News Clips for February 11, 2021

Digital archive will save memories of the doomed Utah Theater, but preservationists would rather save the playhouse itself

First-class repository at U. library will include virtual reality tours, but advocates lament loss of the real thing.

Fresh funding aims to revitalize Indigenous oral history

The University of South Dakota will work with the the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums to help preserve Native American oral histories.

Utah lawmaker urges closure of Chinese Communist Party-funded Confucius Institutes at state universities

The non-binding resolution urges the University of Utah and Southern Utah University to close their programs by December 2022.

Utah Legislature’s Clean Air Caucus calls for historic investment in clean air initiatives

The bipartisan group has turned its sights toward big-ticket budget requests this session in an effort to address the state’s poor air quality.

Officials say 80% of Utah adults could be fully vaccinated by June

The Utah Department of Health said that 80% of adults in this state could be fully vaccinated by the end of June.

Men are contributing more in household due to pandemic

COVID-19 has transformed everything; especially the way things work in the household. A new study conducted by Boston Consulting Group found working parents are taking on an additional 28 hours a week of household chores and child care during the pandemic.