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The University of Utah spent nearly a quarter-million dollars more than the Legislature had appropriated for the research institution to support and expand SafeUT, an app in which students can anonymously chat with crisis counselors.
It’s more expensive to recycle an empty Pepsi bottle than it is to throw it in the trash. And Weber School District in northern Utah can no longer afford it.
Logan • The president of Utah State University will see a salary increase next year.
Chapel Hill, N.C. • The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has revised a textbook for a required fitness course that called cancer “a disease of choice” and included a theory asserting Holocaust victims failed to tap into their inner strength.
Brigham Young University biblical scholar Eric D. Huntsman always asks his students what Jesus’ disciples meant when they called some of the Master’s words “hard sayings.”
Last month, a faculty review board at Dixie State University rejected the midsemester firing of music teacher Ken Peterson, saying there was insufficient evidence to support the school’s decision.
A team of Navajo high school students from a remote town in southern Utah is building a robot to represent North America in an international robotics competition.
Orem • Utah Valley University’s first female president will start on Sept. 16, with an annual salary of just under $300,000.
When a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho reported being sexually assaulted in July, she thought she could not be punished under the Mormon school’s Honor Code.
Around the nation, legislators and policymakers are wrestling with whether, and how, to restrict the use of 3D printers to manufacture a mostly-plastic firearm.
Logan • Utah State University’s sexual assault prevention office has started a Tinder profile aimed at reaching students on the dating app.
They wanted to talk about their experiences, how to tackle anti-LGBT bullying and how to prevent suicides. They wanted to create a safe space to express themselves.
The University of Utah has cut ties with Papa John’s Pizza after the company’s founder came under fire last month for using the n-word in a conference call.
For the first time in its 100-year history, the largest teachers’ union in the state will not hold an annual fall convention.
Provo • Latino students make up the largest ethnic minority group in Utah, but teachers and administrators of the same group are rare, making up just 2.5 percent of educators compared to 17 percent of the state’s student body.
Since 2016, Utah law has mandated that any public school or library applying for state money must provide filtering software on its computers to prevent access to child pornography and other obscene material on the internet.
They would come to her office to talk about their mom or dad getting arrested over the weekend. They’d stop in to say they were feeling overwhelmingly sad. They’d tell her they were worried about being evicted. Sometimes, they’d sit down and say they were thinking about suicide.
Provo • A group of Brigham Young University students wants Benni to be a child with autism’s best friend.
The latest addition to Utah’s seemingly endless parade of new dinosaur discoveries is a squat-legged armored creature extricated from a quarry jampacked with reptilian remains, including turtles and caimans, from the twilight of the dinosaur era known as the late Cretaceous.