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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. 

Honoring the Rwandan Genocide at 25th anniversary commemorative event  

Honoring the Rwandan Genocide at 25th anniversary commemorative event  

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.  

Sanford Levinson feels the impeachment clause and presidentialism are deeply flawed 

Sanford Levinson feels the impeachment clause and presidentialism are deeply flawed 

In his speech “Why the impeachment clause is broken” at the University of Connecticut on Tuesday night, Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas Law School touched on issues he has with the impeachment, the presidency and the Constitution as a whole. 

UConn Family Weekend Features Food Trucks, Sports, and Fun

UConn Family Weekend Features Food Trucks, Sports, and Fun

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.

TEDxUConn 'crushes' the comfort zone

TEDxUConn 'crushes' the comfort zone

People should question their surroundings more and expand their horizons, Robert Hale, professor at UConn Waterbury and illusionist, said at the sixth TEDxUConn conference “Crushing the Comfort Zone” at the University of Connecticut Sunday morning. 

UConn Football game time changed due to EEE virus 

UConn Football game time changed due to EEE virus 

The University of Connecticut football team has moved the starting time of its Oct. 5 game against South Florida from 7 p.m. to noon due to concerns over the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus. This shift in game time comes after detection of the EEE in 21 towns across Connecticut. 

UConn responds to Triple E outbreak in Connecticut, surrounding states 

UConn responds to Triple E outbreak in Connecticut, surrounding states 

Students and administrators at the University of Connecticut are reacting after an email was sent to students advising them to take extra precautionary measures to avoid mosquito bites due to the increase in cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the last few months. 

Voting for graduate student trustee now open 

Voting for graduate student trustee now open 

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 could change the way UConn students view food waste 

Leanpath could change the way UConn students view food waste 

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. 

Female body shapes in animation have changed, UConn researcher finds  

Female body shapes in animation have changed, UConn researcher finds  

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.