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UConn puts UAE campus on hold

The University of Connecticut froze plans to open a campus in the United Arab Emirates after state legislators complained that the country bars Israelis from visiting.The Gulf News, a Dubai-based daily, quoted university officials and Andrew Fleischmann, a member of Connecticut’s General Assembly, as saying that the deal would not go through until the UAE allowed in Israelis and improved conditions for foreign workers.”I will absolutely work to block such a partnership” until the concerns are addressed, Fleischmann told the Gulf News in a story published Monday.