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Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 09:25PM

The keynote speaker for the University of Utah’s weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. began his remarks Wednesday by commenting on a Twitter scuffle between a celebrity and a congressman. Award-winning author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates referred to comedian …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Hailey Allen is one of about 30 people who wrote to BYU President Worthen about their concerns about the recent picks for Title IX coordinator and Victim Advocate.  She says she was raped while a student in 2004. BYU sexual-assault victims, alumni upset with Title IX, advocate choices
    When Hailey Allen heard last week that Tiffany Turley was named Brigham Young University’s new Title IX coordinator, she began to sob. Her anxiety sk...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bingham kicks off the ball to Bonneville during the game at Bingham High School Saturday August 24, 2013. Bingham is winning the game 14-7 at halftime. Utah school board to hear feedback on new transfer rules for high school athletes
    Opponents of a new transfer policy for high school student-athletes will have another chance to make their case before the Utah Board of Education. T...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 01:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |   Tribune file photo)   Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, gives his speech for the Senate District 10 seat at the Salt Lake County Republican Convention, April 16, 2016, at Cottonwood High School. There's a big gap between Utah's richest and poorest schools. Lawmaker hopes to close it.
    Utah has long ranked last in the nation for the amount it spends, on a per-student basis, to support public schools. But there’s another set of dispa...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • School board member: program for failing schools is $8 million in the red
    In 2015, Utah lawmakers set aside $7 million in annual funding to establish a new turnaround program for struggling public schools. That money is gon...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 10:14 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Victoria Hewlett was raped multiple times in July 2015 by Utah State University student Jason Relopez. Relopez pleaded guilty and is now in jail. Hewlett is suing because USU knew about other accusations leveled against Relopez a year before he raped her. Utah State denies it knew about multiple reported sex assaults, asks for lawsuit to be dismissed
    Utah State University is asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former student who accuses school officials of not taking action to prevent ...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)   A statue of Brigham Young looks over the university campus that bears his name in Provo, Utah. BYU appoints new Title IX coordinator, victim advocate
    Tiffany Turley’s main goal as Brigham Young University’s new Title IX coordinator is simple: create an environment where students feel able to report ...
    Updated Jan 14 2017 12:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Morris O’Haggerty, Assistant Utah Attorney General, representing Utah State University argues before the State Records Committee on Thursday on a Salt Lake Tribune GRAMA request for release of documents related to sexual assaults at Utah State University as Tribune reporter Alex Stuckey, right, listens. USU’s Torrey Green sex-assault investigation records could be made public
    Utah’s Records Committee will take until February to determine if a 2-inch stack of documents prepared by a Utah State University attorney should be m...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 02:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • After School Satan Club launches at Vista Elementary School in Taylorsville
    Taylorsville • Utah’s first After School Satan Club kicked off with an open house Wednesday at Vista Elementary School. The club, for children betwee...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 11:29 am   |     |   Share
  • Rich School District classes and meetings canceled
    Rich School District has canceled all classes and school meetings for Wednesday. An announcement from the district — which has been hit by a snowstor...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 09:13 am   |     |   Share
  • ‘Don’t waste his money’: Utah high school assignment on dating draws accusations of gender bias
    For many teenagers, getting a date is hard enough — let alone if your high school grades depend on it. School administrators in Salt Lake City went in...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 03:25 am   |     |   Share
  • (Jimmy Chin  |  Courtesy photo)   Mountaineer and University of Utah alumnus Conrad Anker will address graduates during the school’s commencement ceremony in May. Climber Conrad Anker to speak at U. commencement
    Renowned mountaineer and University of Utah alumnus Conrad Anker will address graduates at the school’s commencement ceremony on May 4. Anker was a f...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • WSU receives $50K grant to create LGBT violence prevention workshop
    A team at Weber State University is working on new sexual violence prevention training with the help of a $50,000 grant from the Utah Department of He...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 07:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Students line up by classroom and old classmates meet again at the brand new Butler Elementary in Cotonwood Heights Wenesday March 25.  It is one of hundreds of schools that opened Wednesday as students gear up for the 2016-2017 school year. School funding proponents moving forward with tax-increase initiative as Utah lawmakers prepare to convene
    Mary Bailey’s career in public education can be split nearly in half: 20 years as a teacher and 21 years as an administrator. That career ended in Ju...
    Updated Jan 02 2017 09:41 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Josh Ewing  A 391-acre piece of Comb Ridge — now part of the Bears Ears National Monument — was sold for $2.24 million to a private owner at a state trust-land auction in October. Education funding from Utah’s trust lands expected to grow despite Bears Ears designation
    By creating Bears Ears National Monument, President Barack Obama put in limbo roughly 109,000 acres held in trust for Utah’s public schools. Revenue f...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Incoming USU President Noelle Cockett speaks with Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial board Tuesday Dec. 13. ‘I don’t take lunch’: New USU president has hard-working history at school
    Noelle Cockett’s formative education years were spent at a small parochial school in rural eastern Montana. Grades one through 12 were housed in the s...
    Updated Dec 26 2016 10:23 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Stevens-Henager campus in Murray, Friday, March 20, 2015. Education department: Stevens-Henager College isn’t a nonprofit, and that’s final
    Federal education officials are sticking with their decision that Stevens-Henager College and its sister schools are for-profit institutions. The col...
    Updated Dec 23 2016 07:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Uintah district superintendent to keep his job; school board approves $7K for conduct investigation
    Mark Dockins will remain superintendent of Uintah School District through the school year, members of the district’s school board announced Wednesday,...
    Updated Dec 22 2016 10:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Audit: Utah State mismanaged conflicts with private company it created
    A private company created by Utah State University was rife with conflicts of interest and inconsistent financial reporting, according to an audit rel...
    Updated Dec 21 2016 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Layton web developer donates $2,000 for unpaid school lunches
    Students in Davis School District are getting a little help with their lunch money this year. Layton resident Damon Burton recently donated $2,000, t...
    Updated Dec 21 2016 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Uintah teachers fear lame-duck ouster of district superintendent
    Members of the Uintah School District Board of Education are scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss, among other items, the contract and conduct of di...
    Updated Dec 22 2016 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   l-r Jess Esplin, Mahalia Lotz, University of Utah president David Pershing, Mira Reynolds and Esther Aboussou. The group SLC Against Sex Assault met with President Pershing, admonishing him for the poor wording in a release that called into question the veracity of a reported on-campus rape on Halloween. The group is also requesting more resources for women’s services and sex assault prevention at the school. Students, alumni upset with U.’s sex-assault response deliver letter to school president
    A group of four University of Utah students and recent graduates walked into President David Pershing’s office Monday, letter in hand, prepared to dis...
    Updated Dec 19 2016 10:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Horizonte Instruction and Training Center has created a scholarship program through Salt Lake Community College for adults earning a high school diploma to further their studies. SLC alternative high school expands scholarship program to include adult students
    Diana Mejia first enrolled at the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center in 2011, shortly after she emigrated from Mexico to the United States. Sh...
    Updated Dec 19 2016 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2 Utah school districts named to AP Honor Roll
    Two Utah school districts are among 433 nationwide to be included in this year’s Advanced Placement Honor Roll. The recognition, awarded to districts ...
    Updated Dec 16 2016 09:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • University of Utah students, graduates call for sex assault policy changes
    A group of students and recent graduates from the University of Utah are asking school administrators to change the way they respond to sexual assault...
    Updated Dec 16 2016 11:49 am   |     |   Share