Sergey Brin

Editorial: Don't Micromanage UConn, Sen. Fonfara

Editorial: Don't Micromanage UConn, Sen. Fonfara

State Sen. John Fonfara wants to turn UConn into what one faculty member called an "entrepreneurial university” to help Connecticut’s economy. No one would object if Storrs became the next Silicon Valley, but that won’t happen by legislative fiat.

Besides, saving Connecticut’s economy should not be UConn’s primary mission.

Mr. Fonfara, the Senate Democratic chair of finance, would change UConn’s objective to educating students with an eye toward "economic dynamics and labor force trends." He says that UConn needs to “to recognize its role of growing Connecticut’s...

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