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New Electric Shuttle Coming To Campus

New Electric Shuttle Coming To Campus

April 27, 2016

For public transit-savvy students, a zero-emissions commute is on the horizon. The Utah Transit Authority and the University of Utah received a $5.4 million grant from the Federal Transit Authority to purchase and maintain five zero-emissions electric buses. Three of the vehicles will operate on UTA...

Construction On Sidewalks Outside OSH Delayed Until After Finals

Construction On Sidewalks Outside OSH Delayed Until After Finals

April 20, 2016

Students unlucky enough to have to sit through a final in OSH can be grateful for at least one thing: It will be quieter than anticipated. The plan to jackhammer 60 feet into the surrounding lawn has been delayed until after Commencement. “It comes with some impossible-to-miss noise making,” said...

U Students Volunteer To Mentor Elementary School Children In Running Forward program

By Allison Oligschlaeger

April 14, 2016

Like the runners she coaches, Taelor Johnson started out slow. Johnson, a junior in exercise and sports science, is a volunteer with local nonprofit Running Forward, leading 30 to 50 children in an after-school program at Franklin Elementary School. She learned about the organization through the U's...

ASUU Honors, Validates Those Struggling With Mental Illness With Mental Health Awareness Week

ASUU Honors, Validates Those Struggling With Mental Illness With Mental Health Awareness Week

April 12, 2016

For project creator and University Counseling Center staff member Juliet Meggs, the handwritten affirmations — "it's okay to ask for help," "you're allowed to be angry" and "everybody has bad days" — fluttering outside the Union on Monday served multiple purposes. “It’s pretty powerful to share your truth...

Truman Scholarship Program Names U Senior As A Finalist

Truman Scholarship Program Names U Senior As A Finalist

April 6, 2016

Graduating senior Lesley Garaycochea was named the U’s finalist in the Harry S. Truman Scholarship program. Garaycochea, a nontraditional student in the family and consumer studies program, was selected as one of 197 finalists from 775 applicants. Participation was represented by 130 colleges and...

New ASUU President Jack Bender To Focus On Student Fees, University Budget

New ASUU President Jack Bender To Focus On Student Fees, University Budget

March 24, 2016

For newly-elected student body president Jack Bender, reality still hasn’t quite sunk in. “So far, not tabling today has been the biggest difference,” Bender said in an interview with The Daily Utah Chronicle. Bender’s SLC Party was elected to the ASUU office March 4 by a margin of 438 vote...

U Chooses Four Outstanding Community Members To Receive Honorary Degrees

U Chooses Four Outstanding Community Members To Receive Honorary Degrees

By Allison Oligschlaeger

March 11, 2016

The U will present four accomplished Utahns with honorary degrees in May. The awards, as described by Board of Trustees spokesperson Laura Marks, are “the highest honor the university can bestow." They honor exceptional contributors to academia, science, medicine, politics, business and the arts....

Red Butte Garden Hosts Open House, Reaches Out to Prospective Volunteers

Red Butte Garden Hosts Open House, Reaches Out to Prospective Volunteers

By Allison Oligschlaeger

March 1, 2016

Red Butte Garden, the arboretum and botanical garden on the east side of campus, is seeking volunteer gardeners and community educators for the upcoming season. “The garden is kind of an oasis in the city,” said Lauren Miller, volunteer coordinator at Red Butte. “It’s a wonderful place to be.” Capitalizing...

Huntsman Campaign Encourages U Students To Join Fight Against Cancer

Huntsman Campaign Encourages U Students To Join Fight Against Cancer

February 25, 2016

U students pay $5 for tickets to the Twilight Concert Series, $8 for a six-pack of beer and $5.99 for an order of The Pie’s cinnamon pull-a-parts. The Huntsman Cancer Institute hopes you’ll give up one of those small purchases and instead donate the money to cancer research. “We know $5 can be...

Construction in Preparation for New Rice-Eccles Scoreboard Begins

Construction in Preparation for New Rice-Eccles Scoreboard Begins

February 24, 2016

Audiovisual updates aren’t just for fans watching football on TV. Preparations for the upcoming U football season include an overhaul of the Rice-Eccles Stadium A.V. system, which is like “two projects that are somewhat connected,” said Facilities Management spokesperson Shireen Ghorbani. Planned...

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