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Virtual Involvement Fair Provides Students with Opportunities to Participate Despite COVID-19 Closures

Student clubs and organizations gathered together for Plazafest January 8th in the Union Ballroom | Chronicle archives.

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

August 9, 2020

  Students would typically spend orientation and the first week of classes perusing different buildings filled with tables for clubs and organizations on campus they might want to join, but this year the walking has been traded in with scrolling in virtual involvement fairs. The first of two vi...

University of Utah Police Department Releases Investigation Report on the Former Officer Miguel Deras, Unsafe U Shows Up to Protest

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020.

By Natalie Colby, Kayleigh Silverstein, and Ivana Martinez

August 6, 2020

University of Utah students met outside the Department of Public Safety on Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. over a year and a half after the murder of Lauren McCluskey to once again protest the U administration's and the police department’s handling of the case and report.  The Investigation The protest was he...

Protesters ‘Say Her Name’ in Demonstration Centering Women’s Issues, Local Politicians

Demonstrators attend Say Her Name Protest at the Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City on July 31, 2020.

By Natalie Colby and Ivana Martinez

August 1, 2020

  The Salt Lake County Black Democratic Caucus gathered protesters at Washington Square Park on July 31 at 5:00 p.m. to "say her name." The protest was organized to honor women of color who have suffered from police brutality, using Breonna Taylor’s name as a rallying call.  Taylor w...

Marriott Library Continues to Provide Services to Students and Faculty During Closure

J. Willard Marriott Library in Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

July 29, 2020

Although the Marriott Library’s doors are physically closed, the library has continued to provide a variety of services to students and faculty.   “Whether you need a laptop, hotspot, book, you can connect with us and we will send one to your home–wherever you happen to be,” said Ian Godfrey, assistant dean of the Marriott Library.  The library is wrapping and sending packages...

Live Q&A Addresses Student Concerns About Fall 2020 Housing, U Plans 2 Weeks of All Online Classes

A model room of the standard dormitory furniture. The old furniture is in the process of being replaced with newer furniture.

July 28, 2020

  On Monday, July 27, Housing and Residential Education at the University of Utah held a live Q&A session to address concerns from those living on campus in Fall 2020. The Q&A began with some introductions from HRE staff and then continued into a planned presentation to cover some...

Joint Resolution 2 Passes Unanimously in the ASUU Assembly After Black Students at the U Share Personal Experiences with Racism on Campus

Demonstrators raise their fists in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 4th 2020. (Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

July 23, 2020

  On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the Associated Students of the University of Utah general assembly meeting heard Joint Resolution 2 in support of the Black Student Union at the U. After passing in the Senate on July 16, the resolution passed in the unanimously in the assembly. Last week, whe...

Incoming Students Experience Mandatory New Student Orientation Online Due to COVID-19

Librarian Dale Larsen working showing how to do research online at the J. Willard Marriott Library in Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

July 22, 2020

  First-year new student orientation, usually a multi-day event held on campus, moved to an online format this year in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The orientation was presented as a Canvas course containing videos and other content. Students first signed up for one of eight differ...

Dance Dance for Revolution: A New Way of Protesting

Protesters dance for justice on Salt Lake streets on July 19, 2020.

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

July 21, 2020

Over the last month, protesters have shown it’s not a moment, it's a movement. Not just a social movement, but a moment of movement.  On July 19, protesters gathered at Riverside Park in Salt Lake City to dance for justice. After weeks of chanting, kneeling and marching the streets of Salt L...

Virtual Town Hall Addresses New Guidance for International Students

Students walking to and from class on campus at the University of Utah on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

July 19, 2020

  On July 14, only hours after the University of Utah announced their plans to join lawsuits against the department of homeland security's decision requiring international students with F-1 visas to take at least one in-person or hybrid course to be able to remain in the states, the mandate was ...

Joint Resolution 2 in Support of Black Student Union Passes in Senate, with One Opposed

Laura Seymour and Mina Brown at the welcome desk at the ASUU offices in the Ray A. Olpin Student Union on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, July 13, 2017(Photo by Adam Fondren | Daily Utah Chronicle)

July 17, 2020

  On Thursday, July 16, the Associated Students of the University of Utah held a senate meeting to discuss Joint Resolution 2: A Resolution in Support of the Black Student Union at the U. After several hours of the debate and questioning, the resolution passed with only one senator opposing....

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