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U’s Healthcare System Ranks in the Top Ten Hospitals Nationwide for the Tenth Year in a Row

U’s Healthcare System Ranks in the Top Ten Hospitals Nationwide for the Tenth Year in a Row

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

December 30, 2019

  In 1965, the University of Utah Hospital opened its doors for the first time. For the past fifty years, those doors have handled thousands of patients. This year, the U was ranked in the top 10 of the prestigious 2019 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. For the 10th year in ...

U Students Optimistic About Recent Huntsman Family Donation

U Students Optimistic About Recent Huntsman Family Donation

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 4, 2019, the Huntsman family, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins and Associated Students of the University of Utah President Anna Barnes held a press conference to announce the Huntsman family will donate $150 million to help diagnose, study and treat mental illnesses. The U's hospital already has one of the best...

Draper Prepares for State Prison Move

Draper Prepares for State Prison Move

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

October 28, 2019

On the left of Porter Rockwell Boulevard in Draper, Utah stands a high school and a new community of homes, townhomes and businesses. Directly adjacent is the Utah State Correctional Facility. The facility contains both male and female units, as well as the state juvenile facility. Draper Mayor Tro...

After a Vaping-Related Death, Utah Considers Health Concerns of E-Cigarettes

After a Vaping-Related Death, Utah Considers Health Concerns of E-Cigarettes

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

October 27, 2019

As the use of electronic cigarettes is on the rise, health concerns are too. In the week of Oct. 9, Utah confirmed its first vaping related death. University of Utah physicians and researchers continue to work to better understand the biology of vaping-related illnesses while U officials work to address...

The Past and Future of the LGBT Resource Center

The Past and Future of the LGBT Resource Center

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

October 1, 2019

  The LGBT Resource Center has been an ally and resource for the LGBTQ+ population of the University of Utah since 2002. In Feb. 2019, the resource center appointed new director, Dr. Clare Lemke. Dr. Lemke received her doctorate degree in American culture studies from Bowling State University. Pr...

Salt Lake City to Become Innovative Zone Alongside New York City

Salt Lake City to Become Innovative Zone Alongside New York City

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

September 28, 2019

On Sept. 18, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission released a statement revealing their two new Innovation Zones: Salt Lake City and New York City will be participating in research surrounding 5G networks. More specifically, the University of Utah and Rice University will be participating in re...

TEDxSaltLakeCity in Review

TEDxSaltLakeCity in Review

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

September 25, 2019

  For the past several years Salt Lake City has hosted its very own TEDx event, TEDxSaltLakeCity. This year's TEDxSaltLakeCity the University of Utah hosted the seventh annual event at Kingsbury Hall on Sept. 21, 2019.   Intro The day began with a moment of silence in honor of the ...

Remembering Elva Torres

Remembering Elva Torres

By Angelyn Ramos and Marshall Foster

September 25, 2019

  The University of Utah community is mourning the loss of one of our own, Elva "Lala" Torres. On Monday, Aug. 26, the ROTC cadet and U student began her regular morning physical training, but shortly after beginning, she collapsed and was transported to the University of Utah Hospital. On Wednesday,...

The University of Utah’s OBGYN Clinic Explains Premarital Exams

The University of Utah’s OBGYN Clinic Explains Premarital Exams

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

September 24, 2019

On Sept. 9, 2019, Dr. Jen Gunter posted an article to her website which brought to light an exam colloquially known as a “Premarital Exam”. The article included screenshots from the U's gynecology webpage, which encouraged patients to "get ready for your wedding night with a premarital exam."...

Meet The Wave: A Female Co-Working Space Bridging the Gender Equity Gap in Business

Meet The Wave: A Female Co-Working Space Bridging the Gender Equity Gap in Business

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

September 23, 2019

When Joanna Smith moved back to Utah, she came back with the intention of “doing something for women.” Never in a million years did Smith think that something like The Wave would come out of that dream.  On Apr. 8, 2019, The Wave opened its doors for the first time. Located in downtown Salt La...

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