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  • Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade

    04/14/2014 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | April 14, 2014 | Colin McDonough,Matt McDonough,Nick Greene
    HARTFORD — The city celebrated the UConn men's and women's basketball teams' national championships Sunday with a victory parade through downtown, and it was one of the biggest parties Hartford has ever seen. An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets as blue and white confetti showered them while they cheered two teams and two trophies. After the parade, players, coaches and dignitaries addressed the crowd in a rally outside the Capitol.
  • UConn completes perfect season, wins record ninth women's basketball title

    04/08/2014 7:55:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Foxnews.Com
    Four of Connecticut's five starters scored in double figures as the Huskies women's basketball team matched the accomplishment of their male counterparts Tuesday night, defeating Notre Dame 79-58 to win a record ninth NCAA championship and becoming only the second team to complete a perfect 40-0 season.
  • At least 30 arrested as UConn students celebrate NCAA victory

    04/08/2014 12:01:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/08/2014
    STORRS, Conn. – Jubilant fans celebrating UConn's Monday night national basketball championship win smashed a window in an engineering building, broke street lights and overturned furniture inside the school's student union. Campus police had made 30 arrests by 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, while state police had made others and more were expected, said University of Connecticut spokesman Tom Breen. "A lot of it was alcohol-related," Breen said. "There was breech of peace, destruction of property, and we had a fireworks charge." Most of the property damage was minor, he said. No serious injuries had been reported. "By far, most of our...
  • Napier Brings It Home For Uconn

    04/08/2014 4:13:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2014 | Eddie Pells
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck. "Bittersweet. Bittersweet. Bittersweet," he said, over and over again. Bitter because it's over. Sweet because UConn won it all after being left behind and told to go away.
  • Paul Pasqualoni Out As UConn Football Coach

    09/30/2013 9:37:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | September 30, 2013 | Desmond Conner
    Paul Pasqualoni has been fired as UConn football coach, and associate head coach and offensive line head coach George DeLeone has been relived of his duites, the school announced in a press release at about 10 a.m. Monday morning. The Courant was the first to report the news through two sources.
  • UConn bunny ears prank on President Obama

    08/01/2013 3:39:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | 8/1/13 | Erik Dobratz
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- A lot of people are still talking about a prank a couple of the of the UConn women pulled on the president at the White House. Another Washington D.C scandal...Bunny-Gate. Hardly, but lots of people are talking about UConn players Stefanie Dolson and Kiah Stokes putting up some bunny ears behind President Obama during a photo op at the White House. As the President was posing for pictures with the players, he said "alright no rabbit ears now." After a couple of laughs, he said ok, now you can. So Dolson and Stokes jumped at the...
  • (UConn)College’s husky dog logo promotes rape, says (feminist) student

    04/26/2013 2:33:38 PM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    The new logo for the University of Connecticut’s sports teams is a terrifying husky dog that calls to mind images of sexual assault, says one student. The new logo was unveiled last week, receiving mixed-to-negative reviews from UConn fans who preferred the older, cuter husky dog. But one student went much further, criticizing the new, meaner logo for being a pro-rape symbol. In an open letter to UC President Susan Herbst, self-described feminist student Carolyn Luby wrote that the redesigned team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture. UConn basketball coach Geno Auriemma said the logo “is looking right...
  • College’s Husky Dog Logo Promotes Rape, Says Student (UCONN)

    04/26/2013 12:27:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 237 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:21 04/26/2013
    The new logo for the University of Connecticut’s sports teams is a terrifying husky dog that calls to mind images of sexual assault, says one student. The new logo was unveiled last week, receiving mixed-to-negative reviews from UConn fans who preferred the older, cuter husky dog. But one student went much further, criticizing the new, meaner logo for being a pro-rape symbol. Ads by GoogleIn an open letter to UC President Susan Herbst, self-described feminist student Carolyn Luby wrote that the redesigned team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture. UConn basketball coach Geno Auriemma said the logo “is...
  • Fired Scientist Sues University of Connecticut

    03/08/2013 8:16:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Thursday, March 07, 2013 | Last Update: 9:54 AM PT | Christine Stuart
    A scientist accused of faking research on the health benefits of red wine sued the University of Connecticut, claiming it violated his rights in firing him. Dipak Das sued the University of Connecticut, its president, provost and Board of Trustees, in Superior Court. He claims the two-year investigation and hearing process that lead to his dismissal was flawed and violated his civil rights. The university's Health Center Special Review Board began investigating Das on allegations of research misconduct in January 2009. Das had become famous for his research into health benefits from natural substances such as resveratrol and tocotrinols. Resveratrol...
  • Voter registration mishap shuts out dozens of first-time voters(lib group denies lib voters)

    11/13/2012 5:02:30 PM PST · by matt04 · 4 replies
    Byron Bunda, a junior at the University of Connecticut, had been looking forward to casting his first vote for president last Tuesday. But a voter registration snafu in Mansfield involving the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group denied Bunda and 92 other voters, mostly UConn students, the ability to cast their ballots. Ninety-three voter registration cards that were supposed to be submitted to the Mansfield Registrar of Voters were lost in a filing cabinet and not recovered in time for the election, according to Andrea Epling, Mansfield's Democratic Registrar of Voters. Bunda, of Larchmont, N.Y., said he filled out a registration...
  • Suit Claims UConn Women’s Coach Retaliated After His Sexual Advance Was Rebuffed

    06/12/2012 6:53:05 AM PDT · by gortklattu · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/11/2012 | Michael Powell
    A security director for the National Basketball Association said in a lawsuit Monday that Geno Auriemma, the coach of the United States Olympic women’s basketball team, followed, grabbed and tried to forcibly kiss her at a hotel during a basketball tournament in Russia in 2009.
  • UConn buses give verbal warnings to pedestrians

    03/21/2012 3:07:02 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Shuttle buses at the University of Connecticut are now giving verbal warnings to pedestrians as the vehicles round corners on campus. When bus wheels pass a certain degree during a turn, an automated voice is broadcast through speakers on the outside of the bus with the alert "Pedestrians, bus is turning." School spokesman Mike Kirk says the system, which began operating Monday, came in response to a fatal accident last March in which 20-year-old student David Plamondon of Westminster, Mass., was struck and killed by a shuttle bus while in a crosswalk. As many as 13 shuttle buses are in...
  • Occupy UConn to confront Lieberman

    02/23/2012 3:09:55 PM PST · by matt04 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Members of Occupy UConn will confront U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman on Thursday during his visit to campus about his commitment to increase debt, expand foreign wars and government surveillance of American citizens. Members said they want answers regarding Lieberman's willingness to send University of Connecticut students to die on the front lines to defend democratic freedoms, while sat the same time working to deny those same freedoms to American citizens. Lieberman was invited to the campus to discuss the Cybersecurity Act, a bill before Congress that he co-sponsored with three colleagues. Members of Occupy UConn were expected to confront Lieberman...
  • ‘It Is Inappropriate’: Anger After UConn Includes Pledge of Allegiance Before Sports Games

    12/07/2011 9:42:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/7/11 | Billy Hallowell
    Atheists and radical church-state separatists have taken particular offense to the continued uttering of the Pledge of Allegiance. To these individuals, the words “under God” have no place in the public square, even when utterances are voluntary in nature. Now, there’s a new epicenter in the debate over the Pledge. Following the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the University of Connecticut’s interim athletic director, Paul Pendergast, decided to add the recitation as a viable way for individuals to remember both the nation and U.S. troops. Following his decision, the Pledge was first uttered after a home football game...
  • UConn Hopes To Create Tradition With Pledge Of Allegiance Before Games

    12/01/2011 12:50:22 PM PST · by matt04 · 11 replies
    UConn interim athletic director Paul Pendergast said he was impressed with the way the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce begins its functions with the Pledge of Allegiance and how Hartford radio icon Brad Davis uses it on his WDRC show. And in the year of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Pendergast thought employing the Pledge of Allegiance before UConn basketball games would be a worthwhile tribute to the nation and enrich the university. So it has been used since the beginning of the season before the National Anthem. "I've noticed each time we do it there has...
  • Professors create index for social rights

    07/20/2011 10:00:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Professors in Connecticut and New York have created an index to measure countries' performance in ensuring developing economic and social rights. Officials at the University of Connecticut say the index takes into account a country's resources to give a reliable indication of social and economic progress. ... They have also received a National Science Foundation grant to study economic and social rights further.
  • UConn Rescinds 13-Year-Old's Acceptance

    07/07/2011 5:52:19 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 6 July | Desmond-Harris
    Autum Ashante, a highly academically accomplished 13-year-old from the Bronx, N.Y., planned to start her freshman year at the University of Connecticut this fall. Now, her father says, the school has rescinded her acceptance, the Daily News reports. Batin Ashante said that his daughter was "devastated" after university officials called him yesterday to deliver the bad news. "They said they now feel she's not academically ready," he said. "That's BS!" When the story was first reported in mid-June, UConn spokesman Richard Veilleaux confirmed that Autum had been accepted to the school but said university officials were still waiting for the...
  • N.C.A.A.’s Double Standard

    04/12/2011 9:40:48 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 25 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2011 | Joe Nocera
    I don’t know about you, but I had a hard time stomaching the sight of Jim Calhoun holding the championship trophy after Monday’s final game of the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament. Not because it was a lousy game (though it was), but because Calhoun, the pugnacious coach of the University of Connecticut “program” — as the big-money Division I teams are called — shouldn’t have been allowed anywhere near the gym. Just weeks earlier, the N.C.A.A. had sanctioned him for “failing to create an atmosphere of compliance” with its recruiting rules. To put it more bluntly: UConn cheated. Among the...
  • UConn Wins Third National Title Against Butler

    04/05/2011 12:26:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 5, 2011 | annem040359
    CONGRATS to the UConn men Huskies, who had won late last night a third national title in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship against Butler University, 53-41. For the first time since 2004, the UConn men win in a historic defensive game, after a season in which they were not even expected to even go the distance the team made, having be written off as a team in major rebuilding mode.
  • NCAA Championship Game LIVE THREAD-(GO BUTLER!!)

    04/04/2011 5:15:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 65 replies
    TCRLAF | 4-4-11 | TCRLAF
    HERE WE GO FOLKS!!! "... This is for all the small schools, that never had a chance to be here."-HOOSIERS My favorite line, from one of the greatest movies of all time. You just have to be from Indiana, before class tournaments began, having experienced Hoosier Hysteria first-hand, to understand what this really means. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGL0uuCxXyQ
  • Notre Dame stuns two-time defending champion UConn in national semifinal

    04/03/2011 9:15:35 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 18 replies
    ESPN/AP ^ | 4/3/11
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Even Maya Moore's magic wasn't enough for Connecticut this time.Sophomore guard Skylar Diggins scored 28 points and hot-shooting Notre Dame upset UConn 72-63 on Sunday night, ending the brilliant career of Moore and the Huskies' quest for a third straight national championship.Ten years after their last title, the Irish will be playing for another one Tuesday night against Texas A&M, which beat Stanford 63-62 in the first semifinal.Notre Dame was 0-3 against its Big East rival this season but the Irish had all the answers this time for the Huskies, who lost for just the second time in...
  • Video: UConn's backup QB is a Jedi master of meaningless accuracy

    02/09/2011 1:41:41 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 9 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 2 9 11
    we need this guy for quarterback of the Free Republic College Reaganites football team
  • Update: Paul Pasqualoni Named UConn Head Football Coach

    01/13/2011 3:50:21 PM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 13, 2011 | annem040359
    Update on the University of Connecticut has hired to become the new head coach, Paul Pasqualoni.
  • UConn Begins Search For New Football Coach (Update)

    01/05/2011 5:30:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 5, 2011 | annem040359
    The search now begins for the University of Connecticut for new head football coach to replace Randy Edsall who left early this week for new head football coach position at the University of Maryland.
  • Walt Dropo Dies; 1950 AL Rookie Of Year With Red Sox, 3-Sport UConn Star

    12/18/2010 7:55:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | December 18, 2010 | Dom Amore
    Walt Dropo could have played football for the Chicago Bears. He could have played professional basketball as the NBA was getting started. But instead, he applied his massive frame and remarkable quickness to baseball, and had a rookie year with the Red Sox that few have ever approached.
  • Texas Christian, Villanova Picks Point Big East to Conference Tournament?

    11/30/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by dangus · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Idle Speculation ^ | 11-30-10 | Dangus
    The Big East's football expansion plans leave the conference with 17 universities, including non-Football members. That's a terrible number for scheduling; the only way the basketball teams can schedule an even number of games is if they play every other team only once. 18 teams would allow three divisions of six teams each. Any team would play the other five teams in its division twice, and one half of the twelve other teams in the conference. 18 sounds like worsening the problem of too many teams, but having three divisions could actually restore some rivalries, and return the conference to...
  • UConn Beats West Virginia

    10/29/2010 8:50:24 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 9 replies
    WTIC
    UConn beat West Virginia tonight in overtime 16 to 13.
  • Functional nerve cells from adult skin cells generated by UConn scientists

    10/19/2010 8:31:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    PhysOrg.com ^ | 10/19/10
    Scientists at the University of Connecticut Health Center have successfully converted stem cells derived from the adult skin cells of four humans into region-specific forebrain, midbrain, and spinal cord neurons (nerve cells) with functions. The research is a key step toward realizing the cells’ potential to treat various neurodegenerative diseases.The UConn team, led by Dr. Ren-He Xu, director of the Health Center’s Stem Cell Core facility, and Dr. Xuejun Li, a neural scientist in the Neuroscience Department, recently published a paper describing how they used cell reprogramming protocols to first transform the adult tissue into "induced pluripotent stem cells" that...
  • Today, Now Home, Finally, The Champs Can Reflect

    04/07/2010 1:48:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 153+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 7, 2010 | annem040359
    Now that the Lady UConn or Connecticut Huskies, Champions once again are now home at Storrs, they can reflect and look back on a job well. WELCOME HOME UCONN HUSKIE LADIES!!!!
  • UConn Women WIN Championship #7, 78-0, PERFECT!

    04/07/2010 3:59:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 342+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 7, 2010 | annem040359
    Congrats are in order to Coach Geno and the UConn women Huskies having won their #7 championship after a brief period of struggle. THANK-YOU UConn women!
  • UConn Caps Perfect Season With 7th Championship (Lady Huskies)

    04/06/2010 8:43:23 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 12 replies · 337+ views
    The Hartford Courant (courant.com) ^ | 10:42 p.m. EDT, April 6, 2010 | JOHN ALTAVILLA
    SAN ANTONIO Sometimes things don't work out perfectly. So much can happen from the blueprint to the bouquets that just getting the chance to win a national championship is a blessing. But to win another championship in the same fashion, so fluently, so flawlessly, so fabulously, is something the sport may never see again. The magnificent run to a seventh national championship for the nation's pre-eminent college basketball program ended with an unusual but emphatic 53-47 win over Stanford at The Alamodome. Maya Moore, the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, scored 18 of her game-high 23 points in...
  • 13-Year-Old Prodigy Cries Discrimination After University Denied Him Ecology Class

    03/13/2010 9:14:31 AM PST · by camerakid400 · 44 replies · 1,611+ views
    ABC News ^ | march 12, 10 | Emily Friedman
    He may be young but Colin Carlson said he is no stranger to discrimination. Carlson, a gifted child, was at age 12 turned away from his dream school, Connecticut College, amid concerns that he was too young for a dormitory, even though he agreed to live off campus with his mother. Now, more than a year later, 13-year-old Carlson said he has faced trouble again at the University of Connecticut, where he maintains a 3.9 GPA as a double-degree candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology, and in environmental studies. The university barred his entry into an African field ecology class...
  • UConn could get big boost from Dodd amendment (That 100 Million Mystery Money)

    12/23/2009 6:45:32 PM PST · by raybbr · 3 replies · 366+ views
    The Day.com ^ | 12/23/2009 | Judy Benson
    Late in the negotiations for the Senate version of the health care reform bill, Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd worked to add a provision that could help the University of Connecticut partially fund the new hospital it has been seeking to replace the antiquated John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Dodd, chairman of the Banking Committee and a senior member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, is facing stiff competition for re-election in November. He introduced the amendment to the main bill, designed to increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance and enact other reforms, that...
  • Weis' Irish Wake, Pt III: Huskies Halt Hapless Irish in Double OT 33-30

    11/22/2009 5:56:19 PM PST · by mlizzy · 45 replies · 997+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 11-22-09 | Tom O'Toole
    On yet another surreally beautiful November day in South Bend, the Notre Dame sliding Irish completed the hard-to-believe scene by falling to yet another inferior opponent at home, losing to Connecticut by the final score of 33-30. For although Senior Day had the senior captains coming out of the tunnel with arms interlocked with Charlie Weis' to show their unwavering support for their embattled coach, this embarrassing performance most certainly buried Charlie, and assured he would be exiting the campus with them, if not before. Still, if Saturday's loss meant Charlie would no longer be roaming the sidelines, it also...
  • 2 UConn Suspects Due In Court Arrests Made In Jasper Howard's Death

    10/28/2009 8:21:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies · 633+ views
    http://www.wfsb.com ^ | October 28, 2009 | Biggirl
    STORRS, Conn. -- Two of three people charged in connection with the stabbing death of UConn football player Jasper Howard are scheduled to face a judge Wednesday. John Lomax, 21, of Bloomfield, Hakim Muhammed, 20, of Bloomfield, and Jama Todd, 21, of Hartford, were arrested Tuesday in connection with Howard's death.
  • Attorney: Bloomfield Man Charged In Howard's Death

    10/27/2009 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies · 631+ views
    http://www.wfsb.com ^ | October 26, 2009 | Biggirl
    An attorney for a Bloomfield man said Tuesday that his client has been charged with murder in connection with the death of UConn football player Jasper Howard. Attorney Deron Freeman said his client, John William Lomax, was charged Tuesday morning with murder in connection with Howard's death. Freeman maintained his client's innocence in Howard's death.
  • UConn Football Player Killed After On-Campus Stabbing

    10/18/2009 9:32:16 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 1,553+ views
    FoxNews ^ | October 17th 2009
    UConn Football Player Killed After On-Campus Stabbing Sunday, October 18, 2009 Jasper Howard The starting cornerback for the University of Connecticut football team died on Sunday after an on-campus stabbing just hours after the team's victory over Louisville, FOX61 reported. Jasper Howard The starting cornerback for the University of Connecticut football team died on Sunday after an on-campus stabbing just hours after the team's victory over Louisville, FOX61 reported. Jasper Howard, 20, was airlifted to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, FOX61 reported. Howard was reportedly stabbed near the university’s student union at the center of campus at...
  • UConn Football Player Stabbed and Killed

    10/18/2009 8:06:25 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 33 replies · 1,604+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 18 Oct 09 | SCOTT POWERS, DESMOND CONNER AND REGINE LABOSSIERE
    Jasper Howard, a 5-foot-9, 174-pound starting cornerback on the UConn football team, died today after an on-campus stabbing. According to multiple sources, Howard, 20, was reportedly was stabbed near the student union.
  • Source: UConn football player fatally stabbed

    10/18/2009 9:00:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    AP ^ | October 18, 2009
    STORRS, Conn. - A University of Connecticut football player has died following an on-campus stabbing, hours after the team’s victory over Louisville. Twenty-year-old Jasper Howard of Miami, a junior and starting cornerback, was stabbed during a fight early Sunday. His death was confirmed to The Associated Press by an administration official who requested anonymity because of the police investigation.
  • UNDEAD REVOLUTION: Historical Attack on Obama POTUS Eligibility, Part 1 (Donofrio)

    09/08/2009 6:16:34 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 1,796+ views
    Natural Born Citizen ^ | 9-8-09 | Leo Donofrio/UCONN Research Team
    [The research team from UCONN - UNDEAD REVOLUTION - have published "Part 1" of their exhaustive research on the historical meaning of the "natural born citizen" POTUS eligibility requirement. I am republishing their report here as my first guest blog. Please click through to their blog for the full report. I am simultaneously publishing my analysis of an incredible find by the UR team which firmly establishes that Chester Arthur's British birth was not known to the public while he was President and therefore sets no historical or legal precedent for Obama. Now, for your historical education, the Natural Born...
  • (2) Michigan State 82, (1) Connecticut 73

    04/04/2009 5:51:02 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 28 replies · 1,462+ views
    (2) Michigan State 82, (1) Connecticut 73 Associated Press DETROIT -- Raymar Morgan grinned and lifted his right arm high in the air, saluting a stadium filled with Michigan State fans with a little wave. The Spartans promised their downtrodden state something good, and boy, did they deliver. Morgan broke out of his late-season slump with 18 points, Kalin Lucas added 21 and the smaller Spartans ran roughshod over Hasheem Thabeet and Connecticut in an 82-73 upset in the Final Four on Saturday night. The Spartans will play the winner of Villanova-North Carolina for the NCAA title Monday night, a...
  • Report: UConn Basketball Violated NCAA Recruitment Rules - Video 3/25/09

    03/25/2009 9:11:38 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 654+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 25, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel reporting that the University of Connecticut (UConn) Basketball team violated NCAA rules in the recruitment of former guard Nate Miles. The violation reportedly took place in 2006. UConn is in the Sweet 16 of this year's NCAA Tournament. . . . . . (Watch Video Report)
  • UConn coach Calhoun scores big in poll on salary

    03/11/2009 2:37:24 PM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 6 replies · 336+ views
    AP via Charter.net ^ | Wednesday, March 11, 2009 1:20 PM EDT | STEPHANIE REITZ Associated Press Writer
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Few Connecticut residents are calling foul on UConn men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun's recent outburst to a blogger who pressed him on his $1.6 million annual salary. More than three of every five Connecticut residents surveyed in a new Quinnipiac University poll say Calhoun, the highest-paid public employee in the state, should keep his entire salary rather than donate a portion to help ease Connecticut's fiscal problems. skip The poll came after the press conference in which Krayeske questioned whether Calhoun's salary was appropriate amid Connecticut's spending cuts, anticipated budget shortfalls and other fiscal problems. Calhoun...
  • Calhoun gets into heated spat over salary (UConn basketball coach smacks down local "activist")

    02/22/2009 6:55:10 AM PST · by DemforBush · 93 replies · 3,521+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2/22/09 | PAT EATON-ROBB
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)—Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun got into a heated exchange at a postgame news conference Saturday with a freelance journalist and political activist who questioned why the coach of a public university was making $1.6 million in tough economic times...
  • UCONN Police Reporting a Suspicious Occurrence and Safety Alert

    02/08/2009 6:51:59 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 1,023+ views
    On 2/7/09 at approximately 6:35 PM a suspicious incident occurred at Hilltop Apartments, in the parking lot between the Beard and French buildings. A male approached a female from the opposite direction and came up within several feet of her personal space. The female turned around and left the area. The male walked away in the opposite direction. The male did not say anything or make physical contact with the female. The intention of the male is unknown. Description as follows: a white male 6’ 0” with shoulder length brown hair wearing a red or brown cloth jacket and jeans....
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 4-25-08

    04/25/2008 5:55:05 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 75 replies · 1,011+ views
    In a ceremony in the Oval Office this morning, President Bush officially proclaimed April 25, 2008 to be Malaria Awareness Day (Transcript) America is a compassionate country that feeds the hungry and protects the vulnerable because we believe every human life has inherent dignity and matchless value. As the people of Africa continue their struggle against malaria, we offer our support and steadfast commitment. We call on all nations to join us in a great humanitarian effort. The president made a brief statement on the economy (Transcript) before boarding Marine One with First Lady Laura Bush for a day trip...
  • Connecticut Coach Jim Calhoun announces he has cancer

    05/30/2008 11:11:45 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 13 replies · 119+ views
    radio broadcast live | 05/30/2008 | news
    felt winding down this season fever blisters, small boil in his neck, as he went to recruit, normal duties, he became more fatigued. The small mass grew to a marble, within 3 weeks to a small golf ball. Went to 3 doctors, was diagnosed as an upper resp inf, docs sent him to Doctor, initial diagnosis was same, but did biopsy did Biop[sy, has cancer. Cancer was removed. One more step to go in recovery
  • UCONN's Statement on Virginia Tech

    04/17/2007 2:46:15 PM PDT · by Andonius_99 · 19 replies · 752+ views
    email | 4/17/2007 | me
    TO: The Univerity Community FROM: XXXXXXX RE: Virginia Tech DATE: April 17, 2007 As I indicated in my e-mail to the University community last evening, all of us at UConn are shocked and saddened by the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Our hearts go out to the students at that great university, their families, and our faculty colleagues there, and our thoughts are also with members of our own community who have personal or professional connections with people at Virginia Tech. I am especially mindful of several UConn graduates who are now teaching or pursuing graduate work there. In the past...
  • Echinacea cuts cold incidence (big pharma eats their shorts)

    09/20/2006 6:54:52 PM PDT · by djf · 72 replies · 1,994+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/20/06 | Martha Kerr
    BOSTON (Reuters Health) - Use of echinacea, or extract of the purple coneflower, before the onset of full-blown symptoms of the common cold reduces the incidence by more than a half and the duration by almost two full days, researchers reported here at the annual meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. There are approximately one billion colds reported annually, Dr. Sachin A. Shah told meeting attendees. He commented that 20 percent of patients report using nutraceuticals for symptom management. Of these, echinacea is the most commonly used. Shah of the University of Connecticut, Storrs and colleagues conducted a...
  • UCONN Mission Statement (Bwahahahaha...Vanity)

    04/18/2006 7:37:34 AM PDT · by Andonius_99 · 11 replies · 460+ views
    Received via email
    Hello fellow Freepers, just received this in an email and figured some may want to have some fun with it (particularly those concerned with academic freedom and the like)...MISSION AND PURPOSES OF UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT The University of Connecticut is dedicated to excellence demonstrated through national and international recognition. As Connecticut's public research university, through freedom of academic inquiry and expression (unless you're Ann Coulter), we create and disseminate knowledge by means of scholarly and creative achievements, graduate and professional education, and outreach. Through our focus on teaching and learning, the University helps every student grow intellectually and become a...