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Starr: Facial Recognition Tech: No Longer Science Fiction, but a Threat to Privacy

Starr: Facial Recognition Tech: No Longer Science Fiction, but a Threat to Privacy

By Kennedie Starr

October 16, 2019

Two weeks ago, the Utah state Legislature debated the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies. Legislators heard comments from representatives of interest groups, the public safety department and an associate from Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology. The use...

Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

By Katelyn Collett

May 22, 2019

    No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. University of Utah officials recently changed students' role in decisions about retention, promotion and tenure of faculty members at the U. This comes in response to a report that found students may have implicit bias against minorities and women in the process.   Student Input in RPT Policy The University of Utah uses the Retention, Promotion and...

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...

Gillespie: Unconscious Bias in Action: Taped Quote on Campus Poster Sends Two Messages

Gillespie: Unconscious Bias in Action: Taped Quote on Campus Poster Sends Two Messages

By Barbara Gillespie

October 25, 2018

  Students walking near the Marriott Library have seen the large microaggression campaign posters. “You don’t look like a lesbian,” says one. Another, “Where are you really from?” The posters are intended to educate people about subtle comments that reflect unconscious bias. Early in Sept...

Barber: Journalists are Biased, That’s a Fact

Barber: Journalists are Biased, That’s a Fact

By Shaelyn Barber

November 26, 2017

The late political climate has been waging a war on the media, attacking news sources as fake or biased. The media has been made out to be something evil, and the American people no longer trust it to bring them accurate, untainted news. As a result, it’s become difficult to find out what is really goin...

Hinckley Institute Honors the People–Not the Party

Hinckley Institute Honors the People–Not the Party

March 9, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The state of Utah is generally known to be conservative while institutions of higher learning are historically liberal. However, the Hinckley Institute of Politics has made it its goal to remain non-partisan. POPULAR STORY: ACTIVISTS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTIO...

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