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Scott: Want to Reduce Online Hate Speech? Stop Spreading it From Your Own Account

Scott: Want to Reduce Online Hate Speech? Stop Spreading it From Your Own Account

By Elise Scott

September 11, 2019

I generally make it a point to not engage with hate groups online. While I believe it is vital to be aware of their movements and tactics, doing so does not necessitate adding to their follower count. Despite having no aversion toward discussions of hate speech and American ideological extremism, I try to...

Scott: Clean the Air by Switching to Your Bike

Scott: Clean the Air by Switching to Your Bike

By Elise Scott

September 5, 2019

  The University of Utah is absolutely beautiful this time of year. Sharp architectural silhouettes, clusters of trees and bright lawns frame its picturesque open spaces, providing students a relieving glimpse of mountains and cityscape between classes. Unfortunately, these scenic views are n...

H2H: Scott: Should Confederate Statues Remain Standing?

H2H: Scott: Should Confederate Statues Remain Standing?

August 28, 2019

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally where white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, right-wing militiamen and other members of the alt-right joined forces to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville,...

Scott: Stealing Pride Flags is an Act of Hate

Scott: Stealing Pride Flags is an Act of Hate

By Elise Scott

June 24, 2019

  Throughout the month of June, pride flags have fluttered in front of many Utah homes and businesses, symbols of support for the LGBTQ community and celebration of its perseverance in an often-unfriendly world. Project Rainbow, a local nonprofit, delivers and plants these pride flags across the ...

Scott: A Timely GRAMA Process Empowers the Public

Scott: A Timely GRAMA Process Empowers the Public

By Elise Scott

June 18, 2019

  The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) was passed by the state of Utah to regulate government entities as they release or deny information requested of them by the public. Not only may a citizen request records from their city and county officials and members of the state le...

Scott: Teach children LGBTQ rights by turning on the TV

Scott: Teach children LGBTQ rights by turning on the TV

By Elise Scott

June 17, 2019

  It can be difficult to imagine a teacher having a personal life outside of school — especially when they are a tall, ageless, anthropomorphic rat. For 23 years, Mr. Ratburn, the eternal third-grade teacher in the beloved children’s television series "Arthur," has been a sort of auxilia...

Scott: Students Must Neutralize Bias and Remain Involved with Tenure Evaluations

Scott: Students Must Neutralize Bias and Remain Involved with Tenure Evaluations

By Elise Scott

May 22, 2019

  At the University of Utah, faculty members who are pursuing tenure have their performance evaluated through the Retention, Performance and Tenure (RPT) process. These regular reviews allow them to rise in rank, progress along their career path and build support for their academic pursuits. Ma...

Scott: Students foot the bill for ASUU’s internal drama

Scott: Students foot the bill for ASUU’s internal drama

By Elise Scott

May 15, 2019

  Whether they are incoming freshmen or seasoned seniors, many students at the University of Utah have little understanding of the role the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) plays on campus. ASUU provides assistance with on-campus childcare, tutoring and legal services for students as well as club support, events and concerts that enrich campus community. Yet, its cliquish environment creates an unproductive distance,...

Scott: The War of Doubt in Sexual Assault Cases

Scott: The War of Doubt in Sexual Assault Cases

By Elise Scott

April 16, 2019

  Last week, former Utah State University football star Torrey Green was sentenced to 25 years and up to life behind bars for the serial rape of six women. Green committed these crimes between 2013 to 2015 by luring multiple women into his apartment under the pretense of watching a movie afte...

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Opinion Desk: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

By Morgan Barron, Josh Petersen, Kristiane Sonnenberg, Andrea Alvarado, Elise Scott, and Jacob Brown

April 10, 2019

  What is the Church's Influence on You? While The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the predominant religion in the state of Utah, individual experiences with and within it are hardly monolithic. At the University of Utah, students pursue an education in an environment that regu...

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