News Clips for Aug. 23, 2019

University of Utah introduces free campus ride-hailing app

Portion of university’s nearly $1 million campus safety budget will go toward helping students get home safely

Poor air quality linked to bipolar disorder, depression

An on-going study at the University of Utah looks into how pollutant particles in the air affects mental health in Utah. Amanda Bakian, an assistant professor of Psychiatry at the U, said she’s looked at multiple forms of data that shows there’s definitely an impact from either air pollutants, hypoxia and other mechanisms.

Yellowstone volcano: 133 earthquakes registered in one month leads to eruption fears

YELLOWSTONE volcano has seen more than 130 earthquakes rock the park over the last month, leading to fears that the massive caldera could blow.

Is Student Debt Dragging Down the U.S. Economy?

Student loan debt in the United States has more than tripled since 2014, reaching more than $1.5 trillion in 2018. As a comparison, U.S. mortgage debt was $8.8 trillion last year.

Utah schools struggle with staffing educators for students with special needs

For the first time in ten years, Canyons School District has enough teachers but is burdened with one of the largest deficits in paraeducators. Paraeducators help very young students and those with special needs. The positions are critical, yet there are 20 unfilled job openings.

Study: Hospital Readiness Key to Preventing Pediatric Deaths

Hospitals that weren't well-prepared for emergency pediatric care were more deadly for their young patients, a new analysis shows.

Detective who ignored Lauren McCluskey’s concerns before her killing was fired by the University of Utah for mishandling another young woman’s case

Lauren McCluskey told Detective Kayla Dallof she was afraid the man she had just stopped dating was going to hurt her. The detective opened a case but did nothing else — taking her planned days off without alerting anyone to McCluskey’s fears. Before Dallof returned to work, McCluskey had been killed.