News Clips for Feb. 29-March 2, 2020

Black History Museum built inside a school bus will share African Americans’ history in Utah

The Utah State Railroad Museum in Ogden has a permanent display about black railroad workers who ended up settling in the area. The new Black Cultural Center at the University of Utah created campus exhibits about influential African Americans last month — but its focus is providing resources and support.

'He's One of Us': Sanders Energizing Red-State Progressives

It isn't easy being a Bernie Sanders supporter in a conservative state like Oklahoma. Travis Wyman, a 40-year-old construction worker and online “social justice warrior,” says he and other Sanders fans can hear “fear-mongering words” like socialist and communist thrown at them many times a day.

'Not over yet': Biden-Sanders on Super Tuesday collision course as biggest trove of delegates awaits

Fresh off a blowout victory in South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden has the momentum of a fresh primary victory at his back. But with Super Tuesday just days away, Sen. Bernie Sanders is looking to extend his lead in national pledged delegates while political watchers wonder: Does Biden have the fuel to catch up?

Should older adults get cognitive screening? A key U.S. medical panel declines to endorse the idea.

A leading group of medical experts has declined to endorse cognitive screening for older adults, fueling a debate that has simmered for years. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said it could neither recommend nor oppose cognitive screening, citing insufficient scientific evidence of the practice’s benefits and harms and calling for more studies.

3 Unconventional Leadership Strategies For Boosting Workplace Productivity

Multiple screens: One low-cost change for leaders to implement would be additional computer screens for workers. A University of Utah study found that multiple screens can increase productivity and reduce time spent toggling back and forth.

NPR Board Welcomes Member Director Maria O'Mara

NPR is pleased to report that Maria O'Mara has been elected as a Member Director to fill an unexpired term vacancy on the Board. She was elected on February 20, 2020, and the term continues through November 2021.

FDA Identifies First Drug Shortage Blamed on Coronavirus—but Won’t Name the Drug

For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak began, the Food and Drug Administration has reported a shortage of a medicine due to a manufacturing “issue” with an active pharmaceutical ingredient “related to a site affected by coronavirus.” However, the agency did not disclose the name of the medicine, prompting criticism over concerns the lack of information can make it difficult to plan for patient needs.

Top 20 announced in 2020 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The top 20 teams in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge were announced last week. The student startup teams advance to the final round of this statewide business-model competition that is open to all college students in Utah. Teams are competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize. The winners will be determined at the final awards event on March 28.

University of Utah police investigating reported sexual assault

Officials with the University of Utah campus police say they are investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred in a residence hall early Saturday. U of U police say the victim is not a University of Utah student.

‘Queer Eye’s’ Tan France defends Utah in university speech

Tan France loves living in Utah “so much.” And he’s made a convert of one of his “Queer Eye” co-stars, although it wasn’t easy.

Utah County residents say traffic, poor air and crowding are bringing them down, but are ready to support a better way forward

Utah County residents overwhelmingly believe ongoing, explosive population growth will drag down their collective quality of life and they rate traffic congestion, poor air quality and “crowding” as the leading degradation factors.

What Utah health officials want you to know about coronavirus

There have been around 82,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. There have been 60 Americans who have been diagnosed with it, and none, so far, in Utah.

Poll: Bernie Sanders leading in Utah’s Super Tuesday Democratic presidential primary

A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is poised to win Utah’s Democratic primary election Tuesday, but the more than $3 million spent in the state by billionaire and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has helped propel him to second place.

University of Utah students reject adding a campus police office to the student Union building

For more than two hours, they lined up to speak, passing the microphone around the packed university classroom where every seat was filled and more squeezed in to sit cross-legged on the floor.

Hundreds of kids get free dental care at Salt Lake City event

Volunteer dentists, hygienists and the University of Utah School of Dentistry provided free dental care to 400 children Saturday.