In the News – May 2016

In the News – May 2016

The Connecticut Post posted an online article on May 27 about Southern’s M.S. and 6th year certificate in reading programs earning accreditation from the International Dyslexia Association and its affiliate, the Center for Effective Reading Instruction. The program met the standards outlined by the association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teaching of Reading. Southern was one of nine universities nationwide to earn the accreditation.

Terricita Sass, associate vice president for enrollment management, was quoted in an articlethat was posted May 22 in the online version of the Chronicle of Higher Education pertaining to enrollment issues facing regional public universities. As part of a plan to address enrollment challenges, she pointed to the university’s efforts to consider students who might not have the grades/SAT scores, but who have shown evidence of motivation and improvement, particularly in their junior and senior years. She also talked about the importance of sustained mentoring of students as a strategy to improve retention rates. The article is running in today’s hard copy of the Chronicle.

The undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 20 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport attracted considerable media attention.

The New Haven Register ran a story and photos in its May 21 edition, and posted an extensive online photo album that night from the proceedings.The Connecticut Post ran multiple photos in its May 21 edition, and also posted an online photo album on May 20.

The Hartford Courant ran a story in its May 21 edition.

Channel 8 aired a story on May 20 during its 5 p.m. newscast. The segment included an interview with President Mary Papazian and some students soon after commencement exercises. The piece talked about challenges students are facing after graduation.

The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 article Sunday that profiles 5 of our graduates-to-be. The story looks at the varied paths these students took to obtain their degrees. You could say that in each case, they truly took the “road less traveled.”

The 18th annual Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture generated considerable media attention. Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” spoke to a sold-out crowd Friday evening at the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts. She focused on the challenges she has faced in her life emanating from two bouts with cancer.

The New Haven Register ran an article on Page 1 in its May 7 edition.

The Register also posted a photo album taken from the event. The album, posted May 6, includes pictures taken during the lecture, as well as a pre-event meeting with small groups of students.

Channel 8 aired a segment from an interview with Robin Roberts before the lecture.

Channel 61 also aired a segment from the lecture during its Friday evening newscast.

The New Haven Register ran a story in the May 2 paper about how two of our students –Laeticia Iboki and recent alumna Jackie Desrosier – recently presented their scientific research on Capitol Hill. The students found and tested a type of bacteria that has antibiotic properties and enhanced the growth of tomato plants. They were selected among only 60 projects nationwide to participate in the Posters on the Hill program.