Editorial: Student newspapers must remain independent

Editorial: Student newspapers must remain independent

That independence has allowed the Daily Campus to remain a watchdog group on campus. We have been able to fully report and critique decisions made by the university. Overall the Daily Campus has been able to give an unbiased picture to students of what is actually happening at UConn.


Editorial: Graduate assistants and UConn, a tense but needed relationship

Editorial: Graduate assistants and UConn, a tense but needed relationship

For graduate students, the deal is rather lucrative. They get to work on researching a topic that they (hopefully) love, they are endowed with one of the highest academic honors by UConn at the end and they get to make connections with colleagues around the world thanks to the wide network their advisors and professors provide.

Editorial: It is no surprise mental health is an issue at colleges

Editorial: It is no surprise mental health is an issue at colleges

At UConn, the number of students requesting services for mental health-related reasons has been growing over the past years. Between the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years the number of students visiting Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) increased from 1,563 to 2,831.

Editorial: Academic freedom for college professors must be protected

Editorial: Academic freedom for college professors must be protected

Criticism of college professors based on the political views they express in class and their research is nothing new in American society. As far back as the 1930s there were anti-communist blacklists at the highest levels of academia. Professors have been targeted in other instances, such as when many supported desegregation in the 1960s.

Editorial: Our graduate students deserve more than they are being offered

Editorial: Our graduate students deserve more than they are being offered

The graduate students at our university are an integral part of everyday life for all members of the UConn community. While they put in so much work to help teach, complete research, and get their degrees, they are not being treated fairly with regards to their compensation. If we want to maintain the quality of education we have for all students, and continue to attract top notch prospective students, our school needs to seriously rethink how we are treating our graduate students.

Editorial: Sexual assault prevention month at UConn

Editorial: Sexual assault prevention month at UConn

Sexual assault prevention is a major topic on every college campus. At the University of Connecticut, students are introduced to this issue at orientation. It is important to continue to raise awareness about these topics in order to ensure the continuity of understanding for the issue of on-campus harassment.

Editorial: Dining Services awards showcase innovative changes

Editorial: Dining Services awards showcase innovative changes

By honoring our school’s programs with these awards, students should be reminded of how lucky we are to have the quality of care that we receive at UConn. While there may be days where you don’t find something you want at a dining hall, the dining services staff is clearly committed to ensuring students are satisfied with their meals.