Stories & Updates

Check out testimonials and updates from our movement. We aim to center the voices and experiences of UConn students and workers.

UConn CARES Act Distribution: Confusion, Chaos, and Inequity

A guest post written by Mary Bugbee, Jordan McMillan, and Will Biel Background: What the CARES Act gave UConn UConn, like other universities around the country, was granted federal aid to distribute directly to students to help with costs associated with the closure of campus and move to online. Despite having a great deal of […]

Graduate Student Mental Health: A Deepening Crisis during a Global Pandemic

During the past few months, each person in our university community has been affected deeply. However, some of us, including graduate students, are more deeply affected than others because of the material conditions of our lives and relationship to the university. Research shows that graduate students are more than six times as likely to experience […]

Reverse Town Hall

What is a Reverse Town Hall? The Reverse Town Hall is a space for students to share their experiences, concerns, and voices during the global pandemic. It is a venue to witness our shared struggle and stand in solidarity with each other. It is an opportunity to dismantle the power dynamics of a traditional town […]


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