Four students from the University of Connecticut today filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit in Hartford against the university for how it handled complaints of their rapes and sexual assaults both on campus and while one student studied abroad.
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Rally backs 7 UConn students who filed sexual assault complaint
Storrs — Just seven students have made a formal complaint against how the University of Connecticut responds to reports of sexual violence, but the number of speakers with their own stories to tell Wednesday appeared to indicate the problem is more widespread.
UConn seeks to limit credits students can use from community colleges
Even as thousands of University of Connecticut students choose to take some of their courses at a community college or other universities, officials are proposing to limit the number of transfer credits students can use toward their degree.
UConn, state employees’ union pact (redux), and a good idea from NY
Seven current or former UConn students this week said the university failed to protect them from sexual assault and, after learning about it, acted inappropriately or insufficiently. Celebrity civil rights attorney Gloria Allred is representing the women, who filed a Title IX complaint with the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Education.
Citing privacy laws, UConn providing little information about sexual assaults
Storrs — Insisting that the University of Connecticut is a safe place and that allegations of rape are taken seriously, university officials Wednesday were unable to say if any of the 55 sexual assault complaints made to the school’s police department in the past five years have led to anyone being criminally charged.
Governor and Republican leaders call for hearings on UConn sex assault protocols
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Republican legislative leaders Thursday in calling for hearings on allegations that the University of Connecticut has failed to pursue complaints of sexual assaults.
Shutdown, Learning to read, UConn Health Center and Newtown
My Canadian cousin called last weekend just after the debt ceiling crisis had shoved the shutdown crisis out of the spotlight. “Who is running your country?” he asked. Who knew? This partisan brawl was unrecognizable to me, a bizarre event in some unknown country. Even when the U.S. Supreme Court anointed George W. Bush in 2000, it was my country going through an odd paroxysm.
Auditors cite ‘excessive’ spending at UConn Health Center
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.
Legislative report: UConn has become ‘less affordable’ for poorer students
Brett Calash, whose family lost its home in Milford in Hurricane Sandy last year, will likely graduate from the University of Connecticut with nearly $50,000 in student loans. “A lot of things I am going to want to do will have to be put on hold,” the economics and political science major said Thursday, the […]
Where UConn students come from…
Even with more freshman students than ever enrolling at the University of Connecticut this fall, the ratio of students coming from out-of-state has hardly budged.
What college rankings tell us…
Should a university that is more selective in who it enrolls be ranked higher than a university that accepts everyone who applies? If faculty members are paid more, should they be ranked higher? And what if a university’s reputation is more highly regarded than another’s? Should the more popular university be ranked higher?
As UConn builds more labs, research funding shrinks
Farmington — Leslie Loew, a researcher at the University of Connecticut, had planned to study the use of fluorescent dye and light to help doctors better repair life-threatening heart rhythms, but his funding was cut so that research will have to wait. Many research projects have stalled at the University of Connecticut as research funding […]
UConn taps reserves to close budget shortfall
University of Connecticut officials plan to significantly draw down the system’s emergency reserves this fiscal year to close a $30.8 million budget gap. “This is the first time we have had to deplete this fund to this extent… It’s a sign of the times,” said Lysa Teal, UConn’s vice president of finance and budget. This […]
UConn case renews debate on who should have to report abuse
DCF Commissioner Joette Katz (left), Rep. Diana Urban , House chairwoman of the Children's Committee (Right) The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp reported Robert Miller to the Department of Children and Families in February, a day after learning that police were investigating sexual abuse allegations that led to Miller’s dismissal as a camp volunteer […]