OP-ED | CCSU Report Illustrates Why Connecticut’s FOI Law Is Only As Good As Its Exemptions – CT News Junkie

01/24/19 – By Mike Savino

A report from outside investigators this week detailing former students’ complaints of sexual misconduct against two Central Connecticut State University professors — and the university’s failure to take corrective action — highlights a blind spot in Connecticut’s Freedom of Information law. (Read More)

Will Lamont Help Conceal Misconduct as Malloy Did? – Journal Inquirer

12/03/18 – By Chris Powell

Another scandal at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain is emphasizing the need not only for better management at the university but also for strengthening Connecticut’s freedom-of-information law against the constant sabotage by government employees and their unions. (Read More)

CCSU police officer accused of sexual assault is fired – New Britain Herald

11/30/18 – By Lisa Backus

NEW BRITAIN – After two investigations into the campus police department, officials at Central Connecticut State University on Thursday announced sweeping changes and the firing of an officer accused of sexually assaulting a female co-worker. (Read More)

Professor Jailbird’s severance is triumph of public administration – Journal Inquirer

02/08/16 – By Chris Powell

What was more or less a triumph of public administration was announced last week at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, which obtained the resignation of an English professor, Ravi Shankar, who had amassed a long criminal record and even had received a promotion while serving a jail sentence, though the university said it had not known that he was locked up at the time. [Read More]

OP-ED | FOI Norwalk Style and No Violins For Shankar – CT News Junkie

02/05/16 – By Terry Cowgill

Of all the issues that arise in national, state and municipal government, few of them raise my hackles like public officials who try to block access to information that should be available to the public. [Read More]