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U Faculty Attend Inclusivity Forum

U Faculty Attend Inclusivity Forum

By Mckenzie Alder

October 13, 2017

Many members of the University of Utah's faculty and staff gathered on Oct. 2 for an Inclusivity Forum presented by sociology professor Ruby Mendenhall and urban and regional planning professor Stacy Harwood of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The forum focused on educating professors...

Sophomore Rise Initiative Aims to Retain Students

Sophomore Rise Initiative Aims to Retain Students

By Mckenzie Alder

October 4, 2017

College student retention rates have been a growing problem across the country, with only about 70 percent of students returning for their sophomore year, and an even lower percentage, 59 percent, of students that graduate in under six years. Sophomore retention rates are crucial to higher education instit...

Construction on Campus Brings Improvements

Construction on Campus Brings Improvements

By Mckenzie Alder

July 22, 2017

Multiple construction and renovation projects are in the works at the University of Utah. Some of these projects are replacing buildings constructed between 1951 and 1975 that were out of date and in disrepair. Bob Simonton, the director of Capital Projects at the U — a group responsible for repair ...

Older Americans More Likely to Engage in Extramarital Sex, U Professor Finds

Older Americans More Likely to Engage in Extramarital Sex, U Professor Finds

By Mckenzie Alder

July 19, 2017

According to data from the General Social Survey (GSS), older Americans aged 55 and up have reported higher rates of extramarital sex than younger Americans. Nicholas Wolfinger, a professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Family and Consumer Studies, worked with information from the survey...

2017 Graduation Welcomes First Wave of UAC Students

2017 Graduation Welcomes First Wave of UAC Students

By Mckenzie Alder

May 6, 2017

This spring, the first group of students from the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) graduated. The UAC began developing an abroad campus in 2014 as a part of the Incheon Global Campus which has been dubbed as the “best global education hub in Northeast Asia.” The organization also includes Belgium’s...

Salt Lake Joins World-Wide March for Science

Salt Lake Joins World-Wide March for Science

By Mckenzie Alder

April 24, 2017

Salt Lake City was one of over 500 participating cities to join in the first-ever world-wide March for Science on Saturday, April 22. Other cities who marched to support efforts in science sprawled across six continents, including London, Geneva, and Berlin. In January, the protestors who demanded re...

In Wake of Attacks, Law School Enacts Terrorism Simulations

In Wake of Attacks, Law School Enacts Terrorism Simulations

By Mckenzie Alder

April 12, 2017

Law students at the University of Utah participated in a counterterrorism simulation where they practiced being in positions of power during potentially deadly situations. On Friday, four simulations were held throughout the day and a team of six to seven students were required to work together dur...

AASA Awareness Week Works to Unite Marginalized Groups

AASA Awareness Week Works to Unite Marginalized Groups

By Mckenzie Alder

April 3, 2017

The Asian-American Student Association (AASA) at the University of Utah will be holding an Awareness Week April 3 through 6. The theme is “Collective Liberation” — fliers around campus and online advertising the week broadcast the statement, "Nobody’s free until everybody’s free." Samah...

“New Happiness”: Afghan Student Union Shares Nowruz with the Community

“New Happiness”: Afghan Student Union Shares Nowruz with the Community

By Mckenzie Alder

March 27, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, the Afghan Student Union (ASU) at the University of Utah hosted its second annual Nowruz celebration. Nowruz recognizes the Persian New Year every March on the vernal equinox. Nowruz has been observed for nearly 3,000 years and is an official holiday in 13 countries, including...

Anti-Trump Rally on Campus Results in Violence, Arrest

Anti-Trump Rally on Campus Results in Violence, Arrest

By Mckenzie Alder

March 10, 2017

A protest at the University of Utah opposing the policies of President Donald Trump turned violent on Wednesday when an altercation occurred between a member of the U’s Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and a Trump supporter. The march began at the Marriott Library with a short speech by a...

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