By Danny Contreras
On August 26th, 2013 CCSU began its first year providing students with U-Pass, a CT Transit-valid boarding pass that can be used in every major metropolitan area in Connecticut, including Hartford, New Britain and New Haven.
The U-Pass will not only provide commuters from nearby towns a chance to save money on gas, but also to save money from buying the CT Transit Monthly Pass which is priced at $47. The U-Pass will primarily replace the CCSU Shuttle Bus.
While the Shuttle Bus provided rides to CCSU at certain intervals during the day, U-Pass allows students to travel to CCSU at their convenience, and the experience is by far more enjoyable than waiting for the Shuttle. At times, the Shuttle service becomes unreliable—especially given the intervals at which it stops.
CCSU’s Elihu Burritt Library was designated as a “literary landmark,” at a ceremony held last Friday at 3 p.m.
At the event, a plaque was unveiled in honor of the library’s new status. This plaque, located at the entrance of the library, honors the library’s namesake, Elihu Burritt.
Burrit, a New Britain native, was a self-taught scholar who gained knowledge at the library while he worked at the forge.
CCSU’s President Jack Miller spoke about Burrit at the ceremony.
Student Government Association President Eric Bergenn said he hopes that senators will take on bigger roles this year after four senators stepped down last semester.
Associate Professor of English Ravi Shankar’s file in relation to the motor vehicle charges he faces has been statutorily sealed by the Meriden Superior Court.
The long-awaited general education reform may finally come to a conclusion this semester as the Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee will be making their final changes to their plans and submitting them to the Senate and Curriculum committee.
On Tuesday of last week, the system had temporarily shut down on freshmen scheduled to register that day, causing mayhem in the registration process.