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UConn To Investigate Racist Social Media Posts

Jun 16, 2020
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The University of Connecticut has launched an investigation into racist social media posts made by current and incoming students.

UConn President Thomas Katsouleas announced the investigation via Twitter.

College Athletics Will Not Be The Same In The Fall

Jun 11, 2020
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The Big East Conference has announced that fall sports will undergo a new format to save on travel costs amid concerns of a second wave of the coronavirus.

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Hospitals all over the country are in desperate need of personal protective gear. Many private citizens have stepped in with ideas to help. Nadav Ullman is one of those citizens. He’s a web developer and University of Connecticut alumnus, who co-founded a national medical supply clearinghouse for hospitals in need of scarce N95 masks and ventilators. 

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The University of Connecticut generates $5.3 billion a year in economic activity in the state. That’s according to an analysis just released by the school.  

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The University of Connecticut could become home to the first driverless-vehicle testing facility on the East Coast.

The Hartford Business Journal reports there is a proposal to transform UConn’s campus in Mansfield, and the abandoned Bergin Correctional Institution across the street, into an autonomous-vehicle testing facility. 

The paper reports a prospective investor has tentatively offered up to $20 million to build the test center. 

UConn officials say they aren’t backing the project yet, but will consider it. 

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