Tom Breen

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Connecticut Post

Experts: COVID Vaccine’s Sense of Security Could Cause Risky Behavior

A picture of UConn senior Nicholas Furlow, a participant in the Travelers EDGE program, which provides assistance to students from underserved communities in the Hartford area.

UConn and Travelers: Giving Students an ‘EDGE’

'College can feel overwhelming if you don’t have a foundation; this program was my foundation'


Deeply Human: Pain

Brood X cicadas in Virginia in 2004.

Billions of Cicadas May Be Coming Soon to Trees Near You

After 17 years, the 'magic cicadas' of Brood X are back

The costumed Husky mascot wears a graduation gown in the stands at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, which will host in-person commencement ceremonies in May.

UConn Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement with In-Person and Remote Options

Rentschler Field will host ceremonies over a five-day period in May

The aftermath of a car crash at night, with emergency vehicles in the background. Although fewer cars are on the road during the pandemic, the number of fatal crashes has actually increased.

Traffic is Down on American Highways During the Pandemic – But Vehicle Deaths Are Up

During the stay-at-home period, the incidence rate of fatal single-vehicle crashes increased 4.1 times

A man casting a fishing line in a shallow stream, like the type threatened by climate change, as discussed in the article.

Your Favorite Fishing Stream May be at High Risk From Climate Change – Here’s How to Tell

If communities can figure out where these streams will warm the most, they can plan for the future.

Smithsonian Magazine

Climate Change Lays Waste to Butterflies Across American West

Where We Live (WNPR)

Insects Around the World Are Disappearing. What Can We Do About It?

Vintage engraving of a Mother and daughter sold at Slave Auction, Southern USA, 19th Century

There Was a Time Reparations Were Actually Paid Out – Just Not to Formerly Enslaved People

The payments went to former slave owners and their descendants, not the enslaved or their legal heirs.