Op-Ed: University of Bridgeport’s Unconventional and Innovative Collaboration Enhances Education

The seaside campus of University of Bridgeport (UB) led by the academic leaders of UB, Sacred Heart University, Paier College of Arts and Goodwin College together have announced an unconventional and innovative educational enhancement plan for those higher education institutions Continue reading “Op-Ed: University of Bridgeport’s Unconventional and Innovative Collaboration Enhances Education”

Op-Ed: Welcome Back to Normal(ish)

Baseball, Barbecues and Crushing State Deficits

After a difficult spring, I like most am happy to welcome the start of summer. As we gradually return to normal, however, we must also realize that we are picking up where we left off — i.e., stagnant job growth, a decade of depressed Continue reading “Op-Ed: Welcome Back to Normal(ish)”

Silver Linings

Throughout these past few months of quarantine and ambiguity of what our future would look like, it was easy to focus on the negative energy that surrounded us. Each day was filled with concern about our health, livelihoods, and education. We have had to become accustomed to a new Continue reading “Silver Linings”

The Absentee Ballot Law Should be Changed for the November Election

The absentee ballot law should be changed so that people who fear COVID-19 can vote by absentee ballot during next November’s presidential election. Voters should not have to choose between their health and their freedom to vote.

It is encouraging that Connecticut is having fewer Continue reading “The Absentee Ballot Law Should be Changed for the November Election”

OP-ED: Hwang Weighs in on Draft ‘Back to School” Plan

On June 25 , Governor Ned Lamont announced an overview of a draft plan to provide guidance for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. I cannot imagine anything further from a summer break for school administrators as they evaluate and plan for the arduous and costly road of readying for Continue reading “OP-ED: Hwang Weighs in on Draft ‘Back to School” Plan”

Op-Ed: Mother Emanuel Church Racial Murder and Lessons Learned

It’s been just over five years since one of the most heinous racial killings in U.S. history when a white supremacist intent on igniting a race war murdered nine worshipers at the historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The massacre shocked Continue reading “Op-Ed: Mother Emanuel Church Racial Murder and Lessons Learned”

Op-Ed: Healing, Learning and Trust: Working Toward an Inclusive Community

My sympathies and prayers are with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and the countless unnamed lives that have been unnecessarily lost or affected due to racist actions based in ignorance, bias, fear and hate.

I cannot presume Continue reading “Op-Ed: Healing, Learning and Trust: Working Toward an Inclusive Community”

‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’

On Monday night I spoke at the community vigil for George Floyd. As part of my message, I said that Black Lives Matter, and also stated that blue lives and all lives matter. While I believe that all life is sacred, black lives specifically are at risk in our country because of systemic Continue reading “‘We Must Focus on Protecting Black Lives’”

Op-Ed: Inside the Skin

An unmasked man called me a sheep this morning as I waited in line at Trader Joe’s. Believe me, I dished out some solid zingers later as I re-lived the conversation in my car on the way to my next errand. But, why would a short man with a mustache insult a masked gray-haired woman Continue reading “Op-Ed: Inside the Skin”

Op-Ed: Moving Forward Together

Easton is celebrating its 175th birthday this year. Our journey began in 1762 as North Fairfield. Renamed “Easton” in 1845, the town continued to grow, thrive, and become the special place it is today. The success story didn’t happen in isolation. Easton’s everyday survival necessitated Continue reading “Op-Ed: Moving Forward Together”

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