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Joselinne Mendez is refusing to do her schoolwork. Despite encouragement from her mother, Laura De La Cruz, who coos “Sí, puede” — “Yes, you can” — and at one point offers ice cream as an incentive, 4-year-old Joselinne sits defiantly …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah graduates stand up and turn around in protest as Lynette Nielsen Gay receives an honorary degree from the during the annual Commencement at the Huntsman Center Thursday May 5, 2016. Graduating protesters turn their backs on degree recipient
    Taylor Lay never thought she’d graduate from The University of Utah. Earning a degree is daunting, the Riverton native said, and the university’s Mil...
    Updated May 05 2016 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has come under fire from some for pitching a sort of speed-dating tactic with big donors, where he gives them face time to discuss their issues. Utah guv candidates Herbert and Johnson trade calls to end SAGE testing and Common Core
    On Wednesday afternoon, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson called for the end of SAGE testing in Utah schools. Not to be outdone, Gov...
    Updated May 05 2016 08:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah author Terry Tempest Williams announced her departure from the University of Utah last week after contentious contract negotiations with administrators who insisted she teach on campus rather than in the field. She is pictured here Feb. 16 shortly after buying a BLM oil and gas lease near Arches National Park as a gesture of protest against fossil energy development. Williams had planned to teach her U. Environmental Humanities students on this federal parcel as part of her Art, Advocacy and Landscapes course. Terry Tempest Williams leaving U.; critics say school prioritized paperwork over what she taught a generation of students in Utah's wild landscapes
    Terry Tempest Williams is leaving her University of Utah teaching post and walking away from the Environmental Humanities program she founded rather t...
    Updated May 05 2016 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robin Resch  |  Courtesy   University of Utah’s 2016 commencement speaker, Anne-Marie Slaughter, will explore ideas for the future of work and family. What can be done to help Utah’s working women? Flexibility, says U. commencement speaker and ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have It All’ author
    Child care may be far from students’ minds as they prepare to graduate from the University of Utah on Thursday. But their commencement speaker wants t...
    Updated May 05 2016 08:02 am   |     |   Share


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  • Sexual assaults reported by the University of Utah Under the federal Clery Act, higher education institutions that receive federal funding must compile annual crime statistics. These are the sex offenses the U. says were reported to school officials and campus police. Former U. student files federal complaint, says school investigation into her sexual assault was unduly long
    Nisha Kavalam rarely left her bed in the days that followed her rape last February, anxiety and depression pinning her in place like a weight. Shock a...

    Updated May 05 2016 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • University of Utah honoree resigns from anti-LGBT organization amid public outcry
    Philanthropist Lynette Nielsen Gay will resign from the World Congress of Families amid backlash to her being selected to receive an honorary degree f...
    Updated May 03 2016 09:36 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Mayte Rodriquez smiles as Clay Newman reads here answer to a question as they attend Indgrid Campos’ AP Spanish class at Layton High School, in Layton, Utah Thursday, April 7, 2016. The first cohort of students who enrolled in Utah’s dual immersion programs are now reaching the age where they can take high school AP language courses for college credit. As Utah’s first dual-immersion students are prepping for college, so is their language program
    Layton • Layton High School sophomore Mikelle Argyle doesn’t consider herself fluent in Spanish, but she feels confident about taking the AP Spanish t...
    Updated Apr 30 2016 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Photography by Leah Hogsten Students and volunteers spruced up the landscaping, cleaned and improved playgrounds around Mountain View Elementary and Glendale Middle Schools April 30, 2016. Saturday, April 30, 2016, More than 7,000 Comcast employees, their families and community volunteers in Utah will assisted students and community members in need at 19 service projects at local schools, city parks, and The Road Home.  Utah Comcast employees join community volunteers for annual day of service
    For Sheryl Sweeten, a Comcast construction supervisor, the best day of working for the media company, “hands down,” is its annual Comcast Cares Day of...
    Updated Apr 30 2016 08:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016 photo, Darrin Bingham, a senior studying environmental studies at Utah State University, speaks to the USU president search committee during the public feedback meeting at the Taggart Student Center in Logan, Utah. As Utah State University gears up for a new president, critics are questioning whether the state is transparent enough in choosing its higher education leaders.   (John Zsiray/The Herald Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Transparency questions arise in search for new Utah State president
    Logan • As Utah State University gears up for a new president, critics are questioning whether the state is transparent enough in choosing its higher ...
    Updated Apr 30 2016 04:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • President Clark Gilbert ï President of BYU-Idaho Feds exempt BYU-Idaho from protecting transgender students from discrimination
    Transgender students at Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus are no longer protected under a federal education law designed to prevent discriminati...
    Updated May 04 2016 08:43 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Dixie State University  Artist renderings of a planned renovation to the Dixie State University stadium, which will be renamed Legend Solar Stadium after a $10 million donation. Dixie State University stadium changing name after $10 million gift
    This fall, the Dixie State University Trailblazers will follow Brooks the Bison onto the field of Legend Solar Stadium. In addition to a new mascot a...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 08:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Valley University graduates walk through the school’s Hall of Flags at the beginning of Commencement, in Orem, Thursday April 28, 2016. UVU awarded 5,409 degrees at its historic 75th Commencement. Photos: Utah Valley University students graduate from state’s largest school
    The largest school in the state awarded diplomas to more than 5,000 graduates Thursday at its Orem campus. Recent data show Utah Valley University enr...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • University of Utah removes references to anti-LGBT groups from bio of honorary degree recipient
    During commencement ceremonies next week, the University of Utah will award honorary degrees to four people: businessmen Kem Gardner and George Smith,...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Second graders at Wasatch Peak Academy in North Salt Lake play a clapping-attention excercise to help them listen and concentrate.   A new report by the Utah Foundation says that charter schools receive less funding than school district schools, but charter advantages make it difficult to determine if the funding is inequitable.   Report: Utah’s charter school kids get less funding than traditional students
    Utah spends $683 less per pupil every year educating charter school students than their traditional school district peers, according to a report relea...
    Updated Apr 27 2016 10:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Provo School District  Provo High BYU purchases Provo High School property for $25M
    Brigham Young University will expand its footprint by 25 acres after purchasing the property currently occupied by Provo High School. Provo School Dis...
    Updated Apr 26 2016 08:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • SLC school board chooses Arizona educator as new district superintendent
    Alexa Cunningham will claim the top job in Salt Lake City School District this July after a unanimous vote by the district’s school board Monday night...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • UEA elects Park City educator as next union president
    Utah’s largest teachers union has chosen its next leader. Heidi Matthews, a media specialist in the Park City School District and a 28-year educator,...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 08:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Paiute Tribal members, Circleville residents, Utah Division of State History, and LDS Church History representatives gather at the town park Friday April 22 for a dedication ceremony for a new memorial recognizing the men, women and children of the Koosharem Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe killed during the Circleville Massacre in late April 1866.  ‘Forgotten’ massacre of Utah Paiute group recalled with new monument
    In late April 1866, Mormon settlers in Circleville arrested and disarmed a band of Paiute Indians. After shooting captives who had attempted to escape...
    Updated Apr 22 2016 10:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU students walk into the Marriott Center before the Commencement Services Thursday April 21, 2016. BYU grads encouraged to keep an ‘eternal perspective’ and avoid exes, pornography
    Provo • Bountiful native Benjamin Merrill said Thursday that it felt like both forever and no time at all since his first day of classes at Brigham Yo...
    Updated Apr 21 2016 11:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah family weighing lawsuit after diabetic woman with Down syndrome expelled from educational program
    The family of a woman with Down syndrome is pushing back after she was expelled from an educational program for adults with disabilities. For the pas...
    Updated Apr 22 2016 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • Scientists from Western Illinois University and the Burpee Museum of Natural History have discovered fossilized remains of several dinosaur species and trees at this site outside Hanksville. The new find is expected to rival Utah’s famous Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in terms of its potential to advance our knowledge of Jurassic-period life. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management. Texas students charged in Utah dinosaur fossil theft
    A counselor and others from a Texas community college have been charged with stealing dinosaur bones from state trust lands in Wayne County during a v...
    Updated Apr 22 2016 02:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Care2 petition signer and sexual assault victim Sarah Belt (right) said BYU needs to remove the culture and fear that keeps sexual assault victims silenced.  Care2 petition supporters delivered 60,000  petition signatures to Brigham Young University’s Abraham O. Smoot administration building, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 to protest the school’s ÏHonor CodeÓ and to ask the school to add an immunity clause shielding sexual assault victims from Honor Code investigations. ‘I thought I was the only one’: BYU protesters say they’ve been shamed by Honor Code practices, demand change
    Provo • Brittyn Coleman stood somberly in front of the welcome sign at Brigham Young University’s campus Wednesday, a teal armband — the symbol of sex...
    Updated Apr 23 2016 05:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU President Kevin J. Worthen speaks during Brigham Young University’s Commencement Exercises at the Marriott Center Thursday April 23, 2015. A total of 5881 students from 10 colleges received degrees at the ceremonies, with 5004 students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 692 students receiving master’s degrees and 185 receiving doctoral degrees. BYU releases video statement on campus sexual assault
    Brigham Young University President Kevin Worthen said in a new video that the school’s conduct code prohibiting premarital sex and other behaviors may...
    Updated Apr 20 2016 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU sophomore Madi Barney used to find solace in her off-campus apartment, until she was raped by a man there.  BYU is allowing her to finish the semester, but they put a hold on any future class registration, requiring her to comply with an Honor Code investigation into her rape allegations, which have resulted in criminal charges against her alleged assailant. Barney is shown in her room, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Brigham Young University is under scrutiny amidst allegations that students who are victims of sex crimes are routinely investigated, under the auspices of the school’s famously-strict code of conduct, known as the ’honor code,’ and face disciplinary action as a result of reporting their abuse. Protest of BYU planned in wake of Honor Code criticisms
    Brigham Young University student Madi Barney said she has filed a federal complaint against the school for denying her access to services after she re...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 11:17 pm   |     |   Share