Conn. legislature approves $1.5B for UConn
- Connecticut's General Assembly approved the Next Generation Connecticut initiative Wednesday, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who championed the $1.5 billion investment in the University of Connecticut, is expected to sign it into law.
- The investment will fund the construction of new scientific laboratories, classrooms and housing, as well as the purchase of advanced equipment, the hiring of hundreds of faculty and an expansion of STEM education efforts.
- UConn President Susan Herbst praised the initiative as "transformational" and one of the largest single investments a state has made in a flagship university.
From the article:
... “In an era of lagging state support for public higher education throughout the nation, Connecticut is going in the opposite direction by making extraordinary investments in its research university,” Herbst says. “It is incredibly bold, far-sighted, and virtually unheard of in the current climate and will make UConn one of the most research-productive universities in the world.” ...
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