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University of Utah Officials Release ‘Return to Campus’ Plan for Fall Semester

The Block U on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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By Megan McKellar and Kayleigh Silverstein

June 2, 2020

  On June 1, University of Utah, President Ruth Watkins issued an official announcement to the @theU website about the University of Utah’s plans for returning to campus this fall. President Watkins acknowledged that the U is currently in the orange phase which means campus access is going t...

For Utah scholarship ensures four years’ tuition for 900+ incoming students

President Circle at the University of Utah | Chronicle archives

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

April 24, 2020

  In Nov. 2019, the University of Utah announced the new For Utah Scholarship, and in April 2020, over 900 incoming freshmen received a letter telling them they will have four years of full tuition and fees paid for.  The For Utah Scholarship combines funding from the university, state an...

Pandemic Pandemonium: Student Leaders at the U Lose Housing Contracts, Fight for Compensation, and then Lose It

(Banner welcoming students living on campus to the University of Utah in Aug. 2014 | Chronicle archives)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

April 18, 2020

The first email student leaders received from Housing and Residential Education told them they could keep their jobs and stay on campus amidst the pandemic. The next five, however, told a very different story. It all started on March 8, 2020, when student leaders at the University of Utah received...

ASUU Changes Budget Requirement for Campus Events Board Over Zoom

Senate representatives meet over Zoom to discuss Joint Bill 18. | Screenshot by Natalie Colby and Ivana Martinez

By Natalie Colby and Ivana Martinez

April 17, 2020

  As the Associated Students of the University of Utah predicted a decrease in enrollment and subsequent student fees that fund their budget, they worked to make changes in their allocated funds. Student representatives called a special session to vote on a proposed bill to decrease fundin...

Emergency Preparedness and U: Handling Utah’s Earthquakes

Snowy mountains in Salt Lake City | Chronicle archives

By Eliza Pace

April 16, 2020

  Most Utahns have felt the effects of COVID-19 with graduations postponed, classes moved online, public parks and areas closed and more. Then in the midst of all this, on March 18 at 7:09 a.m., Magna and the greater part of Northern Utah were hit by a 5.7 earthquake. While the earthquake caused limited...

The U Postpones Graduation until December, Amid Student Petitions

Graduation ceremony at the University of Utah in 2011. Chronicle archives.

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2020

  For the graduating class of 2020, graduation plans were thrown out the window after COVID-19 began to spread rapidly. There were hopes that the graduation commencement would take place later in the summer or maybe even get pushed into the fall, but the University of Utah announced on Fr...

Zoomin’ into Online Classes: How U Professors Are Handling the Transition

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By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

April 15, 2020

With the University of Utah’s switch to online classes just beginning on Mar. 18, 2020, some students and professors are still figuring out how this all works. U professors were told about the official switch during spring break, and a few have said that they felt they were given ample time to p...

How the Kum Presidency Plans to Transform ASUU, and Get Students Like You More Involved

Student Body President-Elect Ephraim Kum on the University of Utah Campus on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

Every Associated Students at the University of Utah presidency has a finite amount of time to implement the plans and goals set forth in their campaign platforms.  After winning one of the most competitive ASUU elections in years, the Kum ticket — Ephraim Kum as president-elect, Michelle Valdes as vice president of student relations-elect and Ayana ...

Fine Arts Students Get Creative Amidst Online Class Shift

An empty studio at the Marriott Center for Dance at the University of Utah | Chronicle archives

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

April 12, 2020

  The change to online classes is an unexpected and challenging experience for professors and students alike. Some classes were transferred to discussion boards and more essays, however, classes in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah have had to be a little more creative in th...

UAC Deals With COVID-19

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By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

April 7, 2020

  At first, the University of Utah sent out two emails notifying students about how to protect themselves from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), how to prevent the spread of the virus and also a recommendation to avoid traveling to areas where states of emergency have been declared.  One notice,...

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