Director of News and Editorial Communications

Tom Breen

Tom Breen has been at UConn since 2012, serving as a news writer, deputy spokesperson, manager for special projects, UConn Today editor, and, as of January 2021, director of news and editorial communications. Prior to UConn, he worked as a reporter for The Associated Press, covering health care, religion, and state government in West Virginia and North Carolina, and before the AP, he worked at newspapers in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He is the author of two books about Christianity and contemporary culture, and has published short fiction in many periodicals and anthologies. A second-generation Husky, he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2000. He is the co-founder of the award-winning UConn 360 podcast and has given presentations on UConn history to community groups throughout Connecticut. He lives in Manchester, is active in volunteer organizations, and recommends that you try the coconut flavor at the Dairy Bar.

Author Archive

Bottom view of three professional doctors leaning over the patient and wearing medical masks while holding the anesthetic inhaler.

Anesthesia Can Cause Disturbing Sexual Hallucinations, Leading to Lasting Psychological Trauma

Having witnesses or recording devices during procedures requiring anesthesia could help prevent opportunities for sexual assault

Journal Inquirer

UConn Grads Urged to Never Stop Learning

CBS Sports

NBA Legend Ray Allen Graduates from UConn

NBC Connecticut

DCF Colleagues Graduate from UConn with Master’s Degrees in Social Work

Drone views of the UConn entryway sign lit green for Earth Day. March 16, 2022.

Celebrating UConn’s Class of 2023

A class full of passion, ambition, and hope

A Pride flag being carried in a parade by people of different races and ethnic backgrounds.

Data Experts at School of Social Work’s National SOGIE Center Take Lead Role in Supporting Justice-Involved LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit Youth

The National SOGIE Center, at the School of Social Work’s Innovations Institute, has partnered with The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in a new U.S. Department of Justice grant to develop a National Resource Center to support Justice-Involved LGBTQ2S+ Youth

After winning the NCAA Championship,  UConn Men's Basketball Coach, Dan Hurley, CT Governor Ned Lamont, and UConn President Radenka Maric, ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Ritual, Superstition, and Other Things that Make Life Worthwhile

A conversation with UConn Professor Dimitris Xygalatas


The Surprising Power of Pomp and Ceremony

Andrea Li ’22 (BUS) and Nick Boston

CLAS Connections: Nick Boston and Andrea Li ’22 (BUS)

Five heartfelt minutes with Nick Boston, educational program administrator in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and his former student worker Andrea Li ’22 (BUS)

Contemporary Pediatrics

Analyzing the Lived Experiences of Young People with Sickle Cell Disease