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.
Tuesday night, the University of Connecticut's Thomas J. Dodd Center held an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, the mass slaughter of the Tutsi people by the Hutu people which began April 7, 1994. Over the course of the next hundred days, nearly a million were killed and two million displaced, among countless other atrocities.
The University of Connecticut’s “Family Weekend” begins this Friday and continues through Sunday. Registration officially closed for the event. UConn families that did not register in advance can still attend Family Weekend, but cannot purchase admission to the specialty meals offered, according to the Family Weekend webpage.
Voting for the University of Connecticut’s graduate student trustee position is now open online and will continue until Oct. 3. The two candidates running are Kailee Himes, who is seeking a Master’s in higher education and student affairs and Justin Fang, a PhD student in biomedical engineering. Both candidates were contacted, but Fang was not available for an interview.
Leanpath, a technological system that aims to minimize food waste, is currently being used at every dining hall at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. The system works by weighing how much food is being thrown out and entering the reasons why. These reasons can range from overproduction to quality to the fact that they were simply leftovers on the line that can’t be reused. A snapshot is taken every time an entry is made and can be seen in the system at any time.
Body shapes in animated female characters have become more complex and varied in the last several years, according to a new study by University of Connecticut graduate researcher Rebecca Rowe. Rowe, a doctoral candidate in literature, studied 239 female characters across 67 films from large American animation companies and found that, contrary to popular belief, there are four different distinct body shapes as opposed to just the hourglass figure, according to a press release.