Within one week of moving into his room in Garrigus Suites to begin his junior year of college, Gino DeAngelis’ roommate left the University of Connecticut in handcuffs.
Lots X, N and L will be lost to the construction, and these spaces will be closed as early as Spring 2020, at which point commuters will be redirected to the new lot, according to UConn Today. The new K-Lot will contain 700 spaces, 200 less than the total for the other lots, and will be located roughly a mile from the center of campus on Discovery Drive.
As winter approaches, many are hoping for snow this upcoming holiday. For residents in Storrs, however, it is unclear if the University of Connecticut will have a white Christmas, said Xiusheng Yang, a UConn professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and director of the Connecticut State Climate Center.
A 700-spot parking lot is under construction on Discovery Drive across from the University of Connecticut’s Innovation Partnership building, according to UConn Today, with the aim to replace over 900 spaces that will be lost as the NextGen Science Complex builds over the lots located near North Garage.
The University of Connecticut’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has recently passed legislation to fix policies regarding the funding of student organizations. Past policies needed revision, Nandam Tumu, chief justice of USG, said.
The new procedures are expected to allow more organizations to reach the $10,000 funding cap and pay less out of pocket, Tumu said.
“This new legislation is a rewrite of the funding policies completed after over a year of preparation. The past funding policies were confusing and left a lot to interpretation,” Tumu said in an email. “The new ones describe in more detail what is required of students, and increase percentages for funding.”