University of Connecticut http://wshu.org en UConn settles federal lawsuit on sexual assault response http://wshu.org/post/uconn-settles-federal-lawsuit-sexual-assault-response <p></p><p>The University of Connecticut has <a href="http://uconn.edu/resources/docs/LitigationSettlementRelease.pdf">settled a federal lawsuit </a>filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. The school announced Friday that it has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million to the five women.</p><p>(<a href="http://uconn.edu/resources/docs/LitigationJointStatement.pdf">Joint UConn/plaintiff statement</a>)</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:03:47 +0000 Craig LeMoult & Cooper McKim 20898 at http://wshu.org UConn settles federal lawsuit on sexual assault response UConn among 55 schools investigated for response to sex abuse allegations http://wshu.org/post/uconn-among-55-schools-investigated-response-sex-abuse-allegations <p>The University of Connecticut is one of 55 colleges and universities being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for its handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.&nbsp; Federal officials named the schools on Thursday.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 03:29:12 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16742 at http://wshu.org UConn! UConn! UConn! http://wshu.org/post/uconn-uconn-uconn <p></p><p>The University of Connecticut men's basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win their fourth NCAA championship.</p><p>UConn guard Shabazz Napier was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four after getting 22 points and six rebounds in the championship game.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;The Huskies' steely point guard outshined Kentucky's freshmen phenoms in the win. Napier and fellow backcourt mate Ryan Boatright controlled the tempo<br />and together outscored Wildcats twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison 36-15.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;Napier as a freshman won a national title on UConn's 2011 team led by another<br />star guard in Kemba Walker.</p><p>Back at the school's campus in Storrs, thousands of jubilant students celebrated the win.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:03:58 +0000 Dan Katz & Naomi Starobin & Alison Freeland 15445 at http://wshu.org UConn! UConn! UConn! Conn. lawmakers hold hearing on sexual assault at colleges, universities http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-hold-hearing-sexual-assault-colleges-universities <p>Connecticut lawmakers held a hearing on Wednesday about sexual assault prevention and response procedures at colleges and universities in the state. The hearing was prompted by a recent federal complaint against the University of Connecticut.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:56:49 +0000 Dan Katz 8339 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers hold hearing on sexual assault at colleges, universities Coastal homeowners learning landscaping could help protect homes from storms http://wshu.org/post/coastal-homeowners-learning-landscaping-could-help-protect-homes-storms <p></p><p>A year after Superstorm Sandy crashed into Connecticut<wbr />'s coastline, homeowners are still rebuilding and replanting. A new project is helping them make better choices about landscaping. A website, developed by Connecticut Sea Grant with the University of Connecticut can now help those owners figure out how best to protect their homes from storms and flooding.&nbsp; It’s called the <a href="http://clear.uconn.edu/crlg/index.html">Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide of Long Island Sound</a>.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:39:39 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 7461 at http://wshu.org Coastal homeowners learning landscaping could help protect homes from storms