News Clips for March 30-April 1, 2021

Everyone Is Allowed to Dream

Zion-born poems and prose collected for the state's 125th anniversary.

‘These are different:’ Earthquake sequence in Southern Utah

According to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, UUSS, there is currently an energetic earthquake swarm occurring south of Milford, Utah.

Ogden-area group wants more tech and software companies to try Northern Utah

Call Casey Elliott an Ogden and Northern Utah booster. But it’s not all about Historic 25th Street, the mountains and the outdoor activities here, though those certainly factor. “There are a lot of best-kept secrets up here, one of which is the awesome software companies that exist,” he said.

Ranked top 50: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law moves up

Utah is making its mark as one of it’s university’s moves up in world report rankings, Tuesday. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was ranked among the top 50 law schools in the nation.

Florida Governor to Ban ‘Vaccine Passports’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that he plans to issue an executive order that would forbid local governments and businesses from requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Associated Press.

Utah doctor worried about 4th COVID surge as surrounding states see spike

Dr. Andrew Pavia, from University of Utah Health, posted to Twitter saying the substantial increase in cases within neighboring states should be strongly taken into consideration.

Jazz star Donovan Mitchell to deliver University of Utah's 2021 commencement address

NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell will deliver the keynote address for the University of Utah's 2021 general commencement the school announced Tuesday.

U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

This week a panel discussion on what to expect of U.S.-China relations during the Biden administration, as well as the long history between the two nations and where we go from here.

In light of anti-Asian attacks, medicine needs to listen to Asian American trainees

The shocking shooting rampage in Atlanta targeting Asian spas, followed not long after by an attack on a 65-year-old Asian American woman in Midtown Manhattan this week, felt to us like the culmination of a year of increased hatred, a year of Asian American and Pacific Islander people clamoring for recognition when our suffering wasn’t believed.

Police investigating threatening letters sent to Asian Americans in Utah

Asian Americans in Salt Lake County say they are being targeted because of their race. One voicemail was recently left on an Asian American restaurant’s voicemail saying, “Go **** yourself.”

U of U holds LGBT+ Pride Week

The University of Utah's 2021 Pride Week is underway. The annual series of events is intended to honor LGBTQIA+ histories, cultures and lives, the U of U LGBT Resource Center's website says.

More than a dozen states to open COVID-19 vaccines to all adults this week

More than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome increase in virus cases and concerns about balancing supply and demand for the vaccines.