AUSTIN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AUSTIN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Feminist media critic calls for boycott of Utah campuses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58529300-78/sarkeesian-threats-usu-austin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58529300-78/sarkeesian-threats-usu-austin.html.csp">Feminist media critic calls for boycott of Utah campuses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T08:53:23.062-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 08:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A prominent feminist media critic — who amid death threats scrapped an appearance at Utah State University — is vowing never to speak at a Utah school until guns are barred from the state’s campuses and calling on other lecturers to join her boycott. In a phone interview from San Francisco late Wednesday, Anita Sarkeesian said she canceled her lecture this week not because of three death threats — one of which promised “the deadliest school shooting in American history” — but because firearms w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58529300@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:53:23 MDT Trib Talk: AP U.S. history test scrutinized http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58459262-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58459262-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-history.html.csp">Trib Talk: AP U.S. history test scrutinized</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T13:21:01.365-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 01:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In Utah and elsewhere, the new AP U.S. history curriculum is under fire. Critics say that recent changes to the exam follow a revisionist political agenda while defenders say the test better measures critical thinking skills. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Robert Austin of the Utah Office of Education, Tribune education reporter Benjamin Wood and retired teacher Larry Krieger join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the structural and philosophical changes behind the testing controversy. Watch thi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58459262@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:21:01 MDT Prep football: Is Jordan QB Austin Kafentzis Utah’s best ever? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58441694-190/kafentzis-jordan-austin-career.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58441694-190/kafentzis-jordan-austin-career.html.csp">Prep football: Is Jordan QB Austin Kafentzis Utah’s best ever?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T23:01:48.083-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Remaining objective while watching greatness in the present tense can be tricky. But the argument can be made that Jordan senior quarterback Austin Kafentzis is the greatest high school offensive football player in Utah history. He currently owns 10 state records including career total offense, rushing yardage, rushing touchdowns, carries, hundred-yard games, and points scored. He could add three more before the season and his career ends. “Austin Kafentzis’ most striking characteristic,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441694@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:01:48 MDT Weber State, Southern Utah seek fresh start in Big Sky opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58458781-77/state-weber-southern-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58458781-77/state-weber-southern-utah.html.csp">Weber State, Southern Utah seek fresh start in Big Sky opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T23:28:15.814-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar City • Two teams in desperate need of a fresh start get one Saturday night. Weber State and Southern Utah, winless so far after playing harsh nonconference schedules, open their Big Sky seasons against each other at Eccles Coliseum. The winner will be rejuvenated after four straight defeats and can look ahead with guarded optimism. The loser? Let’s put it this way: Neither the Wildcats nor the Thunderbirds want to think about the possibility. According to Southern Utah coach Ed Lamb, the s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58458781@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:28:15 MDT Some Utahns worry new AP History test is revisionist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447419-78/history-test-students-austin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447419-78/history-test-students-austin.html.csp">Some Utahns worry new AP History test is revisionist</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By benjamin wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T10:53:07.409-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recent changes to the exam for AP U.S. History have some parents in Utah and nationwide worried about a perceived push to teach revisionist history in schools. But Robert Austin, a social studies specialist with the Utah State Office of Education, told lawmakers on Tuesday that no such effort exists and the new AP exam is designed to improve understanding of American government. “What’s changing is the way students are going to be assessed and the deeper thinking that they’re going to be doi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447419@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:53:07 MDT College football: Weber State remains winless after loss to Stephen F Austin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58436408-77/yards-sfa-kick-green.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58436408-77/yards-sfa-kick-green.html.csp">College football: Weber State remains winless after loss to Stephen F Austin</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T23:36:21.461-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nacogdoches, Texas • Gus Johnson rushed for 83 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns, quarterback Zach Conque added two more scores on the ground, and Stephen F Austin beat Weber State 35-20 on Saturday. Conque also threw for 264 yards for Stephen F Austin, who racked up 466 yards of total offense. The Lumberjacks (3-1) never trailed in game, scoring the first three touchdowns of the game to open up a 21-point lead before back-to-back Billy Green touchdown passes pulled Weber State (0-4) withi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584364082014-09-20T23:36:21.461-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T23:36:21.461-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436408@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:36:21 MDT Weber State football: ‘Cats hope to avoid mistakes vs. SFA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430599-77/state-weber-austin-stephen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430599-77/state-weber-austin-stephen.html.csp">Weber State football: ‘Cats hope to avoid mistakes vs. SFA</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:57.169-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nacogdoches, Texas • Weber State gets its final tuneup before the start of the Big Sky Conference season Saturday, when the Wildcats visit Stephen F. Austin. Weber is 0-3 under first-year coach Jay Hill, who watched his team self-destruct in last week’s 42-31 loss at Sacramento State. Because of the Big Sky’s unbalanced schedule, the game did not count in the league standings. “We were out-executed early in the game and made lots of mistakes ... that were really costly,” Hill said. “We have to g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58430599@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:57 MDT Prep football: Austin Kafentzis, Jordan roll past East 42-26 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58334752-190/east-jordan-kafentzis-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58334752-190/east-jordan-kafentzis-defense.html.csp">Prep football: Austin Kafentzis, Jordan roll past East 42-26</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T00:50:35.579-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 12:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After watching star Jordan quarterback Austin Kafentzis throw for three touchdowns and run for three others Friday night, it’s easy to imagine him thrilling 80,000 fans on a Saturday afternoon at Wisconsin’s famed Camp Randall Stadium. For now, though, one of the greatest prep quarterbacks in Utah history will have to settle for disappointing red-clad East High fans instead of getting cheers from Badger fans wearing the same color. Jordan’s 42-26 victory over an East squad that didn’t lose a reg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:50:35 MDT BYU football: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358489-77/texas-byu-yards-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358489-77/texas-byu-yards-team.html.csp">BYU football: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T23:16:55.878-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Just in case there were doubts about Texas’ focus on BYU since Charlie Strong took over back in January, the Longhorns’ coach proved otherwise moments after a season-opening 37-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night in Austin. “I told [his players] enjoy this one, be ready and come back to work tomorrow, and this is a team [BYU] that we are going to face that played well in their opener. And plus they are a team that embarrassed us last season with a quarterback [Taysom Hill] who ran t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358489@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:16:55 MDT