Updated Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017; 1:45 p.m.: Sayonara, Brianna! After widespread scrutiny and a big social media push, the University of Hartford is finally showing up and showing out, and Brianna Brochu—who is accused of rubbing used tampons and contaminating her black roommate’s living space—has been expelled and is…
More than 30 people were arrested outside of Connecticut’s Ribicoff Federal Building on Monday morning, where they had gathered to protest the impending deportation of an undocumented couple who had raised their family in the Hartford community for nearly 25 years. One of the people arrested was the couple’s own son.
Despite indicating last year that Yale University wouldn't rename Calhoun College–whose namesake, John C. Calhoun, was a prominent defender of slavery–university president Peter Salovey announced on Saturday that the campus will, at long last, rename the building for Grace Hopper, a pioneer in computer science.
The Air Force discharged Hubert Edward Spires, a 91-year-old man, after his supervisors outed him in 1948. Now he's suing the Secretary of the Air Force in federal court to change the terms of his discharge, which is currently "undesirable." In the suit, he explains he "nearly died" recently of pneumonia, and it's…
A planned Ku Klux Klan parade in North Carolina has gotten media attention, but white hoods aren't confined to Southern states.
Four years have passed since the Sandy Hook shooting, and despite initial national outrage against the deaths of so many young people, the families of the victims can't even get a day in court against gun companies.
On the night of Sept. 11, 2015, Michael Picard stood near the site of a police DUI checkpoint in West Hartford, CT, with a handwritten sign reading, “Cops Ahead: Keep Calm and Remain Silent.” Picard regularly protested DUI checkpoints, as he believed they violated the Fourth Amendment and were a waste of money.
In what some experts are calling an unprecedented decision, a judge has ruled that Connecticut must overhaul how it funds education to correct profound inequities in student outcomes.
"I can't believe it. I honestly can't believe it. I was a victim of transphobia today, as a cisgender female."
According to analysis by The Associate Press, Connecticut police are much more likely to use their stun guns against black and Hispanic suspects than against white ones.
Connecticut will open a specialized prison for 18-to-25-year-olds in a bid to reduce recidivism rates among the age group, state officials said Thursday.
If you went to a public elementary school in the great United States of America, the answer to "who were the first people to fly a plane" is an easy one: the Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio. Late in 1903 over in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright lifted their plane off the ground and flew a whole…
A week after a viral video showed a drunk University of Connecticut student demanding a serving of macaroni and cheese—and days after said student, Luke Gatti, released a YouTube apology— Union Street Market chef Robert McKay, who is seen in the video holding Gatti back in order to avoid a fight, has written an open…
What's the world coming to when you can't even have a sex party in a hotel bar without the government getting all up in your business?