Wentworth Institute of Technology appoints new president
BOSTON (AP) — The Wentworth Institute of Technology has named its new president — the first in its history to come outside the field of engineering.
Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team suspended
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac University officials have confirmed that the school's men's lacrosse team has been suspended, effectively immediately.
In a statement issued Sunday by Lynn Bushnell, the school's vice president for public affairs, the suspension "prohibits all team activity, including practicing and representing the university in competitions."
College student charged with threatening to kill roommate
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A college student in Connecticut has been arrested after police say he chased his roommate with a knife and threatened to kill him.
Hamden police on Wednesday announced Quinnipiac University student Josiah Diaz-Cregan was charged with reckless endangerment, threatening and disorderly conduct.
Authorities say Diaz-Cregan, of Meriden, and his roommate got into an argument Monday shortly before the threatening incident. No injuries were reported.
Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college.
The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, says she and Beth lived in the same building and spent hours talking about everything from boyfriends to baking.
Her other friends are usually surprised when they find out that Beth Eichelman is 91 years old.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials in tornado-hit Hamden say the town is recovering, but they've had to open a new place for people to bring storm debris.
Mayor Curt Balzano Leng says the town established a second debris drop-off center at Hamden's public works department. Leng says the original drop-off at Quinnipiac University had to be closed because it filled up.
Residents have been hauling away pieces of downed trees and other debris left in the path of a twister that struck on May 15.
Police: Bear spotted at college
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A black bear has been spotted at a Connecticut college.
Hamden police say a bear was seen Tuesday morning near one of the gates at Quinnipiac University's main campus.
The bear waddled back to Sleeping Giant State Park. The State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reports 14 bears were spotted in Hamden during the past year.
Special envoy, ambassador to discuss Ireland agreement
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is hosting a discussion of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, which brought an end to the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland.
George Mitchell, the former U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland, and Ireland's ambassador to the U.S., Daniel Mulhall, are scheduled to appear Tuesday at the Quinnipiac University School of Law to talk about the historic agreement and the state of peace today.
Hospital mergers and acquisitions have hit a high nationally, as evidenced by two major health care deals announced back-to-back in Connecticut this past week.
College students accused of selling cereal drug squares
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Two students at Quinnipiac University have been charged with selling drugs out of their dorm room, including edible squares made with marijuana and Fruity Pebbles cereal.
Police arrested 18-year-old Patrick Ownbey, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and 18-year-old Shawn Wheeler, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, on Sunday. They were charged with the possession and sale of a controlled substance.
Quinnipiac says both students have been suspended pending disciplinary meetings.
North Haven — Looking out onto a room packed largely with Quinnipiac University students, Carol Soto last week recounted a tale from her time in the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution.
It was in the early 2000s, and Soto's dorm mate had just undergone a particularly rough round of chemotherapy.
Ordinarily, a person might be held in the hospital for observation after such treatment. But according to Soto, the woman was sent back to prison with a phone number to call should any issues arise.
UCLA dean named 9th president of Quinnipiac University
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A dean from UCLA has been appointed the next president of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
Judy Olian, who currently serves as dean of UCLA's Anderson School of Management, will become Quinnipiac's first female president when she takes over for John Lahey, who will retire at the end of June.
Connecticut colleges score on a new U.S. News & World Report ranking of top online degree programs — but not that high.
The University of Connecticut has the highest showing in a three-way tie for sixth place in 2018 among non-MBA business online degree programs along with Auburn University and Florida State.
Police: 2 college students set fires in dorm bathrooms
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Two students at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut have been charged with setting fires in a dormitory.
Hamden police say Bernhard Wright, of Oslo, Norway, and Carmelo Fazzolari, of Manalapan, New Jersey, were charged with arson and other offenses in the early Friday fires.
Police allege the men set the fires in The Commons dormitory, which houses nearly 500 students. Several students witnessed the fires and reported them.
People recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will share their stories and experiences when Quinnipiac University presents “To Whom I May Concern” on 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the auditorium in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, 370 Bassett Road. The event will start with pizza being served at 6 p.m.
Quinnipiac University will be making good use of its new Theatre Arts Center, no doubt. Actually, starting with “Doubt” this weekend.
Students will perform the 2005 Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play “Doubt,” officially opening the 1,300-square-foot theater on Sherman Avenue that features LED lighting, a box office, dressing rooms, classrooms and other facilities. The capacity is an intimate 100 seats.
Quads on the quad: Quadruplets begin colleges in Connecticut
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Anna Ciacciarella put color-coded tape on all the desk lamps, mattress pads, notebooks and other dorm-room items as she and her three siblings prepared to move from the family home in Naugatuck to Quinnipiac University.
Her supplies were tagged red, Michael's blue, Vincent's yellow, and Sofia's orange.
HAMDEN — Teachers from Bridgeport were welcomed by Quinnipiac University for a workshop, a press release said.
The workshop, titled “Self-Care for Effective Teaching,” was hosted by Quinnipiac’s School of Education on Tuesday. This year was the forth year the university hosted the workshop, the release said.
A variety of topics were covered at the workshop, with a common, overarching theme of self-care for teachers.
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Need primary care doctorsAs emphasized in “96 medical students don white coats and get a stethoscope at Quinnipiac University School of Medicine” (Connecticut Post, Aug. 10) there is an acute shortage of primary care doctors.Most of them are overworked and crushed with paperwork that takes time away from treating patients. Many patients cannot get appointments or do not have a primary care doctor and are forced to get their care in the emergency room.And because primary care does not have the...
A New Haven woman recently named by President Donald Trump to a top regional housing job references a Quinnipiac University law degree on her LinkedIn page that she doesn’t have.
Lynne Patton, who went from planning Eric Trump’s wedding to speaking in support of his father at the 2016 Republican convention and heading Eric’s foundation, parlayed the connection into an inner-circle advisory role in the Trump White House.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has the worst approval rating for any governor in states surveyed by one pollster in more than 20 years.
A Quinnipiac University poll published Wednesday shows that 15 percent of voters approve of the Republican's job performance. Eighty-one percent disapprove.
For “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, this will be a month to remember.
On June 8, his interview with President Donald Trump figured in the testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
On June 19, Quinnipiac University will give Holt its Fred Friendly First Amendment Award.
Quinnipiac, where I taught journalism, and Friendly’s widow Ruth decided months ago that Holt should be the honoree.
STAMFORD — Outgoing Quinnipiac University President John Lahey ranks at the top of the class for his community service, according to the leaders of one of Stamford’s major nonprofits.
The Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, which supports the development of cell and gene therapies for cancer, will recognize Lahey on Wednesday at its anniversary gala at the Harvard Club in Manhattan with the first Edward Netter Award for Business and Industry.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac University is tweaking its brand by introducing a new tartan design.
The school says the blue plaid, called "Quinnipiac Plaid," will be listed on the Scottish Register of Tartans, an online database of tartan designs.
Officials say the plaid will help differentiate the school from its peers, provide it with worldwide recognition and showcase the school's unique brand.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford Yard Goats won't be the first team to play at their new baseball stadium.
Officials at Dunkin' Donuts Park have scheduled a "soft opening" on Tuesday with a game between the University of Hartford and Quinnipiac University.
The minor-league Yard Goats were supposed to be in the park last spring, but construction problems led the city to fire the stadium developer and pushed back the opening by a full year.
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac University is offering training to hospitality workers to help them identify signs of human trafficking.
The university's School of Law is hosting the training Monday in the school's Ceremonial Courtroom in North Haven. The event is free and open to the public.
Kassie Mendes, a Quinnipiac University sophomore and 2015 Danbury High School graduate, was not far from the terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.
NBC Connecticut reports that Mendes is one of 13 Quinnipiac students studying abroad in London this semester.
Kassie Mendes told the station she was in her dorm room — which is only a 20 minute drive from Parliament — at the time of the attack.
“I heard most of the sirens the helicopters that kind of stuff,” said Mendes.
HAMDEN — Danielle Bottalico of Danbury was so happy that a medical school was taking a chance on her four years ago, she gave little thought to the school being brand new.
It was cross-eyed looks from people she told she was going to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, that made Bottalico stop to realize she and her classmates might be considered brave hearts as well.
Poll: Slight majority of American voters say Sessions should resign
WASHINGTON -- A slight majority of American voters think that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath and should resign, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The survey, conducted by the independent Quinnipiac University, revealed that 52% of American voters believe the nation's top law enforcement officer lied under oath -- and 51% say he should resign.
Dr. Pramod Mistry, director of the Lysosomal Disease Center and National Gaucher Disease Treatment Center at the Yale School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University’s observance of “Rare Disease Day.” The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac, 370 Bassett Road.
Julia Akerman of Old Greenwich, Roger Williams University.
Jennifer Ambrogio of Greenwich, Quinnipiac University.
Lindsay Anibal of Old Greenwich, University of New Hampshire.
Kelly Archino of Riverside, University of New Hampshire.
Matthew Bray of Greenwich, Quinnipiac University.
Emily Carroll of Greenwich, Miami (Ohio) University.
Meredith Clark of Greenwich, Denison University.
Valeria Delaflor of Cos Cob, Roger Williams University.
Freedom Riders say message still relevant at Quinnipiac
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — For Joan Browning, the Rev. Reginald Green and Dion Diamond, protesting is nothing new.
More than a half-century ago, the three were among the hundreds of Freedom Riders who spent summer 1961 protesting segregation in the South, and they recently told students at Quinnipiac University that they, too, should work for change, especially with everything going on in the country today.
QU prof offers tips on staying warm in arctic blast
With an arctic blast expected to send local temperatures down into the single digits later this week, Dr. Howard Selinger, chair of family medicine at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, has prepared the following tips for staying warm and comfortable:
Making the jump from high school soccer to the Division I college ranks isn’t easy, but former New Fairfield High School star Eamon Whelan seems to have handled it just fine.
Four kittens, who were saved from a near-certain death after becoming trapped in from a storm drain, have been reunited with their mother.
On Tuesday, the four kittens were rescued on Quinnipiac University‘s Hamden campus. With heavy rain falling it’s likely that the kittens would have drowned if not for the coordinated effort by police, first responders, public works crews, the university and an animal rescue group. More than 2 inches of rain fell that day.
With nearly 2 inches of rain falling, four kittens were rescued from a storm drain on the Quinnipiac University campus on Tuesday.
It’s likely that the kittens would have drowned if not for the coordinated effort by police, first responders, public works crews, the university and an aninal rescue group.
Sandbags were used to block water from entering the storm drain, a canopy was erected to keep water out and a motorized camera was dropped into the pipe to keep an eye on the kittens.
Dr. Charles Atkins, chief medical officer at Community Mental Health Affiliates, LLC, of New Britain, will be the featured speaker at the program, “The Opioid Epidemic: Assessment, Intervention and Call to Action: A Public Health Approach,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Road. The Connecticut Women’s Consortium and the master of social work program at Quinnipiac, are co-sponsoring the program.
Dr. Kara Gagnon, CEO and president of Braveminds: Peace of Mind Brain Injury Services, will present “Military Caregivers Coping with Their Loved Ones Deployment: Challenges and Resources,” on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 3to 5 p.m. in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Road. This program is free and open to the public.
Immediately after the second presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, four news outlets declined to conduct online polls asking us who won.
According to Business Insider, the four are Time, Fortune, CNBC and The Hill. They decided to wait for the results of scientific polling.
Immediately after the first presidential debate, Trump and his supporters boasted that online polls showed he had won.
Throughout the state, school leaders, police and public officials are having to do something they never thought would be part of their jobs — refute claims of killer clowns in their midst.
Fairfield University, Quinnipiac University, and New Haven public schools are among those plagued with rumors, mostly spread by social media, of nefarious clowns on their premises.
Officials have quickly dismissed the rumors, some with a measure of amusement.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton continues to lead Republican nominee Donald Trump by a solid margin in Pennsylvania, according to two new polls of likely voters released Monday.
The Franklin & Marshall College and Quinnipiac University polls differed on whether the first presidential debate changed anything.