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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...

Sonnenberg: Service Serves You, Too

Sonnenberg: Service Serves You, Too

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

February 24, 2019

  I have dozens of excuses for why I don’t volunteer more often. There’s always more homework to do, cover letters to write and Saturday mornings to be filled with sleep. I tell myself that service requires a pure sense of altruism and a willingness to sacrifice a lot of time and effort, neith...

Hundreds Volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Hundreds Volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

By Amy Loret

January 30, 2019

  To honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and to kick-off MLK Week at the University of Utah, over 250 student volunteers spent the morning of Saturday, Jan. 19 working on 12 different service projects throughout the Greater Salt Lake community. This year marks the fifth year of the Bennion...

Join U Students at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Join U Students at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

By Amy Loret

January 13, 2019

  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’” These famous words by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are being taken to heart by the University of Utah Bennion Center through the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 19. The ...

Patience: History Needs a Rewrite

Patience: History Needs a Rewrite

By Alisa Patience

February 16, 2018

Though the acknowledgment of other races’ importance throughout history should be a regular, year-round concept, it unfortunately is not. So this February is once again a time dedicated to important black figures in American history. With this month comes arguments rooted in what’s supposed to...

Princeton Speaker Addresses Racial Inequality for MLK Week

Princeton Speaker Addresses Racial Inequality for MLK Week

January 22, 2015

  On Thursday, the U will host Imani Perry, a professor from the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, to give a keynote address on Martin Luther King Jr. The speech will take place at the end of the U’s MLK Week celebration. Perry’s talk, titled “Do Black Lives Matt...

“Selma” doesn’t shy away from brutality in historical representation

January 21, 2015

In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of an estimated 3,200 black and white American citizens on a historical march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., in protest of the restrictions on black American voters. Director Ava DuVernay takes this memorable story to the big screen in the first...

Students March to Honor MLK

Students March to Honor MLK

By Mary Royal

January 20, 2015

  Starting at East High School, a group of U students and members of the Salt Lake community marched 1.3 miles to Kingsbury Hall in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Kathleen Christy, Salt Lake City School District assistant superintendent and committee member for the MLK Jr. Day celebrations, ...

MLK Service Day Highlights Legacy and Volunteering

MLK Service Day Highlights Legacy and Volunteering

By Mary Royal

January 20, 2015

  More than 100 students spent their Saturday volunteering this weekend. The service event they participated in, hosted by the Bennion Center, kicked off the U’s week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. The project has been ongoing for a few years and marks the beginning of the second half o...

OUR_Ep.50_ Trayvon Martian

OUR_Ep.50_ Trayvon Martian

January 16, 2014

On this episode of 'OUR,' we introduce our new co-host Dakotah. We also discuss journalism at the U and Trayvon Martian's mother coming to the U. Thank you and we appreciate U....

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