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Protests continue in Salt Lake City Highlighting Black Voices

(Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle) Demonstrators put their hands up chanting “hands up, don’t shoot” at SLCPD for the Black Lives Matter protest at the downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, June 1, 2020.

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

June 2, 2020

The people of Salt Lake City gathered again on June 1 to protest police brutality and the killings of black people across the country and in Utah. The protest was organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation Salt Lake and started at the corner of Washington Square Park.  Protesters gat...

University of Utah Officials Release ‘Return to Campus’ Plan for Fall Semester

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

(Photo by Adam Fondren | Daily Utah Chronicle)

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 Watkins acknowledged that the U is currently in the orange phase which means campus access is going t...

As #BlackLivesMatter Protests Reach Salt Lake City, Protestors Surround SLCPD and Utah State Capitol

(Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle) Black Lives Matters protesters march for George Floyd in downtown Salt Lake City on May 30, 2020.

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

May 30, 2020

Update: Gov. Gary Herbert has now mandated an 8 p.m. curfew for the night of May 30, 2020. Salt Lake City Police Department announced on Twitter the curfew will be mandated until Monday, June 1. Gov. Herbert announced on Twitter he activated the National Guard to limit the protesting downtown...

Community Town Hall Discusses the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on the Black Community

NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson. Mo, encouraging a boycott of Black Friday Consumerism.

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

May 30, 2020

  On May 28, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs held a virtual Black Community Town Hall via Zoom and Facebook Live to facilitate a discussion about COVID-19 and its impact on the black community. A variety of panelists provided insights and advice on various topics such as educational disp...

U Students Outraged at Mishandling of Explicit Photos in the Lauren McCluskey Case

Students, staff, family and friends attend a vigil on the steps of the Park Building for Lauren McCluskey who was tragically killed on campus at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

May 26, 2020

  On May 17, the Salt Lake Tribune published an article which described how Miguel Deras, a former University of Utah police officer assigned to Lauren McCluskey’s case, saved explicit images of her to his phone prior to her murder. He also showed the images to a male colleague and bragged about...

Mental Health and the Coronavirus: Challenges and Resources

Quinn Case, a University of Utah undergraduate majoring in PRT, reads the 'Practice Mindfulness' page on the University Utah Mindfulness Center website while at his apartment in Salt Lake City on May 19th, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

May 23, 2020

  After three months of COVID-19 directly effecting Americans' work and social lives, people have also found themselves confronted with a host of challenges that have taken a toll on general mental health.  The Washington Post recently reported that "when diseases strike, experts say, they...

Utah Tribal Town Hall Emphasizes Needs of the Navajo Nation During the Pandemic

Navajo activists lead a prayer at the end of The Utah People's Climate March in front of the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017. (Photo by Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

May 22, 2020

  Although several states, including Utah, have decreased COVID-19 regulations, the virus continues to spread. One major population that has seen significant effects of the virus is the Navajo Nation. CNN reported on May 18, 2020 that the Navajo Nation — which spans parts of Arizona, Utah and N...

The U Hosts Online Research Symposium

Students present undergraduate research at the Utah State Capitol in 2017 | Daily Utah Chronicle

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

May 20, 2020

  The University of Utah hosts an annual Undergraduate Research Symposium typically in the A. Ray Olpin Union Ballroom, where students can display their research and creative work from the year. The in-person symposium typically has around 300-500 students who attend, this year's virtual sym...

Communications and Political Science Student Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Elise Scott, 2020 Truman scholarship recipient. Photo courtesy of Elise Scott.

By Megan McKellar, News Writer

May 17, 2020

  One of 62 recipients, Elise Scott, a senior studying communications and political science at the University of Utah, was recently selected to be a Harry S. Truman Scholar. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship which awards up to $30,000 toward a public service-related...

Amidst a Pandemic, the NHMU Goes Virtual

(Inside the Natural History Museum of Utah | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

May 11, 2020

  While Salt Lake City and Utah, in general, have not seen a devastating spread of COVID-19 compared to the rest of the country, local businesses and cultural centers like museums continue to be impacted by the virus. Institutions whose spaces are integral to their missions have had to share thei...

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