WCSU To Host NEWCA Conference End of March

By: Joseph Oliveri Western will host the annual Northeast Writing Centers Association conference from Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, March 31. The NEWCA conference, which will be held on Midtown Campus, will center around the theme “Voices of Engagement: The Roles Writing Centers Play in Making Writing Meaningful,” in response to a study, The Meaningful…

A Second Shutdown Averted, What That Means for WCSU Students

By: Joseph Oliveri The longest government shutdown in American history ended on Friday, January 25th, and several government offices, and institutions are still managing the aftermath. Furloughed workers are still anticipating backpay, national parks require rigorous maintenance, and experts say the economic ramifications are not going to disappear either. Despite a unanimous Senate vote to…

Ned Lamont at WCSU: Candidate Addresses Questions, Reaffirms Campaign Platforms

By: Joseph Oliveri Democratic gubernatorial Candidate Ned Lamont visited Western Connecticut University on Thursday, September 24th to address questions from students and faculty concerning his platform. The forum was held on WCSU’s Westside Campus. Lamont, a former cable magnate and 2006 Senate Candidate faces the Republican candidate, former GE and UBS executive Bob Stefanowski and…

Choosing Love: WCSU Professor’s Effort to Bring Change through Compassion

by: Joseph Oliveri Social Sciences Professor Christopher Kukk’s experience as a counter-intelligence agent for the U.S. Army and advocating for nuclear non-proliferation in front of the United Nations hasn’t culminated in the firebrand intimidation such a resume might suggest. Measured grace and audacious enthusiasm is probably a more fitting description. Yet, there’s something that bothers…