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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Student musicians play their self-penned "Ode to Buckley" in the titular dining hall.

An ‘Ode to Buckley’: Music Students Pay Their Respects to Soon-to-Close Dining Hall

A tribute to a gathering spot that has been much more than just a place to eat

Aerial shot of UConn's main campus in Storrs.

UConn Students in Individualized Majors Program Share Commonality: Traditional Majors Didn’t Fit

Students take ownership of their education by forging unique courses of study

Thomas Long, professor emeritus in the School of Nursing, has donated more than a dozen 19th century books to the UConn Library and Archives & Special Collections.

19th Century Commonplace Books Show What Was Read and Loved; Poetry as Lived Experience

'The hunt for hidden meanings gives most of us a headache. Why not look at poetry just for pleasure?'

Harry the Giant, the 15-foot-tall puppet featured in “Taurus,” interacts with Blue, one of the rod puppets featured in the show, during tech week rehearsals in the Nafe Katter Theater on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Many of the characters in the show, created by puppet arts student Joanie Papillon, are portrayed through various forms of puppetry.

Ambitious ‘Taurus’ Production Has Been Years in the Making

Blend of music, puppetry, design, and drama will run from April 12 through April 14

Daniela Bedoya '25 (SFA) spent last summer photographing underwater rugby games and interviewing professional female sports photographers thanks to funding from the BOLD Women's Leadership Network. Her exhibition, "Women in Sports: Behind the Lens," was on display in February.

UConn Senior More Than Just a Player; She Photographs Underwater Rugby Too

Other photographers might find it strange to jump in a pool with a snorkel and a camera: Not Daniela Bedoya

Irene Pham '24 (SFA) created a series of paintings as part of her exhibition, "From Grandfather to Mother, From Mother to Daughter," which explores her Vietnamese family's intergenerational relationships. This is a piece of from the series, which was on display in late March.

Senior’s Artwork Delves into Struggles Between First-, Second-Generation Immigrant Families

'It’s a way for me to be vulnerable and bring out the vulnerabilities in others': Exhibit runs through March 30 in VAIS Gallery

A group of students from UConn Stamford visited Washington, D.C., last month to meet with U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell

UConn Stamford Students Rub Elbows with Fed Chair During D.C. Visit

'Visiting the Federal Reserve, for an economist, is like a doctor visiting the top hospital in the country'

Stephen Bingham stands outside San Quentin Prison in California in the present day. The film, "A Double Life," features his story.

Latest Project from UConn Filmmaker a Personal One; Uncle’s Story Told in ‘A Double Life’

The film tells the story of attorney Stephen Bingham, a Connecticut native who became a fugitive after being accused of helping spark a 1971 prison uprising

"Infused Sunset" by artist Sharon Smalls is on display as part of the "Symphony of Colors" exhibition at the Ferguson Library near UConn Stamford. The show was curated by Isabella Montenegro '19 (SFA)

UConn Connections Aplenty in ‘Symphony of Colors’ Art Exhibition in Stamford

'This show felt so special because a lot of the artists are my friends or people who I’ve become close with the past year'

Students in professor Enrique Figueredo's Printmaking Workshop class (ART 3530) observe and discuss some of the artwork put on display by Assistant Curator and Academic Liaison for University Learning Amanda Douberley in the Benton Museum of Art's new Education Space

Benton Collection Not Just for Art Students; New Education Center Allows for Deeper Learning

'We don’t provide the stereotypical idea of just a walk and talk; we're really asking visitors to participate'