Friday, January 21, 2011

Task Force recommends no 2011 Spring Weekend for UConn

Mansfield Today (Mansfield, CT) January 21, 2011

"In a message to the community, Acting University of Connecticut President Philip E. Austin said Thursday (Jan. 20) that he accepts and supports a report submitted by a task force grappling with the many and unsavory issues engendered by the annual Spring Weekend tradition.
In May 2010, then-President Michael Hogan established a task force charged with coming up with strategies to 'de-escalate' Spring Weekend, which has become widely known for its massive off-campus drinking parties and violent incidents.
The Task Force, chaired by Provost Peter Nicholls included members of UConn administration, representatives of the town of Mansfield, and police." Read More

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