The Daily Utah Chronicle

Family of Original ‘Big Ed’ Hopes to Reopen Popular Restaurant

Family of Original ‘Big Ed’ Hopes to Reopen Popular Restaurant

By Claudia Robles

October 26, 2017

Big Ed's was a staple of the University of Utah community from 1968 until it closed last month. Students and locals woke up one morning in September to find a sign reading “Sorry restaurant closed” taped on the door of the restaurant. The popular hangout has had multiple owners throughout the...

Gardner Building Construction Site Vandalized With Racial Slurs

Gardner Building Construction Site Vandalized With Racial Slurs

By Claudia Robles and Emily Anderson

October 17, 2017

Vandals wrote anti-Black slurs at the construction site for the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner building at the University of Utah over the weekend. Construction crews found the damage Monday morning, and later painted over and removed the graffiti. The U notified students of the incident via email shortly...

U Professor, Other Hospital Employees Helped Victims of Hurricane Harvey

U Professor, Other Hospital Employees Helped Victims of Hurricane Harvey

By Claudia Robles

September 21, 2017

Hurricane Harvey left tens of thousands of people homeless and caused billions of dollars in damage. Many Utah residents dropped everything and immediately responded, which isn't surprising as Utah ranks first in the nation for its volunteerism rate with 45.3 percent of those above 16 years volunteering ...

U Students Join BYU in Campaign to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

U Students Join BYU in Campaign to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

By Claudia Robles

September 12, 2017

A group of ten University of Utah students led by Colin Green, one of the directors of The Climate Campaign, traveled to Provo in hopes of cooperating with Brigham Young University (BYU) students to raise awareness for climate change. At halftime during the rivalry football game between the two schools...

U Fans Vandalize Cougar Statue Before Rivalry BYU Football Game

U Fans Vandalize Cougar Statue Before Rivalry BYU Football Game

By Claudia Robles

September 10, 2017

Four University of Utah fans were caught “red-handed” at Brigham Young University (BYU) early Saturday morning — 13 hours prior to the highly-anticipated rivalry football game between the two schools. A cougar statue at BYU, a gift from the class of 1965, was found spray-painted with the red...

Study: Why Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Study: Why Breaking Up is Hard to Do

By Claudia Robles

September 9, 2017

With a new school year comes new experiences and changes. For some, a new relationship buds and for others, a weathered relationship dies.  A recent study by University of Utah professors as part of the Relationships Decisions Lab, describes how time invested in a romantic relationship impacts one's thou...

BYU Students Leave Flowers on U Students’ Cars as Part of Climate Change Campaign

BYU Students Leave Flowers on U Students’ Cars as Part of Climate Change Campaign

By Claudia Robles

August 31, 2017

The windshields of cars parked in the lot west of Rice Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah were adorned with purple flowers on the third day of school, Aug. 23. A note attached to the flowers included a link to www.theclimatecampaign.com, the website for a movement designed to encourage conversati...

U School of Dentistry Graduates First Class

U School of Dentistry Graduates First Class

By Claudia Robles

May 12, 2017

The University of Utah's School of Dentistry graduated their inaugural class this year. “Graduating in the first class feels like we are leaving a legacy — a legacy of collaboration, relationship building, and involvement that future classes will surely surpass,” said Amber Clark, one of the...

First-generation College Grad Shares Student-Mentor Experience

First-generation College Grad Shares Student-Mentor Experience

By Claudia Robles

May 6, 2017

As the University of Utah's commencement passes, students anxiously prepare for their post-graduation goals. Elizabeth Morales is one of them, but she's different from the average graduate. Morales is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies in communication. As a first-generation college...

Legacy Bridge Lit Blue for Autism Awareness

Legacy Bridge Lit Blue for Autism Awareness

By Claudia Robles

April 6, 2017

The University of Utah swapped its colors from Crimson to Blue last weekend in support of Autism Awareness. The U lit the George S. Eccles Legacy Bridge blue from March 31 through April 3. World Autism Awareness Day was April 2. “I think coming together to show support for this disorder is extremely...

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