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UConn trustees act to avert another tuition hike — for now

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. Continue Reading →

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Proposed UConn budget could lead to more tuition hikes by 2020

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. Continue Reading →

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Court: UConn can withhold names of animal researchers, for now

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. Continue Reading →

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Auditors: UConn Health paid $192,500 to resigning CEO

UConn's John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington

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. Continue Reading →

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Auditors: UConn ‘burdened’ CT with $77M in ‘unnecessary interest costs’

UConn's John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington

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. Continue Reading →

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JAX Genomic opens to Malloy’s cheers, Foley’s jeers

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. Continue Reading →

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UConn’s budget chief leaving with $138K severance

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. Continue Reading →

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Auditors cite ‘excessive’ spending at UConn Health Center

UConn's John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington

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. Continue Reading →

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