That independence has allowed the Daily Campus to remain a watchdog group on campus. We have been able to fully report and critique decisions made by the university. Overall the Daily Campus has been able to give an unbiased picture to students of what is actually happening at UConn.
Smith then went into how he got into the world of sports journalism explaining how he started off writing for his college newspaper called the Winston-Salem Journal as well as the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The lights may have been bright but they didn’t seem to bother any of the University of Connecticut students strutting their stuff and posing for pictures at Project Fashion’s fashion show Thursday night.
Leigh Fine, who was hired as interim assistant director for honors residential communities and programming in the Honors Programming and Events Office, said he plans to employ his experience in leadership, undergraduate education and residential life to promote well-rounded students.
Accompanied with a ribbon cutting and nature walk, the Bicentennial Pond Universal Access Trail opened last Saturday at the Mansfield Schoolhouse Brook Park, a structure to ensure that people of all abilities can access the 455-acre nature site.
Two cases of the measles were confirmed in New Haven County on Tuesday, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). Measles is a highly contagious disease that can spread quickly among unvaccinated people, according to WFSB.
The University of Connecticut Police Department recently added a dog to its Community Outreach Unit. Tildy, a two-year-old yellow lab/golden retriever mix began working with the department a few weeks ago.
The Republicans proposed cutting funding to UConn by $37 million, according to the Connecticut Mirror. They also proposed cutting UConn Health by $29 million. UConn students expressed differing reactions to the Democratic and Republican parties’ recent state budget proposals.
The University of Connecticut is awaiting changes to the language of “An Act Concerning Entrepreneurship at the University of Connecticut,” a state bill said to foster an environment of entrepreneurship, after pushback from administration, UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said in an email, and some UConn business students say they support the bill.
All humanities majors come with these kinds of stereotypes. But in a school like UConn where STEM initiatives receive heavy attention, humanities students feel the viability of their degrees coming under heavier fire.
The UConn campus and surrounding area is filled to the brim with nature preserves and parks, just waiting to be explored. Each of these areas offers a respite from your grueling schedule, a place to regroup and steady yourself for what’s coming next.
“The Hidden Costs of Chocolate: How Child Labor Became a Human Rights Crisis” opened on Tuesday afternoon in the Thomas J. Dodd Center. The exhibition’s narrative of corporate greed, consumerism and human suffering is delivered through graphic posters displaying shocking statistics, historical information, forms of advocacy and the photographs of activist and filmmaker Robin Romano.
Welcome to the end of April, the worst time to be a college student. The weather is finally getting warm and it is tempting to put off studying in favor of enjoying the sun. But unfortunately, studying for finals is a must. To make your week a little easier, here is a concrete guide on how to survive finals.
Last Saturday, 27 different breweries, wineries and distilleries came to Rockville for the first attempt at throwing a beer festival in this usually quiet village. Attendees turned up in droves, lured in by one of the first nice days of the season and the promise of good craft beer.
To say Hunter S. Thompson adhered to this rule, however, would be a bald faced lie. He did not write drunk. Drunk was a mere baseline by which his creativity was unleashed like vomit onto a unsuspecting typewriter page. Hunter S. Thomas wrote drunk, high, sleep-deprived and more or less fueled by a cocktail of narcotic substances and his own unbridled rage.
A workout playlist is one thing that everyone who engages in any form of exercise can agree is essential. The type of music that we have on our personally customized playlists can range over many genres, but most of the time it’s fast-paced music with a good beat that is able to pump you up.
The UConn softball team won their second consecutive game after topping Bryant 4-1 in their midweek matchup. Jill Stockley was impressive yet again in her complete game effort that included striking out six, allowing only two hits and leaving nine runners stranded.
The UConn baseball team defeated Holy Cross 9-6 on Tuesday night, as the offense continues to excel despite a slew of injuries. A four-run fourth gave the Huskies a 7-3 lead and they held on from there, defending their current ranking at No. 20 in the country.
Anyone who attends a softball game expects the usual sounds of the game. The bat hitting the ball, the ball popping the catcher’s mitt and the various sounds of an umpire calling balls and strikes are all commonplace during a softball game.
Passing the halfway point in conference play, the American has stratified a bit in terms of conference standings. Preseason favorite Houston remains at the top at 10-5 with No. 8 East Carolina nipping right at their heels a half game back at 8-4 and No. 24 South Florida and No. 20 UConn both within a game and a half.
Superstars’ skill level is at its peak in the NHL these days, with talent gushing in each lineup. But within this group, some players with unimaginable abilities still manage to stand out from the rest.
This past week, Lyft, another extremely popular ride-sharing service, announced that they would be adding a “self-imposed carbon tax” to their services, so that each ride will assist in the fight against climate change. In essence, this tax is used to try to offset the harm that Lyft rides are doing to the environment.
Hinduja had found that more than half the teens who cyberbullied themselves have done so many times. One student was recorded saying, “I already felt bad about myself, and I wanted to make myself feel worse" and "I wanted to see if someone was really my friend."
Ten days ago, 105 missiles filled the skies of Damascus and Homs. Earlier that week, butcher-in-chief Bashar-al Assad once again used chemical weapons on innocent civilians. America, France and the U.K. took action. Coordinated airstrikes targeted his Barzah Research Center and the Him-Shinshar chemical weapons complex.
Summer break will start soon, which means that those of you who read the Daily Campus opinion section regularly will have to go without our razor sharp political insight for the next several months (barring one or two articles we might put up online). So I thought it best to end this year with a quick column talking about the elections coming up in Connecticut because 90% of UConn is from CT (didn’t check that statistic but I think I’m in the ballpark).
Currently, scientists are at odds trying to decipher what is causing this slowdown in current, but they are saying with certainty that it could mean bad news for our climate. The AMOC is being disrupted by melting ice, which is “causing larger volumes of freshwater to flow through the oceans”
The estimated total price of tuition at public colleges (after state subsidization) is around $75 billion. The federal government already spends a similar amount on its hodgepodge of grants and loans, with about a third of that money going to public universities. Repurposing this money to simply pay for tuition would cover part of the cost.
So if that were the case, how would a world war in this day and age happen? The answer would be through cyber warfare, and it could be the most terrifying method the world would experience to date. You can expect the superpowers to manipulate the most important 21st century technology ever known to man: the internet.
Apart from labeling me as Taylor Swift’s journalistic incarnate, certainly you can see the striking parallels between my situation and that of several Americans disappointed with Ryan and apply the same mindset towards the House of Representatives’ selection of its next speaker. As electors, I and the House can move forward from those who betray their loyal constituents in favor of more powerful corporations.
Deaf and hard of hearing audiences, specifically, should be represented in movies in a way that expresses their real experiences, not the way they are viewed by others. Since most people who are hard of hearing speak sign language, also known as ASL (American Sign Language), it is pertinent that movies incorporate sign language and centralize it as a major form of communication.
To put another way, it is hard for people to recognize and admit their own privileges. I completely understand the misuse and connotations of this term, but it does have some merit here. Not everyone is born into the same world, and not everyone has the same condition of upbringing. I cannot think of a better example of this than education.
When “The Simpson’s Movie” came out in 2007, my friends and I got tickets to see it as fast as we could. As an Indian-American, however, there was one thing that eventually ruined the show for me; the man who ran the Kwik-E-Mart, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
Paul Ryan recently announced that he will not run for reelection come the fall. Although he cites the reason for his retirement as wanting to spend more time with his family, it is obvious that Ryan has seen the writing on the wall; Republicans are likely to suffer losses when the midterm elections arrive.
Criticism of college professors based on the political views they express in class and their research is nothing new in American society. As far back as the 1930s there were anti-communist blacklists at the highest levels of academia. Professors have been targeted in other instances, such as when many supported desegregation in the 1960s.
Roughly one week after President Donald Trump announced his plan to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border, the first troops - primarily from Arizona and Texas, the first two states to comply - have begun deploying in the region. The action from President Trump, which was first mentioned during an entirely unrelated meeting with leaders from the Baltic states, has drawn both praise and heavy criticism.
While other major media outlets do not outright neglect reporting on science, it does not take precedence when compared to other issues. And in terms of asking the big questions, about ourselves and the universe, scientific commentary from mainstream outlets like CNN are sorely lacking.
Social media platforms and other technological companies must prevent undesirable outcomes, including Russia’s Facebook and Twitter hacking during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign period. We should employ common sense to identify reliable/verified accounts and safe websites (e.g. distinguishing “fhdfhujejuhy” from “Fox News☑;” on second thought, perhaps these two accounts pose striking similarities, but you get my point, right?).
An April 2 recent NPR article (“Is Humanity Unusual in the Cosmos?”) ponders not just the possibility of alien life out there in the cosmos but also of alien civilizations. Sure, this possibility has been raised many a time by countless science-fiction movies and television shows, but what if there were actually another civilization out there?
The graduate students at our university are an integral part of everyday life for all members of the UConn community. While they put in so much work to help teach, complete research, and get their degrees, they are not being treated fairly with regards to their compensation. If we want to maintain the quality of education we have for all students, and continue to attract top notch prospective students, our school needs to seriously rethink how we are treating our graduate students.