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2018 Media Coverage

SCOTUS Rules Against Mandatory Union Fees For Public Employees, June 26, WTNH

Connecticut State University Professors Want To Be Heard, May 14, WNPR

Regents Under Fire For Push On Merger, May 11, Journal Inquirer

Regents: Extra State Funds Not A Cure-All for System In Crisis, May 10, CT Mirror

Official Vows To Push Ahead With Community College Merger Plan, May 10, WTIC and Associated Press 

Community College Merger Plan To Push Forward Despite Opposition, May 10, CT Post

Leaders Pushing Community College Plan Forward Despite Accreditor’s Rejection, May 10, Hartford Courant

Faculty Take Board Of Regents To Task Over College Consolidation Plan, May 10, NBC-CT

State Educators Take On CSCU President, Board, May 10, Fox 61

Ojakian Tells Legislators Could Double At Community Colleges, Rise By Nearly 50 Percent At State Universities, April 26, Hartford Courant

Community College Leaders Looking At Campus Closures, Tuition Hikes After Merger Plan Denied, April 25, Hartford Courant

Planned Community College Merger Rejected By Commission, April 25, Fox-61

Students React To Rejection Of College Consolidation Plan, April 25, NBC-CT

Community College Merger Off, April 25, Journal Inquirer

Plan To Consolidate Leadership Of Connecticut Community Colleges Rejected, April 25, 2018, WTNH

Connecticut’s College Merger Plan Rejected, April 24, CT Post

NEASC Turns Down Proposed Community College Merger, A Move CSCU Leaders Call ‘Devastating,’ April 24, Hartford Courant

Accrediting Body Rejects Community College Consolidation, April 24, CT Mirror

NEASC Rules Against Plan For Community College Consolidation, April 24, NBC-CT

Connecticut’s College Merger Plan Rejected, April 24, The Middletown Press

Martin Luther King’s Legacy Still Lives On In Connecticut, April 4, 2018, Fox 61

CCSU’s AAAUP Aims To Combat Higher Education Cuts, April 4, 2018, The Recorder

University Faculty Weigh In On Community College Consolidation Plan, March 7, 2018, CT Post

Democratic Lawmakers Detail Free College Tuition, March 2, 2018, CT News Junkie

Democratic Legislators Propose Free State College Programs, March 1, 2018, Hartford Courant

Put Students First: Close The CSCU System, Disband The Board Of Regents, Feb. 20, 2018, CT Mirror

Lawmakers Question College Consolidation Plan, Jan. 31, 2018, CT Post

Legislators Pepper Ojakian With Questions About Community College Consolidation Plan, Jan. 31, 2018, Hartford Courant 

CSCU President Pushes Plan For Community College Consolidation, Jan. 30, 2018, NBC-CT 

Proposal To Consolidate State’s Community Colleges, Jan. 30, 2018, Fox 61

Connecticut Regents Failed To Do College Merger Homework, Jan. 28, 2018, Hartford Courant Op-Ed

CSCU President Mark Ojakian: Following Consolidation Vote, Plenty Of Work Yet To Be Done, Jan. 2, 2018, Westfair Communications

2017 Media Coverage

Regents Green Light Community College Consolidation. December 14, 2017, CT News Junkie

Board of Regents votes to consolidate all 12 community colleges. December 14, 2017, CT Mirror

Regents Vote To Consolidate Community Colleges Despite Critics. December 14, 2017, Hartford Courant

State Board Of Regents OKs Community College Consolidation. December 14, 2017, New Haven Register

Community College Consolidation Moves To Next Phase.  December 14, 2017, CT Post

State Colleges To Be Consolidated.  December 14, 2017, NBC Connecticut

CSCU Board Of Regents Approves Consolidation Plan. December 15, 2017, Fox 61 News

Faculty Members Questions CCSU’s Plan To Consolidate, December 13, 2017

College Students, Professors From CSU System Urge Malloy To Veto Budget Plan,  Sept. 27, 2017, WTNH News 8

Professors Decry Higher Ed Cuts In State Budget Bill,  Sept. 27, 2017, WTIC News Talk CBS Connecticut

Republicans Call For Override, Malloy Calls For A Veto,  Sept. 27, 2017, CTNewsJunkie

Conn. Higher Ed Students, Faculty Give ‘F’ To Republican Budget, Sept. 27, 2017, Hartford Courant

Professors, Students Protest Republican Budget In Hartford, Sept. 27, 2017, Waterbury Republican-American

CSU-AAUP Faculty, Students Fail This Budget Action, Sept. 27, 2017, WFSB Channel 3

Republican Leaders Speak Out On The Latest Stage Of State Budget Stalemate,  Sept. 27, 2017, Fox 61

Labor, Urban Advocates Rally To Urge Malloy Veto Of GOP Budget, Sept. 21, 2017, CT Mirror

State Education Funding To Be A Battleground In Budget Dispute, Sept. 20, 2017, CT Mirror

Concession Fatigue In Connecticut, August 29, 2017, Labor Notes

Employee Unions Endorse Concessions Deal By Huge Margin, July 18, 2017, Hartford Courant

Some Community Colleges Could Close Under Budget Plans, May 19, 2017, Hartford Courant

Budget Warning From Connecticut State President, May 18, 2017, Inside HigherEd

College Courses Considered As State Budget Troubles Worsen, May 18, 2017, NBC CT

Our View: The Budget Situation Hits Closer To Home, May 18, 2017, New Britain Herald

Plan Pushback: Professors Opposed To CSCU President’s Proposed Savings Ideas, May 17, 2017, New Britain Herald

Faculty Protest Changes At CSCU Board Of Regents Meeting, May 11, 2017, WTNH News 8

Faculty Protest Cost Saving Plan For CSCU, May 11, 2017, Hartford Courant

Students, Faculty Speak Out Against CSCU Consolidation, May 11, 2017, WFSB Eye Witness News

Connecticut State College, Reorganization Unnecessary, May 4, 2017, Hartford Courant

Protest Rally Held Against State College Cuts At CCSU,  April 25, 2017, WTNH News 8

CCSU Faculty to Take ‘No Confidence’ Vote on CSCU Board of Regents, President, April 24, 2107, NBC CT

CSCU President Pushing Money-saving Plan, April 24, 2017, New Britain Herald

Faculty Balk At Ojakian’s ‘Clandestine’ Plan For CSCU’s Future, April 10, 2017, CT Mirror

CSCU Faculty On Edge Awaiting Budget-Balancing Plan, April 3, 2017, Hartford Courant

CSCU President Proposes Consolidating Administrative Positions, April 3, 2017, Fox 61 

Administration Consolidations Proposed for CSCU Colleges, April 3, 2017, NBC CT

State Employees Launch Battle Against 96 Bills, March 24, 2017, Hartford Courant

Rotua Lumbantobing: Contrary To Report, State Employees Not Overpaid, March 17, 2017, Newstimes

Unions Push For Tuition Aid For ‘Dreamers,’ April 26, 2017, CT Post

Faculty Plan Vote Of ‘No Confidence’ In Board Of Regents For Higher Education, April 21, 2017, WNPR

Connecticut State Colleges And University System Poised For Change, April 20, 2017, WNPR

Ojakian Explains His Plan For Administrative Consolidation Of The CSCU System, April 6, 2017, WNPR

Decision On CSCU Tuition Hikes Heads To The Board Of Regents, March 28, 2017, NBC CT

Tuition Hike Recommended For Connecticut State Colleges, March 24, 2017, Associated Press.

Day Of Action At State Capitol For Public Higher Education, January 26, 2017, Fox 61

2016 Media Coverage

Ojakian’s Contract Extended As President Of The Connecticut Colleges & University System, December 8, 2016, Hartford Courant

Searching for the Elusive Plastic Pollution Off Connecticut’s Coast, November 22, 2016, WNPR

‘Starvation mode’ for Connecticut, our nation’s richest state?, May 19, 2016, CT Viewpoints

CT legislature undermining future of its higher education system, May 17, 2016 CT Viewpoints

I’ve tried cheaper states than CT, and here I am May 8, 2016, Hartford Courant

More Than 700 Rally At Capitol Against Concessions, Cuts, April 4, 2016, Hartford Courant

Decision on CSCU Tuition Hikes Heads to the Board of Regents, March 28, 2017, NBC CT

Tuition Hike Recommended For Connecticut State Colleges, March 24, 2017, Associated Press.

Day of Action at State Capitol for public higher education, January 26, 2017, Fox 61

CSCU, union still at odds with arbitration deadline near, January 21, 2016, CT Mirror

Fearing Tenure Changes, Professors Protest Contract Proposals, January 21, 2016, Hartford Courant