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Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records

NYTimes.com ‘s article, “Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records“, reports that many colleges are seeing double digit increases in applications from last year. Officials from schools have credited aggressive recruiting and the ease of online applications for the increase in applicants. But another big reason is the economy. According to David G. Payne, the Educational Testing Service’s vice president and chief operating officer for college and graduate programs, “When job creation slows, there’s an increase in the number of people who pursue a graduate degree.”

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25 Connecticut Freebies

If you’re looking for fun in Connecticut this year, you don’t have to break the bank. Check out The Hartford Courant’s list of 25 free activities available to Connecticut business travelers, visitors, and residents. Looking to explore the great outdoors? There are plenty of free parks to visit in Connecticut, including Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury, which features the Heublein Tower. The Silver Sands State Park in Milford also offers a chance to get close to nature with excellent fishing, swimming, and bird watching. The Nationally Historic Edgerton Park in New Haven offers free admission and plenty of activities, such as a plant conservatory and theatrical performances. 

There are plenty of Connecticut museums that offer free admission. The United States Navy’s Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton offers free admission all days except Tuesday, when the museum is closed. Free tours of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford are available weekdays and Saturdays.  New Haven’s Peabody Museum of Natural History offers free admission on Thursday afternoons. For art enthusiasts, the New Britain Museum of American Art opens its doors to the public for free on Saturdays. The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven is free to explore throughout the week. For children, the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk offers free admission on the last Thursday of the month. With all of these complimentary opportunities available in Connecticut, residents and visitors are sure to have a plenty to do!

Connecticut State House. Courtesy of Theusatravel.net.

Connecticut State House. Courtesy of Theusatravel.net.