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U Moving Forward with Recommendations to Address Sexual Assault

U Moving Forward with Recommendations to Address Sexual Assault

By Emily Anderson

July 11, 2017

The majority of University of Utah students don’t know where to report a sexual assault, what happens once they make that complaint or where victims can get support and help on campus, according to the U’s 2016 Campus Climate Survey. After a string of reportedly mishandled sexual assault cases by...

U Professors Sign Letter To Sec. Zinke Challenging President Trump’s Authority to Rescind National Monuments

U Professors Sign Letter To Sec. Zinke Challenging President Trump’s Authority to Rescind National Monuments

By Emily Anderson

June 9, 2017

As the deadline approaches for United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to make his recommendation to President Donald Trump regarding national monuments designated over the last 20 years, Americans are desperately reaching out to the secretary in an attempt to have their voices heard. Among...

Carroll Named to National Academy of Sciences

Carroll Named to National Academy of Sciences

By Emily Anderson

May 16, 2017

When Dana Carroll received a phone call on May 2 notifying him that he had been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), he couldn’t remember exactly what he said, “but it was somewhere along the lines of ‘Holy smokes!’” The distinguished professor of biochemistry at the University...

U President David Pershing to Step Down

U President David Pershing to Step Down

By Emily Anderson

May 1, 2017

University of Utah President David Pershing said at a meeting for Associated Students of the University of Utah's Academic Senate on Monday that he would step down. He will remain president until the Board of Regents selects his replacement, at which point he will return to a faculty position. Regent...

Vivian Lee Resigns from Positions as CEO of University of Utah Health and Dean of the School of Medicine

Vivian Lee Resigns from Positions as CEO of University of Utah Health and Dean of the School of Medicine

By Emily Anderson

April 28, 2017

The University of Utah announced Friday that CEO of University of Utah Health and Dean of the U's School of Medicine Vivian Lee has resigned. "On behalf of the entire leadership at the University of Utah, I want to express my gratitude for Dr. Lee’s extraordinary achievements and the courage and c...

Huntsman Family, HCI Employees Feud with U Over CEO Dismissal

Huntsman Family, HCI Employees Feud with U Over CEO Dismissal

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson

April 20, 2017

Monday afternoon, according to Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) employees, University of Utah President David Pershing emailed Mary Beckerle to notify her that she had been dismissed from her position as CEO and Director of HCI. The next morning, faculty and staff received an email from University of...

U Launches Program to Encourage Success of African-American Doctoral Students

U Launches Program to Encourage Success of African-American Doctoral Students

By Emily Anderson

April 17, 2017

Many African-American students at predominantly white schools like the University of Utah struggle to establish a network of support to see them through their studies. To close the gap, the U launched the African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative. The first-of-its-kind initiative strives to help...

March for Science and How Research at the U is Affected by Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

March for Science and How Research at the U is Affected by Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

By Emily Anderson

April 17, 2017

Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee are among the nearly half of United States senators who have denied that the earth’s climate is changing as a result of human activity — a phenomenon that 97 percent of climate scientists agree threatens the planet. Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, he has appointed individuals to his cabinet...

Student Assaulted with Pepper Spray in Dormitory on Campus

Student Assaulted with Pepper Spray in Dormitory on Campus

By Emily Anderson

March 24, 2017

A University of Utah student living in Gateway Heights apartments on campus was assaulted in their room early Friday morning. Around 2:15 a.m., an unidentified male knocked on the victim’s door while covering the peephole. When the student opened the door, they were sprayed in the face with pepper...

Unite Claims ASUU Executive Positions by 19 Votes

Unite Claims ASUU Executive Positions by 19 Votes

By Emily Anderson

March 13, 2017

With a narrow lead of 0.5 percent over ACT party, Unite won ASUU elections on Friday after receiving approximately 35 percent of the vote. Of the 32,061 students enrolled at the University of Utah, 3,444 students voted online, which is a 10.7 percent voter participation rate. According to current...

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