University of Connecticut students Rosemary Richi, left, Kylie Angell, second from left, Erica Daniels, second from right, and Carolyn Luby, right, listen to attorney Gloria Allred speak during a news conference, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference, the two sides announced Friday.
The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit 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.
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. Federal officials named the schools on Thursday.
The University of Connecticut men's basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win their fourth NCAA championship.
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.
The Huskies' steely point guard outshined Kentucky's freshmen phenoms in the win. Napier and fellow backcourt mate Ryan Boatright controlled the tempo and together outscored Wildcats twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison 36-15.
Napier as a freshman won a national title on UConn's 2011 team led by another star guard in Kemba Walker.
Back at the school's campus in Storrs, thousands of jubilant students celebrated the win.
The scene in Storrs as reported on WSHU's Morning Edition with Tom Kuser
UConn Police Chief Barbara O'Connor, left, and Elizabeth Conklin, UConn's Title IX coordinator, right, listen to testimony from four women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at UConn at the Legislative Office Building, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. The four women have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school.
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.
A year after Superstorm Sandy crashed into Connecticut'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. It’s called the Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide of Long Island Sound.