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Chavez: It’s Okay to Take Over Four Years to Graduate

Chavez: It’s Okay to Take Over Four Years to Graduate

By Paij Chavez

June 19, 2019

  The stereotypical college career lasts four years, but many Americans are taking an increasingly different timeline. According to a 2017 article in the New York Times, only 41 percent of students graduate in four years. Numerous factors contribute to that statistic. Preventative tips and tricks are often given to incoming coll...

Graduating In Style: The History Behind Graduation Regalia

Graduating In Style: The History Behind Graduation Regalia

By Alaikia Marielle

April 26, 2019

  Graduation is around the corner, filling eager graduates with an overwhelming mix of excitement and nerves. Whether you yourself are graduating this May or just attending as a supportive guest, you’re sure to notice the wide range of colors and tassels hanging from graduates and faculty. Ev...

Goodbye, Daily Utah Chronicle. Yes, Yes, We Promise We’ll Call.

Goodbye, Daily Utah Chronicle. Yes, Yes, We Promise We’ll Call.

By Madge Slack, Emily Anderson, Greyson Harness, Christina Giardinelli, Zach Janis, Kristiane Sonnenberg, Andrea Alvarado, Aiden Keenan, Amy Loret, Katelyn Collett, Mandi Johansen, Alli Milne, and Ashlyn Cassity

April 25, 2019

Emily Anderson: Editor-in-Chief Every Sonic Youth song longer than five minutes (most of them). Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Training for a marathon — or, even, a half marathon. That was a list of things I’ve started and never finished. I feel like I’m ending my tenure as edit...

Kindness and a Love of Learning: Meet the 2019 Commencement Speakers

Kindness and a Love of Learning: Meet the 2019 Commencement Speakers

By Amy Loret

April 23, 2019

  May 2019 Commencement Attendees at the University of Utah’s 150th commencement ceremony can look forward to hearing speeches from two incredible individuals: Reverend France A. Davis and student speaker T. Alisa Cloward. The commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m...

New Financing Program Aims to Help U Students Finish Degrees

New Financing Program Aims to Help U Students Finish Degrees

By Amy Loret

January 27, 2019

  On Jan. 23, the University of Utah announced the launch of Invest in U, a pilot program designed to do exactly what it sounds like. While University of Utah boasts a lower average debt at graduation than any other higher education institution in Utah, by no means is college as affordable as it ...

Sonnenberg: Finding a Job With My English Major

Sonnenberg: Finding a Job With My English Major

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

January 18, 2019

  You know you’re in trouble when the subject line of an email from your academic advisor reads “Worried About Finding a Job with your English Major?” My gut reaction is that yes, I am worried that I will fulfill the stereotype of an unemployed millennial humanities student living in he...

Contemplating Graduation: Farewell to the University of Utah

Contemplating Graduation: Farewell to the University of Utah

By Adelina Whitten

January 16, 2019

  This piece was written by Adelina Whitten who graduated in Dec. of 2018. Here are a few of her thoughts prior to walking. The Arts Desk misses her and we wish her the best of luck as she enters the real world. — Madge Slack, Arts Editor Thousands of students graduate from Utah colleges ...

Sayonara College

Sayonara College

April 28, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] (Photo Credit: galleryhip.com)   We devoted a blog to what we'll miss as we walk through graduation and start to move on with our lives. But now we want to share with you what we're never going to miss. And to be frank, whether you're graduating or if you have 7 years left, the...

The Rise of the Super Senior

The Rise of the Super Senior

April 26, 2015

College used to be the best four years of your life. Now it’s just a lukewarm five-, six- or seven-year trudge towards a degree. Being a super senior is a growing trend nationwide. According to a statement published by the National Center for Educational Statistics in May 2014, “59 percent of f...

U Alumni Receive Honorary Degrees

U Alumni Receive Honorary Degrees

By Mary Royal

April 23, 2015

Three U alumni will be given an honorary degree at this year’s graduation commencement to recognize the achievements they made in their respective fields. “We had an impressive pool of candidates ... and we are proud to present them with the institution’s highest honor,” Julie Barrett, th...

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