Tom Breen


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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.

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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.

The prevailing rosy view of earlier generations of immigrants is all hindsight, argues UConn's Tom Breen. His own great-grandfather, John Evangelist Breen, is a case in point.

An Immigrant’s Legacy

The prevailing rosy view of earlier generations of immigrants is all hindsight, argues UConn's Tom Breen. His own great-grandfather, John Evangelist Breen, is a case in point.

Refugees fleeing Cambodia in 1989. The Khmer Rouge genocide and Vietnamese occupation from 1979 to 1989 forced many Cambodians to flee to neighboring countries.(Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Resilience in the Face of Evil

Social work professor Megan Berthold says people who survive human rights violations and trauma often have enormous strength and resilience.

19th Century UConn? Legislature’s Budget Would Damage State, UConn

The General Assembly's budget would reduce the state appropriation to UConn by just shy of 30 percent. Campuses would close, financial aid would be slashed, and thousands of jobs in the private economy would be lost.