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Reflecting on the year: ASUU President Anna Barnes looks back

Outgoing ASUU President Anna Barnes said addressing campus safety was the biggest challenge of her term. (Illustration by Alex Garcia | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

April 22, 2020

  The University of Utah campus, which normally has about 24,000 on a regular school day, now seems barren. The end of the semester approaches with the A. Ray Olpin Union building closing, and the end of the 2019-2020 school year is almost here — yet not the way most might have hoped. With al...

ASUU Allocates Emergency Funding in Response to COVID-19

(Photo by Marifel Holmquist | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

  On Thursday, ASUU President Anna Barnes signed a bill allocating $80,000 of legislative funding for students affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Announcing the bill on Twitter, Barnes called it the “most important piece of legislation I have signed.” The ASUU Committee of Student Affairs, a Senate Committ...

The U is Hiring a Chief Safety Officer. Here’s What You Need to Know.

(Courtesy of Dale Brophy)

By Marshall Foster, News Writer

December 3, 2019

It has been over a year since University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was murdered on campus. The position of chief safety officer was one of the recommendations of an independent review that was done by the University of Utah after Lauren’s murder. “The idea of a chief safety officer is a position we have never had on campus,” said U spokesperson Chris Nelson. “The idea is t...

How Does Gender Equality Impact the U?

ASUU President AnnaMarie Barnes. (Courtesy of Barnes Ticket)

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

October 28, 2019

In a 2019 Wallet hub study, Utah was named the worst state for women's equality in the United States. The study examined workplace environment, education, health and political empowerment. It was discovered that if men were at 100 in these categories, then women in Utah would be at 25.10.  In some wa...

ASUU Inauguration Welcomes Incoming Presidency

Vice President of Student Relations Gabe Martinez, Student Body President Anna Barnes, Vice President of University Relations Latifa Yaqoobi and Chief of Staff Amanda Carrasco (Courtesy of Anna Barnes)

By Katelyn Collett

April 27, 2019

  The Associated Students of the University of Utah held an inauguration for the new student body presidency and other elected student government officers on April 24, 2019. Outgoing officers and student body presidency were also recognized.  Caroline Ranger, outgoing elections registrar, welcomed those in...

Petersen: The Barnes Ticket Represents an Increasingly Diverse Student Body

(Courtesy of the Barnes Ticket)

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

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...

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