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University of Utah President Dr. Ruth Watkins to Step Down and Will Lead Strada Impact
University of Utah President Dr. Ruth Watkins – the school’s first female president – is stepping down at the end of April, she announced Tuesday, ending her tumultuous three-year tenure, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. She will next lead education nonprofit Strada Impact, where her work will center on increasing student degree completion. “I believe […]
January 13, 2021
Parents of Murdered University of Utah Student Reaches $13.5 Million Settlement with University
The parents of University of Utah track athlete Lauren McCluskey – killed by her ex-boyfriend on campus two years ago – reached a $13.5 million settlement Thursday with the school. The university admitted to improper handling of McCluskey’s case, the Associated Press reported. McCluskey’s parents and Utah President Dr. Ruth Watkins announced the settlement at […]
October 23, 2020
U of Utah Residence Advisers Threaten to Strike If They Don’t Receive More COVID-19 Support
Resident advisers (RAs) at the University of Utah say they will go on strike if the school doesn’t supply more sanitation supplies as well as information regarding whether a student in their dorm tests positive for COVID-19, reports The Salt Lake Tribune. Their safety concerns intensified this past weekend after the RAs finished moving hundreds […]
August 26, 2020
University of Utah Announced $2.5M Scholarship Program
To increase the number of students completing their degrees within four years, the University of Utah has announced a $2.5 million scholarship program. Students are automatically considered for the scholarship when they apply to the university. In order to be eligible, students must have at least a 3.2 GPA, be a Utah resident, start school […]
November 8, 2019
Pacific Islander Studies to Expand at University of Utah
A $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is accelerating the work of faculty, staff and students at the University of Utah who are committed to making the institution a national leader in Pacific Islander (PI) Studies and a collaborative resource for PI communities.
March 18, 2019
Celebrations for First-Gen Students Expand in Year Two
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), in partnership with the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, has announced the second annual First-Generation College Celebration.
October 22, 2018
The Minority Coach Roundup Week 5
This weekend was another exciting one for 13 of the 18 minority head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
October 2, 2018
Women Now Lead Half of Utah’s Public Higher Ed Institutions
Women now lead half of the eight public colleges and universities within the Utah System of Higher Education, a percentage higher than the national average of female presidents of higher ed institutions. This achievement was made in March after it was announced that Microsoft executive Astrid Tuminez was appointed as Utah Valley University’s new president. […]
September 17, 2018
Stephen R. Morgan: A Versatile and Nontraditional Leader
When Stephen R. Morgan steps down as president of Westminster College this summer, he will leave a legacy of being a versatile and nontraditional leader.
July 2, 2018
Study Explores Challenges to Black Graduate Engineering Students
A new study that follows 21 Black men pursuing graduate degrees in engineering explores themes of structural racism, unfair treatment, unwelcoming environments and feelings of isolation.
April 10, 2018
School Gets $15M for New Medical Building
Intermountain Healthcare has donated $15 million to the University of Utah to pay for building a new medical education building. The new building will replace the 52-year-old School of Medicine building on the Salt Lake City campus. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022. University officials say […]
February 21, 2018
Police Arrest Man Sought in Shooting Death of University of Utah Student
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A man sought in a carjacking that took the life of a University of Utah student and the death of a Colorado man was arrested Tuesday after he turned himself in at a Salt Lake City library, police said. Austin Boutain, 24, dodged a manhunt in the rugged foothills near […]
October 31, 2017
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