News Clips | May 7, 2021

‘This next year is your rookie season’—Donovan Mitchell gives University of Utah commencement speech

As Donovan Mitchell addressed thousands of University of Utah graduates at their virtual commencement Thursday evening, the star Jazz guard shared what he’d learned from his young, but successful, experience as an NBA player.

Covid-19 Vaccines Are Wasted as Special Syringes Run Short

States and vaccinators say they have too few ‘low-dead-space’ syringes to extract all Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech doses from vials.

LDS President Nelson receives honorary degree from U of U

President Russell M. Nelson, the 17th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was given an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Utah during its virtual commencement ceremony on May 6.

'We have a lot of work to do': A first-of-its-kind report on race, ethnicity and sex is a chance to close the gap

Utah is a place that has nation-leading levels of social capital, family stability and social mobility. But it is also a place that is becoming increasingly diverse and has wide disparities in education, housing and health outcomes between most minority groups and whites.

Governor says Utah won't mandate masks in schools next fall

Utah's governor said Thursday the state has no plans to require masks for students in K-12 schools next fall, following months of mounting pressure from parents calling for the mandate's end.

Agustin ‘Tino’ Diaz: The case for ethnic studies in Utah

BIPOC students should not have to wait for college and pay for a chance to learn more about themselves.

KSL+: Breaking Down Proposed Families Plan

President Joe Biden’s has touted the proposed American Families Plan as an investment in our children, our families, and our economic future. Like the American Rescue Plan, which passed in March, and the American Jobs Proposal, currently on the table, the Families Plan has a huge price tag.