UConn Today – For Nicholas Furlow ’21 (BUS), the Travelers EDGE program has been a part of his academic journey since he was a junior in high school.
“The Travelers EDGE program played a big role, not only through its financial support, but also by being a resource when I was first starting at UConn,” says Furlow, who is majoring in management information systems with minors in data analytics and urban community studies. “College can feel overwhelming if you don’t have a foundation; this program was my foundation.”Continue Reading
After four months of preparation, and many presentation rehearsals, a three-woman UConn student team captured third place in the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) National Talent Competition on Oct. 27.Continue Reading
What are some recommendations to make a business more welcoming to the LGBTQ community?
What employment rights does an employee have if he or she is experiencing a lengthy recovery from COVID-19?
And do new technology-enhanced corporate hiring tools eliminate, or exacerbate, sexism and racism in the workplace?
Those are some of the questions that legal scholars will address in UConn’s “Equity Now!” business law series, which is open to students, faculty, alumni, friends of UConn and other sponsoring institutions.Continue Reading
As a 10-year-old boy, Patrick Harris ’70 (BUSN) cried when he realized his dark skin prevented him from being served at a Woolworth lunch counter in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
But the racial discrimination he encountered didn’t derail his spirit for long. He went on to become one of the most powerful executives in the NBA, as Vice President, CFO of the Los Angeles Lakers.Continue Reading
Four UConn students, who all grew up in Hartford, used personal examples of how difficult it can be to find fresh food in the capital city, impressing the judges at the National Diversity Case Competition in Indiana last month. Continue Reading
When entrepreneur Peter J. Werth pledged more than $22 million to the University of Connecticut last winter, for the creation of the Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, a new chapter was written in UConn’s history.Continue Reading
Focus on Hispanic High School/College Students Could Reverse Educational Slide in Our Country
The United States is no longer the top-ranking nation in terms of college degree attainment; the U.S. has the highest college dropout rate (estimated between 40 and 49 percent) among the industrialized nations. Continue Reading