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News Clips | January 6, 2022

Saving the ‘otherworldly’ place of Utah’s declining inland sea

First Great Salt Lake Summit strives for solutions.

Forget hygge, it’s time for uitwaaien

On a recent Wednesday morning in December, Tess Posthumus drove about 30 minutes from her home in Amsterdam to the beach, zipped up her wet suit, grabbed her surfboard and headed into the ocean.

University of Utah chooses ex-public safety commissioner to head up campus security

The former head of the Utah Department of Public Safety has been chosen to become the University of Utah's new chief safety officer.

California mice eat monarch butterflies

This newly discovered mouse-butterfly interaction suggests that western monarch decline could disrupt ecosystems in unanticipated ways.

Students Notice Diversity. That’s a Good First Step.

Creating a more diverse campus must include fostering a sense of belonging, writes DEI administrator Mary Ann Villarreal.

Popular TV show tells of Aztec gold in Utah. But how likely is buried treasure, really?

Tales of buried treasure have filled our cultural lexicon since the beginning.

Utah's Project Embrace refurbishes medical devices for those in need

On a cold and rainy Wednesday in January, a small group of University of Utah students spent hours of their winter break transferring roughly 400 medical devices from a storage facility in West Valley City, and then loading them into two small trucks.

What have we learned? Lessons from the Jan. 6 insurrection

Utah’s congressional delegation ran the gamut of Republican responses to former President Donald Trump’s all-out effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election results that ultimately led to a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol one year ago.

Majority of Utahns not returning for booster doses

Doctors say to protect against severe illness from the omicron variant, it is important to get vaccinated and get boosted.

Chief privacy officer for Utah schools says whistleblower lawsuit prompted changes

The Chief Privacy Officer for Utah public education says that since a whistleblower’s lawsuit outed researchers at the University of Utah for overstepping student data privacy laws, things have improved.

Utah hospital staff are ‘afraid,’ monoclonal antibodies are running out and COVID-19 test sites are flooded

Thursday’s record-breaking case count is part of a “dire” environment, hospital administrators said.

Surgeries delayed with 500 University of Utah Hospital staff out sick amid COVID outbreak

Hospitalizations have risen sharply just as staff members have fallen ill.

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