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After BYU student's death, Utah's universities work to improve campus mental health

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 8th - 12:33pm

A tragedy at Brigham Young University this week has opened up a conversation about mental health on campus.

U. students take a break from finals studying to wrap gifts for refugee families

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:15pm

University of Utah students volunteered to wrap hundreds of gifts Friday afternoon that were donated to Catholic Community Services for local refugee families.

School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:15pm

The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains.

Utah's school board wants law to address school fees problem

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:05pm

The State School Board voted to ask lawmakers to consider legislation that clarifies that schools that don't comply with Utah school fees law could lose state funding.

Regents select Brad Mortensen as 13th president of Weber State University

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:03pm

Brad L. Mortensen, vice president of university advancement at Weber State University, has been selected the institution’s next president.

Utah posts 87 percent high school graduation rate in 6th consecutive year of growth

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 7:04am

Utah's high school graduation rate has climbed to 87 percent in 2018, the sixth consecutive year rates have increased, according to new Utah State Board of Education statistics.

$1.3B in new revenue available for next Utah legislative session, budget projections say

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 4th - 7:04am

More than $1.3 billion in new state revenue will be available for the next legislative session, according budget projections released Monday by Utah's governor and legislative leaders.

Former Vice President Joe Biden to speak at U.

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 10:21am

Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah Dec. 13, the university announced Monday.

Utah regents to set tuition rates specific for each university

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 4:26pm

Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, the Utah State Board of Regents will set tuition rates specific to each of the eight colleges and universities in Utah's System of Higher Education instead of adopting an across-the-board percentage increase.

3 finalists selected in American Dream Idea Challenge hosted at University of Utah

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 1st - 7:47pm

Three finalists in Schmidt Futures' American Dream Idea Challenge were announced at the University of Utah Thursday. The three teams will compete among other finalists selected by three other universities nationally for a $1 million prize.

Two women, two men named finalists for president of Weber State University in Utah

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 1st - 11:25am

After “an extensive national search” a 21-member search committee has selected two women and two men as finalists for the presidency of Weber State University, according to an announcement Friday by the Utah System of Higher Education.

Saratoga Springs residents help pay off delinquent school lunch accounts

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 30th - 9:11pm

Residents in one Utah County community have rallied to help contribute to school lunch accounts so students can eat at school without the embarrassment of overdue funds.

Utah's System of Higher Education moves ahead with Utah College Advising Corps expansion

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 24th - 4:16pm

Utah's System of Higher Education is moving ahead with expansion of the Utah College Advising Corps, with the goal of placing a "near peer" college access adviser in every public high school.

How colleges are reaching 'generation iPhone'

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:48am

Higher education is changing with “Generation iPhone” now on campuses, and the students' unique learning style is creating challenges for colleges and universities.

3-year Smith's gift extends reach of East High's food pantry

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 20th - 7:00pm

East High School's student leaders, educators, staff and community members gathered in the school cafeteria to celebrate the $65,000 gift from Smith's that will stock their pantry with canned food, staples, fresh produce, dairy and meat.

Utah school district eyes revamped Native American lessons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 2:48pm

A Utah school district is working to revamp its lessons around Native Americans to tackle stereotypes.

Utah public school enrollment nears 660K

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:17am

Utah public school enrollment has reached nearly 660,000 students, according to new figures released Thursday by the offices of the Utah State Board of Education.

Group urges schools to adopt model policies after 11-year-old girl's hijab pulled off her head by student

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:18am

A nonprofit organization that assists refugees is urging Utah schools to adopt model policy to help prevent incidents of Muslim girls in Utah schools being harassed for wearing hijabs, or in one girl's case, forcibly removed by a fellow student.

'She was at a marvelous point in her life': U. community mourns death of assistant professor

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:01pm

The University of Utah community is mourning the death of a staff member who died from complications related to childbirth.

What's the cost of enhancing school safety in Utah? Proposal seeks more than $195 million

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:19am

A proposal seeks more than $195 million to enhance school safety, mostly for school building improvements and $30 million for mental health and school safety personnel.