Last week, 96 percent of you knew about The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s name change, but only 51 percent knew just how prevalent suicidal thoughts are among Utah teens. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out. A new quiz will post every Friday morning. You can find previous quizzes here. If you’re using The Salt Lake Tribune mobile app, click here.
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There’s a question I’ve been asked several times since voters received their ballots in the mail: Why on earth are we being asked to raise the gas tax to pay for education?
Utah’s ACT scores inched up again this year — edging closer to but still falling below the national average.
The board that oversees tuition hikes at Utah colleges regularly approves them with little or no scrutiny — never rejecting a proposed increase, rarely asking questions about requests and failing to significantly analyze how the additional money will be spent, according to a scathing state audit released Monday.
A ballot question asking voters whether the state’s gas tax should be increased by 10 cents — which would free up more funds for education — has gained support in recent months, but it appears poised to fall short, according to a new poll that comes less than a month before Election Day.
Last week, 97 percent of you knew why a Navy veteran from Utah was arrested, but only 39 percent knew that Mitt Romney’s Senate run makes Utah’s government systems susceptible to hackers. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out. A new quiz will post every Friday morning. You can find previous quizzes here. If you’re using The Salt Lake Tribune mobile app, click here.
Last year, nine of Utah’s 10 largest colleges saw an increase in the number of students reporting sexual assaults — with the total number of reports statewide crossing 100 for the first time since universities have been required to compile the annual statistics.
Last week, 96 percent of you knew that 57 percent of Utah voters don’t want President Donald Trump to be re-elected in 2020, but only 51 percent knew about a first-of-its-kind retirement community in Taylorsville. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out. A new quiz will post every Friday morning. You can find previous quizzes here. If you’re using The Salt Lake Tribune mobile app, click here.
When the moderator looked to her right, where Utah’s five female university presidents sat on a stage, she said: “This feels different than it would if it were five male college presidents. So there’s something we’ve got to dissect here.”
Enrollment at Utah’s public colleges and universities continues to climb — up 2.17 percent overall, an increase of 3,915 students.
Utah State University has announced three finalists — two men and one woman — to become the new Arrington Chair of Mormon Studies.
After a complaint from a group that tracks what it sees as violations of the separation of church and state, Dixie State Inn, a hotel associated with the state-owned southern Utah university, removed all copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon from guest rooms.
Westminster College, a private institution tucked in the foothills of Salt Lake City, will inaugurate its 19th — and second female — president Saturday morning.
Last week, 97 percent of you knew why a Utah Valley University professor resigned, but only 41 percent knew how Trib reporters learned a Utah detective was targeting adults seeking sex with other adults. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out. A new quiz will post every Friday morning. You can find previous quizzes here. If you’re using The Salt Lake Tribune mobile app, click here.
Thirty-two campus sexual assaults were reported to the University of Utah in 2017. But that number is likely “just the tip of the iceberg” for the U. or any school compiling statistics as required by federal law, one expert says.
The Utah Legislature has increased its funding to the University of Utah nearly every year for the past five. But the U. wants to do more research, offer more scholarships, fund more construction and, ultimately, be more competitive nationwide.
One Sunday in October four years ago, Beau Burgess came to work at the Fort Douglas Military Museum and peered into a utility trench cut the day before at the historic U.S. Army outpost established in 1862 just outside the nascent Salt Lake City.
The University of Utah inaugurated the first female president in its 168-year history Friday — and she joins a historic roster in the state’s history as well, with five of the colleges in Utah now being led by women.
When Franco Jin was a student at Hillcrest High School four years ago, all of his friends were applying for college and he wasn’t sure if he should be, too.
More than 600 students stayed home from school in Utah County earlier this month — some sick with the highly contagious norovirus, but most just afraid of catching it.