Despite the forces working against engaged young people, UConn students made their voices heard this year.
In a matter of days, a new set of students will assume leadership positions across UConn’s Tier III organizations. To incoming UCTV general manager Sam Huang, UConnPIRG chair Emily O’Hara, SUBOG president Addie Lotito, WHUS general manager Alexandra Urban, USG president Priyanka Thakkar and vice president Manny Chinyumba, Daily Campus editor-in-chief Anna Zarra Aldrich and Nutmeg Publishing editor-in-chief Madison Busick: Congratulations. No, really, this is a tremendous honor. In our April 26 special feature, each of you outlined your goals for your tenure atop your organization.
By now, everyone on campus knows the fiasco that was UCONNIC this year, as Sean Kingston and Summer Walker, two of the three headliners of the music festival, did not perform. While Walker did not perform due to a last-minute weather-related cancellation, Kingston was cancelled by SUBOG due to his history with sexual assault. The cancellation came after several days of criticism and protests from students regarding the artist’s presence on campus, and the decision was announced last-minute, approximately 45 minutes before the event was slated to begin. Due to the last-minute nature of Kingston’s cancellation, SUBOG rightfully decided to refund every ticket sold to UCONNIC. However, with these costs, as well as the $44,000 owed to Sean Kingston and the $148,500 going to Lil Baby, the only UCONNIC headliner who performed, SUBOG has now lost nearly $200,000.
Financially speaking, the ESPN deal is fairly appealing for both sides. As The Hartford Courant’s Mike Anthony notes, the 12-year, $1 billion deal “represents a healthy influx of money for UConn and every other conference school, with the average payout approaching $7 million annually, nearly $5 million more than what UConn receives under the current deal.” Such a contribution would greatly aid UConn’s athletic department as it climbs out of its $41 million debt. Also, reports indicate that ESPN intends to broadcast most AAC games on its rising ESPN-plus digital streaming service. UConn’s athletic offerings may prove particularly enticing for subscribers--and consequently profitable for ESPN.
The University of Connecticut is the best public college in the state of Connecticut. This is a remarkable achievement, albeit not one likely to surprise many UConn students or faculty, given the state's incredible investment in the university.
At issue is not the content or quality of Mr. Kingston’s music, but instead the rape allegations he faced regarding a concert in 2010. A 19-year-old woman claimed she was gang-raped by Kingston, his bodyguard and a band member following a concert she attended. The woman claimed she drank and smoked marijuana before the incident and so was “obviously intoxicated” and “incapable of consent.” Kingston countered that the sex was consensual, and ended up settling the trial at the time in order to focus on his upcoming album release and tour.
Various developments impede voter registration for UConn students and Mansfield registrar staff alike. Although Mansfield’s Registrar of Voters hired 14 Election Day poll workers—10 more than the Secretary of State’s office recommended —demand nevertheless proved more overwhelming than anticipated.
The focus of the proposal is the introduction of a new paradigm that is currently called “Delta Gen Eds.” This would be a restructuring of the current system meant to place more focus on modern issues rather than the content categories of before.
The Mansfield Town Council will soon be discussing issues that are important to both residents of Mansfield and those affiliated with UConn. These issues include Storrs Center.
It is the responsibility of any newspaper to perform their due diligence in confirming the accuracy and reliability of any story that is published. In an article reporting on the joint Undergraduate Student Government elections on Monday, March 5, the Daily Campus featured numerous errors regarding candidates running for various positions.
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