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Ideas Are Only Worth What You Make of Them: U Student Starts Utah’s Largest Hackathon

Ideas Are Only Worth What You Make of Them: U Student Starts Utah’s Largest Hackathon

By Mackenzie McDermott

May 21, 2018

When Johnny Le founded the largest hackathon in Utah, he never expected any recognition. Today, he is the proud recipient of the 2018 Ivory Prize in Student Leadership. The prize consists of a $2,000 award in addition to a $10,000 donation to his program HackTheU. “The prize recognizes the extraordinary,...

Meet the New Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Daniel Reed

Meet the New Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Daniel Reed

By Mackenzie McDermott

May 16, 2018

The search for the University of Utah’s new Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs is over. Daniel Reed will say goodbye to the University of Iowa and hello to the Utes as he starts his position on July 1. Reed said he has been preparing for a role like this for as long as he can remember. As a...

The After College Game Plan

The After College Game Plan

By Mackenzie McDermott

May 4, 2018

Next year, senior Kyler Dunkle will close out his time at the University of Utah with his fifth year of college golf. It is still far from the end of the sport for this Ute. Dunkle, who has been playing golf his entire life, has always planned on playing professionally. For Dunkle, college is a safety...

One Final Get Together

One Final Get Together

By Mackenzie McDermott and Jacqueline Mumford

April 24, 2018

The University of Utah honored its outgoing seniors on Tuesday, April 17, with the sixth annual Senior Send-Off at the University Guest House and Conference Center. Hosted by the U Student Alumni Board and The MUSS, the event gathered soon-to-be-graduates to enjoy a dinner together while listening...

Kim Tessen: A Modern Day Philosopher

Kim Tessen: A Modern Day Philosopher

By Mackenzie McDermott

April 13, 2018

When Colleen and Chip Tessen couldn’t have children of their own, they turned to adoption. After 15 months, the Tessens traveled to China and brought their baby girl home. Now, sophomore Kim Tessen competes on the University of Utah gymnastics team. “It was an amazing journey from start to finish,”...

From T-Ball to College Baseball

From T-Ball to College Baseball

By Mackenzie McDermott

March 27, 2018

There was never any doubt in freshman Brett Brocoff’s mind that he wanted to play college baseball. Brocoff started his baseball career playing T-ball in Irvine, California. Starting at 5 years old, Brocoff worked all the way up to join the University of Utah baseball team. Born in Newport Beach,...

Redeeming the Forgotten Cadavers of Presidents Circle

Redeeming the Forgotten Cadavers of Presidents Circle

By Mackenzie McDermott

March 14, 2018

Charles Shepherd, a historical architect for the University of Utah, was scouting a construction site in April, 2016, when what he thought was a stone peeking out of the dirt turned out to be a human skull. Nearly two years later, the U’s Marketing and Communications team has made a seven-part podcast...

Skiing: Utes Travel to Defend NCAA Ski Championships Title

Skiing: Utes Travel to Defend NCAA Ski Championships Title

By Mackenzie McDermott

March 7, 2018

After having a few skiers earn All-RMISA honors, 12 members of the Utah ski team are marching into the NCAA Championships with confidence. Sophomore Guro Jordheim, who has won five races in a row in women’s Nordic in the RMISA, said her performance in the conference championships has helped soothe...

Teaching Kids, Not Content

Teaching Kids, Not Content

By Mackenzie McDermott

February 21, 2018

Despite long hours, difficult emotional attachments and policies many disagree with, 5 percent of 2,025 teachers say the “desire to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of children” is what keeps them going. Andrea Rorrer is the director of the Utah Education Policy Center, associate dean...

Executive Chef at the U Adopts a Vegan Outlook

Executive Chef at the U Adopts a Vegan Outlook

By Mackenzie McDermott

February 2, 2018

When Peter Hodgson, the executive chef for the University of Utah’s Chartwells Dining Services, received an award from the American Culinary Federation in 2016, he couldn’t pick it up. He was rushed from the airport — where he passed out — to the intensive care unit, which became his home for...

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