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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

National flags in A. Ray Olpin Union building on the campus of University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 28th, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The United States Disregards Foreign Education

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer March 2, 2022

  With 40 million people born in a different country, the United States has more immigrants than anywhere else in the world. And two million of those people who earned degrees from foreign universities...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Do More for Workers With Disabilities

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer January 26, 2022

  In 2020, 17.9% of people with disabilities were employed, compared to 61.8% of people without disabilities. People with disabilities are more likely to be employed part time or to be self-employed...

(Graphic by Storey McDonald | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Employed While Enrolled: U Students Seek Jobs for Necessity and Opportunity

By Stephanie Hong, News Writer January 25, 2022

  In 2018, 43% of all full-time undergraduate students and 81% of part-time students worked a job while pursuing their degrees, according to the U.S. Department of Education. For Chloe...

(Graphic by Piper Armstrong | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

University System of Georgia Threatens Tenure, Leaves Academia Uncertain

By Nathan Levinzon, News Writer December 16, 2021

  Tenure safeguards academic freedom and provides the conditions for faculty to pursue research and innovation, free from corporate or political pressure. Recently, however, tenure has become the...

The Park Building at the top of Presidents Circle, where the U administration works. (Chronicle archives)

Reese & Shadley: The University of Utah is Not a Democracy, but It Can Be

By Isaac Reese and Will Shadley April 30, 2021

  In 2021, undemocratic systems of government are almost universally viewed as indefensible. Democratic elections are popular across the world, with 78% of people from 38 countries supporting some...

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Reese: Labor Unions and Environmentalists Should Work in Solidarity

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer April 5, 2021

  Organized labor and environmentalists are widely viewed as being at odds with each other. The Dakota Access Pipeline is a good example of their recent conflict, where two major unions endorsed...

Alexander: Stop Doing the Bare Minimum at Restaurants

Alexander: Stop Doing the Bare Minimum at Restaurants

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer December 6, 2020

  No one has escaped the wrath of 2020. But small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have had to reinvent their entire day-to-day operations to stay open amid the pandemic. Many...

Silvia Ocampo prepares drive through orders at Del Taco on 800 E and 400 S in Salt Lake City on Nov. 14, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Reese: It’s Time for a $15 Minimum Wage

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer November 19, 2020

  The Trump administration has allowed at least six million Americans to fall into poverty during the economic recession prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect...

(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Reese: Vote for Pro-Labor Candidates this Fall

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer November 2, 2020

  Utah, a right-to-work state, isn’t known for having a strong labor union presence despite having a long history with the labor movement. In the early 1900s, Murray elected socialist candidates...

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Poma: Trump’s COVID-19 Immigration Policies Are Self-Serving at Best

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor June 14, 2020

  In March, Trump announced that he would close Canadian and Mexican borders until Easter – or at least until the pandemic subsides. In May, Trump announced that he would be extending the border...