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News Clips | December 11-14, 2021

College athletes in Utah can now make money off their name and likeness

Earlier this year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) put out an interim policy that allowed college athletes to profit off of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).

What people get wrong about life in West Valley City

Misperceptions, some of it rooted in racism, abound about crime, dining, housing and parks.

University of Utah launches scholarship for all Utah valedictorians, salutatorians

University of Utah President Taylor Randall on Monday was back at his alma mater Olympus High School in Holladay to announce the launch of the Guarantee scholarship.

We May Finally Know What Makes One of The World's Largest Organisms So Tough

With massive webs of probing black tentacles extending for miles below the ground, the Armillaria group of fungi includes some of the largest known organisms on our planet.

Climate change boosting extreme weather like tornadoes, says U. expert

At least 74 people are dead and 109 are unaccounted for after a rare December outbreak of tornadoes savaged eight states over the weekend.

Salt Lake apartment complex hikes rent after receiving the most federal aid in Utah

Tenants of Downtown West said property managers “wouldn’t fix anything,” while raising monthly rent hundreds of dollars and filing lawsuits against those who couldn’t afford it.

Will there be enough snow in the West to ski in 50 years? New study has bleak answers

If greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, Utah's billion-dollar ski industry is in trouble.

A 20-year veteran of Red Butte Garden is chosen to be its executive director

Derrek Hanson, who helped build the Outdoor Concert Series, will have the ‘interim’ tag removed.

Virtual summit designed to raise awareness for mental health issues in Utah's youngest children

Young children, including infants and toddlers exhibit the same emotions that teenagers and adults do, and can struggle with mental health issues like anxiety and depression, sometimes due to developmental challenges or trauma.

Merck’s COVID pill loses its lustre: what that means for the pandemic

Molnupiravir was initially heralded by public-health officials as a game-changer for COVID-19, but full clinical-trial data showed lower-than-expected efficacy.

Why parents remain divided about vaccinating kids against COVID-19

Utah parents with children under 18 continue to be split over getting them vaccinated against COVID-19, but only about a fifth are dead-set against the shots, according to the latest Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll.

Good news for Utah homebuyers: Prices may have peaked. See where.

Researchers see “crowning” in Provo and Ogden, but rents keep rocketing higher, especially in Salt Lake City.

The Top Ten Higher Education Stories Of 2021

For the second year in a row, the news on the higher education scene was dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic and all of its many, seemingly never-ending ramifications for colleges and universities across the country.

U student gets out of jail and goes back less than 10 days later after extorting roommate

After being arrested for selling marijuana from his dorm room, Kang Jie Lee, a student at the University of Utah was released from jail only to go back after extorting his roommate for money.

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