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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 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...

Rediscovering Campus Traditions, One Rock at a Time

Rediscovering Campus Traditions, One Rock at a Time

By Marshall Foster

November 5, 2019

What traditions does the University of Utah have? This is the question that ASUU campus events director Matthew Irwin has been struggling with during his tenure. Many colleges across the nation are famous for their traditions — Texas A&M has their midnight yell, while Ohio State and its students...

Huntsman Family Pledges $150 Million to Diagnose, Study, and Treat Mental Illness

Huntsman Family Pledges $150 Million to Diagnose, Study, and Treat Mental Illness

By Barbara Pace

November 4, 2019

Today, Nov. 4, 2019, president Ruth Watkins announced a $150 million commitment from the Jon M. and Karen Huntsman family to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah. “This mental health institute will build on the work of the University Neuropsychiatric Institute and...

In the Innovations in Housing Affordability Lab, Students Tackle the Housing Crisis

In the Innovations in Housing Affordability Lab, Students Tackle the Housing Crisis

By Natalie Colby

October 30, 2019

In Finance 6715, the Innovations in Housing Affordability Lab, students address issues much larger than improving their GPA. In its second year, the lab seeks to address the rising housing affordability crisis through three different angles — construction and design, public policy and regulatory reform...

Faculty and ASUU Members Hope to Continue Campus Safety Dialogue After SafeU Month

Faculty and ASUU Members Hope to Continue Campus Safety Dialogue After SafeU Month

By Brock Bernstein

October 30, 2019

The University of Utah’s motion to dismiss in the Lauren McCluskey lawsuit has inspired widespread action for many students on campus. So far, students have created the @Unsafe.U Instagram account, demanded to speak with the U’s President Ruth Watkins and even walked out of class to protest the U’s h...

Days Before the Election, Mayoral Candidates Speak on LGBTQ Issues at Town Hall

Days Before the Election, Mayoral Candidates Speak on LGBTQ Issues at Town Hall

By Miacel Spotted Elk

October 30, 2019

On Monday evening at The Hinckley Institute, mayoral candidates Luz Escamilla and Erin Mendenhall spoke on issues pertaining to Salt Lake’s LGBTQ community, with only days left until the general election.  Hosted by The LGBT Resource Center and The Hinckley Institute, the event was moderated by...

The New Brazilian Club Allows Students to Explore Language and Cultural Diversity

The New Brazilian Club Allows Students to Explore Language and Cultural Diversity

By Marshall Foster

October 30, 2019

The corridor of the A. Ray Olpin University Union is decorated with flags of different countries that symbolize the nationalities of all students and faculty at the University of Utah. One of those flags is the bright green, yellow and blue flag of Brazil — a country with a rich and vibrant history,...

Resiliency Center Promotes Mental Health Awareness as Part of a Safe Campus

Resiliency Center Promotes Mental Health Awareness as Part of a Safe Campus

By Brock Bernstein

October 30, 2019

University of Utah students, faculty and staff have come together during October’s SafeU Month to promote multiple cornerstones of a safe campus and lifestyle. One of the biggest stresses was placed on emotional and mental health. One of the key institutions playing a role in this is the Resiliency C...

Diversity Statements Added to English Department Syllabi

Diversity Statements Added to English Department Syllabi

By Joseph A. Moss

October 30, 2019

Diversity and inclusion has been the goal of Joy Pierce, associate dean of the College of Humanities, since the start of her time here at the University of Utah. As she's worked to turn pushes for diversity into concrete policies, she's changed the College of Humanities — for now, one syllabus at a ...

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