Tips not allowed at Bistro on Union Street

Tips not allowed at Bistro on Union Street

Bistro on Union Street, located in the University of Connecticut's Student Union, does not allow customers to tip servers due to a university policy. Dennis Pierce, executive director of UConn Dining Services, said that the reason for this was to create symmetry with the other companies on campus.

Fridays for Future remains determined and hopeful in third Gulley Hall sit-in 

Fridays for Future remains determined and hopeful in third Gulley Hall sit-in 

The University of Connecticut’s chapter of Fridays for Future, an environmental activist group, held its third sit-in Friday afternoon in the conference room in Albert Gurdon Gulley Hall, the building which houses President Thomas Katsouleas’ office. 

President Katsouleas responds to Charter Oak incident, begins search for Chief Diversity Officer 

President Katsouleas responds to Charter Oak incident, begins search for Chief Diversity Officer 

University of Connecticut president Thomas Katsouleas is launching a university-wide search for a Chief Diversity Officer in the wake of the racist incident outside of Charter Oak over a week ago, according to an email sent out to students on Friday.

Professor Wagner researches rare wildlife inhabiting power corridors of New England 

Professor Wagner researches rare wildlife inhabiting power corridors of New England 

David Wagner, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, and his team of researchers have found that some power line corridors in New England are better habitats to certain wildlife than forested areas nearby. 

Connecticut 24th in women in government 

Connecticut 24th in women in government 

A recent report by Represent Women ranked Connecticut 24th and gave it a D rating for its representation of women in political office. Represent Women, a non-partisan group that works to increase the number of female elected officials, ranked the 50 states and gave each a letter grade on their female representation. 

Fabio Saccomanno looks to increase Tier II funding, USG transparency as Comptroller 

Fabio Saccomanno looks to increase Tier II funding, USG transparency as Comptroller 

Despite an unusual route to the position, Undergraduate Student Government Comptroller Fabio Saccomanno is looking to make the most of his time at his new desk by working to improve Tier II funding policies and increase transparency between students and the organization. 

Earth, Wok & Fire’s official opening is filled with potential 

Earth, Wok & Fire’s official opening is filled with potential 

After experiencing several delays in its opening, Earth, Wok & Fire finally opened its doors in the University of Connecticut’s Student Union. The restaurant, which was originally expected to open in August, faced several delays before it could open for students; issues in both equipment delivery and installment slowed down the process.

Archaeology fair this Saturday will honor professor’s passing

Archaeology fair this Saturday will honor professor’s passing

The University of Connecticut Department of Anthropology will be hosting the 2019 Connecticut Archaeology Fair on Saturday, Oct. 19, where professors in archaeology and graduate students from across the state will showcase their research over the past year. 

USG discusses mental illness awareness week, tampon dispensers

USG discusses mental illness awareness week, tampon dispensers

The University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Government passed an initiative to foster a healthier environment in the Homer Babbidge Library and also amended their constitution in order to compensate two USG positions at their Senate meeting Wednesday night. 

Investigations opened into racist incident outside Charter Oak Apartments 

Investigations opened into racist incident outside Charter Oak Apartments 

Investigations have been opened at the University of Connecticut after three students were filmed using racial slurs Friday morning. The video shows three white students saying the n-word and laughing outside the open windows of black students’ apartments in the Charter Oak Apartment complex. UConn Police are investigating the incident and an administrative investigation is also underway, university spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said. 

Applying to UConn is Easier Than Before: New application process involves online portal 

Applying to UConn is Easier Than Before: New application process involves online portal 

From prospective undergraduates to graduate students, the application process for the University of Connecticut has been made easier with an online portal, according to Vern Granger, director of undergraduate admissions.