UConn board set to vote on closing Torrington campus

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut’s Torrington campus is headed to the chopping block.

The university’s Board of Trustees is set to vote Wednesday in favor of a recommendation to close the satellite campus.

UConn President Susan Herbst has said the move is necessary because of $31 million in proposed state budget cuts and declining enrollment in Torrington. The branch has just 88 full-time students.

But the move is opposed by municipal leaders in northwestern Connecticut, who say the school is abandoning its students in that part of the state.

UConn says it will work to place current students in Torrington at the university’s main campus in Storrs, its branch campus in Waterbury or at other state schools.

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