The UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences held commencement ceremonies at Gampel Pavilion Sunday, while the Neag School of Education graduation was held at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, who protected her 15 first-graders when gunman Adam Lanza shot his way into the building on December 14, 2012, killing 20 children and six adults, by hiding them in a cramped bathroom, gave the commencement address to the Neag School graduates, And University of Texas professor of mathematics Philip Uri Treisman told CLAS grads that “democracy is not a spectator sport.” To read Chris Hoffman’s coverage of the events click here and here.
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- Some awesome art off the wire from the East Coast blizzard Saturday. Here are 5 of my Faves:
- Friends Jacob Desilets, 18, left, and Collin Robertson, 17, play a friendly game with hockey sticks and a puck while skating at Charter Oak Park in Manchester Monday after school. Desilets, a senior, and Robertson, a junior attend Manchester High School. MICHAEL McANDREWS | email@example.com
- Playing follow the leader, members of the Berkshire League ski teams learn the slalom course set up on the Gunbarrel slope at Ski Sundown Wednesday afternoon. The Birkshire Ski League are private high schools from western Connecticut. MICHAEL McANDREWS | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Promise (at left) and Putnam have become best friends and colleagues in their work at the Enfield police department where they work in the same Enfield K-9 Unit with Officer Brian Croteau. Promise, who is ten years old, will soon retire. Putnam, who is almost two years old, wil start training soon with Croteau. At that point, Promise will remain at home and Putnam will go to work as the drug-sniffing dog for the Enfield Police Department. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | email@example.com