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UConn Student Killed in Freak Fire Truck Accident

Jeffny Pally, 19, was run over early Sunday

(Newser) - The University of Connecticut community is reeling after a 19-year-old sophomore was struck and killed by a campus fire truck early Sunday, reports the Hartford Courant . Jeffny Pally was sitting up against a garage bay door at a fire station on the Storrs campus around 1:15am when the door... More »

Chef Who Restrained Mac & Cheese Kid: Join the Military

Bill McKay says he forgives Luke Gatti

(Newser) - Bill McKay, the Union Street Market chef who restrained a wildly intoxicated Luke Gatti after Gatti got physical with McKay's supervisor while demanding bacon jalapeno mac and cheese , has something to say: "I forgive Luke Gatti," McKay writes in a letter to the University of Connecticut's... More »

UConn's Mac & Cheese Ranter Speaks

Luke Gatti apologizes for meltdown while 'very intoxicated'

(Newser) - His profanity-laced rant about wanting bacon jalapeno mac and cheese made him famous on YouTube . Now, University of Connecticut student Luke Gatti is turning to YouTube to apologize. In a 2.5-minute video , Gatti, 19, admits he was "very intoxicated" when he got into an argument with the manager... More »

Student Arrested After Epic Mac & Cheese Meltdown

Did we mention he was allegedly drunk?

(Newser) - A 19-year-old University of Connecticut student was arrested Sunday night after a drunken argument involving mac and cheese. A video of the incident posted Monday has more than 1.6 million views and includes the lines, "Just give me some f---ing bacon jalapeno mac and cheese" and "I'... More »

Now UConn Boots Frat in 'Bacon' Hazing

SAE gets kicked out for 5 years over sorority hazing incident

(Newser) - It's not every day a fraternity gets itself kicked out over sorority hazing, but UConn has unceremoniously dumped Sigma Alpha Epsilon on the heels of giving Kappa Kappa Gamma the boot last week—both over hazing allegations by a former member of the sorority who said she was forced... More »

UConn Boots Sorority Over 'Bacon Hazing'

Sophomore: I was told to 'lay on the floor and sizzle like bacon'

(Newser) - Another day, another Greek organization shut down on a college campus over hazing—but the case of the University of Connecticut's Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority is rather ... unique. Sophomore Hillary Holt is charging that she and others were hazed at the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat house, and... More »

Scientists to Study Adam Lanza's DNA

Investigation prompts controversy among experts

(Newser) - Following a request by a Connecticut medical examiner, geneticists appear poised to investigate Adam Lanza's DNA. Outside experts say the University of Connecticut scientists—who have agreed to "give any assistance they can"—will probably search for genetic mutations or abnormalities that might prompt mental illness or... More »

'Joke' Rape Film Sparks UConn Uproar

Video scrubbed from UCTV following protests

(Newser) - What is it with New England universities? Just days after news broke that a sex assault accusation may have scuttled a Yale quarterback's chance at a Rhodes Scholarship comes word of a "joke" rape video aired on the University of Connecticut's student broadcast network. The "comedy... More »

Bronx Prodigy, 13, Heads to College

Autum Ashante speaks three languages; has 149 IQ

(Newser) - A young prodigy from the Bronx is headed to the University of Connecticut—at age 13. She already speaks three foreign languages: Arabic, Swahili, and Spanish. Her IQ tests at 149, better than most college students’. And she’s traveled the US performing spoken word, reports Black Voices via the... More »

UConn Football Player Slain on Campus

Cornerback Jasper Howard, 20, was stabbed to death

(Newser) - A University of Connecticut football player has died after being stabbed on campus early this morning. Jasper Howard, a junior cornerback from Miami and the first member of his family to attend college, was 20. Two groups of people scuffled as a dance at the student union was letting out,... More »

Critics Boo as Schools Nix Athletic Cheerleading

UConn accused of sexism for cutting gymnastic routines

(Newser) - Ditch all those nasty gymnastics routines, girls, and look cute again! That's what some observers heard when the University of Connecticut ended gymnastic and tumbling skills in its cheerleaders' routines last week, Sarah Ball writes in Newsweek. "Even if school officials weren't solely motivated by wanting to see less... More »

Syracuse Tops UConn in Epic 6 OTs

You read that right, six damn overtimes!

(Newser) - It was a game for the ages, the longest in Big East history and nearly the longest college hoops has ever seen. After six grueling overtimes—you read that right, six overtime—Syracuse emerged victorious over UConn last night, to the final tune of 127-117. “I've got no words,... More »

Norovirus Sweeps Campuses

Hundreds of students made ill for days

(Newser) - Noroviruses are sweeping US colleges, delivering severe cases of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The same crowded conditions which allow noroviruses to thrive on cruise ships give them free rein on campus, reports Inside Higher Ed. There have been recent outbreaks at Georgetown University, the University of Southern California and colleges... More »

Law School Rankings May Be Revised to Stop 'Gaming'

Schools hide weaker students to boost stats

(Newser) - Some US law schools have been caught manipulating programs to climb college rankings in US News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal reports. Institutions boost their performance statistics by channeling first-year students with lower test scores and grades into part-time programs that aren't considered in the rankings. The magazine... More »

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