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Sport and Society for Arete -A New Year

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.16.2017 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is a new year in the world of sport and in just two weeks there have been a number of notable events and achievements. Yesterday there were two rem...

Soccer Player Punished For Giving Middle Finger Files Lawsuit Against UConn

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.20.2016 | Sports

Noriana Radwan was an 18-year-old freshman soccer player at the University of Connecticut when her team won the 2014 American Athletic Conference cham...

What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits? Two Experts Explain The Evidence.

The Conversation US | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Cannabis is promoted as a treatment for many medical conditions. We'll take a look at two, chronic pain and epilepsy, to illustrate what we actually know about its medical benefits.

Cosby Becomes First Person Ever To Have UConn Honorary Degree Revoked

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.29.2016 | College

Fewer and fewer universities want to have their names attached to Bill Cosby. The board of trustees at the University of Connecticut unanimously voted...

Sport and Society for Arete -- Woman and Sport

Richard Crepeau | Posted 04.04.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

What is it about women's sport that some people do not get? How long has it been since the passage of Title IX? When was it that Billy Jean King convinced the USTA to give equal prize money to women? The answer is much longer than Apple has had an 'I" or a "phone."

No, Students Do Not Really "Hate School Lunches"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

By now many of you have likely read "Why Students Hate School Lunches," by Kate Murphy in this week's New York Times Sunday Review. Here's my one word reaction to the piece: GAH!!!!

How UConn's Speech Clinic Is Helping Transgender Clients

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.03.2017 | Queer Voices

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Sylvia Wojcik was making reservations for a beach getaway in Maine when the receptionist on the other end of the line called her...

Beyond the Classroom, an Education in Making a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the creator of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, would be 19 years old now, and I don't think it's a shock to learn that I often wonder what she would be like today.

Tyler Kingkade

UConn Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit For $1.3 Million, But Won't Admit Guilt | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.18.2014 | College

The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit brought forward by five sexual assault victims, the school and the wome...

Graduates Get A Commencement Speech Delivered From Space (VIDEO)

Posted 05.11.2014 | College

Graduates of the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut got a special commencement speech, one delivered from pretty far away. NAS...

University of Connecticut's East Coast Style

CollegeFashionista | Posted 03.05.2014 | Style

When winter rolls around it seems that everyone is supporting the lumberjack look, especially in Connecticut.

Why State Universities Are Best

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Gina Barreca

The essential differences between an education at a private school and a state one are most evident outside the small rooms or lectures halls where actual teaching and learning takes place.

Tyler Kingkade

Another University Under Federal Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Assaults | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The University of Connecticut is under federal investigation after current and former students complained the school failed to take reports of sexual ...

Why I Love (and Teach) Author Fay Weldon

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

What gives a writer a reputation as "teachable" but not "great"? In Weldon's case, is it because her writing is forever associated with her successful television work that we're suspicious of her?

When UConn Told Me "If You Feel Unsafe Then You Shouldn't Say Anything at All"

Alyssa Palazzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Alyssa Palazzo

UConn claims that they have mechanisms in place to ensure the rights of their female students, but I've been through that process, and it's not true. When I reported an assault, they encouraged me to stay silent about what I had seen.

Tyler Kingkade

Rape Victim: Campus Cop Told Her 'Women Need To Stop Spreading Their Legs' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

It seemed to Kylie Angell that some justice had been served when the University of Connecticut expelled a male student after she reported that he rape...

UConn Students Applaud 'Rape Trail' at Concert Days Before Campus Assault

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Krystie Yandoli

Despite the actual assaults that have taken place there, students seemingly embrace the notorious "rape trail" as a notable part of campus culture. This doesn't just encourage rape culture; students are actively allowing problematic language and ideologies around rape culture on campus by using "rape trail" rhetoric and cheering it on.

WATCH: UConn Students Cheer For 'Rape Trail'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

Students at the University of Connecticut cheered wildly after the music duo Timeflies mentioned their campus' so-called "rape trail" during a perform...

TEDx Talk: The Future of Women's Comedy

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

The future of women's comedy will be greater than 140 characters. Women's comedy takes a long time. We don't like things short and sweet. We like things long and layered, complex and complicated.

America's Greenest College Is ...

Posted 08.14.2013 | College

Vegetarian meal options, trayless dining halls, slashing of water use and almost 600 sustainability-related classes are just some of the reasons Sierr...

Students Banned From Sexting Their Professors

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.08.2013 | College

The University of Connecticut's board of trustees enacted a strict new policy Wednesday banning undergraduate student-faculty romances, the Hartford C...

UConn Considers Banning Student-Faculty Sex

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.01.2013 | College

The University of Connecticut is looking to implement a new policy in the fall semester banning professors and students from having sex with each othe...

Why Is UConn's Mascot a Popular Rape Meme?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.26.2013 | College
Soraya Chemaly

UConn decided as part of a visual identity revamping to change its Husky Dog logo from the current mascot to a more "powerful and aggressive" looking logo. This is a threatening image and it communicates the wrong message to men and women trying to live in a less violent society.

City Mayor: College Scholarship Program Results 'Disappointing'

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Of the 115 city kids who scored New Haven Promise scholarships last year, 71 made it thro...

What Do Professors Do, Anyway?

Susan Herbst | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
Susan Herbst

"Do college professors work hard enough?" There are some across-the-board myths about academic life in general, and professors sometimes seem to be a target.