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New England News
4:47 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

UConn Announces $8 Million Gift For Soccer Stadium

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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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New England News
4:08 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

UConn Bans 3 More Greek Organizations Over Hazing

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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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New England News
8:22 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

UConn Board Approves $1.2 Billion Budget

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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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Dr. Peter Turchin, UConn - Cliodynamic Models of History

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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New England News
8:26 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

UConn Professor Retires Amid Disciplinary Probe

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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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New England News
5:16 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

UConn Drops Sorority After Hazing Investigation

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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.

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Sports
7:20 am
Thu March 20, 2014

WAMC Sports Report: Second Round Of NCAA Tournament Starts

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.

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Sports
7:20 am
Tue March 18, 2014

WAMC Sports Report: NCAA Women's Bracket and UAlbany Men's Game

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.

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Sports
7:59 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Wilson Throws Three Touchdowns In Seahawks Win

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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.

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New England News
7:17 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Local Officials To Learn About Conn. Bamboo Caw

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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.

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