university statements

Juneteenth 2023

To the UConn Community: On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on New Years’ Day 1863, the Union army liberated the last community of enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas. All people held as slaves in the United States were finally free. This holiday became known […]

Dealing with Gun Violence

Recent mass shootings in Buffalo, NY, Laguna Woods, CA, Uvalde, TX, and elsewhere across the country have again centered concerns about gun violence within public discourse. Our hearts are broken over this violence — gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, women, teenagers, and veterans. Guns have also been used in the […]