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UConn opens downtown satellite campus in Hartford

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cut the ribbon on the school's new downtown Hartford campus on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Hartford, Conn. UConn students and faculty are scheduled to begin classes Monday, Aug. 28, in the capital city. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
August 23, 2017 - 10:20 AM

HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Connecticut has opened a satellite campus in downtown Hartford.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and university president Susan Herbst have cut the ribbon in a ceremony at the campus Wednesday.

About 2,300 UConn students and 300 full-time faculty are scheduled to begin classes Monday in the capital city.

The school spent $140 million to move the satellite campus from West Hartford, much of it on a major renovation and five-story addition to the historic centerpiece building that once housed the Hartford Times newspaper.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin says the new campus is a big piece in the ongoing revitalization of the city, which earlier this year opened a new minor-league baseball stadium.

The state this month began a new hourly bus service linking Hartford with UConn's main campus in Storrs.

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