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What the MHC Summer Closure Has Meant for Students

What the MHC Summer Closure Has Meant for Students

By Delaney Manson

August 14, 2019

  Earlier this summer, the students of the Marriott Honors Community (MHC) experienced an upheaval. For the first time in seven years, students living in the MHC were relocated to other housing on campus, due to the predicted impact of construction that the South Campus Housing & Dining pr...

University of Utah Now Accessible on the Common App

University of Utah Now Accessible on the Common App

By Angelyn Ramos

August 6, 2019

  In an effort to make the University of Utah a more accessible and diverse school, the U has been working to join the many other schools using the Common Application. On Aug. 1, the U announced that it had been officially added to the list of international institutions on the Common Application.  ...

ChenWei Guo’s Killer Has Been Extradited to Colorado, Charged with Another Murder

ChenWei Guo’s Killer Has Been Extradited to Colorado, Charged with Another Murder

By Stephany Cortez

July 24, 2019

  On October 30, 2017, ChenWei Guo, a 23-year-old international student who studied computer science at the University of Utah, was shot and killed on campus by Austin Boutain. Boutain and his wife Kathleen were passing through Utah after fleeing from the murder of Mitchell Ingle in Golden, Col...

University of Utah Union Warns Students About Broken Air Conditioning

University of Utah Union Warns Students About Broken Air Conditioning

By Angelyn Ramos

July 22, 2019

  On July 16, 2019, the University of Utah released a statement about the A. Ray Olpin Union Building. The same date, the cooling system had completely stopped working. According to Union employees, a similar event had happened a few years prior. A letter from Branden Dalley, senior associate...

U Police Chief Dale Brophy Suddenly Announces Retirement

U Police Chief Dale Brophy Suddenly Announces Retirement

By Elise Vandersteen

July 16, 2019

  In a statement Tuesday afternoon, University of Utah officials announced that U Police Chief Dale Brophy will retire on Oct. 15 of this year. Brophy has worked with the department since 2013, when he joined as deputy police chief. According to the statements, he was promoted to police chief...

Parents of Murdered Student Lauren McCluskey Announce $56 Million Lawsuit Against University

Parents of Murdered Student Lauren McCluskey Announce $56 Million Lawsuit Against University

By Elise Vandersteen

June 27, 2019

  Jill and Matthew McCluskey announced at a press conference Thursday morning that they have filed a $56 million civil rights lawsuit against the University of Utah following the on-campus murder of their daughter, 21-year old student-athlete Lauren McCluskey. They say the U failed to protect th...

Behind the Scenes of the University of Utah’s Response to Public Records Requests

Behind the Scenes of the University of Utah’s Response to Public Records Requests

By Elise Vandersteen and Emily Anderson

June 18, 2019

  No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. Transparency in government relies on the public’s access to information detailing governing bodies’ actions and tax-sourced finances. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, only 5% of Americans think state governments share these records effectively. In an analysis of public records requests made under Utah's public records law to the University of Utah, The Daily Utah Chronicl...

The University of Utah Welcomes a New Director of Neighborhood Partners

The University of Utah Welcomes a New Director of Neighborhood Partners

By Angelyn Ramos

June 12, 2019

  On June 7, 2019, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins appointed a new director to the University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) program — Jennifer Mayer-Glenn. Mayer-Glenn received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the U and later received her master’s degree in education from Westmi...

U’s Asia Campus Opens Career and Internship Development Center

U’s Asia Campus Opens Career and Internship Development Center

By Mitch Shin

June 6, 2019

  University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) opened the Career and Internship Development Center during the past semester. UAC hired Jinnie Park as an assistant director for the Career and Internship Development Center in late March. The Dean of Students office organized the interviews for this...

What’s Child Care at the U Like?

What’s Child Care at the U Like?

By Miacel Spotted

June 4, 2019

  It’s small, on the fourth floor in the Union and shrouded in boxes of Huggies. A quote on the wall by late anthropologist George Dorsey reads “Play is the beginning of knowledge.” This is the University of Utah’s Center for Child Care and Family Resources, tasked with overseeing multiple...

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