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Barron: Students Need Academic Protection for Jury Service

Barron: Students Need Academic Protection for Jury Service

By Morgan Barron

June 4, 2019

  As I listened intently to the pre-recorded message, I kept muttering, “21, 21, 21,” like a strung out gambler at a Vegas blackjack table. But instead of counting cards, I was counting jurors. If the Third District Court Clerk selected 21 jurors tonight instead of 40 — as she had for the p...

Sonnenberg: Declare Before It’s Too Late

Sonnenberg: Declare Before It’s Too Late

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

May 30, 2019

  For those of us who are far along in our majors, registration is a relatively simple process of identifying which gen-ed and major-specific courses we need to graduate, figuring out which classes we must take in a particular order and balancing our schedules. The process is much more compli...

Scott: Students Must Neutralize Bias and Remain Involved with Tenure Evaluations

Scott: Students Must Neutralize Bias and Remain Involved with Tenure Evaluations

By Elise Scott

May 22, 2019

  At the University of Utah, faculty members who are pursuing tenure have their performance evaluated through the Retention, Performance and Tenure (RPT) process. These regular reviews allow them to rise in rank, progress along their career path and build support for their academic pursuits. Ma...

Scott: Students foot the bill for ASUU’s internal drama

Scott: Students foot the bill for ASUU’s internal drama

By Elise Scott

May 15, 2019

  Whether they are incoming freshmen or seasoned seniors, many students at the University of Utah have little understanding of the role the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) plays on campus. ASUU provides assistance with on-campus childcare, tutoring and legal services for students as well as club support, events and concerts that enrich campus community. Yet, its cliquish environment creates an unproductive distance,...

Brown: BYU Nepotism and University of Utah Bias in Utah’s Top Tech Companies

Brown: BYU Nepotism and University of Utah Bias in Utah’s Top Tech Companies

By Jacob Brown

May 6, 2019

  It is no secret that the student cultures of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University are at odds with one another. A commonly held sentiment at BYU is the belief that the U is a second-rate academic option for students who are morally unworthy or intellectually incapable of att...

Barron: Barbie #LooksLikeAnEngineer

Barron: Barbie #LooksLikeAnEngineer

By Morgan Barron

April 23, 2019

  “And why should we believe Engineering Barbie?” He spit the words across the table as I concluded my presentation, recommending to me the use of a more expensive metal to manufacture a critical component in my product design. His remark solicited snickers from the room. Members of my te...

Brown: Private Benefactors Should Have No Say in University Research or Academia

Brown: Private Benefactors Should Have No Say in University Research or Academia

By Jacob Brown

April 22, 2019

  In 2017, the Charles Koch Foundation one-to-one matched a $10 million donation made by the Eccles Foundation to establish the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis. The new institute's mission was to “push the frontiers of knowledge through academic research an...

Barron: Undergraduate Research Programs Help U

Barron: Undergraduate Research Programs Help U

By Morgan Barron

April 22, 2019

  “Second place and $10,000 goes to…” The presenter paused, allowing the tension to build. A whopping 153 student businesses had applied for the 2019 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, and the top 20 teams were gathered in Lassonde Studio’s garage space for the final award ceremony. The pr...

Petersen: The Barnes Ticket Represents an Increasingly Diverse Student Body

Petersen: The Barnes Ticket Represents an Increasingly Diverse Student Body

By Josh Petersen

February 28, 2019

  In this year’s ASUU elections, one major race feels especially anticlimactic. The race for the ASUU executive branch, which includes the student body president and two vice presidents, has only one candidate: the Barnes Ticket. Anna Barnes is running for president, Latifa Yaqoobi is the candidate...

Sonnenberg: Finding a Job With My English Major

Sonnenberg: Finding a Job With My English Major

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

January 18, 2019

  You know you’re in trouble when the subject line of an email from your academic advisor reads “Worried About Finding a Job with your English Major?” My gut reaction is that yes, I am worried that I will fulfill the stereotype of an unemployed millennial humanities student living in he...

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