News Clips for January 14, 2021

Washington, D.C., siege has Western roots and consequences

Five years and four days after armed militiamen took over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, a remote federal wildlife preserve in eastern Oregon, for 41 days, supporters of President Donald Trump stormed and briefly occupied the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.

University of Utah President Dr. Ruth Watkins to Step Down and Will Lead Strada Impact

University of Utah President Dr. Ruth Watkins – the school’s first female president – is stepping down at the end of April, she announced Tuesday, ending her tumultuous three-year tenure, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Martin Luther King Day activities

The University of Utah offers an entire week of MLK-themed programming under the heading of "Good Trouble," recognizing the passing of Dr. King's friend and ally, Rep. John Lewis. On Monday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m., a safety-conscious car rally begins downtown on course to the University.

MapLab: Maps May Not Be the Best Covid Persuasion Tool

As Covid-19 spreads uncontrolled across the U.S. amid a slow vaccine rollout, what would compel more people to don masks, avoid indoor gatherings and exercise social distancing? Based on the results of one survey, probably not maps.

Explained: Can Twitter legally bar Donald Trump?

The companies’ decisions may have been unwise, scholars who study the First Amendment said, but they were perfectly lawful.

Would President Trump actually lose anything from impeachment?

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday, which makes him the only president in the nation’s history to have been impeached twice. However, it will take more than impeachment to strip Trump of certain benefits afforded to former presidents when he leaves office on Inauguration Day. That would take an additional step: conviction by the Senate.

U of U ramps up testing for spring semester

Less than a week out from the start of the spring semester, the University of Utah is ramping up testing efforts for its campus community.

Study: Caring For COVID Patients May Increase Risk Of Mental Health Problems For Caregivers

More than half of health care workers caring for COVID-19 patients could be at risk of mental health problems, according to a new study released this week by scientists at University of Utah Health.