KKG and SAE suspended
The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity have been temporarily suspended by University of Connecticut Office of Community Standards amidst allegations of a hazing incident at a SAE off–campus house on Route 195 are investigated.
Success in Co-Op secret sales
Mid-semester slumps of disinterest spark rise of sales for students
The UConn Co-Op’s secret sales have gained popularity in recent years and continue to grow in order to give back to price- conscious college students. The secret sales held at the Co-Op have brought enthusiasm to the campus because of their unexpected deals for normally high priced UConn gear.
Worldfest celebrates cultural clubs with music, food, dance
On Mar. 9 at the University of Connecticut International Student & Scholar Services hosted it’s annual Worldfest, a celebration of the multicultural and diversity found among UConn students.
Price Chopper to open in Storrs Center by July
A new grocery store in downtown Mansfield is expected to be completed within the next three months, signaling more progress and finished projects for the Storrs Center. A nearby building also being constructed in the same area is attracting some conversation among students as to what it will be for.
Firefighters take 40-hour EMT refresher course
The number of alcohol-related calls to the UConn Fire Department has risen by 10 calls per month since last year.
Candidates speak out about allegations lodged at opponents
The Undergraduate Student Government candidates whose campaign manager has filed a suit with the USG Judiciary challenging the legitimacy of their opponents’ ticket spoke out about the case, saying they aren’t happy with the direction it’s headed.
Sorority under investigation for recent hazing allegations
Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority members and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members are under investigation for alleged hazing of sophomore Hillary Holt and others.1 comment
Teacher evaluation response rate down
The Office of Institutional Research is setting the goal to increase Student Teacher Evaluation response rates by 10 – 15 percent this spring semester.
USG candidate allegations rile elections
Documentation has emerged supporting allegations made in a case filed with the Undergraduate Student Government Judiciary yesterday that may determine the outcome of this year’s election for student body president.
Worldfest on Sunday
This Sunday, the UConn International Student & Scholar Services is planning to host its annual Worldfest event. More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend Worldfest, from both the UConn community and the rest of the state. The event will feature a diverse range of presentations and expositions that showcase the diverseness and multicultural nature of students and the community.
The four legs of the 'infinite table'
Digitial media and design major student for new industries
Students at one point or another have found difficulty describing exactly what it is their major teaches them, just as the Digital Media and Design ran into the problem when developing the new program. However, as evidenced by the scale and volume of projects completed in the past year, it is now clear what the major is capable of.
Mansfield plans rural project
In the March edition of the ‘Mansfield Minute’ the town announced that the town will publish a development plan for Mansfield Tomorrow in Spring 2014 for the public to review.
Dairy conference talks industry
Farmer economy and dairy production discussed
On Monday March 10th, the Tolland Agricultural Center of Vernon, Conn. will be inundated with local farmers and dairy entrepreneurs, all in town for the New England Dairy Conference. Held annually, the goal of this conference is to provide current information pertinent to dairy producers in state to help them remain viable and sustainable. This year’s conference will take place in four different locations: Waterville, Maine, Whitefield N.H., Concord, N.H. and locally in Vernon. Previously, the conference has been held at locations including a conference center in Vernon, and on campus at the Bishop Center and Rome Ballroom. The Tolland Agricultural Center is an ideal location because it is centrally located and it is connected to the university.
E-Cigarettes present fire risk
UConn’s Fire Department has noticed that the number of students using e-cigarettes is increasing and there is an increased risk of fires.
USG candidates fund out of pocket for campaigns
Undergraduate Student Government candidates may fear a low voter turnout, but with rigorous marketing campaigns they can rest assured that their voters definitely know what they look like. This year’s USG presidential campaign once again demonstrated the power of the poster, with both tickets taping and stapling posters on buildings, buses and social spaces. However, although USG allots up to 500 free copies to both tickets, candidates are free to make as many out-of-pocket expenses as they can afford.
Spring elections: Student voting kicks off
The two major issues on the docket for this week’s Undergraduate Student Government elections are changes to the USG constitution and a fee increase to support Nutmeg Yearbook.
Every four years Tier III organizations must review their constitution, according to Student Activities regulations.
USG Senators discuss new direction for the organization
Representatives of the Undergraduate Student Government traveled to Sweden and Texas this pat month to attend conferences on the subjects of increasing global student mobility and student government leadership and brought back ideas they hope will bolster their organization and the community it serves.
USG vice presidential candidates talk initiatives
Elections for the Undergraduate Student Government are taking place from Mar. 5 – Mar. 10, and UConn students will have to account for the Vice Presidential nominees.
Co-Op Board of Directors seats up for election bids
Yesterday at 9 a.m., online voting opened for many student-held positions, including elections for the Co-op Board of Directors.
Graduate Student Government candidates seek lower student fees
The three graduate students running for UConn’s Graduate Student Senate, Morad Behandish, William Dupont and Lindsay Ellis, are all first-timers to the Graduate Student Senate at-large, looking to stop the continuously rising graduate student fees.
USG Presidential candidates weigh in on key issues
Presidential candidates Mark Sargent and Carlyle Bethel explained the issues they believed to be the main focus of their term and issues brought up to them by a panel of student leaders.
Sandy Hook teacher to speak at UConn
Kaitlin Roig, an alumna of the Neag School of Education and a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will speak at the Student Union Theater Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
USG Senator alleges presidential candidates violated bylaws
With student elections only days away, a formal case — which challenges the legitimacy of the Carlyle Bethel/David Rifkin Presidential campaign — is in the beginning stages of filing with the judiciary committee.
BEHIND THE NAME: Wilbur Cross
Where did the Wilbur Cross building get its name? The grand old library across from CLAS and home to the center for student affairs is named after former Connecticut governor, Wilbur Lucius Cross.
Provost welcomes new professors
This spring, the Office of the Provost is excited to welcome new staff on board as they seek to expand research opportunities, accommodate the increase in student enrollment and growth of the university.