News Clips | April 23, 2021

U of U launches new safety website

The University of Utah has announced a new safety website. In June of 2020, the Unversity of Utah announced they have reorganized the infrastructure of their Department of Public Safety under the direction of the new Chief Safety Officer, Marlon Lynch.

Anti-Black violence increases poor mental health days for Black Americans, study finds

When George Floyd was murdered in May 2020 by former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, the impact of the tragedy was felt across the country. For Courtney Kelly, a Utah rapper, it felt deeply personal and she struggled to focus that week; however, she noticed her white peers didn't really feel the same way.

Why SLCC hired a womxn’s coordinator and how she’s helping students

While the position received broad support from the college community, the spelling of “womxn” caused confusion.

New dust-on-snow monitoring tech to be added to Steamboat lab, expanding a growing snowpack data network

The first automated dust-on-snow monitoring technology in the mountains of Northwest Colorado is expected to be installed this fall to study the impact of dust from arid landscapes on downwind mountain ecosystems in the state and in Utah.

Stunning Instagram Hotspot Is Really a Drainage Ditch

Ever since a photo of it went viral, the Blue Canal in Bonneville Salt Flats has been a popular, but controversial, Instagrammer destination.