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News Clips | January 30-February 7, 2024

Opinion: Utah will only achieve housing justice if we prioritize people over profits

Gov. Spencer Cox’s plan to create 35,000 new starter homes is laudable, but will not solve Utah’s housing problems.

Utah needs to pay attention to waning confidence in higher education, says University of Utah president

Poll: Just over half of Utahns express a ‘great deal’ or ‘quite a lot’ of confidence in Utah’s colleges, universities.

Frustrated U of Utah faculty say state’s anti-DEI measure is already having a ‘chilling effect’

President Taylor Randall said the bill does not ‘change the values’ of the University of Utah.

University of Utah President Taylor Randall: ‘U.’s diversity is its strength’

The university’s core values are ‘unchanged’ after passage of DEI, trans bathroom bills, University of Utah president tells Academic Senate

Gov. Cox said he didn’t see evidence DEI programs work. Here’s the data Utah colleges say they’ve given him.

Here’s a look at data highlighted by each of the state’s eight public colleges and universities to show the impact of their diversity efforts on graduation and retention rates.

What will it take to attract, retain Utah educators? Is a $20,000 supplement the answer?

GOP lawmakers rolled out a suite of bills Wednesday they say will attract and retain Utah’s best teachers in public school classrooms.

SLC has a decision to make with U. baseball stadium: Give up park space or face a ‘Green Monster’

The latest sports item in front of the city came out of left field—literally.

Utah universities gauging impact of new diversity, equity, inclusion law and changes it'll require

Debate over dismantling, revamping and otherwise reimagining the diversity, equity and inclusion offices at Utah's public universities per HB261 spurred intense debate as lawmakers debated the measure.

Utah universities, other organizations have many activities planned for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and a long list of activities are planned or in the works throughout the month to mark the contributions of African Americans in Utah and the country as a whole.

Utah is looking into getting an early warning system to help predict earthquakes

How much would it be worth to get notified of an earthquake 16 seconds before it happened? Rep. Doug Owens, D-Millcreek, said $5 million.

Higher education is the birthplace of innovation

On the first episode of Future Casting with Utah State, President Elizabeth Cantwell speaks to the University of Utah’s President Taylor Randall on pivotal challenges of higher education today. They cover redefining how their institutions will continue to meet their missions and serve the needs of their communities, while offsetting the decline of public confidence.

The movie business is booming in Utah and other takeaways from a new culture industry report

Much of the job growth is in Utah’s motion-picture industry, according to the Gardner Institute study.

Exhausted by bad air: Is smog-eating tech something Utah should consider?

Utah has some of the worst air pollution in the country at times during the winter inversion season. So, technology that promises to “eat smog” garners interest, on those days when you can’t see the mountains across the valley.

University of Utah wants to spruce up before hosting presidential debate. It’ll cost taxpayers millions.

The University of Utah will host the final presidential debate of the 2024 cycle in October, a month before Election Day.

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