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Author: Lisa Hagen, CTMirror.org

  • U.S. funding bills provide $4.2M for Norwalk

    U.S. funding bills provide $4.2M for Norwalk

    WASHINGTON – Connecticut got an additional boost of federal funding following the final passage of government funding bills over the weekend, bringing the total for local projects across the state to about $174 million. Norwalk’s share of that total was nearly $4.2 million. Congress took the final step early Saturday to approve funding for the…

  • Supreme Court affirmative action ruling ruffles Yale, CT schools

    Supreme Court affirmative action ruling ruffles Yale, CT schools

    Universities and colleges across Connecticut are vowing to protect diversity and opportunities for students of color in the wake of Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that significantly weakens affirmative action — a practice many of these schools have used for years when considering prospective students. The high court’s rejection of race-conscious admissions at Harvard University and…