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Cushman: COVID-19 Illuminates the Inequities Indigenous People Have Faced for Centuries

Michelle Brown, campaign chair of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women organization, speaks at the Womxn’s March at the Utah state capitol on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

August 3, 2020

  The coronavirus outbreak has affected all our lives, but ethnically and racially diverse communities are facing the pandemic’s severest consequences. COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on indigenous populations specifically, in large part due to a lack of resources to combat it. While the pandemic has illuminated the lack of resources available to indigenous communities, it i...

Live Q&A Addresses Student Concerns About Fall 2020 Housing, U Plans 2 Weeks of All Online Classes

A model room of the standard dormitory furniture. The old furniture is in the process of being replaced with newer furniture.

July 28, 2020

  On Monday, July 27, Housing and Residential Education at the University of Utah held a live Q&A session to address concerns from those living on campus in Fall 2020. The Q&A began with some introductions from HRE staff and then continued into a planned presentation to cover some...

Pandemic Pandemonium: Student Leaders at the U Lose Housing Contracts, Fight for Compensation, and then Lose It

(Banner welcoming students living on campus to the University of Utah in Aug. 2014 | Chronicle archives)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

April 18, 2020

The first email student leaders received from Housing and Residential Education told them they could keep their jobs and stay on campus amidst the pandemic. The next five, however, told a very different story. It all started on March 8, 2020, when student leaders at the University of Utah received...

Mismash: Rent Control Is A Short-Term Solution With Good Intentions but Bad Outcomes

Downtown Salt Lake City. Opinion writer Sarah Mishmash says that even with high housing prices in Salt Lake, rent control is a

By Sarah Mismash, Assistant Copy Chief

February 11, 2020

  Utah State Representative Jennifer Dailey-Provost is sponsoring a bill that removes restrictions and allows Utah towns, cities and counties to promote rent controls. Previously, towns, cities and counties could only impose such restrictions with the express permission of the legislature. To...

In Officers Circle, Students Form Unlikely Communities

Officer's Circle houses. Chronicle archives.

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

October 17, 2019

Residing in 19th-century houses adjacent to the Peterson Heritage Center, students living in Officers Circle have a dorm experience unlike any other on campus. These students are grouped into Living Learning Communities and live together based on shared interests, majors, and passions. Students who...

Flood at Sage Point Forces 160 U Students into Temporary Housing

Sage Point Buildings in the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, UT on Monday August 27, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Miacel Spotted Elk and Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 2, 2019

Students have been temporarily moved out of Sage Point’s 812 building on campus at the University of Utah after a boiler room flooded on Monday evening, confirmed University spokesperson Annalisa Purser. According to Lexie Maschoff, assistant director of communications for the U’s Housing and...

Appropriation or Appreciation? Social Justice Advocates Host ‘Utah Fan Am I’

The Block U, an alternative to the drum and feather logo at the U. | Chronicle archive.

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

September 26, 2019

The sixth annual “Utah Fan Am I” event was hosted by the Housing and Residential Office and Social Justice Advocates on Sept. 24 in the Peterson Heritage Center. It kicked off the six-part series put on by the SJAs throughout the school year.  The event focused on educating residents and RAs about the diffe...

Inequality in Residential Meal Plans

(Photo by The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Katelyn Collett

March 25, 2019

  As any student who has stayed at the dorms on campus, you have more than likely experienced having a meal plan offered by the University of Utah. Most of the housing options on campus require a meal plan and there’s also a plan that those who are not residents have the ability to purchase....

Construction on the U’s Newest Dorm Begins

The U's Master Land Use Plan, detailing housing and building plans for the future. Courtesy of HRE.

By Kaylara Benfield

November 9, 2018

  Back in 2008, the University of Utah released its campus master plans for the future.   The primary goal of the plan, in respect to student housing, is to create developments of single-student apartments at key locations on campus. The South Campus Village, the site near where the modern-da...

Lassonde Looking for Student Housing Applications

(Photo by Dane Goodwin)

March 30, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The entrepreneur program at the U may be young, but a new housing studio might bring nationwide recognition. FEATURE STORY: UTAH RESIDENTS AND U STUDENTS AIR TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS Last week, applications opened for the first 400 spots in the $45 million Lassonde Studios, said...

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