Here's what's going on this week in Connecticut and beyond: There have been three reported suicides relating to school massacres; two students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and one parent of a Sandy Hook Elemenary School shooting victim in Newtown.
Tonight's special: Arborio rice with mealworms and cricket chips topped with pico de gallo. That's right, UConn dining services hosted a "bug feast" pop-up dinner at the Rome Commons ballroom and showed students the nutritional value of insects as an alternative source of protein. Tama Moni was there, reporting for UCTV News.
This week in UCTV News: Federal prosecutors busted 50 people for a massive college admissions scheme, a UConn student was arrested on possession of child porn charges, and students and alum are fighting to keep a fine arts instructor employed at the university. Details from Luke Hajdasz and Regan Schiappa.
Women of color make up the majority of patients with diabetes. Black women are three times more likely to die during pregnancy than white women. These are just a few of the statistics that the African American Cultural Center's new club "Minority Health Matters" focuses on in its effort to eliminate racial disparities in healthcare.
Airports across the country experienced long security lines, flight cancellations, and staff shortages as a result of the government shutdown. TSA employees at Bradley International Airport in Hartford are now recovering from the financial toll of the shutdown, with the support of staff and neighboring communities. Produced by Lianne Zana.
Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School Freshman and lifelong UConn fan Alex Schachter was tragically killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. He was however, granted posthumous admission to the school of his dreams, where he will forever be a UConn Husky. Story by UCTV News reporter Kristina Carretero.