Susan Herbst

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1 in 10 female students report being sexually assaulted at UConn

One in 10 female students at the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs surveyed last winter by a national consortium reported that they had been sexually assaulted since enrolling in school. Among male students, one in 70 reported being victims of sexual violence. Continue Reading →

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College leaders decry proposed cuts; ‘It’s grim’ says Herbst

At many of the state’s public colleges – which collectively enroll 150,000 students – tuition could rise, course offerings would shrink, class sizes would increase, library hours would be cut and some degrees would no longer be offered, the state’s higher education leaders testified Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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UConn, unsatisfied with its alumni association, engineers a change

Updated at 7:30 p.m. Monday
Under pressure from University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, the school’s alumni association board has voted to dissolve its relationship with UConn and is considering how to pass on its functions and distribute its $9.2 million in assets. Continue Reading →

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Higher education cut, local school aid flat in Malloy budget

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal cuts support for the state’s public colleges and universities, provides level funding for state aid to school districts, offers financial aid to undocumented students, and would fund four new charter schools. Continue Reading →

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UConn trustees endorse nearly $300M in projects tied to Next Gen CT

University of Connecticut officials gave final approval Wednesday to nearly $300 million in capital projects crucial to a 10-year plan to dramatically expand its science and technology programs. They also endorsed plans for a new multi-story research building, a large housing complex for science, engineering and math students and a 3,400-foot road extension to link the Storrs campus’s technology park with Route 44.
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