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How Does ASUU Reflect the Demographics at the U?

How Does ASUU Reflect the Demographics at the U?

By Natalie Colby

November 17, 2019

The University of Utah reported a total of 32,994 students in the 2018-19 school year, with a breakdown of 15,508 men and 17,486 women. The majority of undergraduates identified as non-Hispanic white. The next largest percentages of students identified as Hispanic and Asian Student representation ...

Career and Internship Development Center on Asia Campus Surviving Without Director

Career and Internship Development Center on Asia Campus Surviving Without Director

By Mitch Shin and Nina Yu

November 15, 2019

  The University of Utah Asia Campus opened in September 2014, but the decision to open up the Career and Internship Development Center was made in March 2018. According to Randall McCriilis, UAC Dean of Students, the reason why the UAC did not have the CIDC until Spring 2018 was the lack of gra...

‘Lead Together’ to Create a Positive Sports Environment in Utah

‘Lead Together’ to Create a Positive Sports Environment in Utah

By Marshall Foster

November 14, 2019

  Recently, a Utah Utes fan made the news for sending a hateful message to a player at Arizona State on Twitter. This incident took place less than a year after a Utah Jazz fan got banned for life from Jazz games because of hate speech directed towards NBA star Russel Westbrook during a game between the Jazz and the Oklahoma City...

Gender Gaps and STEM Students at the U

Gender Gaps and STEM Students at the U

By Barbara Pace

November 14, 2019

  Women in STEM Fields Nationwide, women represent only 25% of the STEM workforce. In Utah, completion rates for STEM degrees are even lower than the national average. Although some Utah women report feeling unwelcome in male-dominated workplace cultures, STEM degrees in Utah are valuable. F...

The General Election Happened on Nov. 5. Here’s What Happened in 72 Hours. 

The General Election Happened on Nov. 5. Here’s What Happened in 72 Hours. 

By Miacel Spotted Elk

November 9, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, after months of campaigning, Erin Mendenhall was declared Salt Lake’s next mayor. This was the first time in Salt Lake’s history both mayoral candidates in a general election were women. Both Democratic state senator Luz Escamilla and city councilwoman Mendenhall are University of Ut...

Racist Posters Flood U’s Campus Again

Racist Posters Flood U’s Campus Again

By Joseph A. Moss

November 8, 2019

Over the weekend of Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, the University of Utah had multiple posters posted around campus with rhetoric that included: “it’s okay to be white” and “Reclaim America.” Although the U has said multiple times that it does not align itself with this rhetoric, groups have consistently posted racist messages on campus. Some of these messages ha...

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship’s History at the U

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship’s History at the U

By Barbara Pace

November 7, 2019

Since 1977,the Truman Foundation has awarded scholarships to students interested in public service careers. After a nationwide application process, The Truman Foundation selects between 50-60 Truman Scholars annually. They receive up to $30,000 each toward public service related graduate degrees, which...

The U Does Not Comply with Law Designed to Provide Students with Degree Information

The U Does Not Comply with Law Designed to Provide Students with Degree Information

By Victoria Hills

November 7, 2019

A law intended to help students decide which institution of higher education to attend for their program of study was never fully implemented at the University of Utah. In 2017, the Utah legislature passed HB100, a bill that required Utah institutions of higher education “to disclose information regarding program co...

Betting on Koh to Cure Cancer: U Researcher Mei Koh Awarded Millions in Grants

Betting on Koh to Cure Cancer: U Researcher Mei Koh Awarded Millions in Grants

By Barbara Pace

November 7, 2019

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 38.4% of men and women will develop cancer during their lifetimes. University of Utah researcher Dr. Mei Koh is working to treat and cure cancer, and major organizations are betting on her. She’s received almost $5 million in research grants during the...

The Beehive State’s Professional Sports Future

The Beehive State’s Professional Sports Future

By Marshall Foster

November 7, 2019

  October is the only month in the year when all five of the major sports leagues are in season. As the MLB and MLS complete their playoffs, the NHL and NBA kick off their seasons — not forgetting, of course, the NFL’s monopoly of Sunday. How does Utah fit into this sports-filled month, and...

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