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Location of the West Village Housing Replacement Project inside of the West Village. (Photo Courtesy of University of Utah Planning, Design and Construction)

Two Courts Demolished at U’s West Village, Make Way for New Plans

By Kelsey Earl, News Writer July 18, 2021

  The 400 and 500 courts have been demolished at the University of Utah's West Village graduate student and family housing. “They had certainly outlived their life as far as being able to...

The front gate of the Utah State Prison in Draper. (Photo by J. Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Department of Corrections is Moving to a New Location

By Kelsey Earl, News Writer July 13, 2021

  The Utah Department of Corrections is moving to a new facility in 2022. “I'm really excited but there's a lot of logistics and a lot of policy that has to get written before we can make...

Remembering the Annex Building as Location turns into Parking Lot

Remembering the Annex Building as Location turns into Parking Lot

By Devin Oldroyd, News Writer July 8, 2021

  After over 70 years of operation, the demolition of the Annex building began on June 24, 2021. From housing classrooms and offices to once holding the world's largest collection of turtles, the...

(From left to right) DECA members Dougie Wechsler, Victoria Wechsler, Tyler Jeppsen, Lauren Millenbach, Hailey Mishler, Kate Forth, Carly Anderson and Jared Collett. (Courtesy U DECA)

9 U DECA Members Win Big at Competitions

By Devin Oldroyd, News Writer July 4, 2021

  Recently, the University of Utah chapter of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) had nine members claim over 25 titles at their state and international competitions. “It’s...

University of Utah Hospital main entrance in Salt Lake City on June 23, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Eccles Foundations Donate $110 Million to U School of Medicine

By Chandler Joost, News Writer June 27, 2021

  In early June 2021, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation donated $110 million to the University of Utah School of Medicine. The donation...

People march through the streets of downtown Salt Lake City celebrating Juneteenth on June 19, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Salt Lake Juneteenth Celebrations Span the City

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein June 19, 2021

  156 years after the last enslaved people were freed in the United States, Juneteenth celebrations fill Salt Lake City. On June 19, 1865, news hit Galveston, Texas that all slaves were...

Sisilia Kaufusi speaks at the AAPI Heritage Month Celebration Rally at Washington Square Park in Salt Lake City on May 22, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Student Sisilia Kaufusi Takes on Miss Utah Competition as Only Competitor of Color

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein June 11, 2021

  “When you think of a Tongan woman, it’s probably not me — too dark, too skinny, too plastic, too fie palangi,” said Sisilia Kaufusi at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Professors Discuss Potential Banning of Critical Race Theory in Utah

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor June 7, 2021

  Idaho’s governor Brad Little recently signed a bill banning critical race theory from being taught in schools. Is Utah next? Idaho’s decision has led lawmakers in a similar direction...

Members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community gather for the Pride Rally at Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City on Sunday, June 6, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Pride Returns to Salt Lake, Filling City Streets with Rainbows

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein June 6, 2021

  Sunday morning, June 6, the lawn and steps of the Utah State Capitol were covered with the colors of a 200-foot rainbow flag and people celebrating the end of 2021 Pride Week, hosted by the Utah...

Julianne Liu gives her 2021 HIP Talks speech titled,

2021 HIP Talks Grand Prize Winner Highlights Asian American Hate

By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor June 1, 2021

  "Our crescent-shaped eyes are swelling shut from the violent and verbal attacks of bloodied and bloodless battles, streaming tears as we hear the latest story and attack ... We are the prodigal...