News Clips for May 3, 2019

Civil rights activist the Rev. France A. Davis challenges University of Utah graduates to ‘find a way to bring us together’

The University of Utah’s Class of 2019 includes 8,465 graduates — with more than 4,260 men, 4,086 women and 114 nonbinary and unidentified students. They come from all 50 states and 68 countries. They range from 18 years old to 72. They received degrees in communication and economics, and biology and accounting. And psychology. And engineering. And so on. This story also covered in the Deseret News.

Meet 5 Utah college graduates who are celebrating their diplomas and the struggles that they pushed through to get them

For many of the record number of students Utah’s colleges graduated this spring — nearly topping 42,000 — earning a degree took tears and way too many tests. For some, it took decades.

Lauren McCluskey would have graduated this weekend. Is the U a safer place after her death?

Lauren McCluskey would have graduated this weekend. The University of Utah student was murdered in October by a man she once dated, and a campus has been searching for answers ever since.

Measles hasn’t hit Utah yet, but health officials warn it’s only a matter of time

The national measles outbreak hasn’t affected Utah yet, but it almost certainly will, health department officials warned Thursday. Also covered on ABC4.

Major Taylor's widow awarded with husband's posthumous Doctorate award

Jennie Taylor, widow to Major Brent Taylor who was killed in an attack in Afghanistan in November 2018 and served as the North Ogden mayor, was awarded with her husband's posthumous Doctorate degree. The degree was presented at Kingsbury Hall during the College of Social and Behavioral Science graduate convocation Thursday morning.

Six cases of mumps confirmed in Sanpete County; Utah health officials push for vaccinations

Six cases of mumps have been confirmed in Sanpete County, and state health officials are urging members of the public to be vaccinated for mumps and other highly infectious and potentially fatal diseases including measles and rubella.

Transitions

Mary Ann Villarreal, associate vice president for strategic initiatives at California State University at Fullerton, will become vice president for equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Utah on July 1.

ELIZABETH KRONK WARNER

ELIZABETH KRONK WARNER has been appointed the first woman dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Currently, she is associate dean of academic affairs, professor and director of the Tribal Law and Government Center at the University of Kansas. Kronk Warner earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Another Scary Rumor About Yellowstone Has Appeared. Here's What You Need To Know

Sigh. Here we go again: another series of incredibly irresponsible articles spreading false information about an upcoming eruption in Yellowstone National Park are doing the rounds. “Earthquake swarm hits deadly caldera which could be sign of ERUPTION” one such headline blares.

Construction in 9th and 9th big value add for 9-Line

Construction in east 9th and 9th this summer and fall will result in a big value add. A recent influx of transportation tax dollars is transforming a 25-year old dream once called the “Transvalley Corridor” into reality. Eventually, the trail will extend from the mouth of Emigration Canyon to the Surplus Canal (also slated for a trail), west of Redwood Road.

With Barr a no-show, White House and Congress move further apart

Attorney General Barr’s refusal to testify before Congress may seem like a brazen dismissal of legislative powers. But the standoff exposes a tension between the legislative and executive branches that has been going on for some time.