News Clips for December 17, 2020-January 5, 2021

University of Utah Honors Ty Jordan With Lighting Of The 'U'

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office officially reported the death of Utah RB Ty Jordan Sunday morning. The University of Utah honored Jordan with the lighting of the 'U' on Saturday night

Utah establishes Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship fund

In his brief time at the University of Utah, freshman running back Ty Jordan made an indelible impression. Now, his memory will live on in the form of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, Utah athletic director Mark Harlan announced Tuesday. The scholarship honors Jordan, who rushed for 597 yards and six touchdowns as a freshman. He died Dec. 25, less a week after the conclusion of the 2020 season.

Celebration of life for Utah’s Ty Jordan to be held in Texas

A viewing and celebration of life have been scheduled for standout University of Utah running back Ty Jordan, who died of an accidental gunshot wound to the abdomen on Christmas Day. Late Christmas night, police in Denton, Texas, say they responded to a report of a gunshot victim, later identified as 19-year-old Jordan, accidentally shot himself in the hip, according to the preliminary investigation.

Crime Report From University Of Utah Shows Sharp Increase In Rape And Stalking Incidents Last Year

Reports of rape at the University of Utah rose almost 70%, and stalking incidents more than doubled last year, compared to 2018. That’s according to a campus safety report released Tuesday by the school. The analysis uses data from a number of offices at the U, including the Department of Public Safety and Housing and Residential Education.

University of Utah police chief is being forced out, lawyer says, over his transparency about missteps in Lauren McCluskey’s case

The new police chief at the University of Utah is being forced out as a scapegoat, his attorney said, over persistent concerns about how slain student-athlete Lauren McCluskey’s case was mishandled — and for his transparency in discussing them.

A historian of Utah, Latter-day Saints and the American West who knows his roots

When he was writing his dissertation for his doctorate in history, Paul Reeve sat down with a faculty member to go over his first draft. This was the conversation: Faculty member: “This sentence sounds like a hick from Hurricane wrote it.” Reeve: “But I am a hick from Hurricane.” Faculty member: “Well, you better not write like one.”

6 questions for economist Natalie Gochnour on the future of Utah

Economist Natalie Gochnour is director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah and is an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business. She has a long history of public service and continues to be a key economic advisor to state political and business leaders. We asked this seasoned professional to answer six questions in relation to the economic difficulties presented by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and how Utah will weather the storm in 2021.

University of Utah researchers find COVID-like particles are sensitive to temperature

Researchers from the University of Utah found that temperature has a big effect on the structure of particles like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in a new study.

Taking the pulse of Utah’s tech industry

Utah’s highly diversified economy is helping it weather the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic better than most states, and as the first doses of the vaccine are disbursed, the state’s robust technology and innovation industries are likely to help drive an already nation-leading recovery.

The Georgia runoff: Why it matters which party controls the Senate

Republicans and Democrats have poured record-breaking amounts of money into a pair of Senate runoff elections in Georgia. But will it pay off?

U of U Health conducts new COVID-19 long-haulers study

Almost a full year into the pandemic, researchers are still learning about the long-term symptoms of COVID-19. With the limited data to go off of early on, researchers like Dr. Jeanette Brown, an assistant professor at the University of Utah, had to turn to social media to learn how the virus affects the body.