After months of anticipation, Disney’s high-profile, $250-million spring blockbuster “John Carter” hit screens on March 9. And much like analysts predicted, the sci-fi epic did not create a new franchise as the House of Mouse had hoped, but instead spectacularly underperformed. It didn’t even bring in a fifth of its budget domestically over its first week in theaters.
The tuition for the school attracts a lot of attention around here. This year, a three-year plan has been instituted regarding a tuition increase, and thereby how the money is spent and where funds are lacking or need to be cut. But as a public university, UConn’s funding and how much students are responsible for in regards to tuition costs also depend on what funding is available from the state and federal government. The state of Connecticut redoes its budget every two years. The federal government redoes its budget every year. Because there is a degree of inter-dependency, it would be much more prudent if the university, state and federal budgets were all re-evaluated at the same time.