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College Activism Not  Dead, Just Different

College Activism Not Dead, Just Different

Some may believe that the passion that often results in student activism is dead. During recent contentious events, such as the Michael Brown...

1 Oct 2014

1 Oct 2014

Danbury Center Achieves Campus Status

For more than 5 years, the Danbury has broadened the reach of Naugatuck Valley Community College and allowed students to earn credit without traveling into Waterbury. More importantly, the college branch has continuously expanded throughout its existence, with over 1100 students taking courses there this fall.
Author: Ian Sherwood
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1 Oct 2014

Town Hall Meeting Reveals “Transform CSCU 2020”

Town Hall Meeting Reveals “Transform CSCU 2020”
A new plan for Connecticut state colleges has begun. Similar to the State University of New York (SUNY) system, the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education has made a plan to unite the seventeen Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) through a list of initiatives named Transform CSCU 2020.
Author: Clare Dignan
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1 Oct 2014

College & SGA to Rally for Sidewalks on Chase Parkway

On Wednesday, October 8th at 2 p.m. SGA urges students and everyone on campus to participate in a National Walk/Bike to School Day rally to draw attention to the need for pedestrian sidewalks along Chase Parkway on the perimeter of the campus.
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1 Oct 2014

College Celebrates 50th Year

College Celebrates 50th Year
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.
Author: Chelsea Clow
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1 Oct 2014

Absent Young Voters

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.
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1 Oct 2014

Library Steps Up Services

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. 

Author: Chelsea Clow
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1 Oct 2014

Developmental Curriculum Changes Explained

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.
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1 Oct 2014

Making Strides to Walk in Waterbury

For the first time in the Greater Waterbury area, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC), an organization for breast cancer awareness through the American Cancer Society, will hold a walk through Library park to raise awareness about breast cancer, and to celebrate its survivors.

Author: Clare Dignan
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1 Oct 2014

ACE Brings Therapy Dogs to Exam Cram

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. 
Author: Chelsea Clow
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