Editorial: SUBOG needs to spend money wisely in planning next year’s concerts

Editorial: SUBOG needs to spend money wisely in planning next year’s concerts

By now, everyone on campus knows the fiasco that was UCONNIC this year, as Sean Kingston and Summer Walker, two of the three headliners of the music festival, did not perform. While Walker did not perform due to a last-minute weather-related cancellation, Kingston was cancelled by SUBOG due to his history with sexual assault. The cancellation came after several days of criticism and protests from students regarding the artist’s presence on campus, and the decision was announced last-minute, approximately 45 minutes before the event was slated to begin. Due to the last-minute nature of Kingston’s cancellation, SUBOG rightfully decided to refund every ticket sold to UCONNIC. However, with these costs, as well as the $44,000 owed to Sean Kingston and the $148,500 going to Lil Baby, the only UCONNIC headliner who performed, SUBOG has now lost nearly $200,000.

Editorial: UConn Must Continue to Play Ball with SNY

Editorial: UConn Must Continue to Play Ball with SNY

Financially speaking, the ESPN deal is fairly appealing for both sides. As The Hartford Courant’s Mike Anthony notes, the 12-year, $1 billion deal “represents a healthy influx of money for UConn and every other conference school, with the average payout approaching $7 million annually, nearly $5 million more than what UConn receives under the current deal.” Such a contribution would greatly aid UConn’s athletic department as it climbs out of its $41 million debt. Also, reports indicate that ESPN intends to broadcast most AAC games on its rising ESPN-plus digital streaming service. UConn’s athletic offerings may prove particularly enticing for subscribers--and consequently profitable for ESPN.

Editorial: UConn seizes top spot among state public colleges

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.  

Editorial: Groups should give due consideration before extending invitations

Editorial: Groups should give due consideration before extending invitations

At issue is not the content or quality of Mr. Kingston’s music, but instead the rape allegations he faced regarding a concert in 2010. A 19-year-old woman claimed she was gang-raped by Kingston, his bodyguard and a band member following a concert she attended. The woman claimed she drank and smoked marijuana before the incident and so was “obviously intoxicated” and “incapable of consent.” Kingston countered that the sex was consensual, and ended up settling the trial at the time in order to focus on his upcoming album release and tour.

Editorial: Mansfield Town Council elects to facilitate student voter registration

Editorial: Mansfield Town Council elects to facilitate student voter registration

Various developments impede voter registration for UConn students and Mansfield registrar staff alike. Although Mansfield’s Registrar of Voters hired 14 Election Day poll workers—10 more than the Secretary of State’s office recommended —demand nevertheless proved more overwhelming than anticipated.

Editorial: Enough is enough, get UConn out of the AAC

Editorial: Enough is enough, get UConn out of the AAC

 Whether this means moving to the new Big East (and effectively dropping Division I football) or finding a way into a Power 5 conference such as the Atlantic Coastal Conference (ACC) or the Big Ten, UConn Athletics must leave the AAC.

Editorial: UConn students represent bright future in testimonies in Hartford

Editorial: UConn students represent bright future in testimonies in Hartford

UConn students and faculty spent time testifying members of the Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly to advocate for the budget of the University of Connecticut for the upcoming fiscal year.

Editorial: A sincere apology from the Daily Campus

Editorial: A sincere apology from the Daily Campus

It is the responsibility of any newspaper to perform their due diligence in confirming the accuracy and reliability of any story that is published. In an article reporting on the joint Undergraduate Student Government elections on Monday, March 5, the Daily Campus featured numerous errors regarding candidates running for various positions.

Editorial: Let’s vote to reaffirm UConn student power!

Editorial: Let’s vote to reaffirm UConn student power!

Since 1896, The Daily Campus has delivered news independently to UConn students and faculty each weekday. Its ability to produce physical and online content is rare among student-run campus news publications today, illustrating its members’ incredible dedication and newspapers’ sustained relevance in the modern era.

Editorial: Raising smoking ages will help protect teens

Editorial: Raising smoking ages will help protect teens

One of the social changes Lamont proposed is raising the age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21. While many have come out in support of this move in regard to traditional cigarettes, whose dangerous health risks are extremely well-documented, opinions over raising the vaping age have been more mixed.