Tom Breen


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100 years ago on Nov. 11, UConn celebrated the armistice that brought World War I to a close. (University Library Archives & Special Collections)

‘Joyous Demonstrations’ Marked End of World War I

100 years ago, UConn celebrated the armistice that brought World War I to a close.

As interest in the polls burgeons in the lead-up to the midterm elections, polling expert Jennifer Dineen points out that they measure public opinion at a particular moment in time rather than predicting the future. (Getty Images)

Opinion Polls a Snapshot, Not a Crystal Ball

As interest in the polls burgeons in the lead-up to the midterm elections, polling expert Jennifer Dineen points out that they measure public opinion at a particular moment in time, rather than predicting the future.

President Albert Jorgensen, left, and university librarian Paul Alcorn provided hands-on help with moving books into the new library in 1940. The building was named for former Connecticut governor Wilbur Cross in 1942. (University Library Archives & Special Collections)

Before Homer Babbidge, There Was Wilbur Cross Library

For nearly 40 years until Babbidge Library opened, the Wilbur Cross Building was the academic heart of the University of Connecticut.

American boxer Rocky Marciano, left, beat Roland La Starza to retain the world heavyweight title in 1953. (Keystone/Getty Images)

The All-American: Boxer’s Life Set Against Turbulent 20th Century

Journalism professor Mike Stanton discusses his new book, a biography of Rocky Marciano, with Tom Breen of the UConn 360 podcast.

The UConn Marching Band paid tribute to Alex Schachter, a Husky fan who played in his school marching band, by spelling out his name and performing his favorite song at halftime. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

School Shooting Victim Honored at Football Opener

The UConn Marching Band paid tribute to Alex Schachter, a Husky fan who played in his school marching band, by spelling out his name and performing his favorite song at halftime.

A row of plaster cast heads is among 27 campus treasures and oddities for you to identify. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Hidden UConn

Test Your Storrs Savvy: 27 treasures and oddities for you to identify.

UConn President Homer Babbidge holds up a copy of the Daily Campus. It was one of the photos included in a picture essay titled 'The Odyssey of Homer' in the Nutmeg Yearbook of 1972, the year Babbidge stepped down. (Nutmeg Yearbook Photo)

The Babbidge Decade: Transformation and Turbulence

Tom Breen of the UConn360 podcast discusses the legacy of Homer Babbidge, who presided over the University during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

In a podcast interview, Barry Berman ’72 details how Bill X. Carlson, UConn’s most famous non-existent student, came to be. (University Library Archives & Special Collections)

UConn’s Fictional Student Body President

In a podcast interview, Barry Berman ’72 details how Bill X. Carlson, UConn’s most famous non-existent student, came to be.

UConn wordmark.

UConnAlert: A User’s Guide

Public safety officials urge you to become familiar with the Alert website, and know ahead of time how to respond to an emergency if one occurs.

The first One Ton Sundae in Feb. 1979. (Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library)

Tom’s Trivia Challenge

What is the only activity that has survived from UConn’s first Winter Weekend in 1979? See if you know as much as King of UConn Trivia Tom Breen ’00 (CLAS), the University's deputy spokesperson.