Board of Trustees

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.

Board of Trustees approves fee increases, talks mental health on campus

Board of Trustees approves fee increases, talks mental health on campus

The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees unanimously decided to increase the general university fund fee and to implement the recreation center fee for undergraduate students Wednesday morning. The board also discussed mental health programs on campus in the wake of increased mental health issues reported by students. 

Board of Trustees raises School of Medicine tuition, approves new major, dining hall renovations

Board of Trustees raises School of Medicine tuition, approves new major, dining hall renovations

While the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees has not yet announced who the new UConn president will be, the board voted unanimously Wednesday to raise tuition and fees for the UConn School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine for the next three years, as well as to renovate Whitney Dining Hall.

Dining budget breakdown

Dining budget breakdown

The University of Connecticut Dining Services spends a majority of its $74.5 million budget on personal expenses and fringe benefits for employees.  

“You have to look at the (enormity) of how big we are. We are probably one of the largest self-operating dining services in the United States,” Dennis Pierce, Director of Dining Services, said.

Meal plans increase after not receiving increase last year

Meal plans increase after not receiving increase last year

The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent increase for all meal plans at the University of Connecticut for the 2018 fiscal year. “This year there is an increase of 3 percent. This will cover increases in commodities, labor and overhead,” Director of Dining Services Dennis Pierce said. 

Editorial: UConn must increase student representation Board of Trustees

Editorial: UConn must increase student representation Board of Trustees

The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees currently includes voting student trustees—one from the undergraduate class and another from the pool of graduate students. Though the Governor has rejected prior proposals to double the number of student trustees, the move becomes more necessary with each tuition hike and budget reduction.

Student trustee candidate resigns USG amid plagiarism allegations

Student trustee candidate resigns USG amid plagiarism allegations

Christine Savino, the trustee candidate and now former USG senator for McMahon Hall, said the case was baseless. Savino said “false news” and rumors were being spread by her opponent for the trustee position, USG Speaker George P. Wang. Wang said he was gathering information but denies spreading rumors.

Board of Trustees approve early plans for athletic facilities, West showers

Board of Trustees approve early plans for athletic facilities, West showers

Redesign of West Campus Residence Hall bathrooms, which haven't seen a renovation since initial construction in 1955, is expected from May to August of this year. Private philanthropy and increased ticket revenue are intended to cover the project, without using tuition, fees or state dollars.