The UConn 360 Podcast

Episode 16: Sweet Science

This week, we talk with Max Schachter about his son, Alex, who was killed in a February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Alex was a passionate UConn fan and dreamed of someday attending school here and playing in the marching band. Max tells us about his efforts to improve school safety around the country, the scholarship created in his son’s honor, and the tribute paid to Alex this month by the Pride of Connecticut, the UConn marching band. Also this week, Professor of History Alexis Dudden talks about new developments in the political situation […]

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Episode 14: A Cult Following (Not the Good Kind)

This week, we learn from Philosophy Prof. Mitchell Green how to “know thyself,” meet globetrotting fitness journalist Emily Abbate ’10 CLAS, and welcome special guest Graham Stinnett, curator of Human Rights Collections and Alternative Press Collections in Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, who introduces us to some cults from UConn’s past.

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Episode 10: The Continuing Saga of Basketball Fistfights

This week we talk with Nick Zaharias ’85 (CLAS), whose multiple claims to fame include a very muddy one; learn from Political Science Prof. Brian Waddell about the differences between what people think the government does and what the government actually does; and relive the night in 1941 when a visiting basketball coach sparked a riot on campus.

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