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Clinton?s speech helps students support Obama

By By Jed Layton, Staff Writer

August 27, 2008

By Jed Layton, Staff WriterFormer presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attempted to end all questions of whether or not she really supports Barack Obama as the next president in her convention address Tuesday night, and tried to convince her followers to do the same.Clinton spoke at the Pepsi Center in ...

Freshmen use new independence to explore faith

By By Michael McFall, Staff Writer

August 27, 2008

By Michael McFall, Staff WriterAlthough Nicholas Aoki's family only lives 10 minutes away from the U, he still moved into the freshmen dorms. It was a time to move out of the house and to explore things on his own, he said8212;for instance, his religion.When missionaries used to ask the vocal performanc...

New program to train power engineers

By By Isabella Bravo, Staff Writer

August 27, 2008

By Isabella Bravo, Staff WriterThe demand for power engineers has led the U College of Engineering to re-open a program to train electrical engineering students to work in the fast-changing energy and power industry.This semester, the college's electrical and computer engineering department is launch...

U leads campaign to “Go Green, Save Green”

By By Isabella Bravo, Staff Writer

August 27, 2008

By Isabella Bravo, Staff WriterFoot, bike, train or bus, the U wants its commuters to know their green options.U Commuter Services kick-started the school year with their environmentally responsible campaign, a half-reminder, half-plea to everyone on campus, "Go Green. Save Green.""We want everyone to k...

Low theater enrollment leads to lack of funds

By By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor

August 27, 2008

By Lana Groves, Asst. News EditorWith low student enrollment numbers and a drop in private donations, the U theater department is scrapping to get enough money to put on student productions and hire new faculty members.The department will have to make changes and increase funding this year if they want t...

U offers new Masters in global enterprise

By By David Servatius, Staff Writer

August 27, 2008

By David Servatius, Staff WriterTo prepare students for a world in which national borders and time zones are no longer barriers to doing business, the College of Social and Behavioral Science is offering a new Master of Science degree in international affairs and global enterprise.The 36-credit-hour deg...

On campus farmers market opens today

By By Alex Cragun, Staff Writer

August 27, 2008

By Alex Cragun, Staff WriterThe U will open a farmers market on campus today, providing locally-produced fruits and vegetables for sale.Harmeet Blanchard-Kaur, co-director of the student group Sustainable Environments and Ecological Design (SEED) and part of the U farmers market manager team, said th...

New Humanities Building open for classes, offices

By By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor

August 27, 2008

By Lana Groves, Asst. News EditorAs students were preparing to rush back to class for the start of the Fall Semester, philosophy professor Lex Newman was just finishing his move into the new Tanner Humanities Building.Newman said he is glad for the move because the new building has better heating and air c...

Magnesium lowers cerebral palsy rates in premature infants

By By Ryan Shelton, Asst. News Editor

August 27, 2008

By Ryan Shelton, Asst. News EditorA study conducted by U researchers could potentially change the way doctors treat mothers at risk of giving birth prematurely.Magnesium sulfate, a chemical often found in bath salts and used by farmers to treat soil deficiencies, was found to significantly reduce the risk of...

VP of Human Resources to retire

By By Alex Cragun, Staff Writer and By Alex Cragun, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Alex Cragun, Staff WriterVice president of Human Resources Loretta Harper will retire at the end of the month after 36 years of working in higher education.Joan Gines, associate vice president of the U Division of Human Resources, said Harper is a talented worker and will be missed when she retires Au...

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