Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration is questioning whether the state can afford to continue subsidizing the public teaching hospital.
While adopting a new budget that maintains the existing tuition schedule, University of Connecticut officials nonetheless expressed concerns Wednesday that declining state aid could soon be taking a toll on class sizes, academic aid and support services.
With tuition and fees already slated to rise next fiscal year at the University of Connecticut, the Board of Trustees will consider a new budget Wednesday that could leave the flagship university facing additional hikes a year or two down the road.
Does someone have to get hurt before our state stands up for what’s right? UConn Health Center appropriately fired an individual who put the public at risk by getting high while working a job that involves driving a state vehicle and operating motorized equipment. But following an arbitration ruling in support of the employee’s case, the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the arbiter’s finding instructing UConn Health to rehire the employee who got high on state time in a state vehicle.
State health care regulators have launched an inquiry into plans by the University of Connecticut Health Center to end primary clinical pediatric services starting Oct. 1.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a trial judge used the wrong legal standard when he ordered the University of Connecticut to give an animal-rights group the names of researchers who had violated animal-research protocols. The university withheld the names to protect the researchers from potential abuse by animal-rights activists.
Public and private employers throughout Connecticut who pay their salaried employees less than $47,476 a year will soon have a choice: start paying them for overtime work or boost their pay to at least that threshold.
UConn Health paid $192,500 to the former John Dempsey Hospital CEO who chose to resign because of a pending reorganization – a waste of resources, state auditors wrote in a report released Wednesday.
The controversial financing of a $200 million outpatient facility at the University of Connecticut Health Center is the center of a dispute between the state auditors and the university.
The University of Connecticut burdened the state with an estimated $77 million in “unnecessary interest costs” when it secured financing 19 months ago for a new ambulatory services center in at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, the state auditors of public accounts reported Wednesday.
It was a topic to avoid on the campaign trail, a $567 million punch line for much of his first term — “the busway to nowhere.” But now that he is re-elected and it’s nearing completion, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is embracing the rebranded “CT fastrak.”
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trumpeted one of his administration’s boldest investments Tuesday at the opening of a heavily subsidized genomic medicine research institute on the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington, but Republican gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley called its price tag too high.
The University of Connecticut will pay its budget chief, Richard Gray, $138,000 in severance when he steps down from the post next month. UConn President Susan Herbst announced Gray’s intention to retire Friday to faculty and staff, but his separation agreement with the state’s flagship university, signed Thursday, indicates it may have been more than a retirement.
The state auditors’ office outlined a series of “excessive” spending practices Wednesday at the UConn Health Center involving professional development, compensatory time, retirement benefits and specialized legal fees topping $800 per hour.
Dipak K. Das, a longtime UConn Health Center professor accused last year of fabricating research, died last week, according to an obituary in The Hartford Courant.