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Tickets for Presidential Speech Cause Campus Chaos

By Acadia Otlowski and Jacqueline Stoughton

CCSU scrambled to prepare for a presidential visit this week, distributing tickets for the Wednesday event to faculty, staff and students just two days prior. The distribution went well according to administration, but the process was not without its hiccups.

President Barack Obama, Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, Governor Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont and Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts will be holding a “Raise the Wage” speech on Wednesday.

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President and Governors To Speak On Campus Wednesday

By Jacqueline Stoughton and Acadia Otlowski 

President Barack Obama will visit CCSU Wednesday in an effort to garner support for the White House’s push to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. Gov. Daniel Malloy and three other New England governors will be joining him.

In a conference call between principal deputy White House press secretary Josh Earnest, Governor Dannel Malloy of Conn., Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont and Governor Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, each governor laid out their state’s plan to raise the minimum wage to the $10.10 rate suggested by the president.

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Student Arrested After Halloween Costume Prompts Lockdown

Amanda Webster

Central Connecticut State University students and faculty are breathing easier after a hectic Monday afternoon that shut campus down following reports of an alleged armed man on campus.

Just before noon on Monday, Central Connecticut police were notified of a suspicious man on campus who at the time was believed to have a weapon on him. The school was immediately put on lockdown and students and faculty were told to remain indoors and stay hidden.

David Kyem, a senior at CCSU, was taken into custody around 3 p.m. and has been charged with breach of peace. He was released after his father posted $1,000 bail.

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Recorder Backs Recent CCSU Alumna

The mayoral election for the city of  New Britain is coming up on Nov. 5  and the students of CCSU need to pay attention. The two candidates for this upcoming mayoral race are current New Britain Mayor, Tim O’Brien, and Former CCSU Graduate, Erin Stewart.

Our editorial staff feels that a fresh, new perspective on local issues is just what the student body needs, and that Erin Stewart fits the bill.

This time last year, the New Britain City Council passed some ordinances that have had a direct effect on students living on and around campus. The ordinances focused on the landlords that own properties in the Belvedere neighborhood near campus, which is home to many CCSU students. One ordinance placed an annual fee of $150 to landlords that live outside of the area, which could potentially put an increase on residents’ rent. The second ordinance, called the “hot-spot” ordinance, states that individuals who call 911 10 or more times a year will be fined $500. 

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Student Leaders Plan Demonstration Against Large Tuition Hikes

Increase Discussed, Response Agreed On

By Acadia Otlowski

Students have started organizing demonstrations after the Board of Regents Finance Committee pushed a vote this Tuesday that would approve a significant increase for in-state tuition for Connecticut State University (CSU) students.

David Ravizzo leads a discussion to student leaders at a public forum last Thursday.

“Whenever the state is looking to rise a little more or save a little money, they cut our funding for the state universities,” said Danny Ravizzo, a member of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group and the one organizing protests in colleges across the state.

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