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Losing ASUU Presidential Tickets Plan for the 2020-21 Year

Losing ASUU Presidential Tickets Plan for the 2020-21 Year

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

March 10, 2020

  On Feb. 28, 2020, the Kum ticket won the race for the executive office of the Associated Students of the University of Utah. Unlike many previous ASUU campaign seasons, the race was contested, and they had to compete against the Hardenbrook and Nasser tickets.  Rebecca Hardenbrook, the pr...

The Fallout of COVID-19 Impacts Study Abroad

The Fallout of COVID-19 Impacts Study Abroad

By Ivana Martinez and Jessica Nelson

March 6, 2020

  On Tuesday, March 3, University of Utah president Ruth V. Watkins sent out an email addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and official university travel restrictions to China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea until the end of the 2020 spring semester.  According to the Utah Department of Health, ...

University Police Find No Ties Between Mother of God Church and Sex Trafficking

University Police Find No Ties Between Mother of God Church and Sex Trafficking

By Maddy La Turner, News Writer

March 6, 2020

  On Thursday, March 5, an evangelical organization known as God the Mother, the Mother of God Church or the World Mission Society Church of God — which recruits on the University of Utah campus — was rumored to have ties to human trafficking. The group was cleared of these rumors by the...

ASUU Assembly Addresses Controversy Over Bill Increasing Police Presence in the Union

ASUU Assembly Addresses Controversy Over Bill Increasing Police Presence in the Union

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

March 4, 2020

  Gabriel Misla, assembly representative for the College of Fine Arts, motioned for a vote of no confidence for Assembly Chair Mitch Kirkham and Vice President of University Relations Gabriel Martinez during an ASUU meeting on Mar. 3. The motion of no confidence, which formally disapproves...

Sexual Assault Reported on Campus: Here’s What We Know

Sexual Assault Reported on Campus: Here’s What We Know

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

February 29, 2020

  Early on the afternoon of Feb. 29, 2020, the University of Utah campus police department released a statement regarding a sexual assault on campus. Still under investigation, the police department has yet to release information about which residence hall the assault occurred at.  The s...

Tan France on Diversity and ‘Being that B—-‘

Tan France on Diversity and ‘Being that B—-‘

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

February 29, 2020

  On Feb. 28, 2020, University of Utah students and local residents lined up around the Union in anticipation, waiting to hear keynote speaker Tan France at the annual Conference on Diverse Excellence hosted by the Associated Students of the University of Utah. The theme of the conference w...

Kum Ticket Wins ASUU Presidential Election While Many Legislative Seats Remain Unfilled

Kum Ticket Wins ASUU Presidential Election While Many Legislative Seats Remain Unfilled

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

February 28, 2020

  The Kum Ticket — Ephraim Kum, Michelle Valdes and Ayana Amaechi — won the ASUU presidential elections over the Hardenbrook and Nasser tickets. The results were announced by Audrey Stegman, the elections registrar, on Feb. 28 at 1:45 p.m. on the patio of the A. Ray Olpin Union.  K...

Bill Expanding Campus Police Presence Unanimously Fails in the ASUU Senate After Student Opposition and Outcry

Bill Expanding Campus Police Presence Unanimously Fails in the ASUU Senate After Student Opposition and Outcry

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

February 28, 2020

  A bill that proposed allocating space in the new University of Utah Union for the University Police Department unanimously failed in the Senate on Feb. 27 after over two hours of Senate discussion and student comments in opposition to the bill. Gabriel Martinez, Vice President of Student ...

ASUU Presidential Tickets Have Different Viewpoints on Funding Campaigns

ASUU Presidential Tickets Have Different Viewpoints on Funding Campaigns

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

February 26, 2020

  In campaigning for the ASUU presidency, the three remaining tickets can be reimbursed up to $2,000 for expenses on their campaign. Candidates use this budget for professional photography and videography for the campaign, posters around campus and other materials, including shirts, buttons and f...

Conversation Reframed: Marriott Library Hosts Panel about Racism within Media

Conversation Reframed: Marriott Library Hosts Panel about Racism within Media

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

February 25, 2020

  On Feb. 24, the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted a panel at the Marriott Library titled "Reframing the Conversation: Expanding the Portrayal of Black Men." The panel focused on racial inequality of black men in not only the media but in America as a whole, and what people at ...

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