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Two Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at the U So Far

By Ana Luiza Ramos, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2020

  There are constantly new developments about the COVID-19 epidemic that has swept the world and saturated the media in recent weeks. In a deluge of information, it can be hard to keep up with...

The Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah | Chronicle archives.

A Comprehensive List of Campus Resources and Functions During COVID-19 Outbreak

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor March 18, 2020

  The University of Utah announced a transition to online courses on March 12, 2020. Since then, the U has relied on email and social media communication to announce other campus shifts. What...

Students at the U and across the nation are struggling. It is important to take care of ourselves, remain calm, have compassion for others and do our part in slowing the spread of the virus. | Chronicle archives.

The Reasoning and Effectiveness of Moving to Online Classes to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator March 12, 2020

  As the Daily Utah Chronicle previously reported, state leaders held a press conference Thursday morning to announce measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, inside Utah....

President Watkins speaks at the press conference in the Emergency Operations Center at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on March 12, 2020.

State of UT Holds Press Conference in Conjunction with the U on COVID-19: Online Courses, Drive-Thru Testing and New Cases Announced

By Ivana Martinez, Natalie Colby, and Jacqueline Mumford March 12, 2020

  On March 12, at 12 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and the Gov. Herbert came together during a press conference to talk about...

Two of the members of the Exonerated Five, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana speak at the Grand Theatre for Salt Lake Community College’s 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Keynote on Feb. 18 in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

The Impact of Story: Dr. Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana Speak to Salt Lake City Crowd

By Ivana Martinez and Joseph Moss February 19, 2020

  On Feb. 18, people circled around the Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community College in anticipation, waiting to hear Dr. Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana speak at the 2020 Martin Luther King,...

Some individuals have taken to social media to make memes about the coronavirus while others have documented instances of discrimination in public spaces and taken a stand against xenophobia. (Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Coronavirus Outbreak Fuels Xenophobia

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor February 19, 2020

  Since the news of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which originated in Wuhan, China broke, there have been cases of racial stereotyping linked to the virus in the United States. As of Feb....

Riders prepare to board Trax in Salt Lake City on Aug. 27, 2019 | Chronicle archives

Improving Utah’s Transportation System

By Joseph Moss, Marshall Foster, and Ana Luiza Ramos February 13, 2020

  Salt Lake City is trying to keep up with the population and ensure everyone can go where they need to safely. The government advertises “zero fatalities” as a golden goal, but there’s already...

Ken Sanders, owner of Ken Sanders Rare Book Store, Thursday, January 30, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle )

Vanishing Bookstores, Rare Books in Rarer Places

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor February 11, 2020

  Through a glass door, there are rows and rows of books — on the sofa, on carts, on the coffee table, scattered on the floor, toppled on overstuffed shelves — and among the stacks, there's...

Lieutenant Gov. Spencer Cox sits with LGBTQ youth protesting conversion therapy outside of the governors offices at the Utah Capitol | Chronicle archives.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Responds to Controversial Comments on Abortion

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor January 26, 2020

  On Jan. 11, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox appeared on a panel with three other Republican candidates at the Eagle Forum Convention in Sandy, Utah where he made a comment that compared slavery to abortion,...

Sign to LDS Church building. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)

LDS Church Releases Statement on Feminism

By Natalie Colby, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2020

  In the January 2020 issue of the New Era, a magazine for the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church published a statement on their view of feminism. The statement...