Skip to Top Navigation Skip to Utility Navigation Skip to Search Skip to Left Navigation Skip to Content

Storm Advisory

Blizzard conditions are now impacting our region and a Connecticut statewide travel ban is in effect. The University will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries are closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities are canceled through Tuesday.

current as of 10:27 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015

Past Issues Current-2010

observer-spring14-arch.jpg

Spring 2014

Special Section: It's in the Genes - Your DNA is different from everyone else’s and can be used either to convict you or, in the case of The Innocence Project, to exonerate you, of a crime.  Read this issue.

OBSRVR_Fall13-Cover-5-2.jpg

Fall 2013

Special Section: Upside Down, Inside Out - Just as industry is always looking to build a better mousetrap, educators are constantly evaluating their teaching methods and looking to improve the results.  Read this issue.

observer-spring13-arch.jpg

Spring 2013

Special Section: President Obama Comes to Campus - “This is the most exciting thing that’s ever happened here!” one student exclaimed. “I can’t believe the president is coming to our school.  Read this issue.

observer_arch-cov.jpg

Fall 2012

Special Section: Spotlight on Hillyer - Spotlight on Hillyer Photos of Hillyer Hall from then and now, the opening of the new addition to Hillyer Hall, and Hillyer College faculty research.  Read this issue.

observer_arch-cov.jpg

Spring 2012

Special Section: Commencement Weekend 2012 - Approximately 400 students received their master’s and doctoral degrees on Saturday, May 19, with an estimated crowd of 3,000 in attendance.  Read this issue.

winter-2012-cover.jpg

Winter 2012

Special Section: Black History - University faculty members Warren Goldstein and Robert Churchill write about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Underground Railroad, respectively.  Read this issue.

fall_2011_cover.jpg

Fall 2011

Special Section: Rising from the Ashes - Twin waterfall pools set in the footprints of the two World Trade Center towers bear the names of those who lost their lives on 9/11 engraved on the parapets surrounding the pools.  Read this issue.

observer_fall11-cvrsm.png

Spring 2011

Special Section: Healing Through Art - The students job is to find a project that engages the residents on their own terms. Students take advantage of their partners' interests, facilities, coordination, and in some way wake up that life inside of them.  Read this issue.

winter_2011_cover.jpg

Winter 2011

Special Section: The Future is Nao - Local professors are the first to program a robot with an ethical decision-making principle.  Read this issue.

observer-fall10-cv.jpg

Fall 2010

Special Section: Our Campus, Our Planet - Students learned about environmental issues on campus, steps the University is taking to reduce its carbon footprint and energy consumption, and ways in which students can help make a difference.  Read this issue.

observer_spring10-cv.jpg

Spring 2010

Special Section: 9 to 5, Act II - Everyone is talking about jobs these days. Alumni tell us about some pretty surprising career moves they have made and how their University degree helped prepare them for changes.  Read this issue.

observer_winter10-cv.jpg

Winter 2010

Special Section: A University for the World - Once a commuter school focused on its immediate community, the University has expanded its sphere of influence through a variety of global connections.  Read this issue.