The Daily Utah Chronicle

$2 Billion by 2022

$2 Billion by 2022

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 23, 2018

The U’s newest donation campaign that started in September of this year, “Imagine New Heights,” strives for more. With a goal to raise $2 billion by 2022, the U is already over half way done. From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, $215.4 million dollars were donated to the U. Of that, $27.2 million...

A Look at Pollution Indoors

A Look at Pollution Indoors

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 18, 2018

  The Salt Lake–Provo–Orem area took number eight on the 2018 list of highest short-term particle pollution in the nation and 18 for worst ozone by the American Lung Association. That pollution does not stop at the door. Engineers from the University of Utah’s School of Computing and the D...

Banned Books are Not History

Banned Books are Not History

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 11, 2018

The days of banned and challenged books are not over. This is the message the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library is trying to share. In honor of Banned Books Week, the library hosted a Banned Books Open Reading to spread awareness. The Banned Books Open Reading gave students, staff...

Avoid the ER on Halloween

Avoid the ER on Halloween

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 5, 2018

While children were trick or treating and university students were out partying, Matt Difrancesca has spent his last four Halloweens in the emergency room. Difrancesca has been an ER doctor at the University of Utah Hospital for the past four years and has worked every Halloween since he started. “On...

The Feather in Their Caps

The Feather in Their Caps

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 24, 2018

Each year, the U.S. State Department sponsors an award to take students all around the globe. Recipients get a chance to live in another country performing research, earning a Master’s degree or teaching English for up to a year. “It is a very prestigious scholarship, probably the most competitive...

University of Utah Inaugurates First Female President

University of Utah Inaugurates First Female President

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 24, 2018

Three harps played as leaders from across Utah filed into the historic Kingsbury Hall. All gathered to see the inauguration of the first female president of the University of Utah, Ruth Watkins. Watkins has been building up her administration and outlining her vision for the U since April. Now, she...

Utah Ranks Last in Women’s Rights

Utah Ranks Last in Women’s Rights

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 14, 2018

In a country that already ranks only 49 out of 144 in the World Economic Forum’s gender equality report, Utah has been ranked the worst state in the nation for women’s rights by WalletHub. WalletHub’s rankings were based on workplace environment, political empowerment and education and health. Utah...

Finance Students Gain Access to Second Largest Wealth Management Platform

Finance Students Gain Access to Second Largest Wealth Management Platform

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 13, 2018

The University of Utah has joined nearly 30 schools across the nation in giving students access to the second-largest wealth management platform in the United States, eMoney, as part of its university program. As a wealth management platform, eMoney mostly targets independent advisors or firms. Now fina...

Spreading Awareness of Microaggressions at the U

Spreading Awareness of Microaggressions at the U

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 11, 2018

Since late August, posters have lined the courtyard of the Marriot Library. Each shows a face and a phrase. “Where are you really from?” asks one. “You’re pretty for a dark-skin girl,” reads another. Each poster displays an example of a microaggression. Microaggressions are defined by Columbia U...

University Ranks Second in LGBTQ Friendly Universities

University Ranks Second in LGBTQ Friendly Universities

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 4, 2018

Affordable Colleges Online (AC) has ranked the University of Utah as the second-friendliest college for LGBTQ students in the United States, coming in just behind the University of California-Riverside. One criterion for the rankings is the existence of an LGBTQ resource center on campus. The mission of t...

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