them to previous generations.

The state’s largest four largest newspapers — Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, Connecticut Post and Waterbury Republican-American — are among those media outlets that wrote about the event, either on the day of the program of in advance of it.

The media coverage follows:

  • The Republican-American ran a lengthy advance story on Nov. 15.
  • A Nov. 15 entry in the Post blog, “Education Matters,” written by reporter Linda Lambeck, offered a preview of the forum.
  • On Nov. 16, WTIC (1080 AM) aired an interview with keynote speaker Kim Lear as a preview of the forum. The interview was part of the station’s “Saturdays with Ray Dunaway” morning show.
  • Joe Amarante, a reporter/columnist with the Register, wrote a column that ran in the Nov. 17 edition of the paper in advance of the event.
  • The Register also ran an advance of the forum online on Nov. 6, and posted four photos from the event online on Nov. 18.
  • The Courant ran a story on Nov. 19 in the paper’s business section.
  • An article that previewed the forum was posted online in the Courant’s MyTowns section on Oct. 31.
  • Channel 30 aired a brief segment on the forum during its 5:30 p.m. newscast on Nov. 18.
  • WQUN (1220 AM) aired a segment on the station’s newscasts on Nov. 18.
  • The Connecticut (Television) Network (CT-N) aired the program several times, beginning on Nov. 19.
  • The Cheshire Herald ran a story with photos in its Dec. 5 edition.

*The New Haven Register ran a Nov. 14 article about a panel discussion at Southern pertaining to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

*Christina Baum, director of library services, was quoted in a Nov. 14 article in theConnecticut Post about a master plan for the future of Bridgeport’s downtown library and four branches. She talked about how the plan is worthy and ambitious, but that today’s rapid changes in technology can alter even the best laid plans.

*Channel 8 aired a story on Nov. 13 about Sarah Crawford, professor of biology, receiving a patent for an “anti-cancer cocktail” designed to fight a deadly form of brain cancer. Christmas fern extracts are part of that three-component cocktail that has shown promise in pre-clinical testing.

*On Nov. 12, Channel 8 broadcast a segment about the Gear Up program’s Celebration Day on campus.

*A preview of a talk by Mitch Albom ran in a Nov. 11 column by Joe Amarante of the New Haven Register. Albom is the author of the novel, “The First Phone Call from Heaven.” He spoke at the Lyman Center.

The Hartford Courant also previewed the talk in a Nov. 12 column by Mary Ellen Fillo.

*The Hartford Courant ran a Nov. 10 story about a mural that was on display in the Lyman Center. The mural was created by Michael Borders and honors Connecticut business and industry.

*The New Haven Register ran a Nov. 7 preview story of a talk to be given by Buddy Valastro, also known as The Cake Boss.