The Daily Utah Chronicle

Professor of Geology, Geophysics, Dean Emeritus Francis Brown Dies at 73

Professor of Geology, Geophysics, Dean Emeritus Francis Brown Dies at 73

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 13, 2017

Francis Brown, an award-winning researcher, distinguished professor of geology and geophysics and dean emeritus of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences at the University of Utah who was affectionately called Frank by his colleagues, passed away in Salt Lake City on Sept. 30 of heart failure. He was...

Binge Drinking Plagues the Nation

Binge Drinking Plagues the Nation

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 2, 2017

To binge is to cram an excessive amount of something into a short amount of time — common with Netflix, but potentially deadly with alcohol. The University of Utah is a dry campus. If students are caught with alcohol, they "are subject to discipline for use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic...

City Council Member Derek Kitchen Answers Student Questions at the U

City Council Member Derek Kitchen Answers Student Questions at the U

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 25, 2017

Salt Lake City Council Member Derek Kitchen, a University of Utah graduate, answered student questions in the Union Theater on Thursday afternoon. The event was organized by College Democrats at the U (CDUU). The handful of students who attended were each greeted by Kitchen personally. “I’m...

Uncovering the Life of Joe Hill

Uncovering the Life of Joe Hill

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 14, 2017

Joe Hill, labor rights activist, singer-songwriter and a Swedish immigrant, was executed in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1915 after he was accused of murdering a grocer and his son. More than one century later, Hill’s story is still shrouded in mystery — a mystery that many at the University of Utah...

Journalist Who Broke Watergate to Speak at the U

Journalist Who Broke Watergate to Speak at the U

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 12, 2017

Students will have the opportunity to chat with Bob Woodward, the man who broke Watergate, one of the biggest scandals America has ever known, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall. Woodward is regarded as one of the most influential journalists in history, has won a Pulitzer prize and is the author...

Redefining 9/11 Jumpers

Redefining 9/11 Jumpers

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 11, 2017

The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, left a scar on the memories of Americans. Those who witnessed the attacks, whether firsthand or on television, remember haunting images of those trapped inside the buildings jumping to their deaths. 9/11 has forever impacted American society, and the word...

Proposed Bachelor Degree a Game Changer

Proposed Bachelor Degree a Game Changer

By Emily Anderson and Mackenzie McDermott

September 5, 2017

The University of Utah is hoping to take advantage of the growing gaming industry by offering a Bachelor of Science in games. The program proposal says would attract more high quality students to the school. According to SuperData, a group that researches the market for games and interactive media, gamers will spend mo...

Man Spotted With Gun Downtown Detained Without Incident

Man Spotted With Gun Downtown Detained Without Incident

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 2, 2017

It was just another day on the job for Maggie Glasheen, an employee at IconoCLAD, until she looked out the window and saw a man with a gun. IconoCLAD is a consignment clothing store located at 414 East and 300 South, one of many businesses in the vicinity of Trolley Square. “All of a sudden I...

Moran Eye Center Offers Certified Eclipse Glasses

Moran Eye Center Offers Certified Eclipse Glasses

By Mackenzie McDermott

August 21, 2017

EDIT: According to Elizabeth Neff, Associate PR director for the Moran Eye Center, 1,600 of the glasses ordered were caught up in the Amazon recall. The remaining 2,600 pairs of glasses were claimed remarkably quickly. A partial solar eclipse cost Nina Waters her sight. Walking along the streets of Rostov-on...

The U’s Ethan Cisneros Quenching Salt Lake City’s “Thirst”

The U’s Ethan Cisneros Quenching Salt Lake City’s “Thirst”

By Mackenzie McDermott

August 11, 2017

Throughout Utah, mixology soda shops have been popping up, making family-friendly drinks with shots of berry and vanilla. Mixology soda shops are a part of a new wave of “fast-drink” establishments popping up across the country. At these locations, a customer can order a pre-created drink (Dr. Pepper...

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