The Daily Utah Chronicle

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

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

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

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...

The New Brazilian Club Allows Students to Explore Language and Cultural Diversity

The New Brazilian Club Allows Students to Explore Language and Cultural Diversity

By Marshall Foster

October 30, 2019

The corridor of the A. Ray Olpin University Union is decorated with flags of different countries that symbolize the nationalities of all students and faculty at the University of Utah. One of those flags is the bright green, yellow and blue flag of Brazil — a country with a rich and vibrant history,...

Hinckley Institute Forums: Broadened Horizons, Transformative Experiences and Free Lunch

Hinckley Institute Forums: Broadened Horizons, Transformative Experiences and Free Lunch

October 24, 2019

The Hinckley Institute offers weekly forums for students, staff and community members to stay informed on current social issues and learn from interesting and successful public figures. A calendar of upcoming forums is here.   Pizza and Politics The Hinckley Institute holds approximately 100 a...

Hungry for Change: Solving Food Insecurity and Waste at the U

Hungry for Change: Solving Food Insecurity and Waste at the U

By Barbara Pace

October 23, 2019

  In 2018, 11.1% of U.S. households were categorized as food insecure, according to the USDA. What is food insecurity? Simply put, food insecurity means inadequate food for healthy, active living. Sufficient nutrition and food intake are fundamental to health and well-being. Nationwide, perc...

The U Moves to Enforce the Now Year-Old Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

The U Moves to Enforce the Now Year-Old Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

By Marshall Foster

October 1, 2019

Over a year since the University of Utah started their new tobacco-free policy, the campus is still undergoing the process of implementation. Posters across campus present variations of "No scare tactics. No gimmicks. Campus is simply tobacco free." But is the campus actually tobacco-free, or just...

What to Do When Your Professor Goes AWOL

What to Do When Your Professor Goes AWOL

By Haley Oliphant

October 1, 2019

No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast.   When University of Utah student Schyler Fox took an online History 1500 course last spring, it started like any other. Several weeks into the semester, however, her professor seemed to disappear. “At the beginning of the semester, the teacher was really good,” Fox said. “The modules would be opened up in a timely manner for us ...

The Past and Future of the LGBT Resource Center

The Past and Future of the LGBT Resource Center

By Angelyn Ramos

October 1, 2019

  The LGBT Resource Center has been an ally and resource for the LGBTQ+ population of the University of Utah since 2002. In Feb. 2019, the resource center appointed new director, Dr. Clare Lemke. Dr. Lemke received her doctorate degree in American culture studies from Bowling State University. Pr...

Is On-Campus Employment Working for Students?

Is On-Campus Employment Working for Students?

By Stephany Cortez

September 26, 2019

On-campus employment at the University of Utah is meant as a learning experience for students to help them prepare for professional work after graduation. Jobs vary in time commitment, payment, department and required experience level. Most on-campus jobs provide flexibility for students’ school s...

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