Connecticut lawmakers advanced Friday the first of three wide-ranging bills that attempt to address what's been described as a youth mental health crisis, which has been exacerbated in the state by the COVID-19 pandemic.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut canceled classes on its main campus for the second time in a week on Thursday after another power outage on campus.
UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said the cause of the power failure, which was affecting several academic buildings, wasn't known, but it was traced to two underground electrical circuits, including one involved in a similar issue on Monday.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A power outage Monday forced the University of Connecticut to cancel classes for the day at its main campus in Storrs, university officials said.
Electricity was restored to campus buildings by Monday afternoon, but repairs were still being done to damaged electrical infrastructure.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut announced Thursday it would be relaxing COVID-19 protocols, no longer requiring masks be worn at most locations on its campuses.
In a letter to the campus community, Radenka Maric, the school's interim president, said that starting Friday masks will be recommended rather than required for students, employees and visitors on all UConn property with some exceptions, most notably at UConn Health and other medical locations.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut police were continuing to investigate Monday after a weekend confrontation in an on-campus apartment complex left a student and another person with stab wounds.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont will visit Israel next month as part of a Connecticut economic development mission
announced Tuesday he will be part of an economic development mission to Israel later this month to promote Connecticut as a welcoming place for start-up companies and to strengthen relations between the two regions.
STORRS (AP) — The interim president of the University of Connecticut and the CEO of UConn Health announced Friday he is stepping down next month to accept a new position at the health insurer Humana Inc.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut will move classes online for the first two weeks of the spring 2022 semester amid surging COVID-19 case counts in Connecticut and across the nation, university officials announced.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department awarded a $3 million grant to the University of Rhode Island and the University of Connecticut to build on their program to educate and train undergraduate students considering careers in the Navy and undersea engineering.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are pulling over law-breaking drivers at less than half the rate they were at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new data.
MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — State officials are working on a plan that would transform the site of a former prison into a technical high school.
The University of Connecticut, which had taken control of the former Bergin Correctional Institution in Mansfield in 2015, on Wednesday transferred the 35-acre site and 25 adjoining acres back to the state Office of Policy and Management.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Connecticut is posthumously inducting one of the 17 people killed in the 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 20-year-old University of Connecticut student crossing the street last month.
The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut was officially rededicated Friday as The Dodd Center for Human Rights to honor the late U.S. senator and Nuremberg prosecutor as well as his son, former U.S.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to visit the University of Connecticut Friday for the dedication of a human rights center named after former U.S. Sens. Thomas and Christopher Dodd.
The Dodd Center for Human Rights serves as an umbrella home for the school's human rights programs and archives.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is requiring that all its employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption that would require them to submit to weekly testing.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut released its policy for allowing athletes to make money from their names, images and likenesses and has hired a firm to help those students navigate that policy.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas has submitted his resignation from the position, effective at the end of next month.
Katsouleas announced the decision March 13 in a letter to Dan Toscano, the chairman of the school's Board of Trustees, saying he was stepping down for, “reasons we have discussed at length over time.” He did not elaborate on what those reasons were.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona praised new University of Connecticut graduates for their work in helping to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and urged them to use their uniqueness as their “superpower” to accomplish their career and life goals, in a recorded speech played Saturday at a virtual 2021 commencement...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Terrence Cheng, an only child of Taiwanese immigrants who rose in the academic world to become director of the University of Connecticut's Stamford campus, was appointed Friday as the next president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued eight ducklings from a storm drain on the University of Connecticut campus...
Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own growers who fear fecal contamination are increasingly guarded about tolerating pets near their edibles...
Geno Auriemma has landed his first recruit in the Class of 2019.
Aubrey Griffin, a 6-foot combo guard from Ossining, N.Y., announced her commitment to UConn Thursday on Twitter. She visited UConn last weekend, and chose the Huskies over Louisville after canceling her final two official visits to Mississippi State and South Carolina.
Wouldn’t it make sense for high schools and colleges to more closely align their program offerings with the demands of the modern economy? Students would have better job prospects upon graduation, companies could select from a larger and better prepared pool of candidates, and schools could boast a greater return on investment for their graduates.
STAMFORD — The city’s development boom and robust amenities have been attracting young business professionals in recent years.
It’s now having the same effect on college students.
The University of Connecticut-Stamford presence is exploding with 650 freshmen — the largest first-year group in campus history — starting classes Monday on Broad Street.
STAMFORD — The number of young voters who have registered since 2016 has tripled in Connecticut compared to four years ago — a sign of how deep the interest has reached in this year’s midterm elections.
More doctors are needed to assess claims of torture and persecution made by those seeking asylum from violence in such places as Central America. That’s according to a new paper, authored by researchers from three universities, including Yale University and the University of Connecticut.
It’s a lose-lose parlay — the combination of an invasive plant, the tree of heaven, sheltering an invasive bug, the spotted lanternfly.
It hasn’t happened yet in Connecticut. But that’s where the wise money is going.
STAMFORD — So successful is the University of Connecticut’s foray into on-campus housing at its Stamford branch campus, it plans to add more.
The UConn Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday to enter agreements with the owners of buildings at 87 Franklin St.
Whoever becomes the next governor will not only be expected to fix the state’s fiscal mess but also weigh in on the next president of its flagship university.
While some might say solving the economy is tougher, others maintain the tasks are nearly equal — and intertwined.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a University of Connecticut field hockey star who led the country with 34 goals last season has been charged with stealing $34 worth of makeup...
STAMFORD — Construction is set to start this month on a residential complex next to Congregation Agudath Sholom after the developer acquired from the synagogue the land for the project.
RMS Cos., the Stamford-based developer of the University of Connecticut’s new downtown dorms, bought the vacant 4.5-acre lot at 159 Colonial Road from the synagogue last month for about $6.2 million.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against a conservative commentator over a confrontation he had with protesters at the University of Connecticut as he prepared to give a speech titled "It's OK To Be White."
Western Connecticut State University received nearly $421,000 to increase the number of counselors who can provide trauma-informed mental health services to children, adolescents and adults.
It is part of a $600,000 federal grant awarded to Western and the University of Connecticut on Friday.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut and Mystic Aquarium have announced a research partnership...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Many states have victim's advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched nationwide for signs of success.
GREENWICH — The Greenwich High School UConn Early College Experience team won the Grand Prize at the 2017 Globalization Conference for the second year in a row last week.
During the competition, juniors Valerie Cella, Lucy Mini, Alexander Sklarz and Michelle Xiong presented on globalization's impact on the politics, economics, and society of Mexico twice for 15 minutes each round, followed up with pointed questions from the audience.
STAMFORD — A leading local athletic nonprofit is ready for a new season of corporate outreach.
The Fairfield County Sports Commission will hold the first of four quarterly sports-networking events this year in its new 6 P.M.
The October death of a 19-year old UConn student sent another ripple across the state on Monday with the closure of a campus fraternity affiliate.
Jeffny Pally, of West Hartford, was a Sophomore when she was fatally run over by a fire department SUV after falling asleep in front of a campus firehouse.
GREENWICH — Two Greenwich High students will take the stage in San Diego in April to deliver Ted Talk-style lectures on their cutting edge science research.
Junior Shobhita Sundaram and senior William Yin collected “Oral Presentership” awards at the Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the University of Connecticut, UConn Health in Farmington, Conn.
STAMFORD — The business experts on the panel convened Thursday at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus underscored a critical financing principle for entrepreneurs: A great idea alone will not get your business funded.
STORRS, Connecticut (AP) — Puppeteers from around the world began arriving at the University of Connecticut on Monday to participate in a weeklong festival of all things puppet.
The event is being held at the university for the first time since 1970 to help mark the 50th anniversary of the school's Puppet Arts program.