UConn Co-op

UConn needs economic democracy now

UConn needs economic democracy now

Unknown to this author until weeks after arriving on campus, the bookstore actually used to be managed by a student cooperative instead of a corporation. Students and faculty, democratically chosen, made key decisions about production and finances successfully carried out over a period of 40 years until the University of Connecticut chose to give the space to Barnes and Noble in 2016, rather than renewing the cooperative.

The UConn Co-op's legacy lives on with scholarship opportunity

The UConn Co-op's legacy lives on with scholarship opportunity

Undergraduate students of all semesters still have time to apply for a $5,000 scholarship offered by the UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program. The scholarship will fund a summer project, according to Melissa Berkey, the grants program coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Research.

UConn Co-op to be replaced by national corporation

UConn Co-op to be replaced by national corporation

The co-op could change ownership from its current board to either Barnes and Noble or Follett, two widely used companies for campus bookstores. The university contends that this move will allow it to put more money towards student financial aid, but the co-op administration disagrees.