Discussion in 'Alumni stuff' started by Drew, Jun 16, 2014.
probably if they knew that most of the $7.5 million was only being deferred until the property was resold
University of Connecticut spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz confirmed the $5 million purchase offer in an email Monday and said if the town were to sell the property to a third party before October 2024, it would remit 90 percent of the sale price to UConn, under terms of the sale.
Of course the current plan is for WH to hold the property, and demolish the buildings as part of $20M plan to turn the site into a park.
Not sure why UConn would give up on a better deal.
Where did you hear that the town's plan is to turn it into a park? I figured they would hold the property until they got a better potential opportunity than the International school.
In the linked article
UConn Trades 'Naming Rights' for Donations At Hartford Campus
A Berkeley Law professor, William Falik, donated $100,000 to his alma mater, Harvard Law, for a public interest fellowship, according to Inside Higher Education, an online news source. When he was given the chance for a naming opportunity, he went with naming a bathroom, the Falik Men's Room. (Yes, that's the pronunciation.)
There's hope for the Boneyard to get naming rights.
Think of how great the name would have been if only his surname was 'Falikles'!
Rapid Growth Means UConn Won't Consolidate Business School With Downtown Campus
The business school was always going to be one of the larger colleges in Hartford in terms of headcount. Just look at UConn Stamford. So, was this bad planning in terms of not having enough space in the Hartford location for the business school or was it always the plan to keep it at Constitution Plaza?
I would hope that eventually they will build out the Hartford campus and move the graduate school programs to the new campus, while also adding a CT FastTrack bus station at UC-Hartford
What if it's just a good problem, such as higher enrollment than reasonably projected, e.g., a scenario the article suggests?
UConn@UConn 5 hours ago
UConn will soon return to the heart of the city.
New UConn Campus Combines The Past And Future Of Hartford
"The front entrance to the University of Connecticut's new downtown campus now under construction is tied to the past with the façade restoration of the iconic Hartford Times building standing as a reminder of the city's heyday.
But step inside and it's all about the future.
An atrium soaring three stories dominates the new structure rising just east of city hall in a corner of the emerging Front Street district. The atrium, now roughed out in steel and concrete, will be lined on three sides by more than two dozen classrooms when the campus welcomes nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students next fall."
Pretty great stuff from the Courant here today. Can't wait to see what the campus looks like when all is said and done
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