Kimberly Phillips

Kimberly Phillips embarked on a career in journalism at 16 when a high school friend interested in starting a student newspaper recruited her help. She went on to intern and later work at the weekly paper in her Connecticut hometown, and after graduation from Central Connecticut State University joined the staff at the Register Citizen in Torrington. In early 2002, she moved to the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, rising through the ranks from reporter to town editor, state editor, and eventually news editor. After nearly 20 years at the JI, the last four as the newsroom’s top local editor, she shifted her professional path, wanting to get back to personally telling people’s stories. Phillips came to UConn in December 2021 to write for UConn Today and promote the University community’s achievements. She lives in Manchester with husband Jay and son Ethan.

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UConn professor Sara Harkness, top right, and her class of students in Spring 2023. On the monitor, two students from Radboud University in the Netherlands join class remotely as part of a virtual study exchange.

New CHHD, Global Affairs Program Offers Graduate Students Virtual Study Exchange

The virtual study abroad experience removes the financial and travel burdens of traditional study abroad programs

Senior digital media design student Giana Adragna poses for a photo in front of her project on display in the digital media and design program's "Limitless" BFA senior exhibition in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts' gallery

Art, DMD Students Look to Formative Years For Inspiration Today

On-campus exhibitions showcase creativity and talent of graduating students

Electronic medical record with patient data and health care information in tablet. Doctor using digital smart device to read report online. Modern technology in hospital.

HDFS Professor Questions Replacing Human Interactions with Technology in Health Care

Some matters are too important to be left to a patient portal or other non-human source of information

Signs of spring on campus with a student viewing plants in the EEB Biodiversity Greenhouse.

The Story of the Tree Has Artistic and Scientific Branches

A seemingly simple idea offers a wealth of complex insights into the connections within human culture and society

Upcoming UConn graduate J. Wierski, a maritime studies major from UConn Avery Point, accepts a Rainbow Center graduation stole from Michael Vidal, director of diversity and inclusion initiatives, during the Rainbow Center's Lavender Graduation ceremony

Lavender Graduation Marks Students’ Accomplishments, Perseverance

'It’s like we’re being planted and over the years we’ve grown'

Graduating Senior Prioritizes Fight Against Food Insecurity in USG Advocacy Position

'In college, there’s this culture of "eat ramen and get through it, eat cheap food, and that’s part of college." It really isn’t'

Noah Ciccimarro ’25 (SFA), left, and Lizi Shaul ’23 (SFA, CLAS) fine tune projections for their show, "Synesthesia," which will be performed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry.

Students Share the World of Color They See When Hearing Sound

'My passion is figuring out how to take what’s in a person’s head and put it on stage, whether through emotions or a physical thing'

Students, faculty and staff at UConn Waterbury enjoy the festivities at the campus’ inaugural Pride Party celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community on March 28, 2023.

Pride Party Puts UConn Waterbury on the Map

'My hope is this is going to flourish'

The Westerlies, from left, Riley Mulherkar, Willem de Koch, Andy Clausen, and Chloe Rowlands

The Westerlies to Make UConn Debut with Concert, Masterclass Highlighting Music Entrepreneurship

Hard work and creativity pay off, not only in performance, but in preparation

From left, Daniel Malinak, Geraldo White, Heidi Slater and Tracey Roy pose for a photo in the Husky Harvest space near Charter Oak Apartments in Storrs

Husky Harvest Food Pantry Opens at Storrs; Takes Cues from Success at Regional Campuses

The location in the Charter Oak Apartments Community Center aims to address food insecurity with care and discretion