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Recognizing Anxiety and Depression Across the Lifespan: Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series

Recognizing Anxiety and Depression Across the Lifespan: Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series

By Katelyn Collett

March 10, 2019

  Trigger Warning: This article deals with and mentions suicide, violence and loss of a child. Tina and Mike Moerer started their memorial lecture series in 1998 after their son, Eric, took his own life in August 1997. The Moerers recall that while Eric had been in the preschool at the chil...

Promoting a Safer University: Campus Safety Recommendations in Review

Promoting a Safer University: Campus Safety Recommendations in Review

By Connor Applegate and Katelyn Collett

March 8, 2019

  On Feb. 12, 2019, a report was released by the University of Utah leadership, including U President Ruth Watkins, to propose an update regarding 30 campus safety recommendations made by an independent review team to the U’s Board of Trustees. The recommendations came as a result of the independent...

Mayor Wilson Rides Trax to Work on UTA’s Free Fare Day

Mayor Wilson Rides Trax to Work on UTA’s Free Fare Day

By Katelyn Collett

March 3, 2019

  Free Fare Day took place on Feb. 28 and March 1. The day allowed anyone who wanted to ride Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to do so for free. The purpose of Free Fare Day is to help cut down on air pollution and the risk of inversion in Utah. Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson decided to ride...

U’s MEChA Hosts Conference for High School Students

U’s MEChA Hosts Conference for High School Students

By Katelyn Collett

March 1, 2019

  The 2019 Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) Conference occurred at the University of Utah on Feb. 27. High school students from Ogden to Provo gathered on campus to participate in this annual event. The theme of this year's conference was “Con Mi Gente y Mi Lapiz Enfrente” (Wit...

ASUU in Review: A Look Back at the Morgan Presidency

ASUU in Review: A Look Back at the Morgan Presidency

By Katelyn Collett

February 25, 2019

  As spring semester comes to a close and graduation approaches, it means the end for the executive branch of the Associated Students of the University of Utah's (ASUU) one-year term. Connor Morgan, Maggie Gardner and Xandra Pryor look back on their time serving the school with their favorite ...

Eccles Stadium Expansion Will Increase Season Ticket Price and Crimson Club Donation

Eccles Stadium Expansion Will Increase Season Ticket Price and Crimson Club Donation

By Katelyn Collett

February 22, 2019

  In November, the University of Utah announced plans to begin expanding Rice Eccles Stadium. The football stadium already fits 45,017 people, but the expansion will increase that number to 51,444. Construction on the stadium is expected to be completed by the 2021 football season. On the...

Apostle M. Russell Ballard and U President Ruth Watkins Speak at the LDS Institute

Apostle M. Russell Ballard and U President Ruth Watkins Speak at the LDS Institute

By Katelyn Collett

February 12, 2019

  On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held an event at its Institute of Religion for students at the University of Utah. The chapel of the building was full, along with the overflow, gym and another adjacent chapel. Everyone braved the snow to come to the Institu...

Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson Sworn in as Mayor of Salt Lake County

Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson Sworn in as Mayor of Salt Lake County

By Katelyn Collett

February 12, 2019

  After Jenny Wilson suffered a disappointing defeat to Sen. Mitt Romney in the midterm elections, Rep. Ben McAdams celebrated a close win over incumbent Mia Love in Utah's 4th Congressional District. Now, Wilson is taking the charismatic McAdams' place as Salt Lake County mayor. The special vote that pla...

University of Utah Law Report Supports New Juvenile Court Bill

University of Utah Law Report Supports New Juvenile Court Bill

By Katelyn Collett

February 8, 2019

  When adults are charged with a crime, the United States Constitution gives them many rights, as does the state’s constitution. However, when it comes to juvenile court, many of these rights do not exist for minors. A Utah senator is seeking to give charged minors the right to an attorney. Sen....

Utah Legislators to Propose Bill Restricting Change of Gender at Birth

Utah Legislators to Propose Bill Restricting Change of Gender at Birth

By Katelyn Collett

January 30, 2019

  The Utah Legislature general session for 2019 is set to begin this month. Among the bills to be proposed, there will be one that has already sparked debate. The bill is known as H.B. 153 or the Utah Vital Statistics Act Amendments. Among other definitions, it will define gender and the way ...

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