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The University of Connecticut appears to be on the short list of schools being considered to join the Big 12 Athletic Conference. Since the Big 12 voted earlier this summer to explore an expansion, 20 schools have emerged as possible candidates, including Brigham Young University, the University of Cincinnati, Boise State, and UConn.

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It was a muggy and overcast Thursday morning as John Volin led me through patches of tall milkweed and wild raspberries. 

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University of Connecticut student Haddiyyah Ali got an email in January from a woman whose story floored her. The woman was working at a talent agency in 1965 when she says Bill Cosby invited her to a party at his house.

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Legislative leaders are criticizing the University of Connecticut for moving forward with raises for its senior staff despite the state's budget problems. The pay increases come at a time when UConn students will see a 31 percent tuition hike over the next four years.

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The Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered a judge to hold another hearing to determine whether the names of some University of Connecticut animal researchers can be kept secret to protect their safety.

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West Hartford officials are planning to buy a University of Connecticut property instead of allowing a for-profit international school to come to town.

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When Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart asked the University of Connecticut to provide a guest narrator to read "A Visit From St. Nicholas" during a 2014 holiday concert at the school, he was expecting to get UConn's president or perhaps a distinguished professor.

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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