Herbst Blasts Proposal To Turn UConn Into "Entrepreneurship University"

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  1. August_West

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    Yeah and we are going to expand "suicide 6" while we are at it for a direct road to Providence.


    freakin' nimbys. Worst thing about CT.
     
  2. the Q

    the Q BY Misanthrope

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    Wow I had no idea about Miss St.

    Thanks for the new knowledge.

    Seems that would be the best solution.
     
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  3. Guapo

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    I think an administrative divorce between the school and the local village idiots may be in the best interest for everyone involved.
     
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    the Q BY Misanthrope

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    What type of impacts would this have on Mansfield?

    Both positive and negative?
     
  5. Guapo

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    Not really sure what impact it would have Mansfield, though I'd guess quite a few people would probably like not having to deal with "UConn things" anymore which I imagine is quite an administrative and time consuming headache for such a small municipality.

    However, this is really about what's best for UConn. The success and continued growth of UConn as a university is proportionally much more significant to the state than the feelings of a few hundred locals.

    The leadership of the school should have significantly more freedom to build and develop the surrounding area as they see fit without having to get it approved by some latter-day Barney Fifes.
     
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    the Q BY Misanthrope

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    oh i agree.

    I guess i was mostly curious if there was going to be any kind of financial hit to the Mansfield where, despite all their whining about UConn, they'd now whine that uconn was trying to pull this.
     
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  7. Guapo

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    There would definitely be whining.

    I'm not really sure about the mechanisms for making this happen, but hopefully it's something that could be done over Mansfield's heads.
     
  8. Padutch5

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    Do you have any basis for that assertion? UCONN’s rural location seems to work against it in recruiting. Hartford is a much better location ( less ratty) than the home of some other quality schools — Columbia, Penn, Chicago, NYU——. Don’t get me wrong, with the states current bankrupt condition it isn’t going to happen during the lifetime of the Boneyard.
     
  9. Guapo

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    I think what he's trying to say is UConn is "artificially" rural. The Mansfield folk have done everything in their power to put the kabosh on any sort of development in the area over the years, thus Storrs hasn't developed in the way that many college towns have developed.
     
  10. JMick

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    The town of Mansfield is a joke. I blame @Stainmaster and his NIMBY friends. The town doesn't even know what's best for itself. Storrs center is a great example. They opposed it forever and now they won't move the HS because they like the downtown.
     
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  11. Stainmaster

    Stainmaster Occasionally Constructive

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    Bruh my immediate family fought the NIMBYS for years and was part of the group that made Storrs Center happen. You're welcome.
     
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  12. JMick

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    i blame the delays on you directly
     
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  13. Stainmaster

    Stainmaster Occasionally Constructive

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    Herbst and the Deep State Campus Police shut down the party scene just to piss you off personally
     
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  14. JMick

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    There was a literal conspiracy to shut down spring weekend. It was in a FOIA request.
     
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  15. Stainmaster

    Stainmaster Occasionally Constructive

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    Wahhhhhh
     
  16. JMick

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    I'm sorry that you don't like the truth. I wish I could find the article with the .pdf of the requests. UConn's night life died at Susan Herbst's hands.
     
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  17. Stainmaster

    Stainmaster Occasionally Constructive

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    Ask me how much I care
     
  18. JMick

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    you didn't even go here. #fakefan
     
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  19. Stainmaster

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    Yeah, that explains why there’s a ‘99 national championship ring in my house — because I come from a family of fake fans.
     
  20. CL82

    CL82 Everyday, on every play, in every way

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    Picture?
     
  21. Stainmaster

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    Next time I'm home.
     
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  22. sledog

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    UConn mght stick to teaching basic education. 9/10 start-ups fail, so a large base is required to achieve any meaningful success. Silicaon Valley / Boston have that, along with a lot of hi-end talent. How would UConn / Mansfield fare in this enviro??
     
  23. polycom

    polycom I heard a beep, who just joined?

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    So because startups fail UConn shouldn't invest in it? Yeah, this is silly logic.
     
  24. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    "literal conspiracy"? Nah, far more of a reasonably justified strategic plan after the alcohol age change to 21 pushed even more of the reasonably out of control 80s and 90s partying off campus. It may have been in Section 2.A-i just before the no tea and crumpets with Susie for Ag students and other non-STEM major whiners category. ;)
     
  25. the Q

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    I’m a world where technology is ever evolving and ai and robots will be replacing huge parts of the work force, I think you need to open to helping students see all their options for making a living.

    It’s not like they wouldn’t be taking marketing and finance classes anyway.