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News Clips | February 17-29, 2024

New black carbon sensor is more portable but just as accurate, study finds

Air quality and wildfire detection could soon be better served because of a new black carbon sensor.

Are Utah victims being left behind by a 50-year-old understanding of domestic violence?

The traditional “cycle of violence” taught to police “makes it seem like all abuse is the same, but it can look dramatically different for every couple,” said one Utah expert and survivor.

University of Utah board of trustees votes to retain test-optional admissions policy

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Utah moved to become a "test-optional" institution, meaning prospective students weren't required to submit standardized test scores to be considered for admission.

University of Utah student's personal care brand launches in Target stores

Long before Sadie Bowler grew so sick and tired of the messaging she was seeing from personal care brands—and she decided to take matters into her own hands—she just had a passion for hair.

SLC Council considering proposal to lease section of neighborhood park to University of Utah

Salt Lake City is considering a proposal to lease a little over an acre of Sunnyside Park to the University of Utah for a new university baseball stadium. The proposal includes a commitment of $4.2 million from the University of Utah for improvements to Sunnyside Park.

Utah patients scrambling after ‘cyber attack’ hits pharmacies

DHHS has called thousands of vulnerable Medicaid patients this week to help them navigate a network outage affecting pharmacies.

Beyond DEI: Unpacking Utah’s debate over campus diversity initiatives

A new state law has led public universities and students to grapple with what a post-DEI campus should look like.

Opinion: Utah should not go ‘back to the future’ on education

Rather than looking at troubled history for inspiration, we should build on progress and inspire students to move forward.

The University of Utah is ready to build a baseball stadium, but it wants a piece of Sunnyside Park.

The University of Utah Baseball team is close to realizing an almost decade-long quest to build an on-campus ballpark, and administrators say they've identified the perfect spot—at the current site of Utah Baseball's practice field on Guardsman Way.

University of Utah highlights positive impacts of equity, diversity and inclusion programs

Even as the equity, diversity and inclusion programs at Utah's universities face massive changes stemming from GOP lawmakers' charges that they serve too limited a pool and exclude white people, the University of Utah is lauding the impact the programs have had.

400 kids get free dental care during 'Give Kids A Smile' event

Kids filed out of the University of Utah School of Dentistry Saturday, clutching stuffed animals, with tears in their eyes and swollen cheeks, as part of the school's annual "Give Kids A Smile" event, where dentists from all over the Wasatch Front provide dental care to families under the poverty line, free of charge.

Legislative committee commits $800M total in bonding for hospital in West Valley City

Lawmakers had previously authorized a $400 million bond for the University of Utah Health medical campus. New legislation increases the total to $800 million.

It’s been a warm, wet winter in Utah but don’t blame El Niño

For Jackie May, this winter’s rain in the Salt Lake Valley has led to a lot of second-guessing when it comes to taking the ski bus to the mountains. She typically plans her work schedule around making time for snowboarding.

Limited use of psilocybin, MDMA in Utah could be allowed under new bill

A bill quietly making its way through the legislative session would allow Utahns to use psilocybin, MDMA and other controlled substances as a mental health treatment.

Utah's economy off to strong start in 2024, report claims

There's good news for Utah's economy with key indicators for the first month of 2024 holding promise for economic growth and stability, according to recent report.

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