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Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

September 10, 2019

Many people think of the Great Salt Lake as shallow, smelly and somewhat useless body of water. With lackluster opportunities for fishing or boating — although some open water enthusiasts enjoy challenging swims within it - the lake seems more a source of endless brine flies and shrimp than anything els...

Barron: The Utah Inland Port Authority is Not Sexy, but It is Serious

Barron: The Utah Inland Port Authority is Not Sexy, but It is Serious

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

July 24, 2019

In 1974, the Utah State Legislature passed S.B. 25, authorizing the establishment of port authorities — special districts to facilitate commerce — in any municipality. This was done with the hopes of growing and diversifying the state’s economy. More than 40 years later, during the final evenin...

Great Salt Lake and Vicinity Redefines Museum Art

Great Salt Lake and Vicinity Redefines Museum Art

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

June 24, 2019

  Anyone who has ever stepped inside the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) on campus can agree that the cavernous G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall is an odd place for a museum. When you consider the various works and exhibits the rest of the area hosts, it’s shocking to see the large, rather empty ...

New Minor Focuses on Ecology

New Minor Focuses on Ecology

September 24, 2014

  A brand new minor gives honor students a chance to travel the United States and the globe. The ecology & legacy minor is being offered through the Honors College. Jill Stephenson, academic program manager for the Honors College, said the new minor was specifically designed to help students c...

‘Spiral Jetty’ reflects vision of Robert Smithson

‘Spiral Jetty’ reflects vision of Robert Smithson

March 19, 2014

Contemporary artist Robert Smithson was obsessed with the reflection of people, places and objects. In the film “Spiral Jetty,” the creative-thinker used the camera to replicate pictures of the Great Salt Lake. In “Leaning Mirror,” he reproduced images with sand and glass. By converging the ma...

UMFA exhibit explores the Great Salt Lake

UMFA exhibit explores the Great Salt Lake

December 11, 2013

The mystery that is the Great Salt Lake overwhelms artists with inspiration. From pioneer painters to contemporary filmmakers, the inland sea is a muse that invokes pure artistry. Often ignored by Salt Lake City locals, the body of salt water once perplexed and mystified travelers from the east — travelers such...

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