UConn-Hartford

Discussion in 'Alumni stuff' started by Drew, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Fair enough. Then the highest and best use is probably residential housing, rather than park land.
    I don't know the area, but I remember West Hartford as being fairly nice, though dense in some areas.
     
  2. microfich

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    Also within a Burrell pass of the Wadsworth and more importantly, the Elks Club! Ah, the days of 60 cent long necks at lunch.
     
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  3. Sportsman5

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    I meant reputation outside of academia. As in general public perception. This is usually based on how difficult it is to get into the school. So acceptance rate, SAT/ACT scores of students, and average GPA/ class rank/ percent of valedictorians. Employers look at caliber of student when selecting where to spend time recruiting students. Right now UConn is not attracting the top employers in things like technology and business. It would also help encourage businesses to base out of the Hartford area because UConn Storrs can act as a feeder school.
     
  4. Mr. Conehead

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    Cornell has a similar arrangement with some of the smaller CUNY and SUNY schools in New York (I have a friend who went through this program via SUNY Cobleskill) and it does not seem to hurt Cornell's reputation.

    http://admissions.cals.cornell.edu/apply/transfer/transfer-agreements
     
  5. Sportsman5

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    Ya that looks very good. Transferring to uconn storrs can also help to save money the 1 st year or 2 of college
     
  6. FASTEDDY

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    It does seem to me that UCONN Hartford campus should have its own library.

    That's an absolute must have.
     
  7. NYUConn

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    Why?

    I'm being serious, if there is a huge public library available to students a few blocks away, why is it critical for the campus to have it's own library when it would likely be inferior to what's already available.
     
  8. TRest

    TRest Horrible

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    Sharing study space with a homeless population, for one thing.
     
  9. NYUConn

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    Have you ever been to the Hartford Public Library? There aren't homeless people roaming the stacks, there is security there and it's actually a pretty darn good institution.

    But hey, I get it, it's easier to just rely on lazy stereotypes.
     
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  10. gioff23

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    A library? Why does someone go to the library in 2015? I've got kids, the library is on their computer. Aside from being quiet, their long-term value add is minimal, at best.

    Yes, let's ask the students what they want; we're seeing terrific examples of students making appropriate long-term decisions on behalf of a university.
     
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  11. UConn990411

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    Some of you will b***h about literally anything.

    My understand is that UConn wants there to be more permanent residents in future, so building a legitimate campus - rather than one building - is a good move. We'll see if it pans out, but I think it could turn out to be a smart move in the long run (especially if more of a campus presence helps liven up downtown Hartford, even a little).
     
  12. Mr. Conehead

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    Today, a library may not be as 'must' as it has been in the past. That said, they do need some space for meetings, joint studies, research (on-line), etc. that is not always being used as a classroom. Think of a hybrid library/media center/student union. If that is included in the building going up, it should be fine for a branch campus. Having access to a large, traditional library such as Hartford's Public Library, would be a nice supplement.
     
  13. NYUConn

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    Agreed, but in the depth chart of essential on-campus buildings in downtown Hartford I would put an additional library somewhere towards the bottom, maybe even behind Ryan Leaf.

    The Hartford Public Library is not only a tremendous resource in terms of research materials, but it also has a huge number of conference rooms and study areas. It's really a great facility.
     
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  14. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Not to mention the library backs up directly across the street from the campus. Cross arch st diagonally to the south west and viola you are there. Seems like a silly waste of money to have libraries next to each other. If the public isn't up to uconn standards invest in the already existing infrastructure.
     
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  16. husky10

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    Went through four years of school and never took a book out from the library once*. Most college students only need a quiet room with computers and desks to do work.
     
  17. ffg53

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    It's an excellent library. Not just a good library, but an excellent one. And as has been mentioned it's literally across the corner. It's like telling the stonemason there are blocks of free granite in their back yard.
     
  18. upstater

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    I would seriously doubt it. A public library has no business buying academic texts. It would be a major undertaking.
     
  19. RayIsTheGOAT

    RayIsTheGOAT I was once compared to a young Tragic Bronson

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    I am a former student of this campus, and I can tell you a great deal of students drive to that campus everyday. Sometimes in the morning I would have to get past a couple hundred cars to find a spot. I also knew quite a few students who took the city bus. Regardless, parking could be a mess at the new hartford campus.
    Also, no I would not prefer driving in to hartford each day. I live about 40 minutes east of the campus, and driving through hartford to get to west hartford was brutal enough some mornings.
    The only upside to this is the fact that the current campus is like a rundown high school and needs to be upgraded. Otherwise, I'm against the move. It was nice having a relatively quiet corner in West Hartford, with Whole Foods a minute away. Then again, universities are a business first and foremost now, so who cares what the students think.
     
  20. ThetaZoo

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    The City made a proposal for a site in the NorthEnd but later withdrew it and gave UConn its blessing to pursue any site within the city. I remember the City saying at the time that the Times site was already congested. The City evidently wasn't or isn't 'someone in power'.
     
  21. UConn9604

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    I think UConn may have been asked to build the campus into the Adriaen's Landing site by the State.
     
  22. TheDoggPound

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    I believe the city preferred them to build at Talcott Plaza but UConn wanted the HTB.
     
  23. Devland

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    I think the satellite campuses are a lot more integrated with the main campus than they used to be. When my youngest daughter attended a few years back she took some of here core classes in Hartford (easier commute) and had one of the football players in her class at the Hartford campus. As a matter of fact one class she took was full in Storrs and not available in Hartford. She took it at the Waterbury campus. So one semester of her sophomore year she commuted to Storrs, Hartford and Waterbury. Her Junior and Senior year were exclusivly at the Storrs campus. The people that graduate from the Hartford campus graduate in Storrs with the Storrs students. I am not sure about the other campuses.
     
  24. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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  25. Mr. Conehead

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    I took nearly all of my math classes at UConn Waterbury after my disastrous first year in Storrs (at least academically) because in Waterbury classes were primarily taught by high school teachers making extra money over the summer versus TA Storrs who may have been brilliant; but, could speak English about as well as I could comprehend Calc III.
     
  26. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    UConn's Hartford Campus May Extend to City's Public Library

    "The University of Connecticut's vision for creating an urban neighborhood campus around its new downtown location is beginning to take shape with a $4 million agreement to renovate and lease space at Hartford Public Library for classrooms, a library collection and study areas.

    "This is tremendously important to the vision for the campus," Robert Corbett, the university's director of regional projects and development, said Monday. "We want students in the neighborhood and interacting with the community. We didn't want to create an ivory tower and an isolated campus."

    The agreement still needs the approval of the city council, the library board and the UConn Board of Trustees. The city council Monday was expected to refer it to committee for further review; the trustees could vote at the end of March, UConn said."


    http://www.courant.com/real-estate/...n-hartford-public-library-20160222-story.html
     
  27. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    "The University of Connecticut Wednesday approved a $4 million plan to renovate and lease space at the Hartford Public Library on Main Street for the university's new downtown Hartford campus.

    UConn's board of trustees backed the plan to use the space for classrooms, a library collection and study areas, part of a vision for creating an urban neighborhood campus in the city. The university also is negotiating an agreement with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art for the use of its auditorium.

    Both the library and the Atheneum are within a short walking distance of the former Hartford Times building on Prospect Street, the center of the new campus. The redevelopment of the Times Building, which will include a restored facade and a five-story addition is well underway."


    http://www.courant.com/real-estate/...downtown-hartford-library-20160330-story.html
     
  28. huskymedic

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    And, likely to Storrs.
     
  30. huskymedic

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