In the News – June 2013

In the News – June 2013

*The Connecticut Post ran a story on June 19 that mentioned how Southern’s graduate secondary education program made the “honor roll” on the National Center for Teaching Quality report. The article mentioned that only 9 percent of education programs in the country were selected for that designation.

The following is a link to the Post story:

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Some-state-teacher-programs-rated-mediocre-4608604.php

*Jon Bloch, chairman of the Sociology Department, was quoted in a Connecticut Post story that ran June 18 about a report on the Bridgeport crime rate.

The following is a link to the Post story:

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Bridgeport-s-dangerous-title-in-dispute-4606064.php

*Gloria Lee, director of financial aid, was quoted in an a June 10 story in the New Haven Register about the potential rise in interest rates on student loans and the effect that it can have on students.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/06/09/news/doc51b517ea17097832828905.txt

*The New Haven Register ran a June 7 story about an endowment of $500,000 for the purpose of providing West Haven High School students with scholarships to Southern. The endowment was left by Fred Giovannini, an entrepreneur who died in 2011. He was an alumnus of both West Haven High School and Southern. At a ceremony that week, 23 West Haven High School seniors received scholarships of $1,000 each to attend Southern.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/06/06/news/metro/doc51b14a56e1ba9996192734.txt

*The New Haven Register ran a story on June 4 about Southern’s new Fulbright scholar –Brendan Walsh. He will teach English during 2013-14 to college students at Ventiane University in Laos. Brendan recently earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing.

A link to the Register story follows:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/06/03/news/new_haven/doc51ad44bb0ee40695735751.txt

*Kevin Colwell, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed June 3 on the Channel 61Morning News Show. He discussed his latest research – a tool designed to help law enforcement narrow the pool of witnesses at public crime scenes, such as the bombings during the Boston Marathon. The tool can predict whether a witness is likely being truthful or lying about they know or don’t know.

A link to the Channel 61 interview follows:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_morning&VID=24858718

*He was also featured on the front page of the June 2 (Sunday) New Haven Register.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/06/01/news/new_haven/doc51aac3922b82f976975365.txt