News Clips for June 13-15, 2020

For Colleges, Protests Over Racism May Put Everything On the Line

For William A. Smith, 1991 brought a watershed moment. The first edition of The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education — which chronicled the consequences of campuses’ failures of inclusion — was published. To Smith, then a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the text broke barriers.

University of Utah medical students call for school to cut ties with police

List of demands to administrators also seeks acknowledgement that racism is a public health crisis.

As University of Utah facilities reopen to athletes, optimism abounds, at least from the hoops team

To be clear, the University of Utah will welcome back student-athletes starting on Monday with in-state kids, but will do so voluntarily.

University of Utah Division of Public Health partners with UDOH to trace COVID-19 contacts

The Division of Public Health at the University of Utah have announced a partnership with the Utah Department of Health to train and field more than 100 contact tracers in the ongoing pandemic response efforts.

Pandemic shows how quickly we can clean up the air

At the end of January, a committee of environmentalist experts and concerned citizens stood before the Utah Legislature and sketched out what amounted to a clean air wish list for the future.

Utah wasn’t prepared to help Hispanics fight the coronavirus. And the cases have skyrocketed.

Rylee Curtis, University of Utah Health’s director of community engagement, said her office is creating double-sided mailers in Spanish, which will be sent soon, that offer guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Peaks and troughs: COVID-19 having mixed impacts on Utah’s once-vibrant biotech sector

Utah’s recently flourishing life sciences sector weathered the Great Recession virtually unharmed, but in the face of COVID-19 impacts, a panorama of outcomes are currently playing out with some companies in full crisis mode while others are struggling to keep up with unexpected boons.