Author: Grace Merritt

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Will Athletic Trainers Make High School Sports Safer?

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NFL Taps UConn to Administer and Research Athletic Trainer Program

Hoping to make high school sports safer, the NFL Foundation has tapped UConn to administer and research a program to get athletic trainers in high schools in four states this fall.Read Full Story

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Your Trip to UConn Just Got Better

Finally Complete, Storrs Center gives Alums and Parents a Vibrant College Town

UConn alumni who haven’t been to Storrs for a few years won’t believe their eyes when they see the new college town that has sprung up next to campus.Read Full Story

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5 Questions with a Composer-Turned-College President

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Greg Woodward ’77 (SFA) is, at heart, a classical music composer who became a college president along the way.Read Full Story

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UConn’s Own “Folk Hero” on Basketball and Green Tea Lava Cake

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Do you remember Ace Watanasuparp?

He was the first Asian-American walk-on for the UConn men’s basketball team in 2000.Read Full Story

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Grab a Rake, a Hammer, or a Paint Brush

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From cleaning up beaches to building homes, UConn alumni groups across the country will be volunteering in their communities during the month of April for a new community service initiative called UConn Cares.Read Full Story

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Parents Fund Brings Civil Rights Advocate to Campus

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New York civil rights attorney Charles F. Coleman Jr. visited the Storrs campus recently to speak to students about “America After Obama.”Read Full Story

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Female Artists Brought Home the Bacon

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New exhibit opening at Benton

How do you make your mark as an artist when you have to support your family and don’t get invited to show your work in serious art exhibits because of your gender? Read Full Story