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Inversion in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The University of Utah has a Moral Obligation to Divest from Fossil Fuels

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 6, 2021

  In the 1970s and 80s, student activists at the University of Utah advocated for the divestment of the university’s endowment from corporations that supported the oppressive policy of apartheid...

Inversion in  Salt Lake City, UT on Friday,Nov. 10, 2017.
(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: Divest Now for a Better Future

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer April 5, 2021

  Our world as it stands can not function without the use or rather exploitation of fossil fuels. Our cities, cars, material goods, the laptop I'm writing this article on and the screen you're...

Christopherson: General Education Classes Don’t Have to Be a Waste of Time

Christopherson: General Education Classes Don’t Have to Be a Waste of Time

March 30, 2021

There are a million reasons for new students at the U to look forward to their freshman year. It’s a time full of contradictions as we struggle to balance work and play, new and old friendships, failure...

Fourth-year student, Thomas Stone, works on a GIS project at a computer lab in Gardener Commons on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: Why I’m Cautiously Optimistic about Post-Pandemic Education

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer March 24, 2021

  As we hit the one-year mark of schools moving classes online, all of us feel Zoom-fatigued. Students of all ages want to return to the pre-pandemic way of learning, especially now that more Utahns...

The University of Utah student section, The Muss, celebrates a touchdown during an NCAA Football game vs. the Weber State Wildcats at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: College Classes Alone Don’t Ensure a Full Education

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 24, 2021

  I don't think I'll ever forget moving into my dorm during the middle of last August, being scared, confused, and excited all at once. I was so eager to be on my own that I kicked my parents out...

U student studying in 2021. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: As Average GPAs Rise, So Does Inequality in Graduate Admissions

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer March 23, 2021

  March 12, 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the University of Utah’s decision to move to remote learning. Examining the data from the past year makes it exceedingly clear that online learning...

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Kincart: Standing with Queer Students at BYU

By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer March 17, 2021

  On March 4, 2021, rows of rainbow colors illuminated the “Y” above Brigham Young University. A group of students hiked to the “Y” and held LED lights from 8 to 9 P.M. This event concluded...

Saifee: Angela Davis’s Transformative Perspective at the U

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer March 15, 2021

  This year, Dr. Angela Davis was the keynote speaker at the Conference on Diverse Excellence — an annual event planned and hosted by ASUU's Diversity Board to initiate conversations around marginalized...

UnSafe U protesters gather at the Public Safety Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City to protest the actions of officers involved in the Lauren McCluskey case on Aug. 6, 2020. (Chronicle Archives)

Saifee: More UUPD Accountability and Transparency Is Important, But Not Enough

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer March 10, 2021

  Last summer's racial justice protests shed light on the unjust and corrupt nature of America's police force. We saw videos and images of police demonstrating excessive force on peaceful protesters,...

The Park Building at the top of President's Circle, where the U administration works. (The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: Free Speech is Not Under Attack. Universities Should Clarify That

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer March 9, 2021

  Free speech versus hate speech has been a topic of debate for several years now. In response, many institutions in Utah and nationwide have adopted codes of conduct that punish verbal harassment,...

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