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The Daily Utah Chronicle


The Block U on the University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

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 17, 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.,...

Graduation ceremony at the University of Utah in 2011. Chronicle archives.

The U Postpones Graduation until December, Amid Student Petitions

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2020

  For the graduating class of 2020, graduation plans were thrown out the window after COVID-19 began to spread rapidly. There were hopes that the graduation commencement would take place later...

(Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Zoomin’ into Online Classes: How U Professors Are Handling the Transition

By Kayleigh Silverstein, Special Projects Managing Editor, News Writer April 15, 2020

With the University of Utah’s switch to online classes just beginning on Mar. 18, 2020, some students and professors are still figuring out how this all works. U professors were told about the official...

Student Body President-Elect Ephraim Kum on the University of Utah Campus on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

How the Kum Presidency Plans to Transform ASUU, and Get Students Like You More Involved

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

Every Associated Students at the University of Utah presidency has a finite amount of time to implement the plans and goals set forth in their campaign platforms.  After winning one of the most competitive...