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See the World and Gain Experience Through the Hinckley Institute

See the World and Gain Experience Through the Hinckley Institute

By Stephany Cortez

September 4, 2019

  The Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah was established in 1965, founded by Robert H. Hinckley. His dream was to amplify opportunities in the form of internships, annual forums, lecture series, publications and university-level courses.In accordance with that dream, the Hinckley Institute ...

The U Accepts a Potentially Larger Freshman Class

The U Accepts a Potentially Larger Freshman Class

By Angelyn Ramos

September 4, 2019

  Since the University of Utah joined the Pac-12 conference in 2011, it has been competing with rival schools not only in sports but also academics and undergraduate student population. As of spring 2019, the total student population sat at just over 30,000 students with 23,819 undergraduates. In Fall 2018, 4,256 freshman enrolled at the U. In Fall 20...

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

By Jacob Rueda

September 3, 2019

  As fires in the Amazon rainforest continue to steadily grow, political upheaval in Brazil's government is preventing any immediate action to take place to help control these fires. Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research (INPE) website reports that 46.6% of the Amazon fires are occurring...

President Watkins Publicly Addresses Student Concerns on Campus Safety

President Watkins Publicly Addresses Student Concerns on Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard

September 2, 2019

  Early last week, President Ruth Watkins conducted her monthly report to the University of Utah’s Academic Senate. Her address came shortly after the University Police Department announced the departure of their spokesman, Dan Metcalf, who will be leaving the department after only six months...

As the University of Utah’s Class Sizes Grow, the Feed U Pantry Hopes to Keep Up

As the University of Utah’s Class Sizes Grow, the Feed U Pantry Hopes to Keep Up

By Jacqueline Mumford

August 29, 2019

In October 2014, the University of Utah unveiled the Feed U Pantry, accessible to all students, staff and faculty with a valid uID. Almost five years later, the pantry is still growing and working to sustain the largest class the U has seen yet.   What is the Feed U Pantry? The Feed U Pantry is p...

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard

August 29, 2019

  “The loss of Lauren McCluskey and Mackenzie Lueck were tragedies that I believe have permanently changed this campus and our commitment to safety. My thoughts, and the thoughts of our student body, are with their family, friends, and loved ones as they continue to mourn their deaths," said...

Honors Hives Update: Un-bee-lievable Honey

Honors Hives Update: Un-bee-lievable Honey

By Ana Luiza Ramos

August 28, 2019

  The beehive is a symbol of hard work and industry. Not only that, it is the official state emblem of Utah. Beehives make an appearance in Utah’s state flag and the state seal, the Beehive Cluster is recognized as Utah’s official star cluster and the state insect is the beloved honeybee....

A Young Population with Low Voter Turnout

A Young Population with Low Voter Turnout

By Miacel Spotted Elk

August 27, 2019

  Utah is one of few states with a primarily young population. The amount of young voters who fill out ballots each election, however, happens to be a very small percentage. National Voter Registration Day — which falls on Sept. 24 — and campus initiatives carried out by The Andrew Goodman Fou...

Student Life Center Restaurant Freshens to Rebrand as Shake Smart

Student Life Center Restaurant Freshens to Rebrand as Shake Smart

By Jacob Rueda

August 26, 2019

Freshens, a restaurant located in the George S. Eccles Student Life Center (SLC) on the University of Utah's campus, will be undergoing a major renovation later in the semester. The restaurant will receive a complete makeover, including a different name, façade and an entirely new menu. Rumors have...

U Professor’s Research Suggests that Preventive Methods can Save Lives of Military Personnel

U Professor’s Research Suggests that Preventive Methods can Save Lives of Military Personnel

By Jacob Rueda

August 24, 2019

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that a number of military personnel with suicidal tendencies are at greater risk of self-harm because they keep firearms loaded and in unlocked storage at home. The study, formally known as the Primary Care Scr...

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