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UConn Considering Closing Torrington Campus

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    UConn may be looking to close its regional campus in Torrington.

    The move would be response to the millions the state plans to cut from the university's budget.

    UConn officials met with lawmakers about the Torrington campus on Thursday and Friday, according to a source familiar with the situation. They're planning to propose closing it.

    Torrington mayor Elinor Carbone said she did meet with UConn last week, and was assured no decisions have been made. She asked UConn to keep an open line of communication. The mayor calls the campus a critical asset to Torrington and she wants to talk with UConn on how to keep the campus open.

    In a statement, a UConn spokesperson said:

    As president Herbst told legislators last month, because of the challenging budget climate, UConn is looking very closely at all costs and expenditures and is actively exploring the possibility of closing some departments, programs and campuses. Those discussions are ongoing and no final decisions have been made."

    UConn adds Torrington is the only regional campus it may close.