UConn's New President To Help Students Move In

AP
August 23, 2019 - 9:20 am
Thomas Katsouleas

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STORRS, Conn. (WTIC and AP) - UConn students are getting a bit of help this weekend moving into their dormitories.  

The school's new president, Thomas Katsouleas says he will be curbside in a T-shirt and sneakers, hauling boxes up flights of stairs for students.  

Classes begin next week for just over 24,000 undergraduates. About 12,100 will be living on campus in Storrs and another 470 will be in dorms on the Stamford campus, where president emeritus Susan Herbst will begin her new jobs as a professor of public opinion and politics.  

Katsouleas took over the presidency from Herbst on Aug. 1.  

UConn is welcoming 5,450 freshmen this year. The school says about 77 percent of those are Connecticut residents and about 41 percent are students of color, the highest percentage in UConn history.

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