Food waste is an immense problem in the United States. By some estimates, up to 40% of food produced for consumption is wasted. You would think that this food waste would be put to good use, feeding those who need it most. Still, food insecurity remains a huge issue across the country.
Mosquito-transmitted Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is sweeping through the nation, leaving in its aftermath a wreckage of death, fear and cancellations. With Connecticut suffering its third death from the virus last week (tenth nationwide), warnings are being issued throughout the state to ensure people are well-aware of the dangers they face and ideally removed from harm’s way.
As most of you probably know by now, President Katsouleas made a huge announcement at his inauguration last week: Starting in the Fall of 2020, all students with household incomes under $50,000 will receive free tuition. Katsouleas also promised to attempt to raise this income threshold higher in coming years.
On Nov. 5, Mansfield residents will have the opportunity to vote as to whether or not they want to invest in a new elementary school. The project, which would cost the town an estimated $21.6 million, is intended to prepare young students for the challenges and responsibilities they will inevitably face as they grow and progress in their lives and careers.
What were they thinking? What was the plan? First, you charge us $500 a year for a recreational facility we didn’t ask for. Then, to add insult to injury, you ban midriffs from that gym?
This Friday, people across the globe will be stepping out of their commitments to protest the lack of action by their governments to combat climate change in a movement aptly titled Fridays for Future. As the event was started by 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, it seems only fitting that a group of University of Connecticut students would kick start their own chapter of the movement.
Before the first football game of the year, the University of Connecticut Athletic Department released their new rules for tailgates. Among other things, the new rules banned hard liquor and standing on trucks. In a Daily Campus article published last week, students were visibly befuddled by the new rules. The general talk around campus has been similar. Students are confused about their origin.
In May, Gov. Ned Lamont signed off on a bill to increase minimum wage in Connecticut from $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour. Whether or not University of Connecticut students approve of this change, there is one thing we can all agree on: We would like to see UConn’s plan for implementing these higher wages.
This year, UConn soccer is slated to compete at Dillon Stadium in downtown Hartford while the university completes construction of Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at the Rizza Family Soccer Complex in Storrs. If the goal is to increase student attendance, then it’s helpful to remove obstacles. Losing teams aside, a long drive can be a moat between busy students and games.
These buses will have outlived their absolute maximum life span by 2020 and UConn will presumably be purchasing replacement buses — which should be electric buses, paid for by the grant. The grant also covers electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Accepting the $1.4 million is seemingly a no-brainer.
The University of Connecticut is the best public college in the state of Connecticut. This is a remarkable achievement, albeit not one likely to surprise many UConn students or faculty, given the state's incredible investment in the university.
As college students are extremely busy, it can often be difficult to find the time or motivation required to get enough physical activity. And let’s not even talk about getting enough sleep. Additionally, finding the time to cook healthy foods or eat well in the dining hall can also be a challenge for many students.