News Clips | August 5-6, 2021

University of Utah gets a new president with ‘big aspirations’ for the school

Taylor Randall, head of the U.’s business school, was the only internal candidate of the three finalists for the position.

University of Utah officers now equipped with body cameras

The University of Utah Police Department is the latest law enforcement agency in the state to start using body cameras.

Utah universities are changing how they handle female-only scholarships. Here’s why.

Critics argue single-sex awards go against Title IX, while supporters say they address inequities.

When will we know if we need a COVID-19 booster shot?

Moderna is now recommending the fully vaccinated receive a COVID-19 booster shot by winter, to serve as extra protection.

Perspective: In conference realignment, academics—not athletics—are king

Some Power 5 conferences value a school’s ‘institutional profile’ over its football program.

Too many Utah leaders would rather send kids to the hospital than make them wear masks, Robert Gehrke says

Banning mask requirements and jamming kids into classrooms while cases of the delta variant rise is a ‘recipe for disaster.’

Tracking wildfire smoke, U. researchers discover way to predict impact on humans

The skies over the Salt Lake Valley are grey and filled with wildfire smoke coming from the west coast. But, how much of that are we actually breathing? Researchers at the University of Utah have created a way to predict where wildfire smoke will go, and where it may cause health problems for more people.

‘Not again’: Utah’s nursing shortage worsens as pandemic deaths increase

The nursing shortage in Utah is getting worse as the COVID-19 Delta variant rages on, causing several nurse to quit or pursue other jobs because of the toll it has taken on their physical and mental health.

What will campus life look like for Utah college students this fall?

Summer 2021, which had some degree of normalcy as compared to 2020, is drawing to a close. That means fall semester classes are beginning this month at colleges and universities throughout the state.

Where will the next U. president take the state's flagship university? 3 finalists reveal their vision in campus forums

Regardless of who is selected the next president of the University of Utah, societal, public health and economic forces ensure it won't be business as usual at the state's flagship university.