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U Chooses Robert McDonald as Commencement Speaker for 2015

U Chooses Robert McDonald as Commencement Speaker for 2015

By Julianne Skrivan

January 20, 2015

  Graduates will be treated to a speech by United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald at commencement on May 7. McDonald is a U alum with an army background. According to a U press release, he served as the President and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Co. A decorated veteran, Mc...

Hinckley Forum Explores Topic of Prison Reform

Hinckley Forum Explores Topic of Prison Reform

January 15, 2015

  The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a forum on prison reform Thursday that focused on how to decrease incarceration rates. The four guests were State Rep. Brad Wilson (R-Kaysville), State Rep. Eric Hutchings (R-Kearns), former Texas State Rep. Jerry Madden and Marc Levin, policy director ...

Obama Nominates U Professor Allan Landon to Serve on Federal Reserve

Obama Nominates U Professor Allan Landon to Serve on Federal Reserve

January 15, 2015

  President Barack Obama nominated U professor Allan Landon for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In a press release issued by the White House, Obama said “Allan Landon has the proven experience, judgment and deep knowledge of the financial system to serve at the Federal Reserve during ...

U Child Care Expands Services for Student Parents

U Child Care Expands Services for Student Parents

By Kylee Ehmann

January 15, 2015

  With snacks in the entryway and blue booties to cover visitors’ shoes, the ASUU Child Care Center hosted an open house to celebrate its new infant care room. The new room began accepting kids on Monday, providing students access to part-time, on-campus infant care for children as young as six wee...

Students Advised to Save Money, Be Wary of Scams

Students Advised to Save Money, Be Wary of Scams

January 15, 2015

  There are millions of money programs online that promise to pay off your debts in a matter of months. However, many of these programs are not legitimate. Tiffany Davis, a personal finance counselor associated with the Personal Money Management Center, said some debt relief programs on the...

Measles in Utah, Health Officials Recommend Vaccine

Measles in Utah, Health Officials Recommend Vaccine

By Mary Royal

January 15, 2015

  It’s known as the happiest place on earth, but for two individuals from northern Utah, Disneyland was not quite so happy this time around. On Jan. 3, the Utah County Health Department announced that minors who had recently returned from the theme park were showing symptoms of measles. A prelim...

Researchers Unite to Discuss Inversion Solutions

Researchers Unite to Discuss Inversion Solutions

By Christine Kannapel

January 15, 2015

  Researchers and professors discussed possible solutions to Utah’s inversion problem on Tuesday. Every winter, an inversion forms in Salt Lake City due to particulate matter from pollutants becoming trapped by the geographic shape of the valley. Since March 2013, the Utah Division of Air Quali...

New Year’s Around the World

New Year’s Around the World

By Stefanie Arevalo

January 14, 2015

  Counting down and watching the ball drop is one way to celebrate the beginning of a new year, but there are other traditions around the world that embrace the new year differently. Ann Webb, a senior in parks and recreation, celebrates the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. Also called Yom Ha-Zikk...

Resolve to Keep Your Academic Resolutions

Resolve to Keep Your Academic Resolutions

January 14, 2015

  People around the world make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves in one way or another. Gyms are often flooded with hopeful individuals wishing to lose those extra holiday pounds. Trips are booked by adventurous people aspiring to explore places they’ve never been before. At the U, many s...

U Students take on Resolutions

By Stefanie Arevalo

January 14, 2015

New Year’s is a time for people to set new goals, and U students are no exception. Jane Griffith, a sophomore, has resolved to declare her major. “I have just finished my last semester of generals, and I think I know what I’m going to study” Griffith said. “I realized how much I like art and...

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