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1 hr ago | The Hartford Courant

UConn Graduate Assistants First To Unionize In State

University of Connecticut graduate students who work as teaching or research assistants won union recognition Thursday - the first, and only, group of graduate assistants recognized in the state.

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Related Topix: New York University

5 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

#AskEmmert: Twitter Users Hammer NCAA President During Q&A on Student-Athlete Pay

Mike & Mike show Friday morning and fielded questions from Twitter users. It didn't take long for the thread to turn into a social media disaster.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Campus

Editorial: Proposed Conn. bill poised to help college sexual assault victims

In an optimistic turn of events, the state House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass new legislation that will offer further support and prevention for sexual assault victims on Connecticut college and university campuses.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Opinion

14 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

GOP Offers Alternative Budget That Rejects Rebates

With less than three weeks remaining in the legislative session, Republicans offered an alternative budget Thursday that rejects Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's $55 tax rebates and eliminates keno gambling.

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Related Topix: US News, Tax, Norwalk, CT, Cromwell, CT

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Campus

First paid UConn fire chief honored for 32 years of service

The University of Connecticut Fire Department honored its first paid fire chief, Chief Merrill Cummings, for his 32 years of service with the presentation of a Class A uniform at a ceremony Thursday.

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Connecticut Post

Connecticut adds 4,900

After harsh winter, economists see encouraging signs on employment front for seven months in a row going back to July 2013 Connecticut added 4,900 jobs last month, part of an encouraging two-month uptick that followed a major setback at the start of the year, according to data issued Thursday by the state Department of Labor, Economists have ... (more)

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Law, Employment / Labor Law

News Times

First steps to fight rapes on campus

In the awful event of a rape or sexual assault at a university or college there is no guarantee that the victim will be treated as she should be .

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Related Topix: University of Hartford, Connecticut, Wesleyan University

The Daily Campus

Senator Chris Murphy visits Rowe for town hall meeting

Senator Chris Murphy visits Rowe Hall during a town hall meeting. Murphy discusses work with students Miles Halpine and Marissa Piccolo , who are also contributors for The Daily Campus Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat, answered constituents' questions and heard their suggestions on the national budget at a town hall meeting yesterday in ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Chris Murphy, US News, Social Security

The Daily Campus

Portion of USG budget approved

The University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Government approved funding requests for 384 on-campus organizations, doling out more than $686,000 of the organization's $1.5 million budget.

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The Day

Farmington startup draws attention for its breast cancer research

A stone's throw away from the newly designated biotech incubator on Pfizer Inc.'s campus, about 50 scientists gathered Wednesday to hear the story of a startup company from Farmington that is making waves in breast cancer research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Farmington, CT

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Athletes respond to NCAA decision on unlimited meals, snacks

The NCAA the Legislative Council decided Tuesday Division I student-athletes can receive unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their The NCAA has voted to change the rules about food and how much can go to a student athlete The vote could impact thousands of athletes across the country, including hundreds in East Tennessee.

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Patch.com

Gibbs of Storrs Named Ambassador of Hartford Arthritis Walk

The Arthritis Foundation New England Region has named Wade Gibbs of Storrs, CT the Adult Ambassador for the 2014 Greater Hartford Walk to Cure Arthritis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Health, Storrs, CT

Alabama Live

Virginia Tech massacre made colleges safer, but more susceptible to hollow threats, experts say

University administrators say authorities do not believe the message that warns of a "rampage of biblical proportion" to occur today is a credible threat, but they chose to cancel classes out of an abundance of caution.

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Related Topix: Louisiana State University, New Rochelle, NY

The Buzz

Educator of the Month: Elise Gordon

Elise Gordon is the Math Resource Teacher at a Title I school in Palm Beach County School District in Florida.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Palm Beach Atlantic University, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Lantana, FL

University Business

Senator wants UConn to justify tuition increase

Sen. Stephen T. Cassano wants details about the University of Connecticut's budget to see how it justifies a 6.5 percent tuition increase for the coming school year.

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Related Topix: Manchester, CT

KETV-TV

NCAA athletes could get unlimited meals

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Patch.com

Call to Artists - VCAC Annual Juried Multimedia Exhibit

The Vernon Community Arts Center will host its Annual Juried Multimedia Exhibit from May 4th - May 31st.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Photography

Government Computer News

Universities beef up cybersecurity, identity theft research

The University of Texas at Austin will open a center to offer research, programs and workshops to help the public better understand the threats of identity theft, fraud and privacy.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, University of Texas at Austin

Westport News

Students get writing accolades

Eden Schumer, left, and Victoria Cao, both studetns at Coleytown Middle School were winners in the 2014 Connecticut Student Writers contest sponsored by the University of Connecticut English Department.

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Related Topix: Westport, CT

The Day

UConn's Jonathan the dog was friendlier than the new, wolf-like mascot

Who was the one who approved the symbol change of Jonathan, the University of Connecticut, from a Samoyed husky, to a wolf? For years the mascot, Jonathan, has been portrayed as - guess what - a dog.

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