News Clips | June 30, 2021

Carolyn Tanner Irish, who went from Mormonism to becoming the first woman to lead Utah’s Episcopal Diocese, dies

The pioneering cleric, daughter of business icon O.C. Tanner, spoke out against war and capital punishment and for immigration, the environment, LGBTQ rights and feminism.

Here Are the 6 Women of the USA Gymnastics Olympic Team

What are the stories behind Simone Biles’s five teammates—Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, Jade Carey, and MyKayla Skinner?

Poll: Most Utahns agree with governor on ending extra unemployment pay

Following a May decree by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, pandemic-related unemployment benefits for some 24,000 workers ended over the weekend, and results from a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll show Utahns are overwhelmingly supportive of the changes.

Salt Lake School Board names replacement for former board member facing child porn charges

A manager with the University of Utah’s Bennion Service Center has been appointed to fill the Precinct 1 vacancy on the Salt Lake City Board of Education.

Public opinion surveys could be used to understand regional variation in vaccine hesitancy, say experts

The research shows vaccine uptake rates for childhood vaccines are significantly lower in regions where hesitancy observed in mass public opinion surveys is more pronounced.

Utah engineering professor on how buildings collapse and how to prevent it

A University of Utah professor has found three ways concrete and steel columns fail, and the first is a likely culprit in the Surfside, Florida condo collapse. "The first is corrosion,” said Professor Chris Pantelides, with U of U Civil and Environmental Engineering.