Vol. VIII – Issue No. 6

[Update 5/7/14: Notable Law Student Achievement – Sports Emmy]

May 2, 2014

Poll Shows Majority of Professors Think Current Grading System Should be Changed, No Agreement on Alternative

by Ted Stack

A recent voluntary response poll conducted by the Pro Se of UConn Law faculty’s view of the B-Median grading policy showed the majority of professors responding believe the current system should be reformed, but there was wide disparity on what they believe to be a viable alternative. Of the over sixty professors to have received the poll, twenty-two responded.


POLL, continued here

Proposal for Campus Housing for Students in the Works

HCW Housing Proposal

by Liz O’Donnell

A new development proposal would provide UConn Law students with a campus housing option for the 2015-16 school year.

Project Developer Dwight Merriam, an adjunct professor at UConn Law and Partner at Robinson & Cole, LLC announced the project this past Spring, after deciding that it would best fit the needs for the law school community.

HOUSING, continued here

UConn Law Bids Farewell to Four Faculty Members

Leaving Professors

by Thomas Dargon
When UConn Law opens its doors for the fall 2014 semester, it will find itself without four faculty members from the previous year. This academic year will be the last for Professors Gustafson, McCoy, Thaw, and Strasser.

The UConn community joins the editors and staff of Pro Se in congratulating these four professors on their incredible achievements and thanking them for their many contributions to the Law School.

FAREWELL, continued here

Library to Open Student Organization Room on 4th Floor

by Madiha Malik
In response to student organization requests for increased space, Student Services will be converting the now-empty room adjacent to the 4th floor library student lounge into a room for executive boards of student organizations to use as a hub for meetings and storage space.

Though the project was started a year ago, Student Services is aiming to have the Student Organization Center open over the summer. Outgoing SBA President and 3L Jess Signor said that one of the central ideas was for student organizations to be able to have general body meetings in the student activity room so groups will no longer have to book classrooms.

ORGANIZATIONS, continued here

Additional articles:

Op-Ed: A Primer on a Career in Lobbying

Student Organization Spotlight: Capital Punishment

Library Corner: Available Summer Research Resources

Hillary Clinton Talks Basketball, National Security

Diary of a 2L

Law School Hosts Finals Pop-Up Coffee Shop

Fisher Gives Year End Wrap-Up

‘Orange is the New Black’ Author Speaks on Prisoner Rights at ACLU Symposium


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