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TEDxSaltLakeCity in Review

(Courtesy TEDx Salt Lake City)

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

September 26, 2019

  For the past several years Salt Lake City has hosted its very own TEDx event, TEDxSaltLakeCity. This year's TEDxSaltLakeCity the University of Utah hosted the seventh annual event at Kingsbury Hall on Sept. 21, 2019.   Intro The day began with a moment of silence in honor of the ...

The University of Utah’s OBGYN Clinic Explains Premarital Exams

(Courtesy of University of Utah Health Public Relations Office)

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

September 24, 2019

On Sept. 9, 2019, Dr. Jen Gunter posted an article to her website which brought to light an exam colloquially known as a “Premarital Exam”. The article included screenshots from the U's gynecology webpage, which encouraged patients to "get ready for your wedding night with a premarital exam."...

The U Accepts a Potentially Larger Freshman Class

A group of University of Utah students study together at the University of Utah Marriott Library in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

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

Jennifer Mayer-Glenn , the new Director of Neighborhood Partners.

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

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

Cap and Gown with '18 School of Humanities tassle in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

(Photo by Adam Fondren | Daily Utah Chronicle)

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...

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

University of Utah 2019 commencement speaker, Rev. France A. Davis (source https://calvaryslc.com/about/our-pastor/)

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

(Courtesy of the University of Utah Theatre Department)

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

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

From left to right: Fatoumata Barrow, Maxwell Ayeliya, Christian Appiah-Knudsen, Madelaine Lamah, Naomi Baende at ASA African Night on Saturday, April 13, 2019 (Courtesy of Madelaine Lamah)

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

HIP Talks winners pose in the Hinckley Forum room from left to right: runners-up Avery Druton, Miranda Stewart, Zac Ray, audience favorite Isha Shadale, runner-up Bryce Wilson, and grand-prize winner Rachel Carlson. (Courtesy of the Hinckley Institute)

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...

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...