News Clips for January 21, 2021

Ruth Watkins will be missed by the University, and the state, of Utah

The University of Utah was already the leading educational, cultural, scientific, medical and economic institution in the state when Ruth Watkins became its president three years ago. It is a measure of her abilities and success that now, as Watkins announces that she is moving on to the next step in her career, the state’s flagship institution of higher learning is, in so many ways, better still.

President Joe Biden starts process to restore Utah’s national monuments

Utah’s Republican leaders call on Biden to tap brakes, work for consensus solution for Bears Ears, Grand Staircase.

Young people can do more than organize. We can also help make climate policy.

t a virtual fundraiser last July, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden said, “I want young climate activists, young people everywhere, to know: I see you. I hear you. I understand the urgency, and together we can get this done.” As young climate activists from Utah and New York, we not only want to be seen and heard, we want our demographic to help design and implement climate policy.

JIMMY TURNER: A conversation with the Executive Director of Utah's Red Butte Garden

A TRANSPLANT from Dallas by way of Australia, Jimmy Turner arrived in Salt Lake City in March 2020.

Utah Colleges Looking To Improve Campus Safety, Taking Cues From The U

Nationally, 1 in 4 women experience some sort of sexual-related violence during their college careers. It’s a statistic that’s actually gotten worse since the late 1950s, when one of the first documented studies of sexual violence on college campuses found that 1 in 5 women experienced sexual violence of some kind.

New Position to Coordinate Community Engagement and Safety Initiatives Across Campus

To support the University of Utah’s commitment to safety, diversity, and inclusion, the Office of the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) recently hired a new liaison to coordinate community engagement initiatives with organizations across campus, as well as implement new response protocols developed by the Racist and Bias Incident Response Team. Special Assistant to the CSO Brian Nicholls will work closely with Student Affairs and the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) to evaluate and improve university safety efforts comprehensively.