BY Stephanie Sheehan • May 9, 2017 • 12:28 A.M.
The landscaping barn, adjacent to the Dairy Bar on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus, erupted into flames late Monday night.
The historic building, built in 1922, is “mostly collapsed” due to the fire, university spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said.
“At this point, we have to assume it’s a total loss,” Reitz said.
The University of Connecticut’s University Information Technology Services (UITS) sent out an email warning students of an attack involving ransomware that infected computers and critical systems worldwide on May 12.
Cruz-Lopez spoke to the police about the vandalism earlier in February, according to the warrant, and stated that the graffiti was politically motivated, and that the word ‘Pest’ was used as a signature to the graffiti.
The student-led symposium featured keynote speakers Senator Chris Murphy and his wife Catherine Holahan, his wife. Murphy and Holahan first spoke individually on the topic “Current Opportunities and Challenges in the Field of Education” and later took questions from symposium attendees together.