Rich Gray, UConn's chief financial officer Watch out scooter drivers at The University of Connecticut. The budget chief of the state’s flagship has launched a safety crusade against these operators — or, the “Rich Gray War,” as he told faculty during a meeting in December. The so-called war is “a humorous phrase that referred to […]
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Herbst paints dire fiscal picture for UConn
“We’ve made about as many cuts on the non-academic side as we can,” UConn President Susan Herbst told the legislature’s Appropriations Committee. “We are going to have to start in the academic side, and it’s very, very worrisome.”
CT college officials question proposed sexual assault law
A proposed law that would overhaul how colleges and universities must respond to sexual assault has universal support among women legislators, but several college leaders are pushing back.
Malloy budget chief: We want to spend more on colleges than proposed
The governor’s budget director said Friday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s $60 million spending proposal aimed at renovating and upgrading the buildings at the state’s largest public college system is just a down payment on what’s really needed.
UConn: We responded correctly to sexual assault reports
The University of Connecticut told a federal judge Monday that it did not fail in its legal responsibilities when students informed school officials that they had been raped or sexually assaulted. But the school offered no details.
How safe is your college? CT congresswomen call for transparency
Connecticut’s two congresswomen have joined 37 of their colleagues to call on the U.S. Department of Education to make college safety data readily available for students and parents.
Economists: Connecticut must lean less on Wall Street
The economy may be improving, but Connecticut leaders better not count on a return to the ‘boom-boom’ years of the 1980s and ’90s.
Health trends. Schools. Politics. Money. Trees. (& a bit of whatnot)
If you blinked this week, you missed something — it was a non-stop cascade of news and events of interest to Connecticut residents.
State report: UConn is less affordable
The University of Connecticut has become increasingly less affordable for low- and middle-income state resident, according to a new legislative study.
After UConn sexual assault complaint, CT women lawmakers call for change
The ripples continue from complaints against the state’s flagship university for how it handled reports from students of sexual assault. The 54 women in the General Assembly Thursday released a list of changes to state law they are seeking in the legislative session that begins next week.
CT climate change center in the works
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Friday will unveil plans for a new Institute for Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation as an all-purpose resource for municipalities, individuals and other private and public groups in need of assistance to plan for climate change.
Following complaints, UConn adds two new positions to investigate sexual assaults
The University of Connecticut Wednesday released job announcements for two newly created jobs to investigate allegations of sexual assault and harassment. These positions follow the filing of a complaint and lawsuit against the university by a group of students who say UConn mishandled their accusations of sexual assault last fall. “The newly formed position of Lead Title IX […]
Connecticut companies worry they’ll lose valuable R&D tax break
Washington – Corporations like Pfizer, United Technologies, Alexion and others spend millions on research each year, hoping to develop new products or processes that contribute to their bottom line.
Gray, others, urged by Obama to find ways to boost college enrollments
With his education agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama on Thursday urged Gregory W. Gray, Connecticut’s President of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, and dozens of other university presidents to share each other’s methods of expanding access to higher education. “More than ever a college degree is the surest path to a stable middle class life,” Obama said at a White House conference on opening the door to college for more students, especially low-income youths.
Malloy: Regardless of federal investigation into UConn, problems need to be addressed
Regardless of the outcome of a federal investigation into how the University of Connecticut responds to allegations of sexual assault from its students, much work remains for the state’s flagship university, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday.