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Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut stu­dents described “inval­i­dat­ing” expe­ri­ences with UConn’s sex­u­al assault report­ing enti­ties. Stu­dents claimed that UConn reduced their alleged abuse to “he said she said” sit­u­a­tions and let their alleged per­pe­tra­tors walk free despite pro­vid­ing inves­ti­ga­tors with what stu­dents say was incul­pa­to­ry evi­dence and wit­ness state­ments.
Pub­lished by The Dai­ly Cam­pus, Feb. 4, 2022

COVID-19 immu­niza­tion rates are low­est with­in Con­necti­cut’s minor­i­ty com­mu­ni­ties, and these gaps widen among younger groups. Just 36% of Black res­i­dents ages 12–34 have received at least one vac­cine dose, com­pared to 62% of whites the same age. Experts say Con­necti­cut is in a piv­otal posi­tion to fight racial dis­par­i­ties in vac­cine dis­tri­b­u­tion.
Pub­lished by the Conn. Health I‑Team, Aug. 9, 2021 

Now that the pos­ses­sion of recre­ation­al cannabis is legal, Dr. Suzanne Doy­on, med­ical direc­tor of the Con­necti­cut Poi­son Con­trol Cen­ter, fears cannabis expo­sures will only increase. Data from poi­son con­trol cen­ters across the coun­try sub­stan­ti­ate Doyon’s con­cern.
Pub­lished by CT Pub­lic, the CT Mir­ror and the Conn. Health I‑Team, July 15, 2021

“Our helpline calls have pret­ty much quadru­pled since the legal­iza­tion of online gam­bling,” said Diana Goode, the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Con­necti­cut Coun­cil on Prob­lem Gam­bling. Experts say that prob­lem gam­blers in Con­necti­cut have grown more numer­ous and younger.
Pub­lished by the Conn. Health I‑Team, Jan. 25, 2022

Mem­bers of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut women’s row­ing team allege that UConn’s June 2020 deficit-dri­ven deci­sion to ter­mi­nate row­ing from its var­si­ty ros­ter vio­lates Title IX, and some of the ath­letes have retained legal coun­sel to gear up for a poten­tial class-action law­suit if the par­ties do not come to a res­o­lu­tion.
Pub­lished by The Dai­ly Cam­pus, April 21, 2021

The Fis­cal New Year began with finan­cial uncer­tain­ty for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut as Chief Finan­cial Offi­cers from UConn and UConn Health shared plans to request $104.9 mil­lion in state funds to cov­er loom­ing bud­get deficits. If the pan­dem­ic forces UConn to close before Nov. 1, the deficit will increase by $21 mil­lion.
Pub­lished by The Dai­ly Cam­pus, Oct. 2, 2020

How can you “Nev­er For­get” when you are too young to even remem­ber? 102 mil­lion Amer­i­cans, myself includ­ed, have no rec­ol­lec­tion of the ter­ror­ist attacks that trans­formed our world. On 9/11’s 20th anniver­sary, I reflect on what “Nev­er For­get” means to me.
Pub­lished by the Conn. Health I‑Team, Sept. 7, 2021

Experts say increased down­time, iso­la­tion and uncer­tain­ty dur­ing COVID-19 lock­downs caused eat­ing dis­or­ders to devel­op and inten­si­fy. Read one Con­necti­cut wom­an’s sto­ry of con­tract­ing, con­fronting and con­quer­ing her eat­ing dis­or­der dur­ing the pan­dem­ic.
Pub­lished by the Conn. Health I‑Team, July 29, 2021

More from the Connecticut Health Investigative Team:

Sun­screen: Learn what’s in it before you slather it on

Study: Pan­dem­ic took toll on LGBTQ+ men­tal health

Failed fla­vored-tobac­co ban may pro­duce a sil­ver lin­ing for teen pre­ven­tion efforts

Crime on CT col­lege cam­pus­es drops by 29% in 2020; pan­dem­ic credited

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Will­ing­ton Oaks renters upset over ren­o­va­tion delays

UConn ranks in top 10 of Sier­ra Club’s ‘Cool Schools’, stu­dent lead­ers say that’s not enough

Bus­by reports addi­tion­al fire, safe­ty equip­ment tam­per­ing as poten­tial arson inves­ti­ga­tion continues

A change in UConn’s drug-enforce­ment pol­i­cy may be on the horizon

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Black Lives Mat­ter march goes through Mon­roe Sunday

A Peace­ful Gath­er­ing on the Green sparks con­ver­sa­tions on racism

‘Hon­ored and blessed to have worked in the town of Monroe’

Teens use love of cod­ing to sup­port Mon­roe Food Pantry