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University of Utah Begins Offering Income Share Agreements for 18 Majors

University of Utah Begins Offering Income Share Agreements for 18 Majors

By Jacqueline Mumford

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

Policy Change Provides Paid Parental Leave for University Staff

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

U Proposes 3.8 Percent Tuition Hike

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

‘Unknowns’ Have Highest Graduation Rate

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

U Offers Incentives to Drop Back In

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

U’s Retention Rate Above National Average

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

Living Life After Dropping Out

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...

Stress Can Depress

Stress Can Depress

September 25, 2014

  College students are often overwhelmed by work or major life decisions, but that feeling can turn into something more serious. Depression is one of the top mental health conditions in the United States, according to the National Institute of Health, and it is an issue many college students curren...

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