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University of New Haven

The University of New Haven (UNH) is a private university in West Haven, Connecticut, which borders the larger city of New Haven and Long Island Sound. Between its main campus in West Haven and its graduate school campus in Orange, Connecticut, the university is situated on approximately 122 acres of land. The university comprises six degree-granting colleges and schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, the College of Business, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences.[4]

University of New Haven
University of New Haven seal.png
Former names
New Haven College
MottoA Leader in Experiential Education
TypePrivate
Established1920
Endowment$130 million
PresidentSteven H. Kaplan
Academic staff
522
Administrative staff
510
Students6,984[1]
Undergraduates5,216[2]
Postgraduates1,768[2]
Location, ,
United States

41°17′31″N 72°57′44″W / 41.2918592°N 72.9621902°W / 41.2918592; -72.9621902Coordinates: 41°17′31″N 72°57′44″W / 41.2918592°N 72.9621902°W / 41.2918592; -72.9621902
CampusSuburban
ColorsBlue and Gold
         
AthleticsNCAA Division IINE-10
NicknameChargers
Sports17 varsity teams[3]
MascotCharlie the Charger
Websitewww.newhaven.edu
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From 2006–2011, the university’s undergraduate and graduate student enrollment increased by 28% and as of fall 2011 totaled over 6,000 students. The university is a member of the Northeast-10 Conference and its mascot is the Charger, a medieval war horse.

HistoryEdit

The University of New Haven was founded in 1920 as the New Haven YMCA Junior College, a division of Northeastern University, which shared buildings, laboratories, and faculty members[5] at Yale University, for nearly forty years.

MilestonesEdit

  • 1920 – New Haven YMCA Junior College founded as a branch of Northeastern University[6]
  • 1923 – First associate degrees awarded[6]
  • 1926 – Received state charter as "New Haven College"[6]
  • 1948 – Received accreditation by the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools[6]
  • 1958 – Received authorization to offer bachelor of science degrees in business and engineering[6]
  • 1960 – Moved to West Haven to site of former county orphanage, Ellis C. Maxcy Hall[6]
  • 1965 – Constructed Student Center[6]
  • 1966 – Received accreditation for baccalaureate programs[6]
  • 1968 – Constructed engineering building[6]
  • 1969 – Opened graduate school program; constructed first residence hall[6]
  • 1970 – Renamed "University of New Haven"[6]
  • 1971 – Added athletic complex[6]
  • 1974 – Constructed Marvin K. Peterson Library[6]
  • 1975 – Purchased Harugari Hall[6]
  • 1985 – Acquired Arbeiter Maenner Chor[6]
  • 1991 – Constructed new building for admissions[6]
  • 1995 – Relocation of Southeastern Branch to Mitchell College in New London[6]
  • 2012 – Opened the satellite campus in Prato, Italy
  • 2013 - Purchased the Orange Campus [7]
  • 2014 – Annexed the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
  • 2018 - Introduced plans for the "Building for Success" campaign including addition of Bergami Center of Science, Technology, and Innovation to campus, upgrades to Dodds Hall, and renovations to residence hall and athletic facilities. [8]
  • 2018 - Announced discontinuation of degree-granting academic offerings at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts[9]
  • 2019 - Announced that inaugural comprehensive campaign, The Charger Challenge, exceeded its original goal of $100 million, and reset goal at $120 million.[10]

AcademicsEdit

The University of New Haven has nearly 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. Approximately 33% of students are enrolled in arts and sciences, 21% in business, 12% in engineering, and 34% in criminal justice and forensic sciences.[11]

A number of the university's undergraduate degree programs have been nationally recognized, most notably the nationally accredited engineering programs, forensic science, criminal justice, marine biology, and music and sound recording, as well as music industry.[12] The College of Arts and Sciences' theatre program was selected to host the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in January 2012.[13]

The University of New Haven is featured in the Princeton Review's 2017 Best 381 Colleges guidebook. In the previous two years, the university was included in the Princeton Review's Best in the Northeast list.[14]

In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings, the University of New Haven was tied for 95th in the regional universities (north) category. It was the seventh consecutive year the university was named a top tier comprehensive university by U.S. News & World Report.[15]

In 2015, the University of New Haven's College of Business received accreditation from AACSB International.[16]

Campus buildingsEdit

The University of New Haven currently houses 48 campus buildings[17], including the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science – and the newest building, Westside Hall.[18]

Residence hallsEdit

The University of New Haven offers 14 on- and off-campus, University-sponsored residence halls.[19] They consist of:

  • 1132/1136 Campbell Ave
  • Bergami Hall
  • Bethel Hall
  • Bixler Hall
  • Gerber Hall [20]
  • Dunham Hall
  • Forest Hills
  • Main Street Condominiums
  • Ruden Street Apartments
  • Savin Court
  • Sheffield Hall
  • Celentano Hall
  • Winchester Hall
  • Westside Hall
  • 1 Atwood Place

Non-Residential BuildingsEdit

The University of New Haven has a variety of non-residential facilities that are used to house classrooms, dining halls and cafe's, athletic gyms, and centers for student activities and resources.[17] These Include:

  • Maxcy Hall
  • Bayer Hall
  • Gate House
  • South Campus Hall
  • Harugari Hall
  • Marvin K. Peterson Library
  • Campus Store
  • Bartels Dining Hall
  • Buckman Hall
  • Dodds Hall
  • Kaplan Hall
  • Echlin Hall
  • North Hall
  • Subway Building
  • Dental Center
  • Athletic Offices
  • Charger Gymnasium
  • Bartels Student Activity Center
  • Alexander W. Nicholson Jr. Health Center
  • David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
  • Arbeiter Maenner Chor
  • 1124, 1132, 1136 and 1076 Campbell Avenue
  • Charger Plaza
  • Charger Plaza Building C
  • 46 Ruden Street
  • 1 Care Lane
  • 16 Rockveiw Street
  • Tow Youth Justice Institute
  • Forensic Science Learning Lab
  • Alumni House
  • 600 Saw Mill Drive
  • Orange Campus

Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic ScienceEdit

 
The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, which was dedicated on October 15, 2010.

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science opened on the campus of the University of New Haven in the fall of 1998. Dr. Henry C. Lee has been a member of the UNH faculty since 1975.[21]

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science was dedicated on October 15, 2010 and consists of a crime scene center, crisis management center, museum, laboratories, classrooms, a 104-seat lecture hall, and Dr. Henry C. Lee's office.[22]

The Institute is also known for holding multiple lectures and classes throughout the year, all of which are taught by practitioners with forensic experience. Popular and often recurring topics include Crime Scene and Evidence Photography, Death and Homicide Investigation, Advanced Blood Stain and Pattern Analysis, and many others.[23]

There are specialties in interdisciplinary research, training, testing, consulting, and education in forensic science, and is able to accomplish this by housing 6 centers of excellence:

  • the National Cold Case Center
  • the Learning Center
  • the Forensic and Emergency Crisis Management Command Center
  • an Advanced Technology Center
  • the National Crime Scene Training Center[24]
  • a Research and Training Center

AthleticsEdit

The New Haven Chargers are the athletic teams that represent the University of New Haven, located in West Haven, Connecticut, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Chargers' 17 athletics teams, 7 for men and 10 for women, compete as members of the Northeast-10 Conference.[25] New Haven has been a member of the NE-10 since 2008.

In 2016-2017, the women's volleyball and baseball team won Northeast-10 Conference championships. Overall 12-of-16 teams qualified for postseason play, while six teams (men's & women's cross country, volleyball, baseball, women's lacrosse and softball) advanced to the NCAA Championships. Six Chargers were named All-Americans following their respective seasons; Zach Voytek (football), Tyler Condit (football), Kendall Cietek (women's lacrosse), Nicole Belanger (women's lacrosse), Hannah Johnson (women's lacrosse) and Robert Petrillo (baseball). Off the fields, courts and tracks, the Chargers 300-plus student-athletes combined for a 3.01 grade point average in the Spring of 2017, the 18th straight season with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, 343 Chargers received NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades, while 163 were named to the New Haven Dean's List.[26]

Varsity teamsEdit

Club sportsEdit

There are 18 recognized club sports[27] at the University of New Haven. Club sports are recreation or athletics student-led organizations who compete with other universities and colleges. Each club is a University of New Haven recognized student organization and member of a regional or national governing association. Participation and individual dues vary by club.

  • Badminton (Co-Ed)
  • E-Sports (Co-ed)
  • Gymnastics (Co-Ed)
  • Swimming (Co-Ed)
  • Softball (Women's)

Intramurals sportsEdit

RECSports is an extensive intramural sport program, which provides participants the opportunity to compete and socialize through organized sports leagues, one-day tournament, special events and online programs. Over 50 team and individual sport programs are offered throughout the academic year. Access to all RECSports programs is free and open to all University of New Haven students.

Student organizationsEdit

UNH has 160 clubs and organizations as of February 2013.[28]

Undergraduate student governmentEdit

The Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) at the University of New Haven houses all of the university's recognized student organizations (RSOs). Offices are located on the top floor of Bartels Hall, the University's Student Center.[29]

Student Committee of Programming EventsEdit

The Student Committee of Programming Events (SCOPE) is a student-run programming organization made up of several committees: Spirit and Traditions, Entertainment, Charger Excursions, Film and Technology, Novelty and Variety, and Marketing Chairs.

Student newspaperEdit

The Charger Bulletin is the official, student-run newspaper at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut since 1938. It is published weekly in a broadsheet format. Both undergraduate and graduate students write for the paper. The Bulletin comes out weekly on Wednesdays while classes are in session. The paper version of the Bulletin is distributed for free throughout the campus of UNH, and is also published online.[30]

The Bulletin has historically been active in College Night, an event for all local college students that takes place in the Broadway area of downtown New Haven, Connecticut. Colleges involved include UNH, Yale University, Southern Connecticut State University, and Albertus Magnus College.

Marching bandEdit

The University of New Haven Chargers Marching Band (UNHMB) is one of the fastest growing collegiate marching bands in the country, starting in 2009 with only 20 members and now marching over 260.[31]

The marching band consists of both undergraduate and graduate students from almost every degree program on campus and is the largest organization on campus. Members include those with championship high school and drum corps experience as well as those whose high school bands did not march at all. The band performs at all home football games, as well as several high school competitions throughout Connecticut, and has also traveled to Fitton Stadium at the College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, MA, and travels yearly to J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, PA, most recently to participate in the Collegiate Marching Band Festival.[32]

The band is under the direction of Jason Degroff. The assistant director and battery arranger is Dr. Alexander Casimiro, and the music arranger is Keith Murray.

YearbookEdit

The Chariot Yearbook is a student-run yearbook at the University of New Haven tasked with producing the University's annual yearbook. Typically the Chariot Yearbook highlights: the graduating class, the recognized student organizations, and several campus wide events and celebrations.

Radio stationEdit

The university's non-commercial radio station, WNHU-FM, first signed onto the air at 1600 EDT on July 4, 1973. The WNHU studios moved to its current home on Ruden Street into the Lois Evalyn Bergami Broadcast Media Center in the year 2015.[33] Its location on Ruden Street includes a production space for live and recorded programming, a server room, staff offices, and a student lounge. WNHU is managed by a 10 person student leadership team. Positions include Station Manager, Promotions Director, Aircheck Director, WNHU Program Director, Director of Fundraising, Program/Music Director and Productions Director. The University of New Haven’s Communications department started to work with the radio station for students to have access to the station. The Station operates as a lab for student learning, and as a source of culturally diverse programming for the communities we serve. [34] WNHU is broadcast on 88.7 FM. WNHU is considered the best college radio station in the state of Connecticut according to the New Haven Advocate, which has awarded the station "Best College Radio Station" for over 6 consecutive years.[35]

WNHU is known for eclectic programming with shows ranging from new music, rock, gospel, funk, and talk shows to specialty formats such as polka and Irish music.[36] Unlike many college or community radio stations where DJs change frequently, some WNHU personalities have hosted shows for years, many of whom are UNH alumni.[37]

On June 4, 2013, WNHU broadcast an 11-hour live set featuring DJs of the founding decade of the station. This day-long event, which was held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST was in celebration of the station's 40th anniversary. WNHU first broadcast live on the air on June 4, 1973.[citation needed]

WNHU-2Edit

Students usually start their time on the station with WNHU-2, the online stream from the University of New Haven. Training for students to start their own show is taught by the WNHU2 Director, currently Leah Walker. As stated on wnhu.org, "An unfiltered sense of creative freedom is what WNHU-2 is all about, so you may encounter explicit language, lyrics, and stories. The views expressed on WNHU-2 are those of our students and our students alone." [38]

Bucknall TheatreEdit

Bucknall Theatre was named in honor of William L. Bucknall, Jr who has a passion for theatre and regularly attends shows at the University of New Haven and in New York and London. The theatre has about two productions a semester as well as holding several functions for the University throughout the academic year. The space also doubles as a learning space for many of the classes pertaining to the Arts Department, more specifically theatre majors. It is used as a lecture hall and is equipped with pull out desks on each of the 250 seats. [39]

Black Student UnionEdit

The University of New Haven Black Student Union (BSU) was established in 1973 and was the first student organization on the university’s campus for students of color. Like most other Black Student Unions on college campuses at that time, UNH's Black Student Union was born out of the Civil Rights Movement and was proactive in generating change on campus including cultural awareness programs, requesting African-American history courses, and working closely with fraternities and sororities.

On April 6, 2013, the Black Student Union celebrated its 40th anniversary during the annual Sankofa Ball held during the University's Black and Latino Alumni Weekend.[40]

Notable alumniEdit

The University of New Haven has approximately 50,000 alumni.[41]

Faculty and staffEdit

The student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 16:1, with an average class size of 22 students. The University has nearly 510 staff members and 263 full-time faculty members in addition to part-time and adjunct professors. Of full-time faculty, 82% hold the highest degree in their field. [42]

Notable professorsEdit

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