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ASUU President Speaks at Utah Black Town Hall’s Discussion on Black Mental Health during COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter

Julius Rowe Jr. and his mother Danielle Rowe at the Black Lives Matter Protest at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on June 4, 2020.

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

June 22, 2020

  On June 19, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs held the annual State of Black Utah Town Hall. The theme this year was “Mind, Body & Spirit: Black Mental Health In the Midst of Crisis." The event was held in the midst of national outrage against police brutality against Black...

Students Heading into Healthcare Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

A sign thanking healthcare workers outside of Lone Peak Hospital. (Courtesy of Lone Peak Hospital)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

June 14, 2020

    Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have been busy, nurses and doctors have been overworked and the need for healthcare workers has become more and more apparent. Thus, people across the country are showing their admiration in various ways. Through neighborhood sign...

U Student Life Center Offers Online Fitness

University of Utah Student Quinn Case works out in his SLC apartment on May 29th, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

June 2, 2020

    The Student Life Center on the University of Utah’s campus is a hub of activity. It provides students, faculty and staff alike with a variety of resources such as open gyms, equipment to use to work out and fitness classes — to name a few. Now that the U has been shut down for months...

University of Utah Officials Release ‘Return to Campus’ Plan for Fall Semester

The Block U on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

(Photo by Adam Fondren | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Megan McKellar and Kayleigh Silverstein

June 2, 2020

  On June 1, University of Utah, President Ruth Watkins issued an official announcement to the @theU website about the University of Utah’s plans for returning to campus this fall. President Watkins acknowledged that the U is currently in the orange phase which means campus access is going t...

Community Town Hall Discusses the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on the Black Community

NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson. Mo, encouraging a boycott of Black Friday Consumerism.

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

May 30, 2020

  On May 28, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs held a virtual Black Community Town Hall via Zoom and Facebook Live to facilitate a discussion about COVID-19 and its impact on the black community. A variety of panelists provided insights and advice on various topics such as educational disp...

Mental Health and the Coronavirus: Challenges and Resources

Quinn Case, a University of Utah undergraduate majoring in PRT, reads the 'Practice Mindfulness' page on the University Utah Mindfulness Center website while at his apartment in Salt Lake City on May 19th, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

May 23, 2020

  After three months of COVID-19 directly effecting Americans' work and social lives, people have also found themselves confronted with a host of challenges that have taken a toll on general mental health.  The Washington Post recently reported that "when diseases strike, experts say, they...

Utah Tribal Town Hall Emphasizes Needs of the Navajo Nation During the Pandemic

Navajo activists lead a prayer at the end of The Utah People's Climate March in front of the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017. (Photo by Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

May 22, 2020

  Although several states, including Utah, have decreased COVID-19 regulations, the virus continues to spread. One major population that has seen significant effects of the virus is the Navajo Nation. CNN reported on May 18, 2020 that the Navajo Nation — which spans parts of Arizona, Utah and N...

Amidst a Pandemic, the NHMU Goes Virtual

(Inside the Natural History Museum of Utah | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

May 11, 2020

  While Salt Lake City and Utah, in general, have not seen a devastating spread of COVID-19 compared to the rest of the country, local businesses and cultural centers like museums continue to be impacted by the virus. Institutions whose spaces are integral to their missions have had to share thei...

Frontline Workers Respond to Local Protests

(Courtesy University of Utah Hospital)

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

May 9, 2020

  On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry addressed fellow delegates at the second Virginia convention exclaiming “Give me liberty or give me death.” Citizens throughout the United States would write the same words on poster-boards 245 years later as protests sparked all over the nation regarding...

The fall semester is up in the air amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Students out and about on the University of Utah campus | Daily Utah Chronicle

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

April 20, 2020

  Fall semester registration opened on April 13, and with the summer semester fully online and changes being constantly made to the University of Utah, a level of uncertainty remains for students if they will be able to return to campus.  Since the summer semester has been moved online, all st...

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