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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 Bailey

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 Bailey 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 Elk

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...

U’s Asia Campus Leadership Team Reflects on the Past Five Years

U’s Asia Campus Leadership Team Reflects on the Past Five Years

By Mitch Shin

June 3, 2019

  Chief administrator and dean of faculty Todd Kent and dean of students Randall McCrillis at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) in South Korea have had a busy year. Now, they're coming forward with a common vision for improvement on the Korean campus. UAC hosted a celebration for the...

Students Lack Confidence in UAC’s Election Security for the 2019-20 Student Council Election

Students Lack Confidence in UAC’s Election Security for the 2019-20 Student Council Election

By Mitch Shin

May 25, 2019

Susan Park and Sandy Kim won a landslide victory against John Kim and Wonji Kim in the 2019-2020 student council election at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) after three separate elections were held. Park and Sandy Kim were elected as the new student council president and vice president with 76...

Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

By Katelyn Collett

May 22, 2019

    No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. University of Utah officials recently changed students' role in decisions about retention, promotion and tenure of faculty members at the U. This comes in response to a report that found students may have implicit bias against minorities and women in the process.   Student Input in RPT Policy The University of Utah uses the Retention, Promotion and...

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

By Emily Anderson

May 10, 2019

  Statewide, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comprise 61.55% — nearly two-thirds — of the state population, according to a December 2018 article published by The Salt Lake Tribune. Although the University of Utah is the state’s flagship institution, its demographics lo...

U Librarian Visits U’s Asia Campus

U Librarian Visits U’s Asia Campus

By Mitch Shin

May 10, 2019

  Nicole Pankiewicz, a research assistant librarian from the U's Salt Lake Campus, visited the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) on April 11. Pankiewicz taught political science in Ohio before she started her librarian job in January 2019. She is dedicated to supporting UAC students in...

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