News Clips | July 21-26, 2021

One of these three people will be the next president of the University of Utah

The state board of higher education expects to name a new leader by early August.

Where did COVID-19 come from? University of Utah virologist on ‘lab leak’ theory

Evolutionary biologist says there’s no evidence coronavirus escaped from Wuhan lab.

It's Been A Long Road To The Tokyo Olympics For Utah Gymnast MyKayla Skinner

Former University of Utah gymnast MyKayla Skinner can relate to the status of Kara Eaker, an incoming Utah freshman, as an alternate on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team at the Tokyo Olympics. When Skinner was an alternate in the 2016 Olympics, however, she wasn’t dealing with COVID-19.

University of Utah police pledge to hire more women by 2030

The University of Utah Police Department has pledged to hire 30% more women by 2030. According to a release, the department is the first law enforcement agency in Utah to join the 30x30 initiative [30x30initiative.org], which aims to increase the representation of women in police departments to 30% by 2030.

As numbers dwindle, how you can help preserve the Beehive State's 1,100 bee species

Utah may have gotten its nickname for the importance it places on industry, but did you know the Beehive State has more than 1,000 species of bees — more than any other landmass east of the Mississippi River?

A town in Utah asks, ‘Why are we building houses if we don’t have enough water?’

The mountain spring that pioneers used to water their hayfields and that filled people’s taps flowed reliably into the old cowboy town of Oakley, Utah, for decades. So when it dwindled to a trickle in this year’s scorching drought, officials took drastic action to preserve their water: They stopped building.