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ASUU Brings Changes to Policies

ASUU Brings Changes to Policies

By Mackenzie McDermott

August 9, 2017

The Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) is moving towards replacing Student Advisory Committees with College Student Councils in an effort to engage students across all departments, reduce spending oversight and implement new funding restrictions, according to ASUU president Zach Berger. The...

Five New Members Join the U’s Board of Trustees

Five New Members Join the U’s Board of Trustees

By Mackenzie McDermott

August 6, 2017

The University of Utah's board of trustees gained five new members, bidding farewell to Lisa Eccles, Taft Price, and Cristina Ortega. Appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert and confirmed by the state Senate in early July, the new trustees bring years of experience to the U. Katie Eccles, Anne-Marie Lampropoulos...

The U Welcomes Largest Freshmen Class

The U Welcomes Largest Freshmen Class

By Mackenzie McDermott

July 22, 2017

The University of Utah has nearly 32,000 students, and that number keeps growing. Although the U isn’t quite sure how large it is, it is preparing to welcome the largest incoming freshmen class in the school’s history. “We don’t have final numbers yet,” said Patrick Jones, senior admission...

U students break world record Ubering across America

U students break world record Ubering across America

By Mackenzie McDermott

June 27, 2017

What started out as a 2 a.m. brainstorming session of ways to promote their app, Hashtaggy, turned into the trip of a lifetime for University of Utah students Ryan Bliss, Josiah Purss and Daniel Ruales. The band of entrepreneurs set out to travel from New York to San Francisco using only Uber, hitti...

Library Preserves Stories of Downwinders

Library Preserves Stories of Downwinders

By Mackenzie McDermott

June 13, 2017

Since October 2016, the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Downwinders of Utah Archive has shed light on the stories of people affected by fallout from the nuclear tests performed in Nevada. From June 12 to 14, the library will send Justin Sorensen, a geospatial information systems specialist at the Marriott...

CIS Gets First Update Since Early 2000s

CIS Gets First Update Since Early 2000s

By Mackenzie McDermott

June 1, 2017

The University of Utah’s Campus Information System (CIS) is getting a modern twist. Still in the works, the new site is expected to go live late this summer or early fall of 2017. Used by students and staff members, the web page contains links to financial aid information, grades, student records...

New Program Builds Bridges Across Disciplines

New Program Builds Bridges Across Disciplines

By Mackenzie McDermott

May 15, 2017

The University of Utah will become the first university to provide a Masters of Arts and Teaching Fine Arts Degree hybrid program. The online and in-person courses are intended to allow current fine arts teachers to continue their education without sacrificing their jobs. After eight years of discussion...

Judge and U Professor Dies at 67

By Mackenzie McDermott

May 14, 2017

Robert Hilder served for 16 years as a judge in Utah’s Third District Court, graduated from the University of Utah and was an adjunct professor of law at the U. Hilder died April 26 of complications from esophageal cancer after being diagnosed in February. The judge was 67 years old. He was born...

U Researchers Discover Two Small Galaxies

U Researchers Discover Two Small Galaxies

By Mackenzie McDermott

May 2, 2017

Assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy, Anil Seth along with other researchers at the University of Utah found two small dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes. This discovery adds to the other dwarf galaxy that Seth found three years ago. Dwarf galaxies are galaxies...

Meet Your Student Body Officers

Meet Your Student Body Officers

By Jordan Higgins, Ashley Baker, and Mackenzie McDermott

April 27, 2017

Zach Berger By Mackenzie McDermott Salt Lake City native and East High graduate Zach Berger will be the new president of Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU). Berger is an English major heading into his senior year. After being involved in ASUU, Berger thought he could make positi...

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