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Policy Change Provides Paid Parental Leave for University Staff

Policy Change Provides Paid Parental Leave for University Staff

By Shaelyn Barber

October 25, 2018

  As of Jan. 1, 2019, all full time benefited staff members at the University of Utah will be able to take 12 weeks of parental leave, six of which they will be paid 50 percent of their regular salary. The paid six weeks can be used by staff intermittently and at any time within the first year aft...

U Employee Reported Missing, Found Safe in Southern Utah

U Employee Reported Missing, Found Safe in Southern Utah

By Shaelyn Barber

October 11, 2018

  The 42-year-old Lea Kae Roberts was found safe at a homeless shelter in southern Utah early in the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 2. Roberts had been gone since the previous Saturday night, and a missing person report was filed with the authorities on Sunday morning. Roberts is found to be in good health with n...

Moran Eye Center Theft Causes Patient Information Disclosure

Moran Eye Center Theft Causes Patient Information Disclosure

By Shaelyn Barber

June 20, 2018

A theft at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah may have caused a disclosure of the information of 607 patients — 602 infants and five adults. On April 3, the Moran Eye Center discovered a laptop computer and an external storage device were taken from locked storage located at 6...

Barber: New Dating App “The League” Could Be Improved

By Shaelyn Barber

April 25, 2018

Dating apps are both the bane of my existence and the only way I can get a date in this day and age. I am not ashamed to say I have done a fair amount of dabbling on Tinder and, like many people, I have been less than impressed. Between mediocre coffee dates and poorly-worded requests for nudes, I have foun...

Barber: Nemo Miller’s “Cry Closet” Helps Students During Finals Week

Barber: Nemo Miller’s “Cry Closet” Helps Students During Finals Week

By Shaelyn Barber

April 25, 2018

During finals week, the library looks like an eerie scene from a horror movie. Students stare out from booths with deep eye-bags and sullen expressions. The fluorescent lights above dimly flicker as the clack of typing fingers echoes down the hall in unison. Steady sobs create a mournful chorus as stu...

Barber: Voluntourism May Do More Damage Than Good

Barber: Voluntourism May Do More Damage Than Good

By Shaelyn Barber

April 25, 2018

I wanted to change the world. So at age 15, I journeyed across the globe to Cambodia, intent upon my desire to help the impoverished country. I didn’t know much about Cambodia, its people or its trials. All I knew was that people were suffering, and I wanted to do my part to make the world a better p...

Barber: Hussein Tells Her Refugee Story

Barber: Hussein Tells Her Refugee Story

By Shaelyn Barber

April 20, 2018

The Utah Valley University Journal of Student Leadership has accepted Aziza Hussein’s story for publication. She wrote about her life as a refugee, her struggles with mental health, her personal growth as a leader and her own self-discovery. The journal will be published this month.  “One day I’m going to write my own book, but ...

Barber: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Mental Illness

Barber: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Mental Illness

By Shaelyn Barber

April 17, 2018

My journey with mental illness has been a long one. I have struggled with depression and anxiety from a young age. After years of difficulty, I finally began to see a therapist and began the long road to where I am now. I have been in and out of therapy. I am on medications. And I am trying every day to ke...

Barber: Life in 1947: Beauty and Fashion

Barber: Life in 1947: Beauty and Fashion

By Shaelyn Barber

April 16, 2018

Among old belt-buckles, wooden furniture, yard appliances and music records, I found gold at a yard sale: a copy of Life Magazine from Sept. 15, 1947. It’s brimming with history, a time capsule of what life was like almost 71 years ago. So begins “Life in 1947,” a series discussing the fascinating...

Barber: 1947: Race in the United States

Barber: 1947: Race in the United States

By Shaelyn Barber

April 8, 2018

Among old belt-buckles, wooden furniture, yard appliances and music records, I found gold at a yard sale — a copy of Life Magazine from Sept. 15, 1947. It’s brimming with history, a time capsule of what life was like almost 71 years ago. So begins, “Life in 1947,” a series discussing the fascinating...

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