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The Daily Utah Chronicle


The Park Building at the top of Presidents Circle, where the U administration works. (Chronicle archives)

University of Utah Administration Holds Virtual Broadcast Addressing COVID-19 Testing, Contact Tracing

By Megan McKellar, News Writer August 23, 2020

  On Aug. 20, as students made the move to on-campus housing and prepared for classes, the University of Utah administration held a live broadcast about the U’s current testing and tracing plan...

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University of Utah Reduces Student Fees by $150, What U Need to Know

By Megan McKellar, News Writer August 18, 2020

  On Aug. 18, the University of Utah announced that it would be reducing student fees by $150 for the fall semester. Students typically pay an average of $624 in addition to regular tuition.   Mark...

J. Willard Marriott Library in Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Marriott Library Continues to Provide Services to Students and Faculty During Closure

By Megan McKellar, News Writer July 29, 2020

Although the Marriott Library’s doors are physically closed, the library has continued to provide a variety of services to students and faculty.   “Whether you need a laptop, hotspot, book,...

The Block U on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Photo by Adam Fondren | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

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...

The Marriott Honors Community with the South Campus Housing & Dining project construction behind it (Photo by Delaney Manson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

On-Campus Housing: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  The University of Utah's on-campus housing applications for the 2020-2021 school year opened in February. Housing applications require students to answer questions about their preferences, including...

The block U on campus on Feb. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

LEAP and Block U Help Students Navigate the College Transition

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer May 5, 2020

  Freshmen year is a time of change and growth for many students, and the University of Utah introduced the LEAP and Block U programs, in 1994 and 2013 respectively, to help guide students through...

President Circle at the University of Utah | Chronicle archives.

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

By Natalie Colby, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

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

By Kayleigh Silverstein , Special Projects Managing Editor, 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...

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

ASUU Changes Budget Requirement for Campus Events Board Over Zoom

By Natalie Colby and Ivana Martinez April 16, 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...

Snowy mountains in Salt Lake City | Chronicle archives

Emergency Preparedness and U: Handling Utah’s Earthquakes

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.,...