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Image for the Mexican Art and History event series. (Courtesy UMFA and Artes De México En Utah)
Voices from the UMFA: Jorge Rojas and Artes de México
By India Bown and Devin Oldroyd August 3, 2021

The block U on campus on Feb. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Three Finalists Selected in Search for New U President
By Jack O'Leary, News Writer • August 3, 2021

  On July 21, the University of Utah Presidential Search Committee announced the top three finalists in its search for a new President...

Groundbreaking at the new Juniper Canyon Campus. (Courtesy U Communications)
The U and SLCC Join Together to Break Ground on Campus in Herriman 
By Lizzy Seitz, News Writer • August 1, 2021

  On July 15, 2021, at 9 a.m. MDT, Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah came together to break ground on the new joint...

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Mitchell Jensen: U Professor and ASL Interpreter
By Kelsey Earl, News Writer • July 29, 2021

  Professor Mitchell Jensen has been teaching at the University of Utah since 1991 and has been teaching American Sign Language since...

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Location of the West Village Housing Replacement Project inside of the West Village. (Photo Courtesy of University of Utah Planning, Design and Construction)
Two Courts Demolished at U's West Village, Make Way for New Plans
By Kelsey Earl, News Writer • July 18, 2021

  The 400 and 500 courts have been demolished at the University of Utah's West Village graduate student and family housing. “They...

The front gate of the Utah State Prison in Draper. (Photo by J. Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Utah Department of Corrections is Moving to a New Location
By Kelsey Earl, News Writer • July 13, 2021

  The Utah Department of Corrections is moving to a new facility in 2022. “I'm really excited but there's a lot of logistics and...

"TRAX Red Line to Daybreak at Fort Douglas Station" by vxla is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Remembering the Annex Building as Location turns into Parking Lot
By Devin Oldroyd, News Writer • July 8, 2021

  After over 70 years of operation, the demolition of the Annex building began on June 24, 2021. From housing classrooms and offices...

(From left to right) DECA members Dougie Wechsler, Victoria Wechsler, Tyler Jeppsen, Lauren Millenbach, Hailey Mishler, Kate Forth, Carly Anderson and Jared Collett. (Courtesy U DECA)
9 U DECA Members Win Big at Competitions
By Devin Oldroyd, News Writer • July 4, 2021

  Recently, the University of Utah chapter of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) had nine members claim over 25 titles...

University of Utah Hospital main entrance in Salt Lake City on June 23, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Eccles Foundations Donate $110 Million to U School of Medicine
By Chandler Joost, News Writer • June 27, 2021

  In early June 2021, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation donated $110 million...

People march through the streets of downtown Salt Lake City celebrating Juneteenth on June 19, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Salt Lake Juneteenth Celebrations Span the City
By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein June 19, 2021

  156 years after the last enslaved people were freed in the United States, Juneteenth celebrations fill Salt Lake City. On June...

Sisilia Kaufusi speaks at the AAPI Heritage Month Celebration Rally at Washington Square Park in Salt Lake City on May 22, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
U Student Sisilia Kaufusi Takes on Miss Utah Competition as Only Competitor of Color
By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein June 11, 2021

  “When you think of a Tongan woman, it’s probably not me — too dark, too skinny, too plastic, too fie palangi,” said Sisilia...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
U Professors Discuss Potential Banning of Critical Race Theory in Utah
By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor • June 7, 2021

  Idaho’s governor Brad Little recently signed a bill banning critical race theory from being taught in schools. Is Utah next? Idaho’s...

Members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community gather for the Pride Rally at Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City on Sunday, June 6, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | Daily Utah Chronicle)
Pride Returns to Salt Lake, Filling City Streets with Rainbows
By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein June 6, 2021

  Sunday morning, June 6, the lawn and steps of the Utah State Capitol were covered with the colors of a 200-foot rainbow flag and people...

Julianne Liu gives her 2021 HIP Talks speech titled, "Again and again and again." (Courtesy Julianne Liu)
2021 HIP Talks Grand Prize Winner Highlights Asian American Hate
By Porshai Nielsen, Investigative Editor • June 1, 2021

  "Our crescent-shaped eyes are swelling shut from the violent and verbal attacks of bloodied and bloodless battles, streaming tears...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)
Face Masks No Longer Required on the U's Campus
By Kayleigh Silverstein, Assistant News Editor • May 24, 2021

As of May 24, 2021 masks will no longer be required at University of Utah facilities following state legislation banning face mask requirements....

Protesters chant in the streets as they march from the Wallace F. Federal building to the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City on May 22, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)
'Resistance is Justified, When People are Occupied': Protesters Gather in Support of Colombia and Palestine
By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein May 22, 2021

  Muna Omar sat in the bed of a light blue truck driving through the streets of downtown Salt Lake City, breaking up the red, black,...

UT-Arirang performs at the AAPI Heritage Month Celebration Rally at Washington Square Park in Salt Lake City on May 22, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)
AAPI Heritage Month Rally Promotes Unity, Community and Celebration
By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein May 22, 2021

    On Saturday, May 22 members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and others gathered in Washington...

People listen to speakers at a climate protest held by Divest U at the Union Plaza on April 22, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)
After Student Pressure, U Takes New Steps Toward Divestment
By Kayleigh Silverstein, Assistant News Editor • May 20, 2021

  The University of Utah academic senate voted in favor of the divestment recommendations made by the Senate Ad Hoc Committee for Divestment...

Freshman Michael Manhard takes a break from online classes in a common area at the University of Utah on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | Daily Utah Chronicle)
The Importance of Mental Health as Utah Prepares Return to Normal
By Catie Quigley, News Writer • May 8, 2021

  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, isolation became a necessity to maintain public health and safety. This gave rise to another sort of...

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