Stan Simpson has been named the Robert C. Vance Endowed Chair in Journalism and Mass Communications at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain as of Jan. 13. Simpson is known for “The Stan Simpson Show” on Hartford-based Fox 61 television station and his weekly columns on urban issues for The Hartford Courant. He was named New England Journalist of the Year by the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists and the New England Association of Black Journalists. He also was honored as Journalist of the Year by the Connecticut Small Business Administration. Simpson will teach one class each in the spring and fall semesters this year.
The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Sophie Cannon, Jenna Ciccotelli, Peyton Luxford and Michael Mattson, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.