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Letter to the Editor: A farewell from the 2019-2020 student body presidency

VP of Student Relations Gabe Martinez, President AnnaMarie Barnes, and VP of University Relations Latifa Yaqoobi 
(Courtesy of Barnes Ticket)

May 1, 2020

  Dear University of Utah Community, Since our administration took office last April, we have worked diligently to ensure that the Associated Students of the University of Utah is the champion students deserve. Prioritizing advocacy, focusing on student wellness and building student involvement...

Letter to the Editor: So-called “Fiscal Party” won’t support green economy

Solar panels above the Marriott Library. | Chronicle archives

By Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2020

  The views expressed in this letter are not from a writer at the Daily Utah Chronicle and do not express the views of the opinion desk or the Chronicle as a whole.   As I turn on the TV, I am bombarded by talking heads about the effects of climate change. I change the channel and hear...

Letter to the Editor: Forming Campus Allies for College Students to Resist Coronavirus-Fueled Racism

Illustration of the morphology of the coronavirus from the Centers of the Disease Control and Prevention (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

By Letter to the Editor

April 18, 2020

  The views expressed in this letter are not from a writer at the Daily Utah Chronicle and do not express the views of the opinion desk or the Chronicle as a whole.   Since the new coronavirus outbreak has emerged, outbreaks of anti-Asian bullying and harassment have frequently occurred...

Letter to the Editor: Optional Pass or Fail is Not Sufficient

In this letter to the editor, Jin Heo argues that the university should adopt a universal pass system | Chronicle archives

By Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2020

  As of March 20, 2020, the University of Utah offered the option for students to opt for CR/NC (pass or fail) rather than a letter grade. At first glance, this optional grading system seems to accurately address the difficulty some students face during COVID-19 outbreak. However, by making CR/NC...

Letter to the Editor: The ASUU Assembly Voted for the Increase of Police Presence at the Union, So I Resigned

Picture of Ermiya Fanaeian, former ASUU Assembly Rep. for the David Eccles School of Business. She is standing next to a wall that reads

By Letter to the Editor

March 6, 2020

The views expressed in this letter are not from a writer at the Daily Utah Chronicle and do not express the views of the opinion desk or the Chronicle as a whole. My name is Ermiya Fanaeian, and I am a former elected student body official. I recently decided to resign from my el...

Letter to the Editor: I Experienced Sorority Recruitment and Rejection as a Trans Woman of Color

The Delta Gamma sorority house decorated for sorority recruitment. (Chronicle archives)

By Guest Opinion

October 1, 2019

I'm Ermiya Fanaeian, a University of Utah student. Like many people in marginalized communities, I didn’t have the best notions of sorority life when I started my college journey. I believed Greek Row was excluding those in marginalized communities — a mindset that was established not just from media repr...

Letter to the Editor: President Trump’s Campus Free Speech Executive Order is Needed

First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

By Guest Opinion

August 26, 2019

Earlier this year, President Trump signed a free speech executive order calling colleges and universities to improve free speech on college campuses or risk losing federal funding. I am usually against executive orders — no matter who is the president — but I believe this one is needed. Unive...

Letter: This is Not the First Time a Female Student Leader Has Been Called a B – – – – , and It Will Not Be the Last

(Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Guest Opinion

April 18, 2019

  This is a letter to the editor written by a student at the University of Utah. To submit a letter to the editor, email [email protected] Student engagement is a wonderful opportunity for leaders across academic disciplines to unite in the collective advancement of the University...

Letter: The State of Student Government at the U

Associated Students of the University of Utah is the U's student government. It has three branches — executive, legislative and judicial. (The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Guest Opinion

April 16, 2019

  This is a letter to the editor written by a student at the University of Utah. To submit a letter to the editor, email [email protected] The Associated Students at the University of Utah are one of the lesser-known student organizations here on campus, which I do find odd, with i...

Letter: Please, Stop Talking About the Size of my Body

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By Guest Opinion

April 12, 2019

  This is a letter to the editor written by a student at the University of Utah. To submit a letter to the editor, email [email protected] Health takes many forms and cannot be predicted by body size. On April 4, the University of Utah hosted the "Body of Evidence" workshop creat...

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