by Lauren brown • February 20, 2017 • 6:15 a.m.
Nearly 2,000 students made their way to the fieldhouse this Saturday for UConn’s annual fundraising event, HuskyTHON, and raised $836,174.52. HuskyTHON is an 18 hour dance marathon that raises money for the Connecticut Children Medical Center, which has changed the lives of children all across Connecticut. HuskyTHON is a yearlong fundraising event that has become a staple in UConn student life.
Participants gathered on the floor of the fieldhouse before the event started, enjoying their last opportunity to sit for the next 18 hours. The walls were lined with posters bearing the names of each team’s “miracle child,” who all arrived at the event around 6 p.m. Each child was met with a round of applause as they crossed the HuskyTHON stage with their families, reminding participants of why this event was so important.
Christine Savino, the trustee candidate and now former USG senator for McMahon Hall, said the case was baseless. Savino said “false news” and rumors were being spread by her opponent for the trustee position, USG Speaker George P. Wang. Wang said he was gathering information but denies spreading rumors.
The vote and approval were more than just symbolic. Even though this is already the policy of the town of Mansfield, it sends a clear message to undocumented residents who perhaps were unaware that they can access public resources without retribution, or residents who are new to Mansfield, especially at a time when many have become more fearful.
UConn survived. Those are two words students and fans from Storrs are not used to hearing. The No. 1 ranked UConn Huskies (26-0, 13-0 the American) held on to defeat the Tulane Green Wave (16-11, 7-7 the American) by a score of 63-60 in what was the closest margin of victory ever for UConn against an AAC opponent.