President Katsouleas

Letter to the Editor: In response to Kevin Catapano

In an article entitled “Response to Charter Oak not about healing, but coercion,” writer Kevin Catapano claims that UConn is above reproach in regards to its handling of the racist incident that took place at Charter Oaks.

Letter to the Editor: President Katsouleas’ response to the Charter Oak incident, race relations on campus

Letter to the Editor: President Katsouleas’ response to the Charter Oak incident, race relations on campus

Here at the University of Connecticut, it seems that the more things change the more they remain the same. I have been a professor here for almost three decades and once again I find myself pleading with an apparently uncaring university administration to deal with the university’s not so little white racism problem.

With Connecticut Commitment, UConn moves in the right direction

With Connecticut Commitment, UConn moves in the right direction

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. 

Katsouleas lacking specificity in climate email 

Katsouleas lacking specificity in climate email 

As the climate itself pushes into more dangerous territory, tensions run high all across the world on how to save our planet and people from impending disasters. At the University of Connecticut, this tension has coalesced in the formation of a Fridays for Future group on campus.

President Katsouleas announces CT Commitment at Inauguration

President Katsouleas announces CT Commitment at Inauguration

University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas announced during his inauguration the introduction of the Connecticut Commitment, which will allow Connecticut residents who come from families that have an annual household income of less than $50,000 to attend UConn tuition-free.  

Friday For Future addresses Katsouleas' response to demands, stages sit-in

Friday For Future addresses Katsouleas' response to demands, stages sit-in

The University of Connecticut’s chapter of Fridays For Future — the group which organized the climate strike on Sept. 20 — staged its first sit-in at Gulley Hall on Friday as part of its campaign to pressure university administration to adequately address the climate crisis. 

UConn Fridays for Future still holding sit-ins after Katsouleas emails response to protest

UConn Fridays for Future still holding sit-ins after Katsouleas emails response to protest

The University of Connecticut Fridays for Future chapter will still hold a sit in at President Thomas Katsouleas’ office tomorrow, even after Katsouleas sent an email response addressing the issue of environmental sustainability.  

'Paideia' Greek Community welcomes President Katsouleas to Connecticut

'Paideia' Greek Community welcomes President Katsouleas to Connecticut

Over 250 people crowded into the Center for Hellenic Studies in Storrs, Connecticut on Sunday night to give new UConn President Thomas Katsouleas the official Greek welcome to Connecticut. 

Search for new provost will differ from past tradition  

Search for new provost will differ from past tradition  

The University of Connecticut launched the search for the next Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs last week, according to an email from President Thomas Katsouleas.  A search committee, put together by Katsouleas, will review applicants by the end of this calendar year and interviews will take place in early 2020.  

UConn’s new president must abide by his precedents for success 

UConn’s new president must abide by his precedents for success 

In Thomas Katsouleas’s brief stint here thus far, he’s exhibited an uncanny ability to voice his thoughts concerning UConn’s short and long-term future while relating personally to students and remaining open to and available for receiving feedback in ways that his predecessor, Susan Herbst, never did. Although these are promising signs of what’s to come, we must encourage Katsouleas to stay on this track for more than a mere month.