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UConn to expand regional campus in Hartford with major downtown lease.

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The space — 50,000 square feet that faces Trumbull Street and is partly over the atrium entrance to the XL Center arena — will be used for clinical labs, an innovation center, health research linked to the UConn Health center and, potentially, sports medicine.

They should be building this on campus. If it's on campus it would count towards our research for a potential AAU application.
 

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The space — 50,000 square feet that faces Trumbull Street and is partly over the atrium entrance to the XL Center arena — will be used for clinical labs, an innovation center, health research linked to the UConn Health center and, potentially, sports medicine.

They should be building this on campus. If it's on campus it would count towards our research for a potential AAU application.
100% they should be building this in Storrs. I am hoping there will be another announcement in the near future regarding enhanced research facilities coming to main campus or else this is just another stupid thing the school is doing that will result in a self-inflicted wound
 
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-> University leaders are also strongly considering the addition of student dormitory space downtown. The effort would likely include a partnership with a private developer who would convert an empty or underutilized office building into student housing.

The overall expansion, school leaders said, aims to create new work and internship opportunities for students, while also opening up potential partnerships with Hartford businesses, nonprofits and arts programs.

Dormitory space would also satisfy students’ long-running desires for a more traditional college experience in the city, said Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, dean and chief academic officer of UConn’s Hartford campus. <-

-> “We are looking at establishing a residence hall for undergraduate students, and also possibly graduate students in downtown Hartford,” UConn Provost Anne D’Alleva recently told the Hartford Business Journal. “Students at the Hartford campus have for some time shared that they would like to have a housing option as part of their college experience.”

UConn is considering a pilot program in which it would lease downtown apartments from a private landlord and make the units available for students.

It’s a model the school already employs at its campus in Stamford, where UConn leases three residential buildings that house about 500 students who live in suite-style apartments.<-
 
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I think this is the former St Joes School of Pharmacy space. Iif so, ’ve seen it and it was already built out with high quality teaching/learning/lab space.
 

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