The morning after Donald J. Trump was elected president, Kathy Fischer was greeted by her annoyed 15-year-old, Kelly. Election night was also a school night and the results were coming in slowly. Fischer, associate director of UConn’s Women’s Center, had promised she’d wake daughter Kelly after their candidate, Hillary Clinton, won. But when Fischer told her daughter the actual results, Kelly was stunned. Trump had let it be known he would not support a progressive agenda, or one that supports women.
On the website for his stem-cell research company, Dr. Wayne P. Franco of Middletown promises “new hope” to patients suffering from heart disease, stroke and other ailments. New Heart, LLC, which is developing “revolutionary” adult stem cell treatments, offers investors the chance to join in the “economic goal of achieving financial profits from licensing our technology,” the website says. New Heart boasts at least 40 investors. But the way that Franco has attracted some of those investors is the subject of complaints to two state agencies.