Bruce Banks started following UConn sports when he was just eight years old and would listen to UConn basketball games on WTIC radio. Later, as a Husky student, he followed the basketball and football teams religiously and was part of the broadcast team for the football team on WHUS, UConn’s community and student radio station. […]
The John Templeton Foundation has awarded $5.75 million to the UConn Humanities Institute for research on balancing humility and conviction in public life. The grant is the largest for the humanities ever awarded to UConn, and is one of the largest humanities-based research grants ever awarded in the United States. “As this presidential campaign is […]
Starting today, 33 student groups will compete in a nationally recognized campus-wide crowdfunding competition, the largest number ever. Student groups use the Ignite fundraiser to help pay for their activities, trips, or equipment. Last year, for instance, the UConn Marching Band raised money for a tower planned for the practice field while the Pre-Vet club […]
This year for the first time, UConn employees can create an online giving page to promote a UConn cause they are passionate about to their co-workers. This is a new initiative as part of the Close to Home Campaign.
Up to 60 women who are either uninsured or underinsured will receive free and potentially life-saving mammograms this year at UConn Health, thanks to a recent $6,000 donation from the Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation.
When cancer patients step into the chemotherapy area at the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, they may be reminded of a cozy library at a four-star hotel. The waiting area is lined with floor-to-ceiling, cherry bookshelves loaded with 1,800 books. Carpeted and painted in soothing greys and creams, the room has two couches and is dotted […]
UConn’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities has received a $15,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation.
Teaching UConn students the importance of philanthropy is the goal of HuskyDrive’s Ignite campaign. The recent conclusion of the current campaign, now in its third year, proves the program is working. More than $34,000 was raised in this year’s campaign. There were 1,644 donors—1,166 were student and young alumni donors. The top three teams this […]
Students sat up when Milton Stern entered the classroom. He would recite poems, pace up and down the aisles, and ask probing questions. He’d read passages aloud with dramatic flair and leap across the room in order to prove a point. Milton—better known as “Mickey”—Stern was a longtime professor of English at UConn. He kept […]