by Anna zarra aldrich • December 7, 2016 • 6:10 A.M.
The president of the University of Connecticut announced policies to protect undocumented students in a statement to the university community Tuesday afternoon, following weeks of student activism and calls for UConn to become a “sanctuary city” for undocumented students.
“UConn is doing those things which are the essential elements of the sanctuary policies that have been adopted in several large U.S. cities,” UConn President Susan Herbst wrote in an email. “Those elements include: law enforcement policies that do not question the immigration status of those who seek police assistance, law enforcement not detaining individuals based on civil immigration holds, confidentiality of records that include immigration status, and the issuance of photographic identification to facilitate access to services.
The Huskies have Notre Dame knocked out in three out of the last four NCAA tournaments and the Fighting Irish have not beaten UConn since defeating them three times in the 2012-13 regular season behind the masterful play of Skylar Diggins.
By 8 p.m. Tuesday night, von der Mehden Recital Hall was almost full of parents and students alike coming out to support the symphonic band in one of their last shows of the semester.
Herbst wrote with detail where possible; however, intricacies regarding legal assistance or resources were lacking.
There is no clear favorite to win the American Athletic Conference this season in men’s basketball, as this will be another tight season where the standings are not decided until the last weekend.
With UConn losing three All-Americans last year, all eyes will be on the team to see how they perform without Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck.
Our basketball beat writers answered some questions on what they’re looking forward to most this season.
The University of Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team is back in action 7:00 p.m. Friday night as they take on the Wagner College Seahawks at Gampel Pavilion.
Geno Auriemma has done it again.
When the UConn women’s basketball team takes the court this season, there will be a new look to their starting five.
This team, with a nice mix of different scoring weapons, is going to be dangerous if they can put their talents together and gel on the court. If they can do that, this team should win a lot of games and go deep into the NCAA tournament.
Breanna Stewart is looking to set history in her senior season by becoming the first player to win four national championships in a row. The senior forward has done it all and then some during her time at the University of Connecticut.
There are a lot of reasons UConn fans should be excited about this season, because Storrs, Connecticut once again has a Final Four-caliber men’s basketball team playing in Gampel Pavilion, writes Kyle Constable.
Associate Sports Editor Dan Madigan got in touch with Adam Bronfin, a sophomore from Cornell who covered the Big Red’s basketball team last season for the Cornell Sun, for a first-hand look of what UConn fans should expect from Shonn Miller this season.