The team’s abysmal play as of late, having attained a 28-67 overall win-loss record and one bowl game appearance since 2011, has dampened fans’ morale and called into question the merits of UConn even partaking in the popular sport.
This past Sunday was Veteran’s Day, and as always we should use this time to remember and be grateful for those who have served our country and continue to do so to this day. Each year, the University of Connecticut observes this holiday with a ceremony on the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial lawn in order to continue to honor the veterans in our lives, especially those affiliated with the university.
Standardized assessments have been a critical staple of pre-college students’ academic repertoires. As with any typical office occupation, test-takers must complete paperwork, weighing multiple options and making tough decisions under a strict time limit. Despite the decreased emphasis upon standardized testing performance nationally, UConn opts to maintain its importance throughout the undergraduate admissions process, weighing it equally to other application components. UConn’s high consideration of standardized assessment scores, which remain somewhat indicative of students’ likelihood to succeed in the real world, alongside other, arguably more vital factors when admitting students is commendable.
It sometimes feels like the students and administration just don’t quite see eye to eye. Our perspectives are just too different. This can obviously lead to clash, but it also leads to some funny quirks. For example, the recent board of trustees meeting featured a point on some positive news for UConn: Prospective students are choosing it over other universities more than ever!
Given this pivotal role with undergraduates, the news last week of USG’s special elections come as a bit of a surprise. The students in USG wield a large amount of power and responsibility, and gaining a position among them is not only relevant for many professionally but also goes a long way to making your voice heard on campus.
At the outset of her committee’s development, Herbst envisioned “a permanent, effective strategy to further enhance a climate at UConn that fosters healthy argument, debate and dialogue – especially among those with differing views, beliefs, experiences and/or philosophies.”
Each year, America celebrates Columbus Day to commemorate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus arriving in America over 500 years ago. This isn’t quite accurate, however, because Christopher Columbus didn’t actually hit America: he hit Hispaniola, the island that Haiti and the Dominican Republic now share. Nevertheless, each year when this holiday is celebrated, a huge debate arises over the ethics of celebrating a man who viciously attacked and conquered a nation of people in order to take over their land and spread his own country’s ideals.