The Daily Utah Chronicle

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...

PlazaFest Connects Students to Campus

PlazaFest Connects Students to Campus

By Marshall Foster

August 23, 2019

The University of Utah is considered a “commuter campus," as most of its students live off-campus, but that doesn’t stop the U from offering clubs, organizations and activities to bring students together. PlazaFest is the first big effort of the year made by the U where different student and community...

The UCrew, Simplifying Move-In Day

The UCrew, Simplifying Move-In Day

By Nina Yu

August 23, 2019

  With the fall semester finally here, new students are streaming into the dorms to start their college lives. While the thought of moving out of the family home is exciting and fresh, move-in day is full of people running around hectically and that can cause a lot of confusion.  Even for...

A Small Step For Campus Safety: New Nighttime Ride Share Service Launches at the U

A Small Step For Campus Safety: New Nighttime Ride Share Service Launches at the U

By Angelyn Ramos

August 22, 2019

  Within the Academic year of 2018-2019, the University of Utah witnessed very violent and very public crimes. In October of 2018, senior and All-Star track athlete Lauren McCluskey was murdered on campus. A few months later a student was sexually assaulted in the parking lot of the Marriott...

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