The Daily Utah Chronicle

Letter to the Editor: Divestment from fossil fuels offers the U no downside

March 19, 2013

Editor: Divestment from fossil fuel companies is one of the most effective, low-risk and common sense actions the U can take to combat the current and future impacts of climate change. Our administration understands the dangers of climate change — demonstrated by President David Pershing’s goal of carbon n...

Letter to the Editor: The U’s delay of Winslow investigation uncalled for

March 18, 2013

Editor: The U has now commenced a long overdue investigation to examine numerous charges made by student-athletes and their parents from the swimming and diving program. I am one of the parents who has been involved in bringing this despicable situation to light. While I am hopeful that this process wil...

Letter to the Editor: Debate comments offensive

March 1, 2013

Editor: I recently listened to the radio broadcast of the ASUU election debates. I have friends running for both parties, so I wanted to support both sides. As far as I could tell, in my opinion the HOUSE Party won the debate. The Peak Party seemed less prepared. The Peak Party has answers, but the...

Bicycles should be restricted to edges of campus to avoid injuries

March 7, 2011

Editor: Bicycles on campus walkways are hazardous to the common student, and banning them through the middle of campus should be seriously considered. On multiple occasions I have felt a rush of terror as a bicyclist or skateboarder zips by me and in some instances has clipped my side. I can only imagine ...

Parking punishments too strict

December 9, 2009

Editor:Monday night I headed to the Warnock Engineering Building to finish an unnecessary lab report, and I parked between two handicapped spots in the yellow lined area. What a monster I must be for doing that! Well apparently there is an even worse abomination: Another car just so happened to park nex...

Condom column inappropriate

December 7, 2009

Editor:I enjoyed your special issue about the classic competition between Utah and BYU football. We strongly compete, but when either football team plays with another team, we cheer for the other (at least I do). This is just a reader's vote regarding Craig Blake's column in the issue, ("Sexual healt...

New system in library makes research harder

November 23, 2009

Editor:As a Marriott Library patron, I'm writing to second retired librarian Raymond Daoust's frustration with the library's Automated Retrieval Center ("Innovation replaces service," Nov. 19).Last week, my research took me to a journal article available online, which cited another article relevant to...

Research labs create a moral dilemma

November 19, 2009

Editor:I happened to be a bystander during PETA's protest rally at the U and had the chance to speak with one of the protesters. She handed me a flier with a picture of a cat and some sort of device implanted into its skull. She informed me that animals at the U were being tortured. The protester the...

Judge should have allowed DeChristopher?s defense

November 18, 2009

Editor:Judge Benson's ruling came down against Tim DeChristopher's ability to defend himself in a court of law. As citizens of a democratic nation, we have an obligation to stand against this breach of our legal system. DeChristopher's action to prevent the sale of oil and gas parcels was a direct atte...

?Mentor? program raises questions

November 18, 2009

Last spring, Tayler Clough, president of the Associated Students of the University of Utah, campaigned with a promise to install a U-sponsored student mentoring program for Utah high schools. But as ASUU approaches a vote on the program, we wonder if "mentoring" is the right word.The proposed program w...

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