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The U Postpones Graduation until December, Amid Student Petitions

Graduation ceremony at the University of Utah in 2011. Chronicle archives.

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2020

  For the graduating class of 2020, graduation plans were thrown out the window after COVID-19 began to spread rapidly. There were hopes that the graduation commencement would take place later in the summer or maybe even get pushed into the fall, but the University of Utah announced on Fr...

A. Ray Olpin Union Closes Until End of April Due to COVID-19

The A. Ray Olpin University Union will be closed until at least April 20. | Chronicle archives

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

April 15, 2020

  On April 5, the A. Ray Olpin Student Union at the University of Utah closed after a member of their custodial staff tested positive for COVID-19. “The challenge is people would come in, and even though we would have chairs behind barricades, they would sit in the food court areas or the...

Love in the Time of Corona

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By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby

April 15, 2020

  “Everything about our mechanism of love and connection is based on proximity,” said Lisa Diamond, University of Utah professor and researcher of developmental psychology and health psychology. Diamond’s research focuses on sexual orientation development, sexual identity and bonding. “Love...

Zoomin’ into Online Classes: How U Professors Are Handling the Transition

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By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

April 15, 2020

With the University of Utah’s switch to online classes just beginning on Mar. 18, 2020, some students and professors are still figuring out how this all works. U professors were told about the official switch during spring break, and a few have said that they felt they were given ample time to p...

Tips for Spotting Fake News

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By Maddy La Turner, Investigative Editor, Copy Chief

April 14, 2020

  If you think digital media has brought about the age of fake news, you’re wrong. Did you know Edgar Allan Poe’s literary rival Rufus W. Griswold wrote an obituary full of falsehoods after his mysterious death which deeply shaded his reputation? Did you know Thomas Jefferson once said “that the man who never looks into a...

Teach ’em Young: Combating Misinformation with Media Literacy

Librarian Dale Larsen working showing how to do research online at the J. Willard Marriott Library in Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday May 23, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

April 14, 2020

  The rise of the novel Coronavirus pandemic is a shining example of the dangers that can ensue from the widening exposure of misinformation proliferated through social media.  Multiple outlets can be seen writing stories about the number of cases and deaths around the virus. However, very l...

How the Kum Presidency Plans to Transform ASUU, and Get Students Like You More Involved

Student Body President-Elect Ephraim Kum on the University of Utah Campus on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

Every Associated Students at the University of Utah presidency has a finite amount of time to implement the plans and goals set forth in their campaign platforms.  After winning one of the most competitive ASUU elections in years, the Kum ticket — Ephraim Kum as president-elect, Michelle Valdes as vice president of student relations-elect and Ayana ...

The Hand That Feeds You: A Review of Misinformation Policies over Social Media Platforms

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By Zach Mallender

April 13, 2020

  This article was written by a student of the Honors Praxis Lab 3700-002: Truth, Deception, and Information Disorder. This article is part of a joint issue between the Daily Utah Chronicle and this Praxis class. Other facets of the Praxis Lab's capstone project can be found on their website.   Digital misinformation has become a prevalent issue in toda...

Fine Arts Students Get Creative Amidst Online Class Shift

An empty studio at the Marriott Center for Dance at the University of Utah | Chronicle archives

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

April 12, 2020

  The change to online classes is an unexpected and challenging experience for professors and students alike. Some classes were transferred to discussion boards and more essays, however, classes in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah have had to be a little more creative in th...

What Does the COVID-19 Stimulus Package Look Like for College Students?

Can students get benefits from the new coronavirus stimulus package? It's complicated. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

April 10, 2020

  On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that is meant to keep the economy afloat in this time of unprecedented economic downfall. Many college students are among those hurt by the economic fallout. Students have been forced to leave university ho...

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