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A “Crazy” Idea for Meal Plans

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

Kum has taken that idea of what is doable to heart. His two big goals center around meal plans and a campus-wide tour. Traditionally, students pay upwards of $1,800 per academic year for various meal plans on campus. Some plans, like the Block 10 or 75, limit the total amount of meals students can eat on c...

The Power of The Presidency

(Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

All actions taken by any ASUU member, from the president to an assembly member or an auxiliary position, must comply with the rules set forth in the Redbook — ASUU’s Constitution. The president of ASUU is specifically given certain powers, such as the ability to appoint justices to the Supreme Court, represent the U at university events a...

How the Kum Presidency Plans to Transform ASUU, and Get Students Like You More Involved

Student Body President-Elect Ephraim Kum on the University of Utah Campus on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

Every Associated Students at the University of Utah presidency has a finite amount of time to implement the plans and goals set forth in their campaign platforms.  After winning one of the most competitive ASUU elections in years, the Kum ticket — Ephraim Kum as president-elect, Michelle Valdes as vice president of student relations-elect and Ayana ...

Campaigning in a More “Competitive” Election

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

Four tickets initially announced their run for the ASUU presidency: Nasser, Kum, Hardenbrook and Madson. Madson’s candidacy was suspended and subsequently revoked by the ASUU Supreme Court less than a week into the election. When the field was narrowed to three candidates, the primary elections...

As COVID-19 Spreads Across the Globe, What Happens to Student Research?

Research presentations at the Utah State Capitol in Jan. 2020. Chronicle archives.

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

  On March 12, the University of Utah announced that all courses would be moved to an online format and encouraged those living on-campus to move home if possible. As a tier R1 university, when classes move online and students move off-campus, what happens to the research? For some student researche...

A Comprehensive List of Campus Resources and Functions During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah | Chronicle archives.

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

  The University of Utah announced a transition to online courses on March 12, 2020. Since then, the U has relied on email and social media communication to announce other campus shifts. What is still open and accessible to students in Salt Lake City? What resources can students who have moved back...

State of UT Holds Press Conference in Conjunction with the U on COVID-19: Online Courses, Drive-Thru Testing and New Cases Announced

President Watkins speaks at the press conference in the Emergency Operations Center at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on March 12, 2020.

By Ivana Martinez, Natalie Colby, and Jacqueline Mumford

March 12, 2020

  On March 12, at 12 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and the Gov. Herbert came together during a press conference to talk about the latest updates in handling the spread of COVID-19. The press conference has been postponed three times from its initial planned start time on March 1...

As Fear of COVID-19 Grows, U Departments Preemptively Announce Transition to Online Classes

As Fear of COVID-19 Grows, U Departments Preemptively Announce Transition to Online Classes

By Ivana Martinez, Jacqueline Mumford, and Natalie Colby

March 11, 2020

  On March 11, the University of Utah announced that all classes will transition online for the rest of the semester. A formal decision will take place tomorrow on March 12 at 9 a.m.  However, some departments have taken the announcement into their own hands. In an email to English majors a...

Utah Democratic Representatives Rally for Pete: What Do Students Think?

Poster of Pete Buttigieg at canvassing launch on Feb. 22, 2020 at 193 W 2100 South, Salt Lake City. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ivana Martinez and Jacqueline Mumford

February 29, 2020

  Over the past few weeks, Utah’s Democratic politicians, from city mayors to Congresspeople, have been throwing their support behind different presidential candidates.  As of Feb. 19, 2020, there are eight Democratic candidates still in the race — Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg,...

Kum Ticket Wins ASUU Presidential Election While Many Legislative Seats Remain Unfilled

Kum Ticket wins the ASUU presidential candidacy on Feb. 28, 2020 at University of Utah. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

February 28, 2020

  The Kum Ticket — Ephraim Kum, Michelle Valdes and Ayana Amaechi — won the ASUU presidential elections over the Hardenbrook and Nasser tickets. The results were announced by Audrey Stegman, the elections registrar, on Feb. 28 at 1:45 p.m. on the patio of the A. Ray Olpin Union.  K...

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