Save UConn rally held in Hartford

BY Anna Zarra Aldrich • SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 • 6:00 A.M.

Hundreds of University of Connecticut students, faculty and supporters rallied outside the Hartford Legislative Office Building Friday afternoon to protest $309 million cut to the university proposed in the state budget.

“Please do not be silent, please continue to support UConn,” Undergraduate Student Government President, Irma Valverde, said.

Mansfield State Representative, and UConn class of 1989 graduate, Greg Haddad, spoke of the shock he experienced when the Republican-backed budget passed last weekend.

“I was astonished that I had to stand up on the floor of the house against the most draconian cuts ever proposed for the University of Connecticut,” Haddad said.