The Daily Utah Chronicle

Surviving Student Loans and Paying for School

Surviving Student Loans and Paying for School

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

December 5, 2019

  Over 44 million American citizens have outstanding student loan debt, totaling at over $1.5 trillion. A 2018 study of adults with student loan debt found many were struggling financially. For those unable to front rising post-secondary education fees out of pocket, federal student loans are a much-needed help. But if not controlled, student loan...

Gender Gaps and STEM Students at the U

Gender Gaps and STEM Students at the U

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

November 14, 2019

  Women in STEM Fields Nationwide, women represent only 25% of the STEM workforce. In Utah, completion rates for STEM degrees are even lower than the national average. Although some Utah women report feeling unwelcome in male-dominated workplace cultures, STEM degrees in Utah are valuable. F...

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

Edwards: Every U Student Should Consider a Legislative Internship

August 29, 2019

Late next January, the Utah State Legislature will convene to begin the 2020 General Session. Seventy-five state representatives and 29 state senators will meet together to propose, debate and pass hundreds of laws during the 45-day session. Throughout the session, the Capitol building will be visited...

Barron: Barbie #LooksLikeAnEngineer

Barron: Barbie #LooksLikeAnEngineer

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

April 23, 2019

  “And why should we believe Engineering Barbie?” He spit the words across the table as I concluded my presentation, recommending to me the use of a more expensive metal to manufacture a critical component in my product design. His remark solicited snickers from the room. Members of my te...

A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

April 22, 2019

  “About 30% of honors students complete the Honors Bachelor Degree, the highest degree an undergraduate can earn at the University of Utah,” said Dean of the Honors College, Sylvia Torti. “This year, 175 students are scheduled to complete the degree and they will represent about 45 di...

U Student Hillary Whitaker is on a Mission to Make Every Little Girl a Rocket Ship Dress

U Student Hillary Whitaker is on a Mission to Make Every Little Girl a Rocket Ship Dress

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

March 4, 2019

  Located here on the University of Utah campus, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and its studios are a “nationally ranked hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Utah.” Lassonde is a place where U entrepreneurs can work towards their goals and build their new...

The U is Gearing Up to Open Loan Forgiveness Program for Tech Students

The U is Gearing Up to Open Loan Forgiveness Program for Tech Students

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

February 1, 2019

  If you’re a student with plans to live and work in Utah's growing tech industry, your student loan debt could be forgiven. The Utah System of Higher Education is rolling out a forgiveness program for students who promise to stay and work in Utah’s technology sector. For the U, this means ...

Richards: The Inherent Value of Humanities

Richards: The Inherent Value of Humanities

By Connor Richards

October 18, 2017

When deciding a major, one of the first things students ask themselves is how what they choose will come across to others. At least, this was one of the first things I asked myself. For students like me, the opinions of others towards a prospective field are as, or more important than the student’s ...

U Student Honored With Esteemed STEM Research Fellowship

U Student Honored With Esteemed STEM Research Fellowship

By Mackenzie McDermott

April 4, 2017

The highly prestigious Fannie and John Hertz Foundation awarded University of Utah’s Ethan Lake a fellowship grant of $250,000 for up to five years of physics research. The Hertz Foundation weeded through 721 applicants this year to find the best and brightest in applied physical, biological and...

High School Students Get Psyched About Science

High School Students Get Psyched About Science

November 18, 2014

  The normal quiet of the U on a Saturday morning was disturbed by hundreds of excited high school students in lecture halls and the Union as they attended the U’s annual Science Day. Teachers, parents, and 520 students traveled from as far away as Cheyenne and as close as East High School t...

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