Combatting Sexual Violence on Campus

The issue of combatting sexual violence on campus has been in the news and in the minds of campus administrators, students and parents. With new federal rules and a new Connecticut law, campuses have devoted much time and attention to ensuring that their policies and procedures are compliant with both the letter and spirit of the laws. They have also worked to make sure that the campus climate discourages inappropriate behavior and supports students who are subject to such behavior.
CCIC has offered its member institutions an ongoing menu of training in the new requirements as well as in best practices for handling these issues. We have also actively supported the various roundtables chaired by Senator Blumenthal and Senator Murphy. Additionally, individual campuses have increased training, made administrative changes and developed stronger relationships with their law enforcement partners

Training for CCIC members has included:


In 2012-13, CCIC Member Institutions awarded nearly 60% of the degrees in the Biological & Biomedical Sciences—up 3% from 3 years earlier.
On Campus 

Trinity Inaugurates Joanne Berger-Sweeney As 22nd President
Berger-Sweeney is a scholar and scientist who most recently served as dean of the school and arts and sciences at Tufts University.

University of Saint Joseph Receives $2 Million Title III Grant From U.S. Department of Education
The grant program, Raising Educational Achievement (REACH), will enhance student success throughout the entire college–education process, including improved retention and graduation rates.

CT based Medical Implant Company OPM To Collaborate With Yale
The South Windsor company that uses 3-D printing to make custom skull implants last week announced a collaboration with Yale University professors to develop other medical implants.

Higher Education Headlines

Reports Of Sex Assault On College Campuses Climb As More Victims Come Forward
College officials and experts attribute the increase to heightened awareness and expanded educational programs that make it easier for victims to come forward.

U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears
Young Americans with big college debts are often portrayed as struggling to pay their bills. The reality is somewhat different - those owing super-sized student loans tend to be higher paid.

Hamden council accepts $1.23M annual payment from Quinnipiac
The amount was based on 40 percent of what the town receives from Connecticut under the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program and the state’s cut of casino revenue
Community Impact Champions
UNH Public Service Fellowship Instills Passion To Give Back
For Patricia Oprea ’16, one of the biggest takeaways from her summer participating in the UNH President’s Public Service Fellowship program was a better understanding of the New Haven community.

For the last two months she has volunteered at CitySeed, a nonprofit that runs five farmers' markets in New Haven with the goal of increasing the community's access to local, healthy food. She assisted with the management of the farmers’ markets, promoted community events, created recipes and did cooking demonstrations.
“I now really feel as if New Haven is my home, not just a place where I attend school,” she said. “Through my service, I became connected to the people, and their struggles and successes are intertwined with my own."  Continue...
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