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University of Connecticut leaders have put off plans to boost enrollment at the state's flagship university as they prepare a budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

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The University of Connecticut has opened its new 11-floor, 38,000-square foot hospital tower in Farmington.

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Make it an unprecedented four straight NCAA titles for the Connecticut women's team. The Huskies beat Syracuse for the 24th straight time in a streak dating to 1996, thrashing the Orange 82-51 to win their 75th straight game, including 24 in a row in the NCAA tournament. Breanna Stewart won an unprecedented most outstanding player award with 24 points and 10 boards.

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The University of Connecticut is planning to close its satellite campus in Torrington in May as it deals with state budget cuts.

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UConn President Susan Herbst is asking lawmakers to spare the school major budget cuts, warning that continued cutting could lead to the elimination of academic programs, sports and the closing of regional campuses.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy visited the University of Connecticut Health Center this week to highlight cancer research and President Obama’s call for a moonshot in the fight against the deadly disease.

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University of Connecticut officials plan to raise tuition by more than $3,000 for in-state students and $4,000 for out of state students over the next four years.

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The University of Connecticut has put a new website online to help deal with sexual violence and harassment on campus.

The site, titleix.uconn.edu, provides information on the school's sexual discrimination policies and how to file a police report or a report with university officials.

It also provides links to medical services and counseling as well as information for friends, family and partners on how they can support a victim of sexual assault or harassment.

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The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has voted to expand a program that gives tuition breaks to some veterans and their dependents.

The Academic Minute for 2015.5.11 - 5.15

May 15, 2015

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This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.5.11)

May 11, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.5.11 - 5.15)

 Monday, May 11
Jeff Sovern of St. John's University analyzes the complicated contracts we all sign.

Tuesday, May 12
Ryan Schacht of The University of Utah examines how our surroundings might dictate our reproductive desires.

Wednesday, May 13
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Heidi Newberg explores the size of our galaxy.

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The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees has approved a $115 million development plan to relocate its satellite campus in West Hartford to downtown Hartford.

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University of Connecticut police are investigating the discovery of a noose inside a construction site at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. Turner Construction issued a statement saying a worker found noose on Wednesday. 

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.16 - 2.20

Feb 20, 2015

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Feb 16, 2015

2015.02.16 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, February 16
Ronald Mallett of UCONN celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Einstein's Theory of General Relativity by exploring the possibility of time travel.

Tuesday, February 17
Ian Hawes of The University of Canterbury profiles the work of his team as they survey the bottom of glaciers using underwater drones.

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A 42-year-old University of Connecticut dining hall worker who was spending the night at the school on storm duty has been found dead on a cot where he was sleeping.

School spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz says James Perkins of Ashford has been working at the school since 2003. He was found unresponsive Monday morning inside McMahon Hall, a dormitory with its own dining hall.

His body was turned over to the state medical examiner for an autopsy, but Reitz says foul play is not suspected.

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Trustees of the University of Connecticut have renewed President Susan Herbst's contract to June 2019, increasing her annual pay to $585,000 from $525,000. Annual raises and performance awards could bring her pay to more than $900,000 in four years.

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The University of Connecticut is moving forward with plans to build a new soccer stadium, thanks in large part to a pledge of $8 million from a former player.

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The University of Connecticut has banned three more Greek organizations for hazing, saying students were forced to eat pet food, bob for mini-bottles of alcohol from toilets and be partly or fully nude.

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The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a $1.18 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

The budget represents a 4.6 percent increase in spending over 2014 levels and includes a previously approved tuition hike of 6.5 percent.

The budget allows for the hiring of 61 new faculty members, part of a plan approved in 2011 to add almost 300 positions by 2016. The school says the hiring will make classes more available and allow more students to graduate in four years.

Can math be used to better understand history?

Peter Turchin, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, is doing just that through complex mathematical algorithms.

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A University of Connecticut music professor who faced being fired amid allegations of misconduct with students and child sexual abuse has retired with a nearly $69,000 annual pension.

UConn officials said Wednesday that Robert Miller exercised his right to retire before disciplinary proceedings concluded. His retirement took effect April 1.

A message seeking comment was left for Miller on Wednesday. He hasn't been charged with any crime.

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The University of Connecticut has revoked the registration and recognition of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority after a hazing investigation.

A UConn sophomore alleged that the sorority took her and others to a fraternity house in March and forced them to commit humiliating acts, including being told to lie on the floor and pretend to "sizzle like bacon." She said she was then pressured to drink alcohol to the point of passing out.

The second round of the NCAA tournament starts today at 2:45 PM, No. 3 Syracuse will go head to head with No. 14 Western Michigan in Buffalo, on CBS. No. 16 UAlbany will see No. 1 ranked Florida in the second round of the Tournament to take place in Orlando at 4:10 PM, on TBS.

Later tonight, in the first game of the men's NCAA tournament, UAlbany will go head to head with Mount Saint Mary’s in Dayton Ohio at 6:40 PM on truTV. The winner will go on to face No. 1 Florida at Orlando in the second round.

Wilson Throws Three Touchdowns In Seahawks Win

Dec 3, 2013
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The Seattle Seahawks are the first NFL team to clinch a playoff berth after defeating New Orleans 34-7. Russell Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Wilson also was the Seahawks' top rusher, carrying eight times for 47 yards as Seattle improved to a league-best 11-1.

The Saints were held to 12 first downs and 188 total yards in their worst loss of the season. Drew Brees  completed 23 of his 38 passes, but they were good for just 147 yards.

Local Officials To Learn About Conn. Bamboo Caw

Aug 19, 2013
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Municipal officials are being briefed about a new Connecticut law concerning restrictions on so-called running bamboo.

UConn and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have scheduled a workshop for Tuesday at the Milford City Hall auditorium, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.