Student rights safe, but privileges severely affected
As the UConn Administration prepares for this year’s Spring Weekend, student rights are safe, but standard student privileges are being restricted.
Police speak out about Spring Weekend
DUI checkpoints included in this year’s campus security efforts
While university sponsored events and student merriment will maintain a constant presence during this year’s Spring Weekend, so too will the university police.
Strict policies aim to keep weekend student-centric
Spring Weekend 2010—the event that was connected to the death of a UConn student— has long been discussed in hopes of improvement.
Spring Weekend means business as usual for local businesses
The start of Spring Weekend tonight marks another instance of what has become a confused tradition on the UConn campus. On the one hand, Spring Weekend has meant almost complete campus lockdown for a few years now; on the other, the weekend has an infamous legacy of chaos, destruction and even death.
UConn takes on a world record
SUBOG and UConn Reslife will be hosting a Knock Out game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh S. Greer Fieldhouse. The game will attempt to break the world record for the largest ever knockout game, currently held by Geneva College.
Students get ready to strip down for charity
The Underwear Mile will take place Sunday, April 27 on Fairfield Way outside the Student Union at 4 p.m. The event will include DJs Nemectro and Comatose, beach balls, silly string, crazy costumes and purple fog. UConn Empower will be hosting the Underwear Mile as a fundraiser for their work in India.
Students in Power: Justis Lopez
Justis Lopez, an 8th semester education and history major, has in some way influenced the life of every current UConn student. Some have seen him host organization events, some have heard of his Facebook friend count of 4,941 and some have even had their haircut by him. Lopez knows a thing or two about getting the crowd going. He estimates that he has emceed or hosted between 60-75 events during his time at UConn.
Hillary Clinton addresses pressing political issues
In front of a crowded venue Hillary Clinton touched on topics from the struggles of young people to Edward Snowden during her appearance at Jorgensen Auditorium Wednesday night. The former senator and Secretary of State gave a short lecture and answered questions on domestic and international political issues.
Former Professor dies at age 72
Marvin R. Thompson Jr., of Storrs, Conn. passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at 72, peacefully asleep at the Regency Heights Nursing Home.
Professors and students discuss problems in Ukraine
Since the beginning of a protest movement last year a complex situation has developed in Ukraine that the media is often portraying as a battle between Russia and the West. However, for the Ukrainian Students’ Association, who hosted a Forum on the Crisis in Ukraine on Wednesday at the Dodd Center, the crisis hits closer to home, and they see it as a struggle for Ukrainians to determine their own destiny.
Complex planning behind Clinton Speech
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an inaugural appearance at the University of Connecticut Wednesday night, and it was far from happenstance. That’s what the coordinators of the event will tell you.
Ring prices make tradition a trade-off
With the end of school approaching, another senior class will be graduating, and, ostensibly, buying their class rings — but some are making a different decision.
Behind the Name: Nathan Hale
There are two buildings on the Storrs campus that the University of Connecticut has named after Connecticut native and American hero, Nathan Hale.
Two marathons, two perspectives
UConn student details Boston marathon experience
When Alexi George, a 6th-semester Natural Resource Economics major, arrived in Boston on April 15, 2013 she had no idea that her runner’s pilgrimage would end in a day of tragedy.
CROSSING THE FINISH LINE
Just over a year from tragedy, runners from around the world bring joy back to the Boston Marathon
BOSTON–Spectators flocked in the hundreds of thousands to Boston to watch one of the world’s most prestigious marathons Monday for its 118th annual rendition. More than 35,000 athletes hailing from all 50 states and 76 foreign countries filled the streets and conquered the 26.2 mile course famous for its hilly landscape and streets lined with cheering fans.
More greek life suspensions surface, ‘unusually high’
Three more UConn Greek organizations were suspended on April 4 and April 9 due to hazing allegations.
New science building to stand by fall 2016
Beginning in June, the Old Central Warehouse will be torn down and preparations for the construction of a new five-story, LEED-certified engineering and science building will commence with a $92.5 million planning budget approved by the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees according to university spokesperson Stephanie Reitz.
Summer abroad expands in participation and exploration
As summer 2014 draws closer, UConn students are kicking their summer plans into action. For those enrolled in the 17 programs organized by UConn’s study abroad office, that means a plane ticket and a new country.
Garden Catering vs. Wally's Chicken Coop
The State of Connecticut awaits answers in the pending lawsuit between eateries Garden Catering of Greenwich, Conn. and Wally’s Chicken Coop of Storrs, Conn.
University insurance plan subsidized, yet still pricey
Michael Kurland, director of Student Health Services, is a key player in making sure that graduate students not only get the care that they need, but get it at the right price. Graduate students operate on a set of rules and regulations separate from undergraduate students. Health insurance is a prime example of those differences.
UConn resolves issues with workers, but union still has concerns
UConn has resolved its contention with the workers hired to build the new basketball facility, and construction on the facility is expected to be completed on schedule.
E-books gain wider use by professors
With the combination of increasing prevalence of e-readers and rising costs of textbooks, some students and teachers are moving away from printed textbooks and towards studying from electronic versions.
Old husky fades into memory
A Year Ago This Week
The vision of a white, fluffy husky gracing shirts and mugs has all but vanished from campus, and has been replaced by a new, sharp-blue Jonathan.
First paid UConn fire chief honored for 32 years of service
The University of Connecticut Fire Department honored its first paid fire chief, Chief Merrill Cummings, for his 32 years of service with the presentation of a Class A uniform at a ceremony Thursday.
Executive pay sparks USG debate
The Undergraduate Student Government considered changes to its bylaws that would make president, vice president, comptroller, committee chairs and senate speaker paid positions. The senate ultimately tabled those changes for consideration later on, but approved other minor changes to the bylaws.