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What to Do When Your Professor Goes AWOL

What to Do When Your Professor Goes AWOL

By Haley Oliphant, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast.   When University of Utah student Schyler Fox took an online History 1500 course last spring, it started like any other. Several weeks into the semester, however, her professor seemed to disappear. “At the beginning of the semester, the teacher was really good,” Fox said. “The modules would be opened up in a timely manner for us ...

As UUPS Seeks Accreditation, Students Consider the Value of the Safety Recommendations

As UUPS Seeks Accreditation, Students Consider the Value of the Safety Recommendations

By Joseph A. Moss

September 22, 2019

After the murder of Lauren McCluskey ignited intense debates about campus safety, the University of Utah has taken several steps to find solutions. The U published a list of 3o recommendations made by a team of independent reviewers with a focus on campus safety. The team suggested the U review the policies...

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

June 24, 2019

  Although Utah is a deep red state well-known for its conservative voting record, it is now expected to have a larger voice in the nomination of future presidential candidates. Thanks to S.B. 242 - Presidential Primary Amendments, a primary election will now be held in Utah on March 3, 2020, or Super T...

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, Opinion Editor

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...

The U Bids On Hosting a 2020 Presidential and VP Debate

The U Bids On Hosting a 2020 Presidential and VP Debate

By Nicholas Rush

March 28, 2019

  Imagine President Donald Trump’s voice bellowing throughout the Huntsman Center, bulky cameras and “we are live” red lights abound. That could very well be the case if the University of Utah wins the bid to host one of four Presidential and Vice Presidential debates in 2020. The U, in t...

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

Alvarado: The Anti-Vaxx Movement Puts Us in the Middle Ages

By Andrea Alvarado

March 9, 2019

  In 1998, Andrew Wakefield published an article, unaware of the serious repercussions his work would have in public health around the world. His study claimed to have found a correlation between autism and the MMR vaccine (which prevents measles, mumps and rubella). Since then, his article has bee...

The Future of Title IX: Have Your Say

The Future of Title IX: Have Your Say

By Amy Loret

January 24, 2019

  “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” These 37 words make up Title IX of the Education Amendments Act, which is currently facing proposed...

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

By Amy Loret

January 17, 2019

  Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes or just appreciate a healthy environment here in Utah, there is a threat to those enjoyments that might not be on your radar. We’re talking about dust. Dr. McKenzie Skiles, assistant professor of geography at the University of Utah, is the lead author of...

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