Here’s a recap of the latest headlines to hit the news:
Post partners with Connecticut city to make tuition more affordable
Post and the City of Derby recently signed a partnership agreement which will extend a tuition grant to all city residents, as well as to employees of the city and the Board of Education and their immediate family members, including spouses and children. The Connecticut Post ran a story on Post’s new partnership.
The partnership, which was formally acknowledged at a press event at Derby High School on Thursday, February 4, was also highlighted by the New Haven Register. The article also discussed a second partnership with Derby Public Schools which will provide students enrolled at Derby High School with the opportunity to earn college credits at a discounted rate in conjunction with Post’s High School Academy.
Post’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin was featured in the latest edition of Women in Higher Education. The article profiled McWilliams-Franklin’s successful WNBA career and how she looks to impart her experiences on her players. She explained how college coaching is more about development and it allows her to be a mentor to her team at level that is unmatched in the professional game.
Leading the way for Post Sprint Football
Post recently announced the hiring of Joseph Taylor as the school’s new Head Sprint Football Coach. Taylor spent the last three years on the coaching staff of the Navy sprint football team. He also played with the Midshipmen varsity football team from 2005-09. The Waterbury-Republican American sat down with Taylor and discussed his background and what he hopes to bring to the sprint football team at Post.
Greek debt crisis debate continues
Alisa Hunt, Academic Program Manager for Post’s Master of Science in Accounting program, bylined an article for CPA Trendlines on the ongoing Greek Debt crisis. Hunt highlighted Greece’s short history of accounting training and limited number of certified public accountants as part of the nation’s current downfall. A history of corruption and tax evasion in Greece is also a major factor contributing to the debt issue, according to Hunt.
Post men’s basketball overcoming injuries
The strong season for the Post men’s basketball team was highlighted in a recent Waterbury Republican-American article. The article explains how the Eagles have been able to overcome injuries to several key players, including the reigning Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Rookie of the Year, and still find success on the court. Currently, Post sits one game back of the CACC North lead.