The Daily Utah Chronicle

Surviving Student Loans and Paying for School

Surviving Student Loans and Paying for School

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

December 5, 2019

  Over 44 million American citizens have outstanding student loan debt, totaling at over $1.5 trillion. A 2018 study of adults with student loan debt found many were struggling financially. For those unable to front rising post-secondary education fees out of pocket, federal student loans are a much-needed help. But if not controlled, student loan...

A Look at Incheon Global Campus’ 2019 Music Festival

A Look at Incheon Global Campus’ 2019 Music Festival

By Nina Yu, News Writer

November 27, 2019

The Incheon Global Campus held its 2019 Music Festival on Nov. 6. The IGC invited three VIP guests and had multiple students from each of the four schools on campus performing. Korean universities have a tradition of holding school festivals in early spring or autumn. The timing is usually chosen b...

After Almost a Year, What Are Students Saying About The Hive?

After Almost a Year, What Are Students Saying About The Hive?

By Marshall Foster, News Writer

November 26, 2019

Behind the Sage Point dorms sits the Hive, a late-night pizzeria that is the product of a partnership between Chartwells and the Housing and Residential Education Office on campus. The Hive opened in the spring semester of 2019 and serves about 135 students a night, according to the Housing and Residential...

Does the U’s High Elevation Affect Students’ Mental Health?

Does the U’s High Elevation Affect Students’ Mental Health?

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

November 23, 2019

The University of Utah is located 4,783 feet above sea level and is adjacent to mountain ranges. These conditions are perfect for scenic hikes, views of all the lights in the valley and winter sports galore. However, the state as a whole is also home to a suicide rate consistently above the national...

U Students Optimistic About Recent Huntsman Family Donation

U Students Optimistic About Recent Huntsman Family Donation

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 4, 2019, the Huntsman family, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins and Associated Students of the University of Utah President Anna Barnes held a press conference to announce the Huntsman family will donate $150 million to help diagnose, study and treat mental illnesses. The U's hospital already has one of the best...

Cameras, Commuter Services and More: Updates in Officer’s Circle

Cameras, Commuter Services and More: Updates in Officer’s Circle

By Marshall Foster, News Writer

November 21, 2019

It has been a little under a month since the Housing and Residential Education Office at the University of Utah held a town hall to discuss issues at the houses in Officers Circle. Cameras inside of the house and the lack of residential parking at Officers Circle are just a couple of the issues raised b...

Understanding Student Loans and How to Pay for School

Understanding Student Loans and How to Pay for School

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

November 20, 2019

  Dave Ramsey and Democratic presidential candidates have increasingly commented on the student loan crisis recently. The national student loan debt has skyrocketed to about $1.5 trillion. Higher education costs have more than doubled since the 1980s. On average, today’s graduates are taking ...

The U Does Not Comply with Law Designed to Provide Students with Degree Information

The U Does Not Comply with Law Designed to Provide Students with Degree Information

By Victoria Hills, News Writer

November 7, 2019

A law intended to help students decide which institution of higher education to attend for their program of study was never fully implemented at the University of Utah. In 2017, the Utah legislature passed HB100, a bill that required Utah institutions of higher education “to disclose information regarding program co...

Rediscovering Campus Traditions, One Rock at a Time

Rediscovering Campus Traditions, One Rock at a Time

By Marshall Foster, News Writer

November 5, 2019

What traditions does the University of Utah have? This is the question that ASUU campus events director Matthew Irwin has been struggling with during his tenure. Many colleges across the nation are famous for their traditions — Texas A&M has their midnight yell, while Ohio State and its students...

Huntsman Family Pledges $150 Million to Diagnose, Study, and Treat Mental Illness

Huntsman Family Pledges $150 Million to Diagnose, Study, and Treat Mental Illness

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

November 4, 2019

Today, Nov. 4, 2019, president Ruth Watkins announced a $150 million commitment from the Jon M. and Karen Huntsman family to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah. “This mental health institute will build on the work of the University Neuropsychiatric Institute and...

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