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News Clips | August 21-23, 2021

Utah politicians eye solutions following U.N.’s dire climate report

Droughts, fires and heatwaves will become more common in Utah, as climate change’s effects take hold.

Are vaccine passports really a big deal?

On Friday, the band Counting Crows canceled their concert slated for Red Butte Garden because state law does not allow the University of Utah to mandate vaccines.

New U of U president shares his goals, plans for the university

Classes begin Monday at the University of Utah, and with this new school year comes a new president.

Back-to-school deals as Utah universities begin new year

Students at the University of Utah and Utah Valley University are heading back to the classroom Monday, and KSL’s Dan Spindle gathered some of the top deals to help with all of the expensive campus life requires.

Utah Learning Center Faces Backlash After Student History Packets Claimed ‘Most Slaves’ Were ‘Treated Kindly’

A student center in Utah is under fire after reports claim it carried history assignment packets that allegedly stated, “most slaves were generally treated kindly” in the United States and had “reasonable living conditions and hours of service.”

'Spring That Breathes': World's Largest Rhythmic Spring In US Leaves Scientists Stunned

Flowing from the Swift Creek canyon in Star Valley during the months of August to May, the unusual spring that flows at the speed of 100 cubic feet per second.

Depressed? Maybe Check In With Dr. Pac Man.

Researchers at the University of Utah have begun using video games to help treat depression among people over the age of 60.

Uncovering breakthrough COVID-19 insights using real-world data

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare community needed to quickly learn as much as possible about the rapidly developing virus.

Can parents handle finding out their newborn is at higher risk of certain diseases? A small study suggests they can

There’s a heated debate over whether to expand genomic sequencing to more newborns—especially about whether to sequence healthy babies.

CRISPR-based method can speed the identification of disease-causing genes

A new CRISPR gene-editing screening method can be used to link phenotype and genotype in animal models.

Riverview journalism class gives students a sample of recording real world in newspaper, yearbook

In seventh grade, Paisley Mitchell wanted to be on her school’s yearbook staff.

University of Utah paying departing Pioneer Theatre executive $175,000 in settlement

University also getting back nearly $18,000 paid to recruiting firm that found Christopher Massimine, who was caught with bogus credits on his resumé.

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