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Entries Tagged as 'University of Bridgeport'

Ganim Launches Second Chance Initiative For Ex-offenders

June 11th, 2016 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday was joined by city and state lawmakers, business leaders and local nonprofits to announce a Second Chance Society initiative aimed at providing job opportunities to past offenders. The program includes signed pledges by local businesses to give ex-offenders a fair chance at hiring, city seed money of $50,000 and potential […]

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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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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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