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UConn Buys Hartford House For President

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Susan Herbst (Pat Eaton-Robb/AP Photo)

Susan Herbst (Pat Eaton-Robb/AP Photo)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The University of Connecticut’s fundraising organization has paid $660,000 in cash to buy a house in Hartford for university President Susan Herbst’s occasional use to court donors and conduct business.

The UConn Foundation said it raised $750,000 from donors who contributed specifically to help buy the house.

A foundation spokesman says Herbst may spend about six nights a month at the house depending on her schedule.

She and her family live in the president’s house near the Storrs campus.

He says the foundation and university believed it would be advantageous for Herbst to spend time in Hartford, near the center of government and business, to conduct university business.

The Hartford Courant, which first reported on the new house on Tuesday, reported that the seller was a former insurance company executive.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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