UConn Will Stick With Plan to Hire 275 Professors Despite State Budget Cut

The University of Connecticut says a $10.3-million cut in its state appropriation will not make it abandon its highly touted plan to hire nearly 300 professors.

"Things are very tight here. It's a tough economy," said Susan Herbst, the university's president, in an interview on Thursday. "But we're committed to hiring new faculty because it's the key to building an even better research university. Without the intellectual firepower of our faculty, we can't go