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COVID-19 is Changing On-Campus Efforts to Promote the 2020 Census

COVID-19 is Changing On-Campus Efforts to Promote the 2020 Census

By Ivana Martinez and Joseph Moss

April 4, 2020

  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Census Bureau has made modifications to their counting efforts. The changes come as the coronavirus has dramatically changed social and political life in the United States. The Census Bureau released a statement about their modification efforts...

Chief Safety Officer and Chief of Police Outline Plans for Officer Training

Chief Safety Officer and Chief of Police Outline Plans for Officer Training

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

March 24, 2020

  Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch and Chief of Police Rodney Chatman plan to revamp police training at the University of Utah. During the event “Reframing the Conversation: Expanding the Portrayal of Black Men” on Feb. 24, chief safety officer Marlon Lynch received many questions fro...

As COVID-19 Spreads Across the Globe, What Happens to Student Research?

As COVID-19 Spreads Across the Globe, What Happens to Student Research?

By Jacqueline Mumford, News Editor

March 23, 2020

  On March 12, the University of Utah announced that all courses would be moved to an online format and encouraged those living on-campus to move home if possible. As a tier R1 university, when classes move online and students move off-campus, what happens to the research? For some student researche...

The U Grants Students the Option to Opt for Credit/No-Credit Courses

The U Grants Students the Option to Opt for Credit/No-Credit Courses

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

March 20, 2020

  Today, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced a change to the grading system for students at the University of Utah to students through their Umail. Starting March 23, students will have the opportunity to choose whether they want each of their classes to be pass/fail or t...

ASUU Allocates Emergency Funding in Response to COVID-19

ASUU Allocates Emergency Funding in Response to COVID-19

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

  On Thursday, ASUU President Anna Barnes signed a bill allocating $80,000 of legislative funding for students affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Announcing the bill on Twitter, Barnes called it the “most important piece of legislation I have signed.” The ASUU Committee of Student Affairs, a Senate Committ...

U Students Petition for Pass/Fail Grades During ‘Extenuating Circumstances’

U Students Petition for Pass/Fail Grades During ‘Extenuating Circumstances’

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

March 18, 2020

  As University of Utah students prepare to start online classes tomorrow, many students, through different platforms, are petitioning for a pass/fail system for all spring 2020 semester classes.  Loveleen Ghuman, a member of the senior task committee, has drafted a policy submission in hopes...

Utah Experiences Largest Earthquake Since 1992: What U Need to Know

Utah Experiences Largest Earthquake Since 1992: What U Need to Know

By Ivana Martinez

March 18, 2020

  On March 18, 2020, at 7:09 a.m. the Wasatch Front experienced its largest earthquake since 1992. According to the University of Utah Seismograph station, the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 near Magna, Utah.  The U sent out a campus alert at 7:34 a.m. informing students to “Drop...

Two Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at the U So Far

By Ana Luiza Ramos, Assistant News Editor

March 18, 2020

  There are constantly new developments about the COVID-19 epidemic that has swept the world and saturated the media in recent weeks. In a deluge of information, it can be hard to keep up with what is useful and what impacts daily life the most. On Monday, March 16, 2020, President Watkins...

A Comprehensive List of Campus Resources and Functions During COVID-19 Outbreak

A Comprehensive List of Campus Resources and Functions During COVID-19 Outbreak

By Jacqueline Mumford, News Editor

March 18, 2020

  The University of Utah announced a transition to online courses on March 12, 2020. Since then, the U has relied on email and social media communication to announce other campus shifts. What is still open and accessible to students in Salt Lake City? What resources can students who have moved back...

The Reasoning and Effectiveness of Moving to Online Classes to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

The Reasoning and Effectiveness of Moving to Online Classes to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

March 12, 2020

  As the Daily Utah Chronicle previously reported, state leaders held a press conference Thursday morning to announce measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, inside Utah. Among those measures was the transition of University of Utah classes to an online format for the remainder ...

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