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Frontline Workers Respond to Local Protests

(Courtesy University of Utah Hospital)

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

May 9, 2020

  On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry addressed fellow delegates at the second Virginia convention exclaiming “Give me liberty or give me death.” Citizens throughout the United States would write the same words on poster-boards 245 years later as protests sparked all over the nation regarding...

Family of Missing Person Etzli Cortes-Trujillo Calls for Action from SLC Police Department

Etzli Cortez-Trujillo, 22, went missing on April 23. (Photo courtesy of Stephany Cortez)

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

May 9, 2020

  On Wednesday, April 23, Etzli Cortez-Trujillo was last seen by their silver Volkswagen which had been in an accident in North Ogden Divide, Utah. Cortez-Trujilo, 22, who goes by “Ez” and identifies as gender fluid and uses they/she pronouns, has been reported as a missing person since then. ...

Students react to the University of Utah’s connection with the Banjo scandal

(Courtesy Pikrepo)

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

April 30, 2020

  On April 28, the Attorney General’s office announced the suspension of its contract with Park City surveillance company, Banjo, after finding its CEO Damien Patton had connections with white supremacy group in his youth. The University of Utah, who has an addendum to the state’s master...

For Utah scholarship ensures four years’ tuition for 900+ incoming students

President Circle at the University of Utah | Chronicle archives

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

April 24, 2020

  In Nov. 2019, the University of Utah announced the new For Utah Scholarship, and in April 2020, over 900 incoming freshmen received a letter telling them they will have four years of full tuition and fees paid for.  The For Utah Scholarship combines funding from the university, state an...

Reflecting on the year: ASUU President Anna Barnes looks back

Outgoing ASUU President Anna Barnes said addressing campus safety was the biggest challenge of her term. (Illustration by Alex Garcia | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

April 22, 2020

  The University of Utah campus, which normally has about 24,000 on a regular school day, now seems barren. The end of the semester approaches with the A. Ray Olpin Union building closing, and the end of the 2019-2020 school year is almost here — yet not the way most might have hoped. With al...

The fall semester is up in the air amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Students out and about on the University of Utah campus | Daily Utah Chronicle

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

April 20, 2020

  Fall semester registration opened on April 13, and with the summer semester fully online and changes being constantly made to the University of Utah, a level of uncertainty remains for students if they will be able to return to campus.  Since the summer semester has been moved online, all st...

Pandemic Pandemonium: Student Leaders at the U Lose Housing Contracts, Fight for Compensation, and then Lose It

(Banner welcoming students living on campus to the University of Utah in Aug. 2014 | Chronicle archives)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

April 18, 2020

The first email student leaders received from Housing and Residential Education told them they could keep their jobs and stay on campus amidst the pandemic. The next five, however, told a very different story. It all started on March 8, 2020, when student leaders at the University of Utah received...

On the Frontlines of a Pandemic: First Stop Testing

The jobs of U students working in health care have changed drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Alexis Olivas)

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2020

  On a regular day, medical assistant Alexis Olivas would be checking in patients in the primary care floor, taking their vitals, doing their intakes and reporting back to her assigned physician. Now, she’s in the Sugar House Health Center parking lot, where white tents are stationed f...

ASUU Changes Budget Requirement for Campus Events Board Over Zoom

Senate representatives meet over Zoom to discuss Joint Bill 18. | Screenshot by Natalie Colby and Ivana Martinez

By Natalie Colby and Ivana Martinez

April 17, 2020

  As the Associated Students of the University of Utah predicted a decrease in enrollment and subsequent student fees that fund their budget, they worked to make changes in their allocated funds. Student representatives called a special session to vote on a proposed bill to decrease fundin...

Emergency Preparedness and U: Handling Utah’s Earthquakes

Snowy mountains in Salt Lake City | Chronicle archives

By Eliza Pace

April 16, 2020

  Most Utahns have felt the effects of COVID-19 with graduations postponed, classes moved online, public parks and areas closed and more. Then in the midst of all this, on March 18 at 7:09 a.m., Magna and the greater part of Northern Utah were hit by a 5.7 earthquake. While the earthquake caused limited...

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