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Observer, Spring 2013

Waiting in line for the PresidentPrepping for the President

The excitement was palpable. More than 2,000 students, faculty, and staff lined up Friday afternoon, April 5, with hopes of getting one of the 1,500 tickets that the White House had set aside for members of the University community.

Commencement 2013

British novelist Bernard Cornwell, author of 50 historical novels including the Sharpe novels, urged students to think for themselves in a humorous speech that included a constant stream of witty remarks and anecdotes.

From School Campus to Work Campus

Four Web development and design staffers in Bristol, Conn., know the value of networking—and that’s not a pun because they work at ESPN, the sports broadcast network. In this case, networking refers to the art of developing and building connections and friendships at the University of Hartford that carry over and enhance professional lives.

Observer, Fall 2013Also in this issue:


A Hawk’s Tale

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Edward Peltier ’68, superintendent and executive director of the American School for the Deaf (ASD) in West Hartford, Conn., discovered the direction for his life’s work while he was a University senior, then working as a basketball coach for the ASD Tigers.



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