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UConn Board Votes to Close Torrington Satellite Campus

Apr 27, 2016
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The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has voted to close the school's Torrington satellite campus.

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The University of Connecticut has signed an agreement to spend $4 million to renovate and lease space inside the Hartford Public Library.

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Layoff notices continue to be issued to Connecticut state employees.

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UConn has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to preserve and exhibit a collection of two million army ants.

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With Tuesday night's victory over Syracuse, the UConn Huskies became the first women's basketball team in history to win four straight NCAA national championships.

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As much in the American grain as Aaron Copland, William Carlos Williams, or Emily Dickenson, the celebrated composer/orchestrator and conductor/bandleader Maria Schneider is a great, lyrical celebrator of memory, home, and friendship in her latest masterwork recording, The Thompson Fields.

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Standing in a laboratory packed with various scientific instruments, University of Connecticut engineering professor Arash Zaghi gestured to three steel beams, modest in appearance where they sit under the large and brightly-painted hydraulic-powered machine capable of applying weights of up to 275 tons.

On Tuesday night in Indianapolis, top-seeded Connecticut made history, beating No. 4 Syracuse 82 to 51 to become the first NCAA Division I women's team to win four consecutive NCAA basketball championships.

The win also marked the 11th national championship for UConn head coach Geno Auriemma who surpassed coach John Wooden on the all-time championship win list — for both college and pro basketball. Auriemma is now tied with coach Phil Jackson for basketball championship wins.

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A few weeks ago we held a conversation about the n-word -- how the word is used by black and white Americans; how it's been used by newspapers over time; and how one professor would like to see it stop being used altogether. 

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Top-seeded Connecticut rolled over Oregon State 80-51 Sunday to make the women's championship game, and fourth seed Syracuse beat the University of Washington 80-59. Connecticut will be trying to win an unprecedented fourth straight title and another perfect season when the two team play Tuesday night in Indianapolis.

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Women's NCAA Final Four: Is UConn's dominance bad for women's basketball?

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Close to 500 fans showed up outside Gampel Pavilion on Thursday to cheer on the University of Connecticut women's basketball team as it boarded a bus for the airport to begin the trip to Indianapolis and the team's ninth consecutive Final Four.

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The UConn Huskies women will head to the Final Four - for the ninth time in a row. They defeated Texas last night in Bridgeport.

Universities didn’t always have power-house fundraising foundations supporting them - they came into popularity in the Reagan-era economy when government drastically cut higher education funding, so more and more schools had to turn to private donors.

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Nearly 40 percent of all black kindergartners are overweight or obese, and nearly 40 percent of all Hispanic kindergartners in Connecticut are, too.

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With spring just around the corner, gardeners across Connecticut are preparing to defend their gardens from unwanted insects, animals, and plants. But gardening experts said pesticides might not be the first thing to turn to as a deterrent. 

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