Some may believe that the passion that often results in student activism is dead. During recent contentious events, such as the Michael Brown shooting, people around the country became vocal on multiple sides of issue. When people looked a colleges and universities to see a reaction, the easiest place to find it was the internet, with photos and videos of students advocating a cause or protesting another. Student activism often begins with a student, but it doesn’t stay in one place.
NVCC concluded it 50th anniversary celebration with an elegant luncheon held by the President De Filippis September 12th. A very special guest, Dr. Martha Kanter, former Under Secretary of Education, joined the celebration and she shared her thoughts, insights and experience with the college.
Many college students may not understand the significance of their thoughts or opinions regarding the welfare of politics. Their insights and initiatives on how to make Connecticut, or even this country, function in a more fruitful and beneficial way are important; however, many do not voice their thoughts. Young peoples’ votes carry more weight than they realize. As recent elections have proven, political decisions can be decided by just a handful of votes.
The library at NVCC offers some very valuable and important resources to its students. Ranging from a vast database to an educational Netflix-type program, students can find everything they need for their upcoming projects and assignments.
In an effort to help college students keep within their credit limits and save on their financial aid expenses, the state of CT passed legislation that changed the way colleges deliver developmental English and Math courses: Public Act 12-40 (PA 1240). This law asks that colleges shorten developmental sequencing, so students do not end up with too many credits that cannot be used toward graduation and will, ultimately, save some of their financial aid dollars.
This mid-term, the library will create a relaxing environment with a therapy dog, intended to ease the stress students face this time of the semester and allow them to recharge for effective studying. Provided from the Therapy Dog Association, a fluffy American Eskimo dog will be in the library in the evening for mid-terms October 14th 5:00-7:00 and for finals December 9th 10:00-2:00.
Upon recognition of the alarming rate of college students going hungry, NVCC began the necessary research to find the best way to provide for its students.
“We recognize the concerns, we appreciate them bringing them to our attention and we intend to do something about it,” says Sarah Gager, Dean of Student Services. Over the summer, NVCC has attained funding to provide storage cabinets and refrigerators of healthy snacks for its students at both the Waterbury and Danbury campuses.
This semester will be a little different than past years, as the theater department will be putting on two productions instead of one. The first production, Almost Maine, is a 9 scene play in which each part looks at a different type of love and features unique characters. A prologue, interlogue, and epilogue are inserted to connect the motifs. Burton Tedesco will direct in total sixteen talented student for this performance.
Michael Uva an 18 year-old majoring in sports medicine at NVCC is chasing the dream. Uva, who has played ice hockey since he was four years old in Watertown, tried out and made the Connecticut Junior Wolfpack team.
The Junior Wolfpack is known for its college placement of players and is associated with the Hartford Wolfpack of the American Hockey League (AHL), which is affiliated with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). I
Giana Genova, a third year student from Oliver Wolcott Technical High School majoring in Digital Arts Technology, developed a love for Graphic Design at an early age mastering the technique of using the Paint program on Windows 95. She is currently a full-time Graphic Artists working for Laurentano Sign Group in Terryville.
The cafeteria has become one of the centerpieces of this school, a place where students can meet to talk, play cards, duel at the ping pong tables, and shoot the cue ball at the pool table. Social activity thrives here but something not often talked about is the food culture that accompanies it...
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in college is the clock on the wall. The systematic regiment of the public school system no longer restrains college students. They are viewed as adults and are left to their own accord.
We chose a representative set of new students to introduce this new class to the rest of the campus. This is an impressive bunch.
For one week in August, ten NVCC student and faculty volunteers had the opportunity to lend a hand for the Coastal Habitat for Humanity in Spring Lake, NJ to help rebuild from destruction caused by hurricane Sandy. Volunteers worked to rebuild a house that had been...
For those of us who know what it is to feel a bit overwhelmed by the demands of a course load in the midst of trying to maintain a fulfilling life, an effort to find balance is many times a necessity. While doing so may feel like a difficult task in itself, there are plenty of subtle, hardly burdening routine additives that can make a world of difference.
A priority for many colleges is cultural diversity. Colleges will highlight the number of students they admit from countries across the globe because doing so makes them more appealing to incoming students. However, in most states, undocumented immigrant students do not qualify for in-state tuition despite their many years of residency. This prevents them from...
It’s not too early to start thinking about summer internships, which are the proverbial “foot in the door” in a student’s chosen field. The Job Placement Center (JPC) has plenty of resources that help with interviewing, crafting a resume, and searching for internships.
Nationally, one in five college students is sexually assaulted in the United States, according to legislators who are taking up the issue in Congress. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is part of the bipartisan group of eight senators who have drafted legislation called...
Students deal with a large amount of stress their first year of college. Looming deadlines and piles of homework result in poor health and sometimes weight gain. This increase of weight is commonly referred to as...
Among the hundreds of students graduating this spring, Air Force Veteran James Ramsey, 64, and grandmother of two Carol Youle, 65, sat down with for a candid interview about their experience at NVCC and how it felt to be among NVCC’s oldest graduates.