Storrs Stories: Student rights

A student “has no rights within the university except those given by the university,” Albert E. Waugh, University of Connecticut Provost in 1960. (Photo supplied by writer)

A student “has no rights within the university except those given by the university,” Albert E. Waugh, University of Connecticut Provost in 1960. (Photo supplied by writer)

A student “has no rights within the university except those given by the university,” Albert E. Waugh, University of Connecticut Provost in 1960, said. 

Waugh told The Daily Campus then that there were “some matters” completely out of students’ jurisdiction.  

“I will not release information to the student body unless I think it [is] wise,” Waugh said.  

Waugh said that student rights were a sensitive issue.  

“I have found that as soon as I begin talking about the rights I have, somebody comes along to show me where I haven’t,” Waugh said.  

Waugh threatened to have The Daily Campus suspended if it was necessary.  

The Daily Campus was refused access to the “Blue Book,” a book stating all the rules and regulations of the Board of Trustees.  


Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at ashley.anglisano@uconn.edu.