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Community Members Show Support for Christchurch with Friday Prayer at the U

Community Members Show Support for Christchurch with Friday Prayer at the U

By Mandi Johansen

March 24, 2019

  The Muslim Student Association at the University of Utah hosted a Friday Prayer for Christchurch in the Union Ballroom. Following the tragic events in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, the Muslim community has been affected across the globe. In order to stand in solidarity with the victims...

Become a Global Citizen: The U’s Resources Help Connect You to the World

Become a Global Citizen: The U’s Resources Help Connect You to the World

By Mandi Johansen

March 23, 2019

  The University of Utah has a diverse population of students and is well-integrated with its options for international study and internships as well as a student body and faculty made up with international citizens from all over the globe. There are many offices at the U that are involved...

University of Utah Hosts Forum on Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

University of Utah Hosts Forum on Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

By Mandi Johansen

March 23, 2019

  The Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Tanner Center for Human Rights put on a Pizza & Politics event titled "Human Rights and the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen." The panel featured two speakers who shared information about the crisis in Yemen. The first in the panelist was Scott Pa...

Student Veterans at Utah Invite Community Members Out to ‘Sweat for a Vet 5K’ Fundraiser

Student Veterans at Utah Invite Community Members Out to ‘Sweat for a Vet 5K’ Fundraiser

By Mandi Johansen

March 21, 2019

  The Student Veterans at Utah (SVU) is holding the second annual 5K run fundraiser at the University of Utah on Saturday, March 23. According to the “Sweat for a Vet 5K” event page, “the Student Veterans at the U are celebrating the sacrifice that all Vets have made for our country.” SVU is a club at the U that provides veterans with re...

Utah Legislature Puts a Stop to ‘Lauren’s Law’

Utah Legislature Puts a Stop to ‘Lauren’s Law’

By Mandi Johansen

March 20, 2019

  The murder of fellow U student Lauren McCluskey in October 2018 spurred several calls to action to increase safety, including the proposal of House Bill 190 in the Utah Legislative Session, which came to be known as “Lauren’s Law.” Lauren’s Law will not be moving forward. Filed b...

U Student Startups Making a Difference in Utah

U Student Startups Making a Difference in Utah

By Mandi Johansen

March 17, 2019

  The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has helped many students launch startup companies that have been innovative in their respective fields. The Lassonde Studios building launched in 2016 and has many resources available to students. The Institute provides residential living on campus and space...

Utah Senate Passes Campus Safety Amendments Bill Inspired by Lauren McCluskey

Utah Senate Passes Campus Safety Amendments Bill Inspired by Lauren McCluskey

By Mandi Johansen

March 8, 2019

  Lauren McCluskey is remembered fondly at the University of Utah and by everyone who knew her. McCluskey was a bright and kind student with a great future whose tragic death on Oct. 22, 2018 has caused several pushes for changes in Utah law as well as procedures at the U involving sexual assault and lockdown protocols. The U’s response includes implementing changes aimed at further addressing campus safety is...

Complete 2019 ASUU Election Victories: Barnes Ticket and More

Complete 2019 ASUU Election Victories: Barnes Ticket and More

By Mandi Johansen

March 3, 2019

  The results of the 2019-2020 Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) student government elections are officially in. The Barnes Ticket party came out victorious in the election for ASUU president and vice presidents. Anna Barnes will serve as student body president, while Latifa...

Utah Shaken by Recent Earthquakes

Utah Shaken by Recent Earthquakes

By Mandi Johansen

February 28, 2019

  In recent days, many people across the Wasatch front have been concerned after hearing about or being woken up by earthquakes. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) have recorded over 139 earthquakes near Bluffdale, Utah between the Feb. 13 and Feb. 25. The largest earthquake occurred on Feb. 15, at 5:0...

Utah House Passes Bill for Scholarships for Underprivileged Students

Utah House Passes Bill for Scholarships for Underprivileged Students

By Mandi Johansen

February 27, 2019

  On Feb. 21, 2019, the Utah House of Representatives passed HB 260. The bill passed with a vote of 69-3. It creates the Access Utah Promise Scholarship program and was sponsored by Rep. Derrin R. Owens (R) of District 58, Fountain Green, Utah. The bill ensures that students of limited means ...

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