With sweeping cuts across the board, everyone is feeling the squeeze. Even UConn.
To make up for the cut in state funding, school officials are flirting with closing one of their campuses and voted the Torrington Campus as tribute.
CT Mirror says that the dwindling amount of students is to blame for the proposed closure. Just over 100 students are enrolled this semester, down from nearly 250 in 2011.
Should officials decide to give Torrington campus the axe, it will be the first time in state history that a Connecticut university shuttered one of their campuses.
More may be to come, too. A UConn spokeswoman told the Mirror that closing Torrington wouldn’t save the school that much money.
The fate of UConn Torrington will be debated later next month. Should officials go forward with it, students will be allowed to enroll at the satellite campus in Waterbury.