UConn Today announced that the UConn Board of Trustees confirmed the appointment of Thomas C. Katsouleas as the 16th president of the University of Connecticut. Department of Nutritional Sciences Professor Hedley Freake and Department of Extension Professor Nancy Bull were members of the Advisory Search Committee for President because of their affiliation with the University Senate Executive Committee.
The New York Times ran a story about the woman who developed and directed the food stamp program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP. The woman was Isabelle Kelley, who was the first woman to receive a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Connecticut. The article is part of an effort by The Times to write the stories of remarkable people whose deaths went unreported.
Morning Ag Clips posted about a cannabis course being offered for the first time at UConn. Professor Gerald Berkowitz was quoted, and CAHNR alumna Taylor Cheek was mentioned. Another alumnus, Temporary University Specialist Matt DeBacco, will be the primary instructor for the class.
The Daily Campus interviewed transfer students about their new experiences. Allied health sciences major Emma Soucy said she liked that there is so much to do at UConn Storrs.
By Patsy Evans