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Hungry for Change: Solving Food Insecurity and Waste at the U

Hungry for Change: Solving Food Insecurity and Waste at the U

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

October 23, 2019

  In 2018, 11.1% of U.S. households were categorized as food insecure, according to the USDA. What is food insecurity? Simply put, food insecurity means inadequate food for healthy, active living. Sufficient nutrition and food intake are fundamental to health and well-being. Nationwide, perc...

U Gamers Organize 24 Hour Gaming Marathon for Primary Children’s

U Gamers Organize 24 Hour Gaming Marathon for Primary Children’s

By Claudia Robles

November 1, 2018

  Local gamers will meet to play video games for 24 hours for a beneficial cause. These local gamers, the DigiWuts, will be gathering Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 to host an annual gaming marathon where they will raise money for Primary Children’s hospital. The challenge is to play...

Ring, Ring! U-Phonathon Crew is Calling

Ring, Ring! U-Phonathon Crew is Calling

By Mary Royal

April 16, 2015

Hidden on the east side of campus is a group of students who spend their time raising money for the numerous scholarships and campaigns across campus. Tucked inside the basement of the Development Office, the U-Phonathon Crew calls U alumni to ask for their financial support. In the 2015 fiscal year, ...

U Keeps Food Bank Tradition Alive

U Keeps Food Bank Tradition Alive

December 1, 2014

  For the last 21 years, the Alumni Association has partnered with the MUSS to put on their annual Food Drive in November. The food drive delivers food to Utah families through monetary and food donations. John Fackler, the director for the Food Drive, said although it is a charity event, the F...

U Sees Increase in Philanthropic Donations

U Sees Increase in Philanthropic Donations

November 17, 2014

  During the recent recession and with recent campaigning by the university, donations to the U have exceeded expectations. And this sense of charity was mimicked by the entire state as well. An analysis from philanthropy.com found that out of the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas, Salt Lake ...

Joining Pac-12 Is One Factor in U’s Funding Increase

November 4, 2014

When the U joined the Pac-12 in 2011, there was anticipation that more funding and money would follow the move. The revenue has increased as expected, particularly from television. The U’s projected revenue from televised Pac-12 football games is expected to climb to $15 million in 2015, according...

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