Dining services to offer Thanksgiving meal for students on campus

Dining services to offer Thanksgiving meal for students on campus

The University of Connecticut’s dining services will be offering students remaining on campus a prepackaged Thanksgiving meal next Wednesday ahead of the holiday, according to director C. Dennis Pierce.  

“We realize that with more students who are international or more who are living in, for example, California, they may not have the money to go home for the Thanksgiving week,” Pierce said.  

Gratitude: A much needed reminder from Tomie Depaola

Gratitude: A much needed reminder from Tomie Depaola

On Saturday, Nov. 2, I got the chance to meet Tomie Depaola.  

During his presentation, he remembered his school days, getting in trouble with his teachers for doodling in his notebooks, and how sometimes he would choose the desk next to the window where he could just sit quietly and think. He told the audience with a tone of sarcasm, “Stop thinking, school is no place for thinking.”  

Many Disciplines, Many Factors, One Health

Many Disciplines, Many Factors, One Health

In a world speeding toward globalization and modernization, the power of connectedness across the globe unfortunately does not come without drawbacks. Improvements in transportation connect different cultures and regions but also increase the potential for infectious diseases to spread and leave a larger impact. In addition, rapid advances in the agriculture industry increase the possibility of new infectious diseases to cross species and influence both other animals and humans.

UConn cancels classes on Thursday in wake of winter storm

UConn cancels classes on Thursday in wake of winter storm

The University of Connecticut cancelled all classes starting after 3:30 p.m. on all campuses on Thursday. 

The cancellation came after forecasts of inclement weather that began on Thursday afternoon and continued into Thursday night. 

The university has thousands of people coming and going around 3:30, including staff members leaving for the day, commuters and faculty arriving for late class and students walking around campus, according to University Spokesperson Stephanie Reitz. 

Student group bringing food pantries to campus, aimed at alleviating student hunger

Student group bringing food pantries to campus, aimed at alleviating student hunger

A new student organization at the University of Connecticut seeks to end food insecurity and student hunger on campus through temporary “pop-up food closets.” 

The organization, UConn Access to Food Effort (UCAFE), opened its first pop-up food closet in the student union Thursday afternoon, allowing anyone affiliated with UConn to access the groceries, according to co-founders Wawa Gatheru and Abhishek Gupta.  

UConn Health partnership represents larger private-public struggle

UConn Health partnership represents larger private-public struggle

Of course, the University of Connecticut is a large public institution. This is actually an aspect that draws many students to the university, as with it comes lessened costs and tighter connections with entities around the state. That is why, whenever UConn talks about privatizing some of its operations or services, some tend to bristle a bit.

How does Rate My Professors rate with students and professors?: Views from both sides of the lecture hall

How does Rate My Professors rate with students and professors?: Views from both sides of the lecture hall

“How would students feel if we put up a website that was ratemystudent.com?” Professor of English Lisa Sánchez asked. “It seems to me like a recipe for, at least from the faculty point of view, for harassment and nastiness.”