Daily Utah Chronicle

Meet Your Student Body Officers

Meet Your Student Body Officers

By Jordan Higgins, Ashley Baker, and Mackenzie McDermott

April 27, 2017

Zach Berger By Mackenzie McDermott Salt Lake City native and East High graduate Zach Berger will be the new president of Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU). Berger is an English major heading into his senior year. After being involved in ASUU, Berger thought he could make positi...

Panel Discusses Erasure of Asexual and Bisexual Members of LGBT Community

Panel Discusses Erasure of Asexual and Bisexual Members of LGBT Community

By Jordan Higgins

April 21, 2017

Action Week 2017, a week dedicated to “unmasking and uplifting those who are erased in the LGBT community,” began with a panel about the erasure of asexual and bisexual individuals on Monday afternoon. The panel, consisting of five University of Utah students who identify as members of the LGBT community,...

Students “Take Back the Night” as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Students “Take Back the Night” as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Jordan Higgins

April 6, 2017

With signs held high and voices raised, students from several college campuses in the Salt Lake area marched over two miles — from the University of Utah to Westminster College — to protest against Sexual Assault. The event, called “Take Back the Night,” took place Wednesday evening as part...

Despite Speed Bumps, Electric Bus on Track

Despite Speed Bumps, Electric Bus on Track

By Jordan Higgins

March 24, 2017

Last year, UTA and the University of Utah said that they had plans to purchase five new electric buses with the money they received from a federal grant. Three buses will run on UTA’s route 2 and the remaining two will operate on the U’s campus. The $5.4 million grant was announced last April, but th...

Students Link Arms Outside of Union and Hold Discussion to Show Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

Students Link Arms Outside of Union and Hold Discussion to Show Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

By Jordan Higgins

March 23, 2017

Over 100 students stood with their arms linked outside of the Union at the University of Utah on Wednesday to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Silently, students protested police brutality and what they feel is the systemic oppression of black individuals. Their arms were linked “to...

Finding Common Ground in Different Religions

Finding Common Ground in Different Religions

By Jordan Higgins

March 8, 2017

University of Utah student Carly Harris was serving tea in a refuggee camp in Greece when she met Soufiane El Yassami, a refugee from Morocco. During her stay El Yassami was arrested and repatriated to Morocco. Worried, Harris sent El Yassami a Facebook message to see if he was safe. Since then, the...

U’s Second Churchill Scholarship Awarded to Mathematician

U’s Second Churchill Scholarship Awarded to Mathematician

February 24, 2017

For the second consecutive year, a student from the University of Utah was awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship. The Churchill Scholarship was created at the request of Winston Churchill, who felt it was important for the United States and the United Kingdom to work together in advancing science...

STEM U Teams Up With The V(i)llage to Encourage Black Students to Enter STEM Fields

STEM U Teams Up With The V(i)llage to Encourage Black Students to Enter STEM Fields

February 22, 2017

The V(i)llage and the University of Utah’s STEM outreach program are working together to inspire African American students to pursue a future career in the fields of science and technology. Students from surrounding high schools and participants in the V(i)llage visited campus on the Feb. 8 to learn...

Marketing Students Lead Ad Campaign for Bennion Center’s 30th Anniversary

February 16, 2017

The Bennion Center at the University of Utah is celebrating 30 years of community service. Marketing students are creating an ad campaign to honor the organization. “We will be driving our advertising into the eye of the consumer, which in this case is students and the community,” said Danielle...

From Mind to Marketplace: TVC Helps Students and Faculty Turn Inventions Into Businesses

From Mind to Marketplace: TVC Helps Students and Faculty Turn Inventions Into Businesses

February 8, 2017

Technology and Venture Commercialization (TVC) has been providing inventors at the University of Utah with the tools and technology they need to turn their inventions into a successful business since 1970. To date, TVC has helped create over 230 companies by providing a milestone-driven process to commercialize...

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