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  • State Drops Case Against Wintrich, White House Correspondent, In UConn Tussle

    12/11/2017 11:54:14 AM PST · by x1stcav · 21 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/11/17 | David Owens and Russell Blair
    The state Monday dropped the breach of peace case against Lucian Wintrich, a White House correspondent for conservative website Gateway Pundit, in connection to a tussle at a speech he was to deliver at UConn last month. He was present at court but did not appear before a judge. His lawyer, Norm Pattis, met with Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew Gedansky. Later, Pattis said the state recognized Wintrich was retrieving notes that were stolen from him when the incident happened “I obviously think its wonderful that finally the system corrected itself,” said Wintrich in brief comments outside of court. “We don’t...
  • UConn changes speaker rules after conservative speech ruckus

    12/04/2017 8:34:01 PM PST · by matt04 · 25 replies
    The University of Connecticut has issued new guidelines for speakers and campus events after an altercation at a speech by a conservative commentator titled “It’s OK To Be White.” UConn President Susan Herbst said Monday in a campus-wide email that events or other programming will not be allowed if the school determines the individual involved represents a “danger to our community.” Herbst says speaker Lucian Wintrich had no criminal history, but UConn was “disturbed” to learn that an individual who traveled with him has at least one arrest for a “violent offense.” A young woman appeared to take paperwork off...
  • Mississippi State stuns UConn 66-64 in Final Four to end Huskies' 111-game win streak

    03/31/2017 11:31:17 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 | Doug Feinberg
    UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's basketball history, stunning the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.
  • UConn campus police won't enforce immigration laws

    12/06/2016 3:09:57 PM PST · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The University of Connecticut says campus police will continue to steer clear of enforcing immigration laws. UConn President Susan Herbst announced Tuesday that campus police formally adopted a longstanding policy of not inquiring individuals about their immigration status, not detaining people based solely on their citizenship status and not making arrests based on warrants from federal immigration authorities. She also said the university will continue admitting qualified students regardless of their immigration status and offering qualified undocumented students the in-state tuition rate, as state law requires. Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a "sanctuary campus" as colleges including Wesleyan University...
  • UConn building 'black-only' living space to promote scholarship

    02/02/2016 6:07:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 02, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    Faced with alarmingly low graduation rates for black males, the University of Connecticut is trying something it calls bold -- and critics call segregation. The school's main campus in Storrs has launched a program slated for fall in which 40 black male undergraduates live together in on-campus housing. Proponents believe the students can draw on their common experiences and help each other make it to commencement. But others cringe at the idea of black-only housing, saying it turns decades of hard-fought racial progress on its head. [...] ScHOLA2RS House -- which stands for "Scholastic House of Leaders who are African...
  • Mac-and-cheese jackass apparently kicked out of college

    10/08/2015 10:26:41 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8 October 2015 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    The obnoxious bro who went ballistic after a UConn dining hall refused to serve him mac and cheese will now apparently be denied a diploma from the school as well. Luke Gatti was spotted leaving the University of Connecticut campus Wednesday with a car full of his belongings.
  • UConn freshman, 18, arrested after threatening to unleash 'hail of bullets' on town

    01/03/2015 9:06:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 3, 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    ".....The threat by University of Connecticut freshman Tyler McKenzie prompted the East Lyme school district to cancel sporting events and plan for additional security measures when classes resume Monday, police said. McKenzie was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace..... He has been placed under house arrest and must undergo mental health evaluations and stay on prescribed medications. McKenzie will be allowed to return to UConn when classes resume January 20.
  • ‘Praise Darwin!’ UConn Professor Goes Ape During Campus Preaching

    05/03/2014 5:12:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    STORRS, Conn. – A University of Connecticut professor asserted that he came from an ape on Tuesday as he went wild during a campus gospel presentation that included discussion on evolution. James Boster, Professor of Anthropology at University of Connecticut, spent over two hours attempting to draw students away from several evangelists that were open-air preaching and distributing gospel literature on campus. Evangelist Don Karns of Hampton, Virginia told Christian News Network that Boster approached him as he was holding a sign about evolution and became condescending and confrontational. “He asked me if I had accepted Darwin as my lord...
  • 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...