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7:36 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Malloy, UConn president seek Stamford expansion

Credit Steven DuBois

Gov. Dannel Malloy and University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst have announced a plan to expand the university's Stamford campus by adding programs, faculty and student housing.

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/13l7M6t ) that Herbst said Wednesday the university wants to attract resident students to join those who commute to the Stamford campus. She says that will require university residences.

Malloy, a former mayor of Stamford, said the location of the residences or timeline for building them has not been set. The state is seeking public-private partnerships for the project.

The state's capital budget is $5 million for Stamford campus housing over two years.

The Stamford project is part of a state initiative to boost science, technology and engineering at UConn.

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