Sigma Chi to host polar plunge Saturday
The UConn chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity will be hosting a polar plunge this Saturday at Husky Village to benefit the Chris O’Brien Determination fund.
UConn’s invertebrate collection welcomes the smallest of insects
A Lilliputocoris specimen is about as large as a single letter in nine-point font. However, Dr. Jane O’Donnell, manager of the UConn invertebrate collection, and her recent research on the genus demonstrate that, in the world of biological classification, size does not matter.
Conn. Trolley Museum invites families to explore Winterfest
Winterfest is being held in the Connecticut Trolley Museum from December 6-8, December 13-15 and December 20-22 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The event will also be going after Christmas from December 26-30 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
UConn history professor studies Chinese textbooks, investigates cultural impact
When most people want to learn about the changes a revolution caused in history they study government documents or primary accounts of battles and reforms. However, a recent addition to the history department at UConn, Dr. Peter Zarrow, studies the cultural and intellectual revolutions in 19th and 20th century China through student textbooks.
Gingerbread house competition heats up
University of Connecticut faculty and staff will compete for the title of best gingerbread house decorators at the annual Winter Holiday Celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Rome Commons Ballroom.
Domestic violence app assesses the potential danger of a relationship
This September, the One Love Foundation, established by the mother and sister of the UVA lacrosse player Yeardley Love who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2010, released a free and anonymous Domestic Violence App that makes it impossible to ignore the very real threat of relationship abuse. It is specifically part of their “Be 1 for Change” initiative that serves to educate, create awareness and provide resources for people 16-24 years old.
Residential Life avoids housing shortage for spring semester
Students that have eight semesters or more will not have access to the housing application
Following a fall on-campus housing shortage scare, Residential Life is able to house all students in the spring who are guaranteed housing.
Chem. professor arrested
A UConn associate chemistry professor was arrested by the UConn Police Department after piecing together a warrant issued by the Greenwich Police Department from November.
Changes to USG elections
New policies change how election violations are held by Judiciary
The Undergraduate Student Government Senate approved changes to its election policies that change how violations are addressed.
Reform tackles debt
This Wednesday, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut held a conference call with college newspaper reporters from across the state to reach out and discuss the Affordable College Costs Empower Students Success Act of 2013, referred to as ACCESS, which he will introduce in Congress next week.
Trans-woman uses her story to fight for LGBTQ rights
A Day in the Life
A year ago, 1st semester English major Calliope Wong was just another high school student going through the college admissions process. However, Wong, a trans-woman, had to address one concern that many students don’t even have to consider: would Smith College, an all-women’s college, review her application despite her not being born female?
Student UConn email accounts are kept private
Email ownership is not always a simple concept in the world of higher education, and as many students and professionals are coming to find, the answer of who owns your email account is not always obvious.
UConn names Intern of the Year
Christina Edwards was named Intern of the Year by the Center for Career Development for her work at Sikorsky Aerospace Services.
Website helps college students find fair rent
A graduate from Brown University has designed a new web tool to help students find the best deal for off-campus housing.
Hipsters move to Portland for a reason
Sustainability, community and night life make the Rose City great for young people and families alik
“Keep Portland Weird” read the bumper stickers and billboards around Oregon’s largest city, a slogan borrowed from Austin, Texas but arguably more true here.
GUARD Dogs to operate on ‘limited basis’ in spring
Student Body President Edward Courchaine announced at the Undergraduate Student Government meeting Wednesday night that the safe-ride program Guard Dogs will be going under construction and rides may be offered on a “limited basis” in the spring.
International psych. honors society inducts new menbers at UConn
Tuesday night at the Dodd Center, UConn chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, inducted 17 new members. The psychology majors and minors were required to have a GPA of at least 3.4 and be in the top 3 percent of their class. Accepted students also had to have at least 2nd-semester sophomore standing, and must have completed nine semester hours of psychology courses. On average, the UConn chapter receives around thirty applications for membership within a given semester, and the quality of each terms applicants has steadily risen.
Freshmen talk about first semester at UConn
When, or if, a UConn freshman decides to become a true Husky depends heavily on their first months on Storrs campus. The first time away from home is an anxious time for any incoming student, but that anxiety either alleviates or worsens based on the first semester here.
UConn firefighter describes routine
Ever week, 35 University of Connecticut firefighters each devote more than 42 hours to ensure the safety of the students at UConn. Whether it is a fire drill or a building inspection, the firefighters are always ready to jump into action.
WCSU professor brings volunteers to Bulgaria for girls leadership camp
As a female in Bulgaria there are limited opportunities, unless related to having a family early in life and raising kids, said a director for GLOW NGO Tsvetta Kaleynska. She said her future changed when she went to GLOW’s seven-day leadership camp when she was 14 years old.
Downtown co-op opens
The UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center, which opened last week on Monday, is already bringing in many visitors with its numerous attractions – and they’re just getting started.
Suzy Staubach, the manager of the new bookstore, said last Monday “was a soft opening...we’re still doing things. We’re still getting books in. We just got our chairs (on Dec. 2). The café is still being built. The puppetry museum is still being built.”
The bookstore is conveniently located across the street from Geno’s Grille, and open every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. At the entrance, customers are greeted with a wide array of UConn and Huskies clothing and other items including sweatshirts, hoodies, sweatpants, T-shirts, hats, ornaments, chocolate, mugs, bottles as well as basketballs and soccer balls.
Prof. affected by typhoon
Prof. Marie Shanahan’s parents survivors in Tolosa, location of Typhoon Haiyan which left thousands
On Nov. 3, a powerful storm brewed in the Pacific Ocean that threatened the lives of millions of Filipino residents throughout the Southeast Asian island nation. While UConn students focused on midterms and papers, journalism professor Marie Shanahan was frantically waiting to hear from her parents, Jack and Fe Shanahan, who reside in the town of Tolosa where Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the area with winds between 145 and 195 miles per hour, according to the Washington Post, and razed the entire town leaving thousands dead and millions displaced.
IN SHABAZZ WE TRUST
Huskies take down No. 15 Florida Gators
Senior Shabazz Napier hit a buzzer shot to clench the Huskies' victory over the Florida Gators.
Va. fraud case has broader implications for research schools
A taxpayer fraud case brought against Dr. Michael Mann, former Physics and Climate Science professor at the University of Virginia, by Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has inspired a larger debate on privacy and the limits of a free marketplace of ideas in public higher education.
Student does double duty with 50-hour work weeks
University of Connecticut senior Trevor Sanchez sits down at a coffee shop near his job at the University of Connecticut Transportation Department, and says he only has 45 minutes before he has to go back to work. Though Sanchez has been working all day, his shift isn’t over for another three hours. But this is normal.