The Daily Utah Chronicle

As COVID-19 Spreads Across the Globe, What Happens to Student Research?

Research presentations at the Utah State Capitol in Jan. 2020. Chronicle archives.

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

  On March 12, the University of Utah announced that all courses would be moved to an online format and encouraged those living on-campus to move home if possible. As a tier R1 university, when classes move online and students move off-campus, what happens to the research? For some student researche...

U Alum on Creating an English School in China

(Courtesy Vicky Wason)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

March 20, 2020

  Zheng Zhou, or “Joe”, the English version of his last name, is a University of Utah alum who started an English school in China after becoming enthralled by linguistics in his undergraduate studies. Joe was born in Rizhao, China, a small, coastal city located in the Province of Shandong,...

The U Grants Students the Option to Opt for Credit/No-Credit Courses

Students know have the option to either choose a letter grade or a pass/fail option | Chronicle archives

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

March 20, 2020

  Today, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced a change to the grading system for students at the University of Utah to students through their Umail. Starting March 23, students will have the opportunity to choose whether they want each of their classes to be pass/fail or t...

ASUU Allocates Emergency Funding in Response to COVID-19

(Photo by Marifel Holmquist | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

  On Thursday, ASUU President Anna Barnes signed a bill allocating $80,000 of legislative funding for students affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Announcing the bill on Twitter, Barnes called it the “most important piece of legislation I have signed.” The ASUU Committee of Student Affairs, a Senate Committ...

U Students Petition for Pass/Fail Grades During ‘Extenuating Circumstances’

Chronicle archives.

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

March 18, 2020

  As University of Utah students prepare to start online classes tomorrow, many students, through different platforms, are petitioning for a pass/fail system for all spring 2020 semester classes.  Loveleen Ghuman, a member of the senior task committee, has drafted a policy submission in hopes...

Utah Experiences Largest Earthquake Since 1992: What U Need to Know

(Courtesy of Kaila Balch)

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor

March 18, 2020

  On March 18, 2020, at 7:09 a.m. the Wasatch Front experienced its largest earthquake since 1992. According to the University of Utah Seismograph station, the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 near Magna, Utah.  The U sent out a campus alert at 7:34 a.m. informing students to “Drop...

Haste Makes Waste: Plans to Reduce Food Waste at the U

A full plate of food returned to be cleaned at the PHC.

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

March 18, 2020

  The University of Utah has made a commitment to reducing campus waste, reusing viable products and recycling.    Reducing Food Waste U Dining Services has partnered with the Food Recovery Network, an on-campus organization started in 2015 that takes leftover food from the restaurants in ...

Two Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at the U So Far

By Ana Luiza Ramos, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2020

  There are constantly new developments about the COVID-19 epidemic that has swept the world and saturated the media in recent weeks. In a deluge of information, it can be hard to keep up with what is useful and what impacts daily life the most. On Monday, March 16, 2020, President Watkins...

A Comprehensive List of Campus Resources and Functions During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah | Chronicle archives.

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

  The University of Utah announced a transition to online courses on March 12, 2020. Since then, the U has relied on email and social media communication to announce other campus shifts. What is still open and accessible to students in Salt Lake City? What resources can students who have moved back...

The Reasoning and Effectiveness of Moving to Online Classes to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

March 12, 2020

  As the Daily Utah Chronicle previously reported, state leaders held a press conference Thursday morning to announce measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, inside Utah. Among those measures was the transition of University of Utah classes to an online format for the remainder ...

Stay Up to Date!
Stay up to date with our top stories delivered straight to your inbox!
We respect your privacy. No spam. Ever.