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Morning Brief: August 28

by Jeff Coltin
Ronald Reagan

Bill Fitz-Patrick, flickr

President Obama wore a tan suit at yesterday’s White House press conference. Seeing Obama in anything other than a dark suit really threw off a lot of political wonks. Luckily, website Fusion posted a history of presidential tan suits. Maybe Obama was just trying to get in his light colors before Labor Day?

CT Free College Courses

by Associated Press

 Paul Chapman,

Members of two legislative committees are scheduled to be briefed on a new program to encourage "lapsed" Connecticut college students to return to the classroom.

Morning Brief: August 28

by Jeff Coltin
Queens College

Queens College, Edwin Land, flickr

Today’s the first day back to school from summer break for hundreds of thousands of CUNY students.  The City University of New York system includes 24 schools and is the third biggest higher-ed system in the nation after SUNY and the UC system.  Maybe the next Jonas Salk or Jerry Seinfeld is starting today—all CUNY grads.

Morning Brief: August 26

by Jeff Coltin
Film sign

William Ward, flickr

Primetime TV’s biggest awards show was last night, with New York-based shows taking home some big honors.  HBO’s A Normal Heart filmed in New York and won “Outstanding Television Movie.”  Julianna Margulies won “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series” for her work in NYC-based The Good Wife.  And NYC-based Louie C.K. won “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” for Louie

Thousands to March Against NYPD Chokehold Death

by Associated Press
Al Sharpton.

Ewils Photo, Flickr

Thousands are set to march to protest the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.

The Saturday march in Staten Island is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

It begins on the street where the 43-year-old Eric Garner was placed in the fatal hold last month and ends at the office of Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who this week said he's sending the case to a grand jury.

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