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Starting From the Bottom: Improving Women’s Equality in Utah

Starting From the Bottom: Improving Women’s Equality in Utah

By Amy Loret

February 18, 2019

  Utah made history in 1896 as the first state in the country to elect a woman to a state Senate. It was also one of the first states to give women the right to vote nearly 150 years ago — decades before other states in the U.S. Recently, the Beehive State made headlines once again, but this...

U’s Black Student Union Helping Students Love the Skin They’re In

U’s Black Student Union Helping Students Love the Skin They’re In

By Amy Loret

February 15, 2019

  This past Thursday, Feb. 14, the University of Utah Black Student Union held their fourth event of February to celebrate Black History Month. The event, “Love the Skin You’re In” took place in the U’s Union Equity Lounge. “The inspiration behind the event was to provide space and...

Former President of Mexico Speaks At The U On Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations

Former President of Mexico Speaks At The U On Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations

By Amy Loret

February 15, 2019

  On Tuesday, Feb. 12, former President of Mexico Vicente Fox delivered a lecture at Kingsbury Hall on “Building Bridges: Fixing the Immigration Issue and Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations.” Bob Goldberg, director of the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center, introduced Fox...

House Bill 136 Proposes Tighter Abortion Laws in Utah

House Bill 136 Proposes Tighter Abortion Laws in Utah

By Amy Loret

February 7, 2019

  Rep. Cheryl Acton, R-West Jordan, filed a bill, 2019 House Bill 136, that would legally ban women in Utah from having abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy with some exceptions. If passed, Utah would have one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. “I’ve always been opposed t...

ASUU’s Conference on Diverse Excellence Aims to Unite Students For Justice

ASUU’s Conference on Diverse Excellence Aims to Unite Students For Justice

By Amy Loret

February 2, 2019

  With a theme of "Unite For Justice," this year's Conference on Diverse Excellence (C.O.D.E) brought approximately 150 students together in the Union on Feb. 1 to create dialogue and build consciousness around systems of oppression, privilege and solidarity through a social justice lens. C.O....

Bill Seeks to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors in Utah

Bill Seeks to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors in Utah

By Amy Loret

February 1, 2019

  “Conversion therapy” is any of several dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Equality Utah, a group that advocates for equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns, is pushing for legislation that would curb c...

Hundreds Volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Hundreds Volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

By Amy Loret

January 30, 2019

  To honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and to kick-off MLK Week at the University of Utah, over 250 student volunteers spent the morning of Saturday, Jan. 19 working on 12 different service projects throughout the Greater Salt Lake community. This year marks the fifth year of the Bennion...

New Financing Program Aims to Help U Students Finish Degrees

New Financing Program Aims to Help U Students Finish Degrees

By Amy Loret

January 27, 2019

  On Jan. 23, the University of Utah announced the launch of Invest in U, a pilot program designed to do exactly what it sounds like. While University of Utah boasts a lower average debt at graduation than any other higher education institution in Utah, by no means is college as affordable as it ...

The Future of Title IX: Have Your Say

The Future of Title IX: Have Your Say

By Amy Loret

January 24, 2019

  “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” These 37 words make up Title IX of the Education Amendments Act, which is currently facing proposed...

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

By Amy Loret

January 17, 2019

  Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes or just appreciate a healthy environment here in Utah, there is a threat to those enjoyments that might not be on your radar. We’re talking about dust. Dr. McKenzie Skiles, assistant professor of geography at the University of Utah, is the lead author of...

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