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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle


Gordon: Democrats must do more than criticize Republicans at convention

The convention will present the Democrats with the opportunity to showcase their plans for greater government accountability, social justice, education, consumer protection and environmental preservation.

Williams: Concealed carry should be enough for gun owners

The major issue at the U isn't whether or not you can carry, but the ability to carry openly versus concealed. Debates ran rampant on campus until the issue ultimately died at the Senate in March. And that's exactly where it should stay-dead.

Forster: Student voice crucial to make green campus

What is involved in creating a climate-neutral university? How can students and the broader U community help achieve this goal?

York: Morale leave weighs heavily on soldiers

By By Douglas L. York and By Douglas L. York August 25, 2008

All troops know that all we can do is make the best of the time we get with our families on EML, while never forgetting our fellow soldiers left behind when we do go home

House: Poor location taints new museum’s message

By and July 23, 2008
Next week the U will break ground for the new Utah Museum of Natural History. The design is generally positive and a landmark for sustainable construction. Unfortunately, poor administrative decisions have tarnished the overall goal of the new museum. The building will be one of few in the state to be awarded gold-level LEED certification-a rating system based on awarding project design points in six categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation.

Williams: U not effectively enforcing smoking codes

By By Alicia Williams and By By: Alicia Williams July 23, 2008
Secondhand smoke kills. Environmental Tobacco Smoke, a human carcinogen, was found to be the cause of premature death in people who do not smoke, and there is no risk-free level of exposure, according to a 2006 U.S. Surgeon General's report. ETS is the cause of more than 3,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States, and any exposure to it increases the risk of developing lung cancer by up to 30 percent.

Cartoon: Smoking on campus

By By Willus Branham and By By: Willus Branham July 23, 2008

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Bean: Oil shale a bad option for Utah

By By Alex Bean and By By: Alex Bean July 23, 2008
With crude oil prices rising rapidly across the globe, there is pressure to find alternative sources of energy. One source of great interest is oil shale. The World Energy Council conservatively estimates the world's oil shale reserves at 2.8 trillion barrels of oil, 1.

Cengiz: Web creates venue for nasty tirades

By By Andrew Cengiz and By By: Andrew Cengiz July 23, 2008
Today people are more willing to express their opinion over the Internet and less likely to do so in person, according to communication research done by Shirley S. Ho and Douglas M. McLeod of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their study found that "fear of isolation, communication apprehension, future opinion congruency and communication setting significantly predict willingness to speak out.

Forster, Daily: Students push environmentally friendly change

Last year the U opened an Office of Sustainability and officially joined other U.S. colleges and universities moving toward a more sustainable, or "greener" future. Why are institutions that traditionally avoid rapid transformation making this shift in vision and operations? What has induced more than 550 college and university presidents, including the U President Michael Young, to commit to the non-trivial task of making their campuses climate neutral? How might this green campus transformation prepare graduates to live in a world with finite limits on resources and honor the needs of future generations? Consider the incoming 2008 freshman class.

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