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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...

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...

He Survived Conversion Therapy. Now, He Wants To Make Sure No One Else Has To

By Christina Giardinelli

April 5, 2019

  University of Utah student Nathan Dalley grew up a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orem, Utah. He knew that he was not like most of his peers from a young age, however. “I knew I was different pretty early on, probably when I was about five years old,” he sai...

Elizabeth Warner Named as New Dean of S.J. Quinney College of Law

Elizabeth Kronk Warner, the next dean of the S.J. Quinney Law College of Law (Courtesy of Melinda Rogers)

By Amy Loret and Katelyn Collett

April 3, 2019

  Elizabeth Kronk Warner will be the next dean of the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law. Warner will be the first ever female dean in the law school's 106-year history. Warner was announced as the new dean by the U’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed. She...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Campus Initiatives To Look Forward To

Nene Maruta and Marissa Castillo, students at the U serving as Peer Health Educators for the U's Center for Student Wellness and members of the Violence Prevention Team planning events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which is the month of April. (Courtesy of Marissa Castillo )

By Amy Loret

March 30, 2019

  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and University of Utah students can plan to engage with SAAM in several different ways thanks to initiatives planned by the U's SAAM Committee. Further information and a full list of events during SAAM is posted on the Center for Student Wellness...

Sexual Assault Reported On U Campus

University of Utah Police cars | Chronicle archives.

By Amy Loret

March 26, 2019

  Content Warning: This article deals with sexual assault and campus safety. A list of campus resources is provided at the bottom. University of Utah police are investigating a sexual assault that reportedly occurred on the U’s campus. In the victim’s report, a woman described being se...

Community Members Show Support for Christchurch with Friday Prayer at the U

The Muslim Student Association held a Friday prayer in the ballroom of the student union to honor victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Mandi Johansen

March 24, 2019

  The Muslim Student Association at the University of Utah hosted a Friday Prayer for Christchurch in the Union Ballroom. Following the tragic events in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, the Muslim community has been affected across the globe. In order to stand in solidarity with the victims...

Student Veterans at Utah Invite Community Members Out to ‘Sweat for a Vet 5K’ Fundraiser

By Mandi Johansen

March 21, 2019

  The Student Veterans at Utah (SVU) is holding the second annual 5K run fundraiser at the University of Utah on Saturday, March 23. According to the “Sweat for a Vet 5K” event page, “the Student Veterans at the U are celebrating the sacrifice that all Vets have made for our country.” SVU is a club at the U that provides veterans with re...

U Student Startups Making a Difference in Utah

First floor of Lassonde Studios in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

(Photo by Curtis Lin/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Mandi Johansen

March 17, 2019

  The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has helped many students launch startup companies that have been innovative in their respective fields. The Lassonde Studios building launched in 2016 and has many resources available to students. The Institute provides residential living on campus and space...

Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Speaks on Equality at the U

The Honorable Christine M. Durham (Photo credit: Julia Ritchey, KUER 90.1 FM)

By Katelyn Collett

March 12, 2019

  Christine M. Durham, the first female appointed to the Utah Supreme Court, spoke at the sixth annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Archive hosted at the U's Marriott Library on March 7. Before her talk, Durham told The Daily Utah Chronicle that she agreed to speak at the event because...

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