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Entries Tagged as 'University of Bridgeport'

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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Hillary Knighted In Purple At UB, ‘We Have To Take On The Gun Lobby’

April 24th, 2016 · 15 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Update, speech transcript: One day after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump visited Connecticut’s most populous city, the likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton addressed more than 1,000 supporters at the University of Bridgeport’s Harvey Hubbell gym, home of the Purple Knights, declaring “We have to take on the gun lobby and take on the epidemic of […]

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UB-long Here, Hillary Clinton To Visit The Port Sunday For GOTV Event

April 23rd, 2016 · 3 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to make a campaign stop Sunday at the University of Bridgeport’s Harvey Hubbell Gym at 2:15 p.m. in advance of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary. Doors open two hours prior. For more see here.

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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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UBelong Here, War Stories About The Donald And Linda Blair’s Exorcism

April 4th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events

If you hang around long enough, they ask you to speak to college students at the University of Bridgeport. That’s what I’ll be doing April 5, 11 a.m. in the Discovery Pavilion of the Wahlstrom Library, sharing stories covering 40 years as a journalist and public relations consultant. I’ll reset my brain about Donald Trump, […]

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Downtown Has Brighter Face, A Resident’s Viewpoint

March 17th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

Two Boots took a walk on Downtown Bridgeport. Some hand-wringing is going on over this. Communications professional Doug Davidoff who resides Downtown says the neighborhood has a lot more going on than the naysayers assert. He shares in this commentary that follows a response to OIB comments and perspective as a relatively new resident. I’ve […]

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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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