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Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

By Katelyn Collett

May 22, 2019

    No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. University of Utah officials recently changed students' role in decisions about retention, promotion and tenure of faculty members at the U. This comes in response to a report that found students may have implicit bias against minorities and women in the process.   Student Input in RPT Policy The University of Utah uses the Retention, Promotion and...

Scott: Students Must Neutralize Bias and Remain Involved with Tenure Evaluations

Scott: Students Must Neutralize Bias and Remain Involved with Tenure Evaluations

By Elise Scott

May 22, 2019

  At the University of Utah, faculty members who are pursuing tenure have their performance evaluated through the Retention, Performance and Tenure (RPT) process. These regular reviews allow them to rise in rank, progress along their career path and build support for their academic pursuits. Ma...

Grand Theatre’s ‘West Side Story’ Feels Tired but True

Grand Theatre’s ‘West Side Story’ Feels Tired but True

By Alison Myers

May 19, 2019

  As iconic as Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is for its star-crossed-lover syndrome, what makes it so iconic is that it's a commentary on prejudice. This commentary has been replicated throughout the ages and the effort resulted in “West Side Story,” which is basically the equivalent...

The U’s Musical Theatre Program Goes Wild with Wildhorn

The U’s Musical Theatre Program Goes Wild with Wildhorn

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

April 21, 2019

  For one weekend only, the University of Utah Musical Theatre Program seniors presented “A Dangerous Game: An Evening of Frank Wildhorn.” This production features a compilation of songs from 11 of Frank Wildhorn’s musicals. Laurie Langdon choreographed and directed the performance. L...

“Once” Has an Engaging But Flawed Transition From Screen to Stage

“Once” Has an Engaging But Flawed Transition From Screen to Stage

By Alison Myers

February 18, 2019

  Scenario: You live in Dublin, being a washed up vacuum repairman by day, a street performer by night, living with your dad and alienated from hope and love. But really, it’s okay, because the Czech girl you’ve fallen (and sung) for is going to set you up with your ex-girlfriend. Welcome...

‘Swan Lake:’ Ballet West Steps Out of the Wings

‘Swan Lake:’ Ballet West Steps Out of the Wings

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

February 9, 2019

  Ballet West kicks off 2019 with what might just be the most world-renowned classical ballet: “Swan Lake.” Artistic Director Adam Sklute’s rendition, which he originally set in 2010, features four separate casts to perform on various dates throughout this month. Between the spectacular theatri...

“Dear Love is Bought with the Loss of Dear Love”: U Theatre Presents “The Two Noble Kinsmen”

“Dear Love is Bought with the Loss of Dear Love”: U Theatre Presents “The Two Noble Kinsmen”

By Cate Heiner

April 12, 2017

In an explosive finale to their season, the Department of Theatre brings war and love center stage in “The Two Noble Kinsmen.” Their story opens with a celebration and a tragedy, as three queens plead for King Theseus to avenge their husbands’ deaths. The audience then meets young Palamon and...

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