MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student has been killed after crashing his vehicle into a transit bus.
Connecticut State Police say 21-year-old Thomas Paul Leahy, of...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued eight ducklings from a storm drain on the University of Connecticut campus.
The school says bystanders walking near the chemistry building...
Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own growers who fear fecal contamination are increasingly guarded about...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A junior at the University of Connecticut has been named a Truman Scholar.
Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru, a junior from Pomfret who is majoring in environmental studies, is one...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — NASA has chosen Purdue University as the site of a new research institute that will design deep space habitats for humans.
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he's planning to make big changes to the University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is hosting a daylong forum exploring the future of self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is receiving more than $12 million in federal grant funding from the Air Force Research Lab program.
MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Say you're a ship captain and you want to know when one of your sailors is fatigued to the point he or she is at risk of getting injured.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a University of Connecticut student charged with possessing child pornography says it is not clear whether the student intentionally downloaded child porn or...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An ethics panel has fined a former University of Connecticut diversity official $20,000 after determining she awarded her husband a $54,000 fellowship he did not apply for...
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Professional puppeteers and students from around New England are coming to the University of Connecticut for a puppetry slam.
The 2019 UConn Winter Puppet Slam, similar to a poetry slam, will feature short works of puppetry. It will be held on Friday at the school's Konover Auditorium.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Thomas Katsouleas, the provost and executive vice president of the University of Virginia, was appointed Tuesday as the next president of the University of Connecticut, promising to try and double the amount of research money coming into the school over the next decade.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's athletic department, struggling financially and looking to re-engage its alumni base, has set up a social media platform exclusively for former athletes.
The National C Club is a web-based forum, open to the approximately 7,000 living former athletes or team managers who have earned an athletic letter at the school.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut engineering professor has apologized for questioning whether he should have to accommodate a student suffering from exam-related anxiety.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The tipoff of a men's basketball game scheduled for Saturday at the University of Connecticut has been moved up because of an impending winter storm.
UConn will host Tulane at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs beginning at 2 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m.
The Tulane team is planning to fly home after the game to avoid the storm.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Spending in the athletic division at the University of Connecticut outpaced revenue by more than $40 million in 2018, the school reported Thursday.
In an NCAA financial statement, UConn reported that total generated revenue from sports last year totaled $40.4 million, while expenses came in at $80.9 million.
UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said the gap is a result of declining conference and media licensing revenue and rising costs.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Schools closed early and snow plows were out in force for the first blast of winter weather in Connecticut this season.
A winter storm warning was in effect for most of Connecticut through Friday morning.
Forecasters were predicting up to 7 inches of snow in parts of the state.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Michael Hernandez can't vote, but you can and that's why he was sitting recently in an uncomfortable folding chair in the stained-blue-carpeted offices of city Democratic headquarters.
He had just finished a math midterm at the University of Connecticut-Stamford, and the freshman's eyelids were heavy to prove it. Surrounded by barking phone bankers, he admitted to running on fewer than five hours sleep; about average this semester.
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A woman accused of stealing more than $29,000 worth of surplus equipment from the University of Connecticut and selling it at a scrap metal yard has taken a plea bargain and avoided jail time.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has agreed to sell its on-campus hotel to a private operator.
The school's trustees Wednesday agreed to sell the Nathan Hale Inn to AJ Capital Partners for $8.3 million, the same price UConn paid when the university bought the hotel from another private owner three years ago.
The new owners run the Graduate Hotels brand, a collection of boutique-style hotels at college campuses across the nation.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey will address students, faculty and staff at the University of Connecticut this fall.
UConn President Susan Herbst announced Tuesday that Comey will be this year's speaker at the Edmund Fusco Contemporary Issues Forum on Oct. 15. In a message to the UConn community, Herbst says Comey will deliver remarks and participate in a Q&A session at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — About 23,000 undergraduate students are set to start classes Monday at the University of Connecticut.
The school says it's expecting about 12,300 students to move into residence halls on the main campus in Storrs this weekend, with another 425 living in university housing near the satellite campus in Stamford.
The student body includes about 5,500 freshmen, including about 4,000 from 164 of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The new freshman class at the University of Connecticut represents the largest in the school's history, with approximately 5,500 students.
More than 4,000 hail from 164 of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns.
UConn President Susan Herbst said Wednesday the class of 2022 is also academically exceptional. The incoming students averaged 1306 on their SAT scores, higher than any previous UConn class.
SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut is taking on another role: assistant ring bearer for two university alumni.
Jonathan XIV, was part of the wedding party for Daniel and Holly Bronko last month as they tied the knot in Simsbury. He had the ring box on his collar as he walked up the aisle.
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's John Dempsey Hospital is opening the state's first milk depot.
The center, which operates like a blood bank, will serve as collection point for the distribution of donated, pasteurized human milk to babies at neonatal intensive care units across the northeast.
The hospital will be working with Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast to find and screen breast milk donors in Connecticut.
MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is asking for $79 million more from the state to cover labor expenses and capital improvements.
The Connecticut Post reported Wednesday the university Board of Trustees has approved a request from the chief financial officer for $234.3 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year, and $269.7 million in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The family of a former University of Connecticut graduate student who remains in a coma 10 months after nearly drowning in a YMCA pool has filed a $35 million lawsuit against the organization.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the Stamford YMCA failed to properly train its lifeguards and failed to make sure they were not distracted while they were supposed to be monitoring patrons in the pool.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The public is being invited to submit nominations for a prestigious human rights prize awarded biennially by the University of Connecticut.
The 2019 Thomas Dodd Human Rights Award is named for former U.S. Sen. Thomas J. Dodd who, who served as executive trial counsel to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg following World War II. Nominations are being accepted online through Oct. 1.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has appointed a 44-member search committee to look for the school's next president.
The advisory committee, approved Wednesday, will be led by Thomas Kruger, the board's chairman.
Kruger says the school wanted a search committee that would reflect the school's many stakeholders and constituencies.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees has approved the sale of the school's former West Hartford branch campus to a global financial technology company for $5.2 million.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Trustees for the University of Connecticut have voted to sell the former West Hartford campus to a technology company that plans to use it for its headquarters.
The university is selling the campus for $5.2 million to Seven Stars Cloud Group, which is led by Chinese billionaire Bruno Wu.
UConn stopped using the 58-acre property when it began operations at its new location in downtown Hartford.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees is expected to approve the sale of the university's former West Hartford branch campus to a global financial technology company for $5.2 million.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A global financial technology firm announced Tuesday it plans to relocate its headquarters to West Hartford, marking the second announcement from state officials this week about high-tech jobs in Connecticut.
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Correction is promising health care in the state's prison system will improve as his department takes control from the University of Connecticut.
The change, which goes into effect Sunday, comes after recent criticism of the system under UConn Health, including an auditors' report last year that found inadequate medical care, which they said posed a risk to the health of inmates and exposed the state to litigation.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has hired a woman to serve as dean of its dental school for the first time in that school's more than 50-year history.
Sharon Gordon takes over from Dr. R. Lamont MacNeil, who is stepping down after 12 years to become chair of the Board of the American Dental Education Association. He will remain on UConn's faculty.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The medical director for the Connecticut Department of Correction has resigned after only three months on the job.
DOC spokeswoman Karen Martucci told The Hartford Courant Wednesday that Dr. Joseph Breton has resigned for another job opportunity.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former dean of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy has been tapped to take over as dean of a pharmacy school in Maine.
The University of New England says Robert McCarthy will start his new position as dean of the University of New England College of Pharmacy on Aug. 1. He is professor of pharmacy practice and dean emeritus at UConn's pharmacy school, which he first joined in 2001.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The parents of a student killed in the mass shooting at a Florida high school have started a scholarship at the University of Connecticut in his memory.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's already reached out to Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes to discuss the ramifications of possibly legalizing sports betting.
The Democrat said Tuesday his administration has also met with other groups that could be impacted, including the University of Connecticut with its sports teams.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced Monday that she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year.
The 55-year-old Herbst, who has led the state's flagship university since 2011, did not give a reason for her decision in a message to the university community.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has removed prosecutors from the case of a University of Connecticut scientist charged with killing her professor husband.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut are looking to sell Hartford's aging downtown arena.
The Hartford Courant reports the Capital Regional Development Authority opened bidding for the XL Center on Monday. The authority is a quasi-public agency created by the General Assembly to manage various Hartford development projects, including the XL Center, which is owned by the city.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut medical official has been disciplined in the case of a professor who continued to receive payment for months after he was slain, the school announced on Wednesday.
Melinda Sanders, who was charged with monitoring the professor's work, was stripped of her role as leader of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as the result of an internal university review.
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The star player on the national champion University of Connecticut field hockey team who was charged with stealing $34 in makeup has been accepted into a probation program that could clear her record.
Charlotte Veitner apologized for the theft Tuesday as a state judge in Rockville approved her request for accelerated rehabilitation. A misdemeanor larceny charge will be erased if she successfully completes a nine-month probation period.
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A star player on the national champion University of Connecticut field hockey team charged with stealing $34 in makeup is waiting to hear whether she will be allowed into a probation program that could clear her record.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A newly unsealed arrest warrant says a University of Connecticut scientist charged with killing her professor husband wrote in her journal that it was self-defense.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is offering Torrington city officials the first chance to buy a property that was once a satellite campus for the school.
UConn sent a letter to municipal and state officials on Wednesday to notify them that it plans to sell the 95-acre property, along with its three buildings. The campus shut down the academic programs in Torrington in 2016 after only 88 full-time students were enrolled for the year.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has sent a posthumous letter of admission to the family of a student killed in the mass shooting at a Florida high school.
UConn officials say they learned through news reports that 14-year-old Alex Schachter had dreamed of going to the university. He was one of 17 people killed Feb. 14 in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.