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April 22, 2015

Graduate Assistants Union Reaches Tentative Deal With UConn

by Sarah Paduano | April 22, 2015 12:31pm

www.uconngradunion.org After nearly a year of negotiations, the University of Connecticut and the Graduate Employee Union reached a tentative agreement Tuesday to give graduate assistants health insurance and 9 percent raises over the next three years.

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | Why Is UConn Getting In The Way of Affordable Health Benefits For Graduate Assistants?

by Morgan Thomas | April 10, 2015 11:30am

Despite the value of our work as graduate assistants, the University of Connecticut has blocked our efforts to negotiate health benefits on par with other state employees. Having cut and mismanaged our healthcare, they now refuse to sit down with us to look for a better solution.

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March 24, 2015

Higher Ed Committee Says ‘Yes’ Means ‘Yes’ When it Comes to Sexual Consent

by Elizabeth Regan | March 24, 2015 5:53pm

CTNJ file photo A bill to change the sexual consent threshold at colleges and universities across the state from “no means no” to “yes means yes” is one step closer to becoming law Tuesday after it cleared the Higher Education and Employment Committee.

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February 2, 2015

Lawmakers Call For ‘Affirmative Consent’ On All College Campuses

by Sarah Paduano | February 2, 2015 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo State Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, and Rep. Gregory Haddad, D-Mansfield, are co-sponsoring a bill to require all public and private state universities and colleges to establish “affirmative consent” as the threshold in sexual assault and partner violence cases.

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January 5, 2015

Bill to Make UConn Foundation More Transparent Has Bipartisan Support

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2015 6:29am

Courtesy of the Republican caucus It wasn’t the recent boost in salary for the University of Connecticut’s president that prompted state Rep. Gail Lavielle to propose legislation to require more transparency from the University of Connecticut Foundation.

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October 3, 2014

Foley Parses His Words On Gun Control

by Christine Stuart | October 3, 2014 2:22pm

Christine Stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley touched on a number of policy issues Thursday during their third debate, including gun control.

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August 7, 2014

UConn Trustees Approve Budget for Tech Park, Road Extension

by Jhansi Katechia | August 7, 2014 5:30am

techpark.uconn.edu The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees approved the budget for two Tech Park projects Wednesday.

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July 18, 2014

UConn Settles Title IX Complaint for $1.3M

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2014 10:35am

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 2:55 p.m.)The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle the federal Title IX lawsuit filed last year by five female students who claimed that the school ignored their rape and sexual harassment complaints, according to a joint statement Friday from the university and the students.

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July 8, 2014

Hillary Clinton Speaking Fee Raises Questions About UConn Foundation Transparency

by Christine Stuart | July 8, 2014 5:30am

Megan Merrigan file photo Last week, the Washington Post reported that former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton was paid more than $251,250 to speak to 2,300 students at the University of Connecticut in April. The news has at least two gubernatorial candidates crying foul, while Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the foundation defended the decision.

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June 25, 2014

UConn Trustees Approve Budget, Including Tuition Increase

by Jhansi Katechia | June 25, 2014 4:28pm

The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved its $1.18 billion budget Wednesday, including a previously scheduled 6.5 percent increase in tuition, for fiscal year 2015.

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