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The University of Connecticut announced plans to close on Monday afternoon in advance of the winter storm.

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On the basketball court, a player is “in the paint” when he or she is inside the area closest to the hoop. Visitors to the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut can imagine what that might feel like at an exhibition opening Friday called “In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art.”

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They just don’t make 'em like they used to, unless you put a bunch of Ph.D.s in a room with a 3D printer. 

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The University of Connecticut is in negotiations to buy a hotel in Storrs and eventually turn it into a student dormitory.

Dean Winter

There's only so much history you can learn from books. Sometimes, you just need to go underwater and travel back in time.

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Poignantly, the Stephen Sondheim Obsessives of this world (I consider myself a lifelong admirer but not quite an obsessive) are poring over every scrap leaking out from the Disney fortress concerning the upcoming movie version of “Into the Woods.” 

At UConn, Does "Civility" Trump Free Speech?

Oct 16, 2014
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On August 28, UConn held a pep rally for the football team on a patio outside the Student Union. The 6:00 pm event included the UConn marching band and cheerleaders, and was emceed by UConn IMG Sports Radio Network -- pretty typical for this sports-crazy campus.

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A UConn Professor has won a lucrative award from the National Institutes of Health for his work in regenerative engineering.

UConn Makes Changes in Wake of Sexual Assaults

Sep 26, 2014
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University of Connecticut president Susan Herbst said the school has made significant changes to better prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus.

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A nationally recognized research center dedicated to food policy and issues of obesity will leave Yale University at the end of the year and partner with the University of Connecticut.

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UConn starting quarterback Casey Cochran has decided to end his football career because of multiple concussions.

Cochran, a sophomore from Monroe, suffered a concussion in the first game of the season. It was his third concussion at UConn. Cochran and his family met with UConn's medical and coaching staff late last week and after that meeting, decided to call it quits.

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Researchers at UConn are investigating the feasibility of managing grade school athletic fields without pesticides. It's science that could one day inform state law. 

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For young scientists, finding money to support basic research can be difficult. Federal research budgets are shrinking, and grant applications can be a time sink, removing researchers from their lab or their graduate work.

Some young scientists are now forgoing traditional funding mechanisms, and turning to the power of the crowd.

UConn Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Jul 18, 2014
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The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. 

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UConn's athletic director said he opposes the idea of unions for college athletes, but sees the need to provide students on athletic scholarships with additional money. 

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