Storrs Center restaurants experience higher sales on 4/20

Storrs Center restaurants experience higher sales on 4/20

Various restaurants near the University of Connecticut say they experience higher volume sales and clientele on 4/20. Some restaurants, including Pizza Mikes and D.P. Dough offer promotions as well.

D.P. Dough, located on Storrs Road, is doing their annual four calzones for $20 promotion, according to Cory Hill, owner of D.P. Dough.

Connecticut legislature working to legalize recreational marijuana

Connecticut legislature working to legalize recreational marijuana

The state of Connecticut is currently taking steps to legalize recreational marijuana usage, with various bills working toward the ultimate goal of complete legalization.

If passed, bills originating in the Judiciary, General Law and Finance committees will erase criminal records for the possession of small amounts of marijuana, create a standard for driving under the influence and create a tax rate for sales, according to the Connecticut Post.

$192,500 in the hole

$192,500 in the hole

The Student Union Board of Governors will have to pay nearly $200,000 for UCONNIC artists Lil’ Baby and Sean Kingston, according to artist contracts requested by the Freedom of Information Act. 

While Kingston’s performance was cancelled due to student outcry over sexual assault allegations against the artist, the contract entails payment upon cancellation from the University of Connecticut. Kingston will be paid $44,000, and Lil’ Baby will be paid $148,500.

Summer Walker, who was unable to attend the concert due to travel issues, will not be paid the $55,000 allocated in her contract, SUBOG president Adam Sherif said. This will result in at least $192,000 loss for SUBOG based on artist fees alone, since all tickets for the event were refunded after Kingston’s cancellation.

USG campaigns for more student trustees

USG campaigns for more student trustees

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at the University of Connecticut is working to increase the amount of student representatives on the Board of Trustees from two to four, while maintaining the recent increase of student representation on the Student Life and Financial Affairs committees.

Fordham University students urge school to cancel Sean Kingston concert

Fordham University students urge school to cancel Sean Kingston concert

In light of the University of Connecticut’s decision to cancel Sean Kingston’s scheduled appearance at UCONNIC on April 11, students at Fordham University are urging their school to cancel Kingston’s appearance at their spring concert as well.

A movement at Fordham calling for the removal of Kingston as their school’s spring weekend headliner is predominantly gaining popularity on an Instagram account called StudentsAgainstSean, according to the Fordham Observer. The account is run by six Fordham students and follows hundreds of others.

Former CSE professor resigns after OIE found him to have a sexual relationship with undergraduate student

Former CSE professor resigns after OIE found him to have a sexual relationship with undergraduate student

Former University of Connecticut computer science and engineering lecturer and coordinator of freshman computing education Jeffrey Meunier resigned in January amid an investigation by the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) that revealed that Meunier was having an “amorous” relationship with an undergraduate student.

Graduate school is a popular option among UConn grads

Graduate school is a popular option among UConn grads

Many students at the University of Connecticut are continuing on to higher education after they graduate, according to a survey done by the Daily Campus. Some students also have jobs lined up after they graduate. Colin Mortimer, an eighth-semester economics and mathematics double major, plans to take on an economic consulting job in Washington, D.C. after he graduates.

‘It wasn’t said until now, which is a letdown’ Students disappointed at Kingston cancellation

 ‘It wasn’t said until now, which is a letdown’ Students disappointed at Kingston cancellation

University of Connecticut students are disappointed after Sean Kingston, the opening act of UCONNIC, was officially pulled under an hour before the doors opened.

Jack Aaron, a fourth-semester computer science major, said the rumors started earlier on Thursday and he wished an announcement was made sooner.

Sean Kingston performance canceled, UCONNIC tickets to be refunded

Sean Kingston performance canceled, UCONNIC tickets to be refunded

Sean Kingston’s UCONNIC Music Festival performance has been cancelled after controversy surrounding a 2010 gang-rape allegation against the Jamaican-American singer/songwriter, according to Student Union Board of Governors president Adam Sherif and current outreach chair and incoming concert chair Jacob Stockman.