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Gholami: Higher Education Still Has Much to Do in Addressing Racism

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By Samira Gholami, Opinion Writer

June 21, 2020

  Universities are typically thought of as bastions of progressive enlightenment where thinkers come together to make society better. Many people wouldn’t think that racist and bigoted rhetoric could originate from the ivory towers of academia, but I encountered many such topics in my time...

The AAU Brings Greater Value to a U Degree

Park Building (Courtesy Marriot Library Archive)

By Joseph Moss, News Writer

December 4, 2019

  As of Nov. 6, 2019, the University of Utah has joined the Association of American Universities. The AAU was founded in 1900, and has 65 members split between public and private institutions. "They are, by most measures, the most academically elite universities in the U.S. So, on the privat...

University of Utah Begins Offering Income Share Agreements for 18 Majors

Students, faculty and administrators gather to discuss recent increases in tuition at the Gould Auditorium on March 13, 2018.

By Jacqueline Mumford, Digital Managing Editor

April 16, 2019

  The University of Utah is offering students a new way to pay for school. Beginning this semester, the U is participating in a pilot program that provides income share agreements to students. ISAs are contracts between students and universities that allow the school to “invest” in ind...

Policy Change Provides Paid Parental Leave for University Staff

Jeff Herring, chief human resources officer for the University of Utah. Courtesy of Jeff Herring.

By Shaelyn Barber

October 25, 2018

  As of Jan. 1, 2019, all full time benefited staff members at the University of Utah will be able to take 12 weeks of parental leave, six of which they will be paid 50 percent of their regular salary. The paid six weeks can be used by staff intermittently and at any time within the first year aft...

Barber: The U’s Night Bus System Poses Danger to Students

Barber: The U's Night Bus System Poses Danger to Students

By Shaelyn Barber

October 30, 2017

I think it’s a pretty widely accepted fact that the shuttle system at the University of Utah is not ideal. Between inconsistent schedules and inconvenient times, the buses are somewhat of a struggle for students on their way to and from class. Somehow you’re either 20 minutes early for class or f...

U Proposes 3.8 Percent Tuition Hike

(Vice President of Academic Affairs Ruth Watkins presents a plan for a 3.8 percent increase to tuition at the Marriott Library. Photo by Chris Ayers)

March 11, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In 1990, it cost $1,884 for undergrads to attend the U. Now, those same credit hours cost $7,876. TOP STORY: "I HATE HAMLET" BRINGS HUMOR TO CLASSIC TALE According to a public hearing held in the Marriott Library last Tuesday, the cost will continue to increase. Ruth Watkins,...

‘Unknowns’ Have Highest Graduation Rate

(Daily Utah Chronicle File Photo)

December 3, 2014

  While most college students who drop out are freshmen and sophomores, a number of juniors and seniors also leave before completing their degrees. Fifty-nine percent of college students in the United States graduate within six years, according to 2012 data from the National Center of Education Statistics. ...

U Offers Incentives to Drop Back In

(Photo by Chris Samuels)

December 3, 2014

  While some students drop out of college, others are dropping back in. Some students who have left the U are finding the desire and motivation to return and complete their degree after spending some valuable time away from the classroom. Mary Parker, the associate vice president of the Office of Budget and Institution...

U’s Retention Rate Above National Average

(Daily Utah Chronicle File Photo)

December 3, 2014

  For Nathalia Padua, a freshman in nursing, dropping out of college after her first year was never an option. “If I wasn’t in college right now,” she said, “I don’t know, I’d probably just be working a dead-end job.” Padua, like many students, was encouraged by her parents to continue pursu...

Living Life After Dropping Out

(Graphic by Grey Leman)

December 3, 2014

  Every year, high school seniors enter college as eager freshmen. For some, however, that eagerness does not last. Nearly half of undergraduate students drop out of college, according to a Harvard study. Charles Duffy, 23, used to attend the U but said he eventually dropped out because he was going...

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