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Barron: Students Need Academic Protection for Jury Service

Barron: Students Need Academic Protection for Jury Service

By Morgan Barron

June 4, 2019

  As I listened intently to the pre-recorded message, I kept muttering, “21, 21, 21,” like a strung out gambler at a Vegas blackjack table. But instead of counting cards, I was counting jurors. If the Third District Court Clerk selected 21 jurors tonight instead of 40 — as she had for the p...

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...

Petersen: Voting Matters, But the Younger Generation Needs to Do More.

Petersen: Voting Matters, But the Younger Generation Needs to Do More.

By Josh Petersen

February 23, 2019

  Based on stereotype alone, twenty-somethings are far more interested in tweeting about safe spaces than actually doing the hard work of inspiring political change. Though this idea is grossly oversimplified, there is, unfortunately, a kernel of truth to this characterization. Many millennials...

From the Court to the Community: Leaders in Athletics and Service

From the Court to the Community: Leaders in Athletics and Service

By Leilani Gastelum

February 12, 2019

  When Title IX was announced in 1972, everything changed for women in sports. Women were finally allowed to be treated as equals to men in both athletics and their educational career. The exact law signed by President Richard Nixon said, “No person in the United States shall, on the bas...

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...

Bennion Center Honors Community Engaged Faculty

Bennion Center Honors Community Engaged Faculty

By Katelyn Collett

January 17, 2019

  On Jan. 16, the Bennion Center, joined by President Ruth Watkins, unveiled a new digital display honoring community-engaged faculty. The selected university faculty members are passionate about ensuring community engagement in their teaching, research and scholarship. It was a simple ceremony but on...

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 ...

Barney: Grateful For My Time Served

Barney: Grateful For My Time Served

By Autumn Barney

September 11, 2017

I’ve written a few articles about the military. People always ask me why I joined. I wish I could say I did it because I wanted to serve my country or for school benefits or for any specific reason. But the truth is, I joined right out of high school to run away. I don’t know if at 18 years old...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be Celebrated Through Week of Art, Service.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be Celebrated Through Week of Art, Service.

January 13, 2017

This Monday Jan. 14,  the U will host MLK Week, a celebration of the struggles and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. The remembrance week, which was organized by the Office for Equity and Diversity, will take place over a span of eight days and will consist of ...

U Volunteer Work Leaves Kids Smiling

U Volunteer Work Leaves Kids Smiling

By Kylee Ehmann

March 1, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Volunteer organizations tend to leave people grinning, but few more literally than Sealants for Smiles. MOST READ STORY: MEXICAN AMBASSADOR TO SPEAK AT THE U Throughout March, Sealants for Smiles is celebrating its 100,000th sealant application since 2007. Sealants are plasti...

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