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The Harry S. Truman Scholarship’s History at the U

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship’s History at the U

By Barbara Pace

November 7, 2019

Since 1977,the Truman Foundation has awarded scholarships to students interested in public service careers. After a nationwide application process, The Truman Foundation selects between 50-60 Truman Scholars annually. They receive up to $30,000 each toward public service related graduate degrees, which...

U Grad Caroline Gleich: Mount Everest Conqueror, Social Activist

U Grad Caroline Gleich: Mount Everest Conqueror, Social Activist

By Barbara Pace

October 29, 2019

  For many students, college is a launching pad for a future career. Some target a unique niche that seems made just for them, but a rare few manage to create one: doing what they love most, finding a way to get paid for it and making a positive impact along the way. Among these rare few is Caroline...

Don’t Know What’s Going on With the Impeachment Inquiry? Here’s a Brief Explainer.

Don’t Know What’s Going on With the Impeachment Inquiry? Here’s a Brief Explainer.

By Miacel Spotted Elk

October 12, 2019

The Trump administration is rife with conflict by the Democratic House of Representatives after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an inquiry on Sept. 24 to conduct investigations from created committees to determine if seeking legal proceedings to impeach President Donald Trump are within their political...

Indigenous Voting Rights Addressed During Three-Day Conference on Campus

Indigenous Voting Rights Addressed During Three-Day Conference on Campus

By Miacel Spotted Elk

October 9, 2019

Over the course of three days at the U’s S.J. Quinney Law School, attendees learned about issues like racial gerrymandering, the 2020 census and political landscape for indigenous communities for next year’s election at the first annual Native Voting Rights Conference.  Hosted in conjunction by the Utah Rural Proj...

Could Pay for Play Be Coming to Utah?

Could Pay for Play Be Coming to Utah?

By Marshall Foster

October 2, 2019

  Should student-athletes in college be able to profit from endorsements and the use of their image? This has been a raging debate in the world of collegiate athletics for years. The NCAA has clear rules on athletes receiving any sort of pay: the answer is no. If student-athletes take any mo...

SLC Hosts the UN for 68th Annual Civil Society Conference

SLC Hosts the UN for 68th Annual Civil Society Conference

By Angelyn Ramos

September 10, 2019

  For the past 50 years, the United Nations has not held conferences outside of its own headquarters. In the summer of 2018, the U.N. announced that they would be holding their first conference outside of New York in the summer of 2019. On Aug. 26-28, 2019, the 68th annual Civil Society Conference took place in Salt Lake City at th...

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

By Jacob Rueda

September 2, 2019

  As fires in the Amazon rainforest continue to steadily grow, political upheaval in Brazil's government is preventing any immediate action to take place to help control these fires. Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research (INPE) website reports that 46.6% of the Amazon fires are occurring...

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...

‘If You Breathe in Utah, Then You Should Care About Clean Air’

‘If You Breathe in Utah, Then You Should Care About Clean Air’

By Delaney Sheppard

August 20, 2019

  The clean air carbon tax initiative by the name “Clean the Darn Air” might appear on the ballot this upcoming year.   Spearheaded by professional economist Yoram Bauman and co-written by two University of Utah professors and graduate students, the policy focuses on improving the air quality of the ...

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

By Miacel Spotted Elk

July 16, 2019

  On Monday, July 15, Salt Lake City’s mayoral candidates gathered for a debate hosted by the Pioneer Park Coalition. Broadcast by KSL-TV and live-streamed on Facebook, the forum was moderated by radio host Doug Jones.  All eight candidates — Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla, David Garbett, Richar...

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