http://www.courant.com/education/hc-UConn-coop-bookstore-1208-20151207-story.html "For over 40 years, the UConn Co-op has been kind of an icon on campus, perhaps not unlike the UConn Dairy Bar. But this week, the university announced that it is putting the operation of its bookstore out to bid with the goal of selecting a bookstore operator based on a competitive process. The leaders of the Co-op, an independent member-owned non-profit cooperative, say they are disappointed that the university has taken this step and plan to submit their own proposal. "We are very positive about what our response will be," said Bill Simpson who is the president and chief operating officer of the Co-op. "We feel confident that the team drawn together to review the proposals will see the merit of our argument."