Due to expected storm conditions, the University will close at 7 p.m. this evening. All classes starting at or after 7 p.m. are canceled. Individual professors may opt to conduct classes or provide assignments online when the campus is closed, so students should check Blackboard and their email to learn of any alternate arrangements. snow closing guide
University Libraries will close at 7 p.m. tonight. The University Commons dining facility, Subway, the Village Market, and the Hawk's Nest will be open normal hours tonight. All other dining locations will close at 6 p.m.
All Hartt Community Division activities after 3 p.m. today are canceled.
Updated 3:47 p.m., 3/3/15
University President Walter Harrison and Judith Greiman, president of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC), co-authored an opinion article that was published in the Sunday, April 6, edition of the Hartford Courant.
The article argues against a proposal to replace the current Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) program, in which the state reimburses municipalities for a portion of property tax revenue lost by virtue of hosting nonprofit colleges and hospitals, with a system in which nonprofits would pay property taxes to their host municipalities and then seek to get a reimbursement from the state.
"This may be one of those 'seemed like a good idea at the time' moments, because the result would be a punch in the gut for college students and their families, as well as our communities," wrote Harrison and Greiman.