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Former Chief Administrator of UAC is Running for Congress

Former Chief Administrator of UAC is Running for Congress

By Mitch Shin, News Writer

January 15, 2020

  Former University of Utah Asia Campus Chief Administrator Todd Kent is running for Congress in Texas. Kent was born in Texas, where his family currently resides, and he got his Ph.D. from Texas A&M. Kent started his work at UAC as Dean of Faculty in July 2016 and became a chief administrator...

Iranian Students Speak Up as US-Iran Tensions Escalate

Iranian Students Speak Up as US-Iran Tensions Escalate

By Maddy La Turner, News Writer

January 15, 2020

  On Jan. 9 at noon, the Iranian Student Association protested with the Students for a Democratic Society in response to escalating tensions between Iran and the United States on the University of Utah campus. “The reason we wanted to attend the protest was to first of all say we were against...

U’s Healthcare System Ranks in the Top Ten Hospitals Nationwide for the Tenth Year in a Row

U’s Healthcare System Ranks in the Top Ten Hospitals Nationwide for the Tenth Year in a Row

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

December 30, 2019

  In 1965, the University of Utah Hospital opened its doors for the first time. For the past fifty years, those doors have handled thousands of patients. This year, the U was ranked in the top 10 of the prestigious 2019 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. For the 10th year in ...

No April Fools — April 1 Will Be National Census Day

No April Fools — April 1 Will Be National Census Day

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

December 27, 2019

  The U.S. Constitution requires everyone living in the United States to be counted every ten years. The first census was in 1790, and since 1902 the U.S. Census Bureau has owned the daunting task of documenting individuals living in each American dwelling — now over 300 million people. In...

MHC Parking Lot is Not Compliant with ADA Regulations

MHC Parking Lot is Not Compliant with ADA Regulations

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

December 21, 2019

Located behind the Marriott Honors Community at the University of Utah, there is a small parking lot with around 10 to 12 parking spots and no accessible parking spaces, better known as handicap parking. This makes the parking lot noncompliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. ADA regulations state that a parking lot with one to 25 spaces mus...

Students Transition from the Korea to Utah Campus

Students Transition from the Korea to Utah Campus

By Nina Yu, News Writer

December 16, 2019

  The University of Utah Asia Campus regularly accepts international students into the school and its programs. The school also offers its position as a study abroad option for students on the Salt Lake City campus. Many of the Korean students who attend any of the universities offered at...

The U’s Sustainability Office Launches Giving Tuesday Campaign

The U’s Sustainability Office Launches Giving Tuesday Campaign

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

December 4, 2019

The Sustainability Office at the University of Utah is launching a Giving Tuesday campaign to raise money to buy benches for their Edible Campus Gardens. The folding benches, which could also double as tables, cost $310.41. They hope to purchase eight for the use of students and classes.  The mission o...

The AAU Brings Greater Value to a U Degree

The AAU Brings Greater Value to a U Degree

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

December 4, 2019

  As of Nov. 6, 2019, the University of Utah has joined the Association of American Universities. The AAU was founded in 1900, and has 65 members split between public and private institutions. "They are, by most measures, the most academically elite universities in the U.S. So, on the privat...

The U is Hiring a Chief Safety Officer. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The U is Hiring a Chief Safety Officer. Here’s What You Need to Know.

By Marshall Foster, News Writer

December 2, 2019

It has been over a year since University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was murdered on campus. The position of chief safety officer was one of the recommendations of an independent review that was done by the University of Utah after Lauren’s murder. “The idea of a chief safety officer is a position we have never had on campus,” said U spokesperson Chris Nelson. “The idea is t...

Voting Advocacy Efforts Earn Gold Seal From All In Campus Democracy Challenge

Voting Advocacy Efforts Earn Gold Seal From All In Campus Democracy Challenge

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

November 27, 2019

On Nov. 12, the All In Campus Democracy Challenge announced the University of Utah earned the Gold Seal from the All in Challenge for having a campus voting rate between 40-49% in the 2018 midterm election. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is a national awards program the recognizes colleges for their ...

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