News Clips for Nov. 8-12, 2019

11 Utahns honored during Veterans Day ceremony at the University of Utah

Eleven veterans were honored Monday during the 22nd annual Veterans Day Commemoration at the University of Utah. The event included a bagpipe procession, awards ceremony and speeches by Sen. Mitt Romney and Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Doug Cherry. After the awards ceremony, a cannon was fired outside the student union.

University of Utah announces $2.5 million scholarship fund to help low-income students go to school for free

Grace Amematsro wasn’t planning to apply for college this fall. Instead, the senior at Granger High in West Valley City thought she’d take some time off to work, maybe waitress for a while or get a job answering calls at the credit card company near her house.

Robert Gehrke: These University of Utah students show why the Supreme Court should protect Dreamers

Andrea Jiménez was five months old when her family left the poverty and instability of Mexico and settled in West Valley City.

Premature births cost society billions, University of Utah economists say

Preterm birth costs show that providing health care and early intervention to underserved mothers can save society billions of dollars, University of Utah economists say.

University of Utah transformation includes new chief safety officer and new leader to battle mental health struggles

“Transformation” was the topic of discussion when University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins and her senior staff met with the editorial boards of the Deseret News and KSL Thursday to discuss big changes to the state’s flagship public university, including hiring a new chief safety officer.

Letter: University of Utah should lead on climate change

The dangers posed by our climate crisis are enormous. As the crisis continues to unfold, we can expect increases in societal instability, economic hardships, violent conflicts, biodiversity loss, weather-related disasters, famine, water insecurity, poverty, malnutrition, disease and death.

University of Utah joins prestigious Association of American Universities

The University of Utah has accepted the invitation to join the Association of American Universities, known as AAU. Mary Sue Coleman, president of AAU announced Wednesday that the U of U had accepted its invite, along with Dartmouth College and University of California, Santa Cruz, bringing the total number of member institutions to 65.