by Christine Stuart | Sep 26, 2018 9:24pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Mansfield-Storrs
STORRS, CT — What was different about Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate at the University of Connecticut’s Jorgensen Auditorium? For starters, there was another person on stage.
Oz Griebel, who petitioned his way onto the ballot this year as an unaffiliated candidate, joined Democratic nominee Ned Lamont and Republican nominee Bob Stefanowski. This changed the dynamics of the discussion a bit in comparison to the two previous debates since the primary.
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by Jack Kramer | Apr 26, 2018 6:05pm
Posted to: The Economy | Education | Mansfield-Storrs
HARTFORD, CT—A new four-year contract between the University of Connecticut and its 2,200 graduate assistants, which calls for 2 percent pay hike each year, squeaked through the House Thursday by a 73-71 vote.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 1, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Education | Media Matters | State Capitol | White House | Mansfield-Storrs
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn’t mince his words Wednesday when asked about President Donald Trump’s retweets of three videos from a fringe group in Great Britain.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 13, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Education | State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Wall Street | Mansfield-Storrs
HARTFORD, CT — Finally having a two-year state budget in place is “credit positive” for the state of Connecticut and its municipalities, but it’s a “credit negative” for the University of Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 30, 2017 11:57am
Posted to: Education | Mansfield-Storrs
HARTFORD, CT — It wasn’t as deep as the Republican budget would have gone, but the cuts to the University of Connecticut and the UConn Health Center are around $143 million over the next two years.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 22, 2017 2:47pm
Posted to: Education | State Budget | Hartford | Mansfield-Storrs
HARTFORD, CT — It’s been a week since the General Assembly approved the $40.7 billion Republican budget proposal that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vowed to veto.
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by Jack Kramer | Aug 11, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Transportation | Hartford | Mansfield-Storrs
HARTFORD, CT — CTtransit bus route service, starting Aug. 13, will provide University of Connecticut students, faculty, and staff the ability to connect directly to downtown Hartford via public transit.
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by Jack Kramer | Feb 9, 2017 5:33pm
Posted to: Town News | Mansfield-Storrs | Public Safety | State Budget
HARTFORD, CT — It didn’t get a lot of attention compared to the big-ticket items in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two-year, $41.5 billion budget, but one of the programs that the state no longer wants any part of funding is the cost of the resident state troopers that cover 54 towns.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 14, 2016 12:45pm
Posted to: Mansfield-Storrs
Two of the nine historic homes on the University of Connecticut campus will be spared the wrecking ball, according to an agreement reached by the State Historic Preservation Office, the university, and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
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by Kimberly Armstrong | Dec 7, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Education | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Mansfield-Storrs
University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a sanctuary campus Tuesday in a university wide email to students.
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