Discussion in 'Alumni stuff' started by Drew, Jun 16, 2014.
Not when they have that spiffy busway up and running.
Breaking ground on the campus tomorrow: http://cour.at/1dbZSZx
They should keep it at 2000 and join a high school league. The CCC would be a good fit.
You do realize that, in the 60s and early 70s at least, the Hartford campus did field basketball and baseball teams.
Almost all of the branch campuses had sports teams at one time.
And golf. I played on all three at UCH '72-74. Played on Field House floor as lead-in to the varsity hoops game once. There was also still a JV hoops team at Storrs. We played other UConn branches, Jr. and community colleges in CT. Had some baseball players that made varsity at Storrs. The great Dave Daniels was AD (and coach of baseball, golf). Mario Sotilli was hoops coach.
Avery point had a top 20 juco women's basketball team about 6-7 years ago
I would like to see UConnHartford have a few athletic teams, but first if the state want that, I'd love to see the Community College reactive their teams. Manchester Community College had great basketball teams and soccer teams. I doubt you'll see UConn -Hartford doing any athletics. Would love to see a rivalry between UHart and UConn-Hartford in Lax.
Giving Rentschler to CSU would be great ONLY IF CSU joined the AAC. After we went to the B1G, that is...
They'd be a D3 team playing at Dillon Stadium. If that ever happened...i heard that Goodwin College might start athletics...
'UConn's biz school bursting at seams' http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20150608/PRINTEDITION/306059956
Hartford Business Journal chimes in on the move to Hartford
Update from the UConn Magazine:
Downtown CampusWhen UConn’s Hartford campus moves downtown in the capital city in fall 2017, it’s going to mean a lot more than just a change of address.
As dynamic new renderings show, the planned Hartford campus will be a milestone for the University and for the city, anchoring the continued growth of UConn’s academic mission while contributing to the revitalization of downtown.
The center of the campus will be the restored Hartford Times building, which will retain its iconic façade. A new, attached five-story building will offer state-of-the-art classrooms and labs for University students and faculty.
The nearby Graduate Business Learning Center will be consolidated with the other programs at the new campus, including the Department of Public Policy and School of Social Work.
The University will also add a master’s degree program in engineering at the campus, along with expanded public policy, urban studies, and education programs.
The new location will bring students closer to potential internships, service projects, and jobs in urban K-12 schools, government agencies, businesses, nonprofits, and other entities.
About 2,300 commuting students and 250 employees will be based at the campus, which will return UConn to its urban roots; although located in West Hartford since 1970, the regional campus was first established in Hartford in 1939.
UConn Trustees meeting to figure out selling the current campus/property: http://www.courant.com/community/we...artford-uconn-campus-vote-20151118-story.html
Hartford campus cost already rising- up to $140mm
Cost of UConn Hartford campus rises to $140M, up from $115M
The school that's been crying about money?
I mean, an entire college campus for under 3x the price of constructing the Yard Goats stadium isn't such a bad deal
The city of Hartford is where budget projections go to die.
Cost aside, that does look like a sharp satellite campus. MUCH better than the current satellite in West Hartford. I hope student presence at XL hoops and hockey games will get a boost from this opening.
It's a great concept and will look really sharp, but property values are so low in Hartford (compared to the cost of construction) that UConn would have been better served by buying a vacant office building (or two) and refitting that, than building a new campus in place.
My guess is that UConn was urged (by someone in power) to build the campus on that site rather than find a most cost-effective option.
I was under the impression that the campus was taking over the old Hartford Times building and a couple other vacant ones? Are they actually just demolishing the lot and rebuilding? That would be a shame, I loved the Hartford Times building.
They're building into/behind the old Hartford Times façade (which is almost as big as the building itself). You can see the Hartford Times façade in that picture posted above, to the bottom left.
That Hartford Times building is really, really neat. Four different U.S. Presidents have spoken from those steps.
Oh yeah that's right I see the pillars. It was always one of my favorite buildings downtown. Am very happy that it's finally going to be used again.
Someone should ask the current students at the branch if they would prefer having to drive in to Hartford everyday. I was talking to a UConn rep at a recent college fair, he said the new branch would be utilizing various facilities downtown such as the public library, as it won't have space for it's own library. I'm not a fan.
They're also planning on holding lectures in area facilities that aren't used in daylight hours, such as the new theater on Front Street, too.
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