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2016 Updates

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Here's an article in the Hartford Courant about the proposed budget cuts—including video from UConn women's basketball players Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson during the hearing on Feb. 10.

President Herbst's testimony during the Feb. 10 hearing.

Town Halls on the Future of Connecticut

Join us for a series of town hall forums across the state, where Governor Malloy and Lt. Governor Wyman will discuss budget principles and other issues concerning the future of the state.

Information on upcoming forums can be found on the governor's website.


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The UConn Advocates is a coalition of UConn alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students and friends dedicated to working together to build greater support for our University.

The UConn Advocates program is designed to strengthen relationships between legislators and the University of Connecticut through the action of trained advocates. Advocates will communicate to their legislators issues of importance to the University and to higher education in the state of Connecticut.

Advocacy efforts include numerous letter-writing campaigns, e-mails, and constituent phone calling to legislators and town officials and an overall show of force and support to the legislature and the governor.

After major success as a grassroots campaign organization, UConn Advocates is now moving into another phase. The Advocates need to continue being proactive regarding upcoming opportunities for the University of Connecticut. In order to make this goal a reality UConn Advocates needs more members who are willing to be leaders in their districts. We’re looking for friends of the University who are willing to contact legislators and local media outlets to let the voice of those who are concerned about the institution be heard. Over the next few years UConn Advocates will become a driving force concerning numerous issues relating to the University of Connecticut and its programs and schools.