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Former Chronicle Editor Wins Pulitzer Prize for Sexual Assault Coverage

Former Chronicle Editor Wins Pulitzer Prize for Sexual Assault Coverage

By Mackenzie McDermott

April 17, 2017

On April 10, The Salt Lake Tribune made headlines as it won a Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting for its investigative coverage of sexual assault on college campuses. Rachel Piper, a former editor-in-chief of The Daily Utah Chronicle in 2010, worked on the year-long watchdog project. “It’s pretty much the b...

The U Joins Dept. of Energy Project to Increase Sustainable Manufacturing

The U Joins Dept. of Energy Project to Increase Sustainable Manufacturing

By Mackenzie McDermott

April 17, 2017

This year the University of Utah teamed up with other leading research universities and companies under the United States Department of Energy to create a new manufacturing initiative called Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute. The U’s Department of Metallurgical Engine...

U Medical Students Help Moran Eye Center Provide Free Eye Surgeries for Uninsured Utahns

U Medical Students Help Moran Eye Center Provide Free Eye Surgeries for Uninsured Utahns

By Mackenzie McDermott

April 14, 2017

The John A. Moran Eye Center—part of the University of Utah healthcare system—treated uninsured, low-income Utahns with free eye surgeries on Saturday, April 8 as part of Operation Sight Day. The institute performed 23 surgeries between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Moran residents and medical students from...

U Student Honored With Esteemed STEM Research Fellowship

U Student Honored With Esteemed STEM Research Fellowship

By Mackenzie McDermott

April 4, 2017

The highly prestigious Fannie and John Hertz Foundation awarded University of Utah’s Ethan Lake a fellowship grant of $250,000 for up to five years of physics research. The Hertz Foundation weeded through 721 applicants this year to find the best and brightest in applied physical, biological and...

U’s Debate Team Wins National Championship

U’s Debate Team Wins National Championship

By Mackenzie McDermott

April 3, 2017

University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society won the season-long national championship by winning three out of four tournaments. The championship title awarded by the National Parliamentary Debate Association is based on the four best performances of the season. The competition sparked early...

Pakistani Students Association at the U Rings in Spring with Basant Kite Festival

Pakistani Students Association at the U Rings in Spring with Basant Kite Festival

By Mackenzie McDermott

March 19, 2017

Basant, a traditional festival celebrating the coming of spring, is celebrated across Pakistan and India. It is filled with dancing and food, but the most important part: kites. On May 6, the Pakistani Students Association at the University of Utah will host its second annual Basant Festival. The festival...

Lassonde Studios Named One of World’s Best New University Buildings

Lassonde Studios Named One of World’s Best New University Buildings

By Mackenzie McDermott

March 17, 2017

Architectural Digest named the University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios one of the “World’s Best New University Buildings.” Only eight other buildings worldwide joined Lassonde on the list. The $45 million home to Lassonde Institute and its student entrepreneurs was drawn up by Yazdani Studio...

Lassonde Studios Named One of World’s Best New University Buildings

Lassonde Studios Named One of World’s Best New University Buildings

By Mackenzie McDermott

March 15, 2017

Architectural Digest named the University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios one of the “World’s Best New University Buildings.” Only eight other buildings worldwide joined Lassonde on the list. The $45 million home to Lassonde Institute and its student entrepreneurs was drawn up by Yazdani Studio...

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