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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 3, 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...

Utahns Fight to Protect Title X

Utahns Fight to Protect Title X

By Angelyn Ramos

June 13, 2019

  From the beginning of President Trump’s administration, Trump has vowed to “defund Planned Parenthood.” Earlier this year, Trump and his administration began to make good on that promise announcing their proposed Gag Rule. On March 4, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) r...

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Speaks to U Students About Urban Planning in Rural Utah Communities

Lt. Gov. Spencer  Cox Speaks to U Students About Urban Planning in Rural Utah Communities

By Nicholas Rush

April 29, 2019

  Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox spoke at a forum and Q&A at Gardner Commons on Wednesday, April 24 to discuss the importance of urban planning in small Utah communities. The forum was held by the University of Utah's department of City and Metropolitan Planning. Cox cracked jokes in ...

ASUU Inauguration Welcomes Incoming Presidency

ASUU Inauguration Welcomes Incoming Presidency

By Katelyn Collett

April 27, 2019

  The Associated Students of the University of Utah held an inauguration for the new student body presidency and other elected student government officers on April 24, 2019. Outgoing officers and student body presidency were also recognized.  Caroline Ranger, outgoing elections registrar, welcomed those in...

U Student Named Truman Scholar for Utah

U Student Named Truman Scholar for Utah

By Jacqueline Mumford

April 24, 2019

  On April 15, the University of Utah named its first Truman Scholarship recipient since 2014. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation began in 1975 in honor of President Harry S. Truman. The Foundation is an executive branch agency that distributes $30,000 scholarships annually to unive...

Former University of Utah Employee Linked to Hate Group Propaganda on Campus

Former University of Utah Employee Linked to Hate Group Propaganda on Campus

By Christina Giardinelli

April 19, 2019

  In recent years, the University of Utah has been the target of racist messages and propaganda from numerous hate groups. Over 240,000 of these groups' chat room messages were leaked in March by Unicorn Riot, a non-profit left-wing media collective, revealing that some of the flyers hung on cam...

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