Before I began interning at the Connecticut chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, I knew very little about the disease. I knew its motto was “help create a world free of MS” and I had no idea how much that entails. But working at the Connecticut chapter, I’ve witnessed the intense passion my coworkers have for raising awareness about the disease and support for those who have it, that I believe their efforts will lead to finding a cure MS.
I began my internship in January (it is also available for the summer). As a journalism major, I wanted to experience public relations, so I looked for positions on Husky Career Link. At first, I was primarily focused on improving my writing. It was not until I met and interviewed a 21-year-old who had MS that I realized there was a much more important aspect of my job. It was shocking to see someone my age battle a disease that robs mobility and independence. In just a few months he had lost control of his right leg and his vision deteriorated.
Konover Residential Corporation will replace New England Realty as the managing company for 13 off-campus properties by mid-November.
New England Realty has been managing the 13 complexes since ING insurance purchased the properties in 2006. Mark Melhuish, who manages investments for the ING U.S. Community Living Fund, said there was no specific reason as to why ING decided to turn over management, but that Konover’s managing approach is “customer-oriented and very well-organized,” he said.
Peter Anderson says it is “common knowledge” that residents should not drink the water at Willington Oaks apartments, where he has lived every school-year since 2005. Luckily, because of this rule, he did not get sick when E. coli was detected in the drinking water in August 2008.
The complex has since been declared free of E. coli.
Caitlin Nally is a 6th-semester journalism major who is spending the semester in Paris. She’ll be writing a regular column observing life in the city and commenting on French culture from the perspective of an American college student.
Almost as soon as I arrived in Paris I noticed some obvious cultural differences between Parisians and Americans.
After attempting weightlifting for the first time only six months ago, and in only her second professional competition, Brittny Boyd took second place and earned a shot at national competition.
Boyd, a second-year exercise science graduate student in the 63-kilogram (138-pound) weight class, lifted a total of 323 pounds – nearly 2.4 times her own weight.
Donald “Dee” Rowe, acclaimed coach, mentor and athletics adviser at UConn, was named one of the “100 Most Influential Sports Educators” in October. Rowe was awed by this recognition, repeatedly stating his gratitude and appreciation for the award.
“I’m very much overwhelmed by it,” Rowe said. “I’m very honored.”
Of the many stories Courtney Martin told about eating disorders at the Dodd Center Wednesday, perhaps none was more striking than that of a freshman college student who was so determined to make the lacrosse team that she weighed 70 pounds by her second semester and had been hospitalized eight times.
Martin, the author of “Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body,” spoke to a mostly female audience about the pressures faced by contemporary girls and the outlet provided by eating disorders.
Satan – the Evil One, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Devil.
All these names connote a malicious and hateful spirit, but to some Connecticut residents, the Prince of Darkness is nothing more than a rubbery Halloween mask.