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The U Accepts a Potentially Larger Freshman Class

The U Accepts a Potentially Larger Freshman Class

By Angelyn Ramos

September 4, 2019

  Since the University of Utah joined the Pac-12 conference in 2011, it has been competing with rival schools not only in sports but also academics and undergraduate student population. As of spring 2019, the total student population sat at just over 30,000 students with 23,819 undergraduates. In Fall 2018, 4,256 freshman enrolled at the U. In Fall 20...

The University of Utah Welcomes a New Director of Neighborhood Partners

The University of Utah Welcomes a New Director of Neighborhood Partners

By Angelyn Ramos

June 12, 2019

  On June 7, 2019, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins appointed a new director to the University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) program — Jennifer Mayer-Glenn. Mayer-Glenn received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the U and later received her master’s degree in education from Westmi...

Graduating In Style: The History Behind Graduation Regalia

Graduating In Style: The History Behind Graduation Regalia

By Alaikia Marielle

April 26, 2019

  Graduation is around the corner, filling eager graduates with an overwhelming mix of excitement and nerves. Whether you yourself are graduating this May or just attending as a supportive guest, you’re sure to notice the wide range of colors and tassels hanging from graduates and faculty. Ev...

The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage

The Philosophy of Science Major: A Proposed Marriage

By Nicholas Rush

April 25, 2019

  Science and Philosophy are to be married here at the U in the proposal of a new major called “Philosophy of Science.” The major was first proposed in the Fall of 2018 by Department Chair of Philosophy, Matthew Haber. The Daily Utah Chronicle spoke with Professor Haber about the pending u...

Kindness and a Love of Learning: Meet the 2019 Commencement Speakers

Kindness and a Love of Learning: Meet the 2019 Commencement Speakers

By Amy Loret

April 23, 2019

  May 2019 Commencement Attendees at the University of Utah’s 150th commencement ceremony can look forward to hearing speeches from two incredible individuals: Reverend France A. Davis and student speaker T. Alisa Cloward. The commencement ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m...

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

By Josh Petersen

April 23, 2019

  The University of Utah Theatre Department does not shy away from controversy. In November, the play “Big Love” featured onstage nudity, explicit sexual content and graphic violence. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disavow media with profanity or strong sexual...

U’s African Student Association Hosts African Night

U’s African Student Association Hosts African Night

By Amy Loret

April 16, 2019

  On Saturday, April 13, the African Student Association at the U hosted its biggest event of the year, African Night, at the Crimson View in the Union.  According to Madelaine Lamah, a third-year finance and theatre student and a co-chair of ASA, "ASA is a returning student group for African...

Students Speak About Their Passions in this Year’s HIP Talks

Students Speak About Their Passions in this Year’s HIP Talks

By Mandi Johansen

April 10, 2019

  This year’s HIP Talks final round at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics brought a large turnout of people in support of the speakers. The event was sponsored by the Hinckley Institute along with Associated Students of the University of Utah. Students each prepared a two-minute...

U Law Professor Erika George Promoted to Director of the Tanner Humanities Center

U Law Professor Erika George Promoted to Director of the Tanner Humanities Center

By Nicholas Rush

April 4, 2019

  Erika George, former Interim Director of the Tanner Center for Human Rights, has been appointed to the Director of the Tanner Humanities Center, succeeding Dr. Robert Goldberg, who served for thirteen years as director. Stuart Culver, Dean of the College of Humanities looks forward to the new chapte...

Grief, Faith and Gay: Coping With Loss When Faith and Sexuality Collide

Grief, Faith and Gay: Coping With Loss When Faith and Sexuality Collide

By Amy Loret

April 2, 2019

  When faith and sexuality collide, stories involving personal feelings of grief and loss experienced by those in Utah and the University of Utah's LGBTQ+ community are common. "Grief, Faith, and Gay: Coping with Loss when Faith and Sexuality Collide" was hosted by the U's College of Social Work...

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