The Daily Utah Chronicle

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

#SafeU: Students Advocate for Changes in Campus Safety

By Delaney Sheppard

August 29, 2019

  “The loss of Lauren McCluskey and Mackenzie Lueck were tragedies that I believe have permanently changed this campus and our commitment to safety. My thoughts, and the thoughts of our student body, are with their family, friends, and loved ones as they continue to mourn their deaths," said...

‘If You Breathe in Utah, Then You Should Care About Clean Air’

‘If You Breathe in Utah, Then You Should Care About Clean Air’

By Delaney Sheppard

August 20, 2019

  The clean air carbon tax initiative by the name “Clean the Darn Air” might appear on the ballot this upcoming year.   Spearheaded by professional economist Yoram Bauman and co-written by two University of Utah professors and graduate students, the policy focuses on improving the air quality of the ...

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...

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...

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

By Emily Anderson

May 10, 2019

  Statewide, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comprise 61.55% — nearly two-thirds — of the state population, according to a December 2018 article published by The Salt Lake Tribune. Although the University of Utah is the state’s flagship institution, its demographics lo...

U Hosts ‘Truth in Tuition’ Event, Addresses Proposed Tuition Increase

U Hosts ‘Truth in Tuition’ Event, Addresses Proposed Tuition Increase

By Nicholas Rush

March 20, 2019

  The 2019 Truth in Tuition event held in the Gould Auditorium of the Marriott Library was geared towards illuminating the different ways that the University of Utah is addressing the proposed tuition hike of 3.2 percent, which may start this summer semester, according to Vice President of budget ana...

What to Expect From the Upcoming State of ASUU Address

What to Expect From the Upcoming State of ASUU Address

By Miacel Spotted Elk

March 19, 2019

  ASUU’s 2018-19 Student Body President Connor Morgan will deliver the State of ASUU address this Thursday, March 21 in the Union Ballroom from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be conducted as a town hall and will kick off with Morgan providing a summary of his administration's accomplish...

U Engineers Start Study on Better High-Voltage Electronics

U Engineers Start Study on Better High-Voltage Electronics

By Aila Amer

December 24, 2018

  Electricity is energy. When it is turned into heat, however, energy is lost. We do not see or realize it, but inside of power systems, electronic plates convert electricity into energy, heat and other forms of power. So much energy is lost in the form of heat that not a lot of power is generated...

U Faculty Member Receives Qatar Malone Fellowship

U Faculty Member Receives Qatar Malone Fellowship

By Mandi Johansen

December 4, 2018

  April Sanders-Aboulila, an academic advisor in the psychology department at the University of Utah, was awarded a fellowship to spend several days in Qatar to learn about its culture, its government priorities, its economic policies and its relations in world affairs. The opportunity arose throug...

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