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Indigenous Voting Rights Addressed During Three-Day Conference on Campus

Indigenous Voting Rights Addressed During Three-Day Conference on Campus

By Miacel Spotted Elk

October 9, 2019

Over the course of three days at the U’s S.J. Quinney Law School, attendees learned about issues like racial gerrymandering, the 2020 census and political landscape for indigenous communities for next year’s election at the first annual Native Voting Rights Conference.  Hosted in conjunction by the Utah Rural Proj...

Union’s New Game Fuel Lounge Caters to the Gaming Community

Union’s New Game Fuel Lounge Caters to the Gaming Community

By Natalie Colby

October 9, 2019

The new Pepsi Game Fuel lounge, located on the first floor of the A. Ray Olpin Union, was revealed with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. Renovations on the Crimson Commons included new leather lounge chairs, TVs, gaming systems — such as Xboxes, PlayStations and vintage-style arcade games ...

ASUU Hosts Campus Safety Dialogue

ASUU Hosts Campus Safety Dialogue

By Brock Bernstein

October 8, 2019

Campus safety has been on the minds of many at the University of Utah, especially now that SafeU Month has begun. In the first of many activities to come throughout the month, ASUU hosted a listening session open to the public to attend. There were students, faculty, and members of the police force ...

Flood at Sage Point Forces 160 U Students into Temporary Housing

Flood at Sage Point Forces 160 U Students into Temporary Housing

By Miacel Spotted Elk and Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 2, 2019

Students have been temporarily moved out of Sage Point’s 812 building on campus at the University of Utah after a boiler room flooded on Monday evening, confirmed University spokesperson Annalisa Purser. According to Lexie Maschoff, assistant director of communications for the U’s Housing and...

Could Pay for Play Be Coming to Utah?

Could Pay for Play Be Coming to Utah?

By Marshall Foster

October 2, 2019

  Should student-athletes in college be able to profit from endorsements and the use of their image? This has been a raging debate in the world of collegiate athletics for years. The NCAA has clear rules on athletes receiving any sort of pay: the answer is no. If student-athletes take any mo...

The U Moves to Enforce the Now Year-Old Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

The U Moves to Enforce the Now Year-Old Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

By Marshall Foster

October 2, 2019

Over a year since the University of Utah started their new tobacco-free policy, the campus is still undergoing the process of implementation. Posters across campus present variations of "No scare tactics. No gimmicks. Campus is simply tobacco free." But is the campus actually tobacco-free, or just...

What to Do When Your Professor Goes AWOL

What to Do When Your Professor Goes AWOL

By Haley Oliphant

October 1, 2019

No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast.   When University of Utah student Schyler Fox took an online History 1500 course last spring, it started like any other. Several weeks into the semester, however, her professor seemed to disappear. “At the beginning of the semester, the teacher was really good,” Fox said. “The modules would be opened up in a timely manner for us ...

The Past and Future of the LGBT Resource Center

The Past and Future of the LGBT Resource Center

By Angelyn Ramos

October 1, 2019

  The LGBT Resource Center has been an ally and resource for the LGBTQ+ population of the University of Utah since 2002. In Feb. 2019, the resource center appointed new director, Dr. Clare Lemke. Dr. Lemke received her doctorate degree in American culture studies from Bowling State University. Pr...

U Students Wear Purple and Organize a Protest to Advocate for Campus Safety

U Students Wear Purple and Organize a Protest to Advocate for Campus Safety

By Jacqueline Mumford and Josh Petersen

September 29, 2019

  Three days before the homecoming football game against Washington State, the Unsafe.U Instagram account called on its followers to “wear purple to demand #JusticeforLauren.”  The Instagram account is run by anonymous students and staff at the University of Utah in protest of the U’s reque...

After Five Years, the UAC Only Has One Language Course

After Five Years, the UAC Only Has One Language Course

By Nina Yu

September 29, 2019

At the University of Utah Asia Campus, students are only able to enroll in one language course. The UAC is an extension of the Salt Lake City main campus. Though it’s based in Songdo, South Korea, it neither provides the Korean language nor the English language. The only language that is possible t...

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