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Connecticut House speaker: Quinnipiac needs new leadership

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HAMDEN — Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says Quinnipiac University needs new leadership because the private school in Hamden has not seriously addressed underage drinking and loud parties by students living in residential neighborhoods.

The Hamden Democrat lives near Quinnipiac and said on Tuesday that school trustees should remove John Lahey as president.

The New Haven Register reports Sharkey said at a neighborhood meeting Monday that residents were further frustrated by an online video showing Lahey joking at a huge neighborhood party in April. Lahey has apologized for making light of a serious problem at the party.

A Quinnipiac vice president said in a statement Wednesday that school officials are not responding to personal attacks against Lahey. School officials say they’re working with Hamden officials to address the problems.