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Student Commencement Speaker Encourages Graduates to “Have the Drive to Go Somewhere”

Student Commencement Speaker Encourages Graduates to “Have the Drive to Go Somewhere”

By Cara MacDonald

May 7, 2017

Luisa Gerstner da Rosa was selected as the student speaker for this year’s commencement at the University of Utah. The information systems and operations management double major was one of 44 students asked to write speeches. She decided to give it a shot and sent in her speech, which centers around...

Students Show Gratitude to U Donors at Thank U Day

Students Show Gratitude to U Donors at Thank U Day

By Cara MacDonald

April 24, 2017

On Wednesday, students gathered in Marriott Plaza at the University of Utah for "Thank U Day."  The event was an opportunity for students to write thank you notes to those who donate to the Alumni Association at the U. The donations go to scholarships, new buildings and, according to the Alumni Association,...

Debate Team Hosts Discussion on Ute Nickname, Circle and Feathers Logo

Debate Team Hosts Discussion on Ute Nickname, Circle and Feathers Logo

By Cara MacDonald

April 24, 2017

Students on the University of Utah's debate team held a heated discussion on Wednesday about one of the most controversial topics on campus — the circle and feathers logo and labeling students at the Utah "Utes." The name is appropriated from the Ute people who are indigenous to the Great Basin area,...

Honors Class Spends Year Tackling Sexual Assault at the U

By Cara MacDonald

April 11, 2017

The Honors College at the University of Utah provides year-long six-credit Praxis labs for students dedicated to researching and coming up with solutions to issues in society.  Senior Katie Houser and her classmates are currently taking the Honors Praxis lab “Gender, Health, and Human Rights.” Although...

Smart Pills: Students Turn to Quick Fix Drugs to Cope with Workload

Smart Pills: Students Turn to Quick Fix Drugs to Cope with Workload

By Cara MacDonald

April 5, 2017

When asked, almost any student at the University of Utah would say that their education is difficult and stressful. Even the best of students falter under the heavy weight of assignments and deadlines. Some students have discovered their own ways of getting work done in a timely manner, turning to...

LSD at Lassonde: Microdosing to Enhance Creativity

LSD at Lassonde: Microdosing to Enhance Creativity

By Cara MacDonald

April 3, 2017

Microdosing for Ben — a student here identified by a pseudonym — seemed like just one of those crazy adult life experiences, such as drinking or swearing, especially to a guy who grew up Mormon. That is until he tried it for the first time. A student of the Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah,...

The U Works to Help Refugees Achieve Academic Success

The U Works to Help Refugees Achieve Academic Success

By Cara MacDonald

March 27, 2017

Nearly 85,000 refugees legally arrived in the United States in the year 2016 with hopes of being successfully assimilated into society. Fleeing political, economic, or social turmoil, many of these people are ripped away from their homes, cultures and personal histories, and come possessing little more...

The U’s Role in Utah’s Transformation Into the Silicon Slopes

The U’s Role in Utah’s Transformation Into the Silicon Slopes

By Cara MacDonald

March 24, 2017

Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City has always been a center for economic growth. Utah’s motto is “industry,” after all. In the past decade Utah has become a hotspot for development in the fields of technology, business and STEM. Many experts have been calling the land-locked state...

Rising Waters: Students and Faculty Join the Fight Against Diverting the Great Salt Lake

Rising Waters: Students and Faculty Join the Fight Against Diverting the Great Salt Lake

By Cara MacDonald

March 2, 2017

Many scientists believe the United States will experience a serious dilemma in the near future — a severe lack of water.  As the number of people in the U.S. rises, increasingly more water is going down the drain. In Utah alone, the population is expected to double by the year 2060. In response to...

Keynote Speaker Discusses Legitimacy of Criminal Justice System

Keynote Speaker Discusses Legitimacy of Criminal Justice System

February 25, 2017

Wednesday's 51st annual William H. Leary lecture paid tribute to the former dean of University of Utah's law school with a keynote speech delivered by Tracey L. Meares, proposing solutions in reducing crime. Meares, a distinguished professor at Yale Law School, spoke on legitimacy of law enforcement. ...

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