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Entries Tagged as 'Neil Salonen'

A ‘Horatio Alger’ Career–Business Titan Ernie Trefz

February 26th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He was 84.

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UB Student Brainpower Connects A Bridge To Opportunity

December 8th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

When college student creativity is available, you embrace it. Mayor Joe Ganim, unlike his predecessor Bill Finch, is leveraging the minds of University of Bridgeport students in the cause of marketing the city. Professor Susan Katz, who designed the OIB website, challenged her students in the Publicity Methods class to create a video, brochure and marketing […]

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UB To Honor Holocaust Theologian

August 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments · News and Events

From UB: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of After Auschwitz, the University of Bridgeport will honor its author, President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor of Religion Richard L. Rubenstein September 7, starting with a 5:30 p.m. reception in the Arnold Berhard Arts & Humanities Center/duPont Tower Room, 84 Iranistan Avenue. Hailed as a […]

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Foster To Resign As UB Executive, ‘Proud Of Contribution’

June 1st, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Effective this Friday two-time mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster will resign as vice president of University Relations at the University of Bridgeport. “It’s been a great run,” she wrote in an email to friends “and I’m proud of my contribution to the university but it is time for a new challenge.” In an interview with OIB she […]

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College Chiefs Assert City School Board Is Dysfunctional

May 9th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events

When a majority on the Bridgeport Board of Education threw in the towel in the summer of 2011 and asked the Connecticut Board of Education to step in to take control of city schools, dysfunction on the local board was one reason cited. The Connecticut Supreme Court eventually reversed the decision for the state to […]

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A Pearl, A Pol And A University Partnership

April 20th, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update, Video: The ninth floor of the University of Bridgeport’s duPont Tower Room greets visitors with an exquisite expanse of Long Island Sound, a visual gem in Connecticut’s most populous city, what university president Neil Salonen describes “the pearl of the Connecticut coastline” and the “safest college campus in the state.” Tuesday night Mayor Joe Ganim […]

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Ganim, UB Promote City Partnership

April 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

When Bill Finch was mayor, his relationship with the University of Bridgeport, one of the city’s largest employers schooling more than 5,000 students, was non-existent. He boycotted university events. Joe Ganim, a UB alumnus, has reached out to the university, appointing UB President Neil Salonen to his transition team, hosting the university to showcase its research brainpower […]

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Back Row To Front Row–Ganim Talks Budget, Police, Transparency And Development In Business Community Speech

March 3rd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update: video of speech. Accompanied by a brochure and video presentation, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday delivered the annual address to the Bridgeport Regional Business Council covering his first 100 days in office. Ganim opened his speech by jabbing BRBC chief Paul Timpanelli, thanking him for moving his table up a little bit from last year. […]

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