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When David Met Sandi: A University of Utah Love Story

When David Met Sandi: A University of Utah Love Story

February 14, 2017

It’s rare that you hear a story about coworkers being set up by other coworkers that doesn’t end in farce or tragedy. But in the case of University of Utah President David W. Pershing and Dr. Sandi Pershing, it ends in family, fulfillment and matrimony. In December 2007, Sandi was approached by...

College of Health Hosts Discussion on Concussions in Contact Sports

College of Health Hosts Discussion on Concussions in Contact Sports

February 4, 2017

With the 51st Super Bowl just days away, the University of Utah College of Health hosted a panel of scholars, specialists and physicians from around the country in a discussion that involved concussions and other head-related injuries in contact sports. Around a hundred people attended the discuss...

Sugar House Residents Clash With City Leadership Over Shelter Relocation

Sugar House Residents Clash With City Leadership Over Shelter Relocation

By Connor Richards

January 26, 2017

Over 150 Sugar House and Salt Lake City residents voiced concern and outrage in a meeting held earlier this month over a recent decision by the mayor and City Council to build four new homeless shelters in the Salt Lake area. The site that drew the most criticism was the 653 E. 2240 South location ...

‘Welcome to Your First Day’: Students Join Thousands in March to State Capitol

‘Welcome to Your First Day’: Students Join Thousands in March to State Capitol

By Connor Richards

January 25, 2017

“Welcome to your first day.” That was the message that thousands of protestors sent to Utah’s elected officials on Monday, the first day of legislation, while they marched for human rights. It was snowing when participants in pink knitted “pussy hats” met at City Creek Park before pouring...

“Creating A Universe”: Acceptance, Expression and Individuality Found in the U’s Brony Group

“Creating A Universe”: Acceptance, Expression and Individuality Found in the U’s Brony Group

January 24, 2017

To some, “My Little Pony” might seem like an odd focus for a collegiate club, but to freshman Bria Linza, it makes sense. Linza is one of a handful of students involved in MLP Bronies at the University of Utah, a student group that meets once a week to discuss and share anything and everything relating...

U Student Introduces Vice President Joe Biden At White House Summit on Campus Sexual Assault

U Student Introduces Vice President Joe Biden At White House Summit on Campus Sexual Assault

January 15, 2017

While many students were home or on vacation over winter break, Julianne Skrivan was at the White House. On Jan. 5, the media art, film and communication student, introduced outgoing Vice President Joe Biden at the It’s On Us Summit, an event focused on stopping sexual assault and violence on college...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be Celebrated Through Week of Art, Service.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be Celebrated Through Week of Art, Service.

January 13, 2017

This Monday Jan. 14,  the U will host MLK Week, a celebration of the struggles and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. The remembrance week, which was organized by the Office for Equity and Diversity, will take place over a span of eight days and will consist of ...

Setting the Record Straight on Planned Parenthood

December 22, 2016

TW: This is an article about abortion and may be troubling or disturbing for some. Usually, topics like slaughter, dismemberment and body part trafficking are reserved for horror films and death metal songs. Occasionally, you hear them in reference to war or gang activity. Rarely do these things co...

Stepping Out of Our Bubbles

Stepping Out of Our Bubbles

December 22, 2016

To myself and everyone I talked to in the days before the presidential election, the outcome seemed obvious. To virtually every pollster, pundit, writer and analyst I read, the idea that Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States was almost a truism. My news, Facebook and Twitter f...

Nowhere to Turn: One U Student’s Experience with Sexual Assault

Nowhere to Turn: One U Student’s Experience with Sexual Assault

By Connor Richards, Elise Vandersteen Bailey, and Julie Hirschi

December 8, 2016

It was 3:30 a.m. one early spring morning last year when she called her mother to ask for help. At first, her mother didn’t understand what had happened, only that her daughter had been hurt. After a few minutes, Alison — here identified by a pseudonym — told her mother she had been raped. Earlier...

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