News Clips for Feb. 22-24, 2020

Bill moving University of Utah’s College of Mines to Price dead in committee

Early in this year’s legislative session, a coal country lawmaker filed a bill to move the University of Utah’s College of Mines and Earth Sciences from the state’s flagship campus in Salt Lake City to the Utah State University Eastern campus in Price — a proposal that threatened the very existence of the U. college.

Energy fuels Utah’s economy, study says

New research from the University of Utah indicates the state’s energy industry is among the most robust in the nation.

Student murders prompt University of Utah to overhaul campus safety

Two highly publicized student murders has caused one university to implement significant changes to its campus safety, including a $13 million building to house the school's police department.

University of Utah football player charged with 3 rapes

A University of Utah football player accused of raping a 17-year-old girl is facing additional charges after prosecutors say he also raped two women. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that 20-year-old Terrell Perriman is now charged with eight felonies, including three counts of rape. He is in jail on $750,000 bail.

Utah’s bill on fetal remains highlights abortion battle lines

Abortion opponents are pushing the state to mandate that health providers cremate or bury fetal tissue after a pregnancy termination or miscarriage, saying the remains deserve “dignity and respect” instead of being discarded with medical waste.