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Utah university to consider dropping ‘Dixie’ from its name

Sophia Eppolito, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:06pm

After years of resisting calls to change, a university in Utah is considering dropping “Dixie” from its name in another example of the nation’s reexamination of the Confederacy and slavery.

Weber State professor again resigns after controversial tweets, rescinding original resignation

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 30th - 3:10pm

Scott Senjo, the former Weber State University professor involved in a Twitter controversy earlier this month, officially no longer works for the school, officials confirmed Tuesday.

University of Utah reorganizes its public safety infrastructure

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 30th - 7:38am

In an effort to improve accountability, the University of Utah announced Monday a reorganization of its public safety infrastructure.

Governor approves school board plan for reopening Utah public schools this fall

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jun 29th - 8:14pm

The Utah governor has given his seal of approval to the Utah State Board of Education’s requirements and recommendations for K-12 schools to reopen this fall — a document that addresses a host of issues ranging from social distancing to cafeteria practices.

Summer break, COVID-19 shutdown could wipe out school year gains

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 29th - 10:44am

When the front door opened, a big smile welcomed the two educators from Bonneville Elementary on the porch making surprise house calls.

Masks? Riding the bus? Utah districts want to hear school communities’ preferences for fall

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 27th - 7:11pm

With the unorthodox high school graduation season behind them, local school boards are trained on the next major milestone for Utah public schools: reopening this fall.

Don’t like tests? The U. says you don’t need the ACT, SAT to be admitted for fall 2021

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:24am

The University of Utah will not require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores for fall 2021 admission under a two-year pilot program announced Thursday.

Utah audit: Why should all college students pay study abroad fee? Library fee?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:15am

Some student fees assessed by Utah’s public college and universities don’t meet the “reasonable test.”

Burned building on SLCC campus a total loss, school says

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 11:57am

Firefighters were expected to remain at Salt Lake Community College Tuesday putting out hot spots from a massive fire that destroyed the Applied Technology building.

Longtime Granite School Board member stepping down to serve mission

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:44am

Gayleen Gandy, who has served on the Granite Board of Education since 2007, is stepping down to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

2020 marks first partisan elections for State School Board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:50pm

Eight Republican candidates vie for four seats in primary race

Work and home: Fathers benefit from family-supportive environment, BYU study finds

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:46am

Researchers at Brigham Young University found evidence that family-supportive workplaces and greater flexibility play a big role in their connections with their children.

Salt Lake school board vows to create 'more environmentally sustainable' schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:26pm

With the objective of establishing “healthier, more environmentally sustainable schools,” the Salt Lake City Board of Education has adopted a resolution that calls on the school district to meet all of its energy needs with carbon-neutral energy no later than 2040.

U. professor’s book examines institutions, administrators enabling sexual abuse of Olympic, college athletes

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:11pm

Former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez wanted the book to be titled, “Armies of Enablers: They Super (expletive) Me.”

'Massive' yard sale Saturday at Summit Academy to benefit teacher with rare 'stiff-person syndrome'

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:03pm

Proceeds will go toward purchase of wheelchair-accessible van.

Brigham Young statue vandalized near BYU's Smoot Building

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:49pm

The statue of the university’s namesake in front of the Abraham O. Smoot Administration Building was vandalized between June 14 and 15.

State School Board wants Utah public schools’ return-to-school plans ready Aug. 1

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:22am

Board weighs requirements versus recommendations to guide safe reopening of schools.

Utah lawmakers honor the Class of 2020, acknowledge their ‘sacrifice’ graduating amid a pandemic

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:18am

Utah lawmakers honored high school and college graduates for the challenges they have faced graduating school amid the upheaval and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 has altered college plans for nearly half of Class of 2020, poll says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:34pm

The survey of 1,000 members of the Class of 2020 conducted for Junior Achievement indicates 40% of students say COVID-19 has affected their plans to pay for college.