COLLEGE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COLLEGE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) When it comes to Cougar sports, BYU’s president sure is game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434238-78/byu-worthen-sports-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434238-78/byu-worthen-sports-says.html.csp">When it comes to Cougar sports, BYU’s president sure is game</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="2014-09-30T17:47:57.721-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Any fears Brigham Young University supporters have that their school’s new president isn’t one of them when it comes to sports fanaticism should be allayed by a one-word response — or is it four letters? — when Kevin Worthen was asked to list the one thing he couldn’t live without. “ESPN,” Worthen replied, referencing the television sports giant before noting that BYU-owned BYUtv is nice to have around, too. Worthen succeeded another Cougar sports nut, Cecil O. Samuelson, as the school...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58434238@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:47:57 MDT Tuesday on TV: Baseball playoffs begin along with one promising sitcom, one awful sitcom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58473719-63/sltrib-abc-cbs-fox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58473719-63/sltrib-abc-cbs-fox.html.csp">Tuesday on TV: Baseball playoffs begin along with one promising sitcom, one awful sitcom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T14:27:15.523-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 02:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Major League baseball playoffs get underway tonight with the American League wildcard game. The Kansas City Royals host the Oakland Athletics at 6 p.m. on TBS. Also tonight, ABC is premiering a couple of sitcoms. The first one, Selfie (7 p.m., Ch. 4) is worth checking out; the second, Manhattan Love Story (7:30 p.m., Ch. 4) is not. (For more on both those shows, click on the links.) Elsewhere on TV ... NCIS (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A Navy lieutenant is murdered on his way to a private meeting 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> 58473719@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:27:15 MDT Pierce: NFL, BYU prioritize TV viewers over ticket buyers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472681-77/nfl-fans-ticket-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58472681-77/nfl-fans-ticket-byu.html.csp">Pierce: NFL, BYU prioritize TV viewers over ticket buyers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T23:25:53.273-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The FCC has voted to end the NFL blackout rule — which means absolutely nothing to anyone here in Utah. But it underlines how better TV availability and production have made fans less anxious to go through the hassle of attending games in favor of sitting at home in front of their big screens. And that’s a problem not just in the NFL, but in college football — including in Provo. The five members of the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to end the decades-old NFL blackout rule...</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> 58472681@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:25:53 MDT Kragthorpe: USC seeking consistency, a year after firing Kiffin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58473551-89/usc-state-sarkisian-trojans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58473551-89/usc-state-sarkisian-trojans.html.csp">Kragthorpe: USC seeking consistency, a year after firing Kiffin</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T23:26:14.636-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Sarkisian could not have known that his life would change in a sequence of events that began almost exactly a year ago when USC fired coach Lane Kiffin. He could never say so, anyway. In any case, the ex-BYU quarterback ended up moving from Washington to USC, where he formerly worked as an assistant. The Trojans have some stability now, following NCAA sanctions and the coaching turnover, and Sarkisian describes the program as being “in a really good place.” The perception of USC took a bi...</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> 58473551@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:26:14 MDT SLCC gets $2.5 million grant from U. S. Department of Labor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469795-78/programs-students-college-grant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469795-78/programs-students-college-grant.html.csp">SLCC gets $2.5 million grant from U. S. Department of Labor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T16:40:01.645-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah students in welding, medical billing, truck driving and other one-year degree programs at Salt Lake Community College will have more chances to rub elbows with potential employers under a new federal grant. The college’s one-year programs allow students to choose their own start dates and work at their own pace, and they’re about to get even more flexible with the $2.5 million bonus announced Monday, said Kevin Brockbank, dean of the School of Applied Technology and Professional Developmen...</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> 58469795@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:40:01 MDT Rampell: Private college grads: Unemployed and in debt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58467478-82/students-public-profit-profits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58467478-82/students-public-profit-profits.html.csp">Rampell: Private college grads: Unemployed and in debt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T06:44:49.261-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For-profit colleges can’t get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too. For-profit schools — ranging from monolithic online chains such as the University of Phoenix to smaller, fly-by-night operations that advertise on the subway — enroll about 12 percent of college students nationally. Yet they account for nearly four times that share of student-loan defaults, according to newly released federal data. The typ...</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> 58467478@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:44:49 MDT BYU football: Cougs unbeaten, ranked, but attendance slipping http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58459320-88/byu-state-attendance-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58459320-88/byu-state-attendance-football.html.csp">BYU football: Cougs unbeaten, ranked, but attendance slipping</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="2014-09-27T23:36:13.247-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • After roughly 5,840 football tickets went unsold for BYU’s home opener against Houston, coach Bronco Mendenhall half-jokingly suggested he was disappointed the Thursday night game televised by ESPN wasn’t a sellout at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Cougars were 2-0, freshly ranked, and coming off a 41-7 beatdown of Texas. “Where is everybody?” Mendenhall asked after 57,630 fans showed up on a night BYU paid tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and members of the U.S. Arm...</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> 58459320@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:36:13 MDT Truck hits college softball team’s bus, killing 4 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461727-68/team-bus-hampton-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461727-68/team-bus-hampton-college.html.csp">Truck hits college softball team’s bus, killing 4</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T11:38:02.199-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Davis, Okla. • A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team’s bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said. The collision involving the North Central Texas College team happened at around 9 p.m. Friday on Interstate 35 south of Davis, which is about 70 miles south of Oklahoma City and 60 miles north of Gainesville, Texas, where the school is located. The team was heading home ...</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> 58461727@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:38:02 MDT This weekend on TV: ‘Amazing Race’ zips over to Fridays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58459001-63/season-cbs-premiere-fox.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58459001-63/season-cbs-premiere-fox.html.csp">This weekend on TV: ‘Amazing Race’ zips over to Fridays</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T12:51:15.397-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 12:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Be aware, Amazing Race fans - there’s a big change this season. Not with the show itself, which begins its 25th season as the contestants race from New York City to the Virgin Islands. But with when the Emmy-winning reality/competition show airs. Beginning this week, “Race” moves to Fridays at 7 p.m. on CBS/Ch. 2. If you tune in on Sunday, you will have missed it. Friday on TV ... Women’s college soccer (3 p.m., P12N): Stanford at Utah Shark Tank (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Season 6 begins. Americ...</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> 58459001@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:51:15 MDT Thursday on TV: ‘Parenthood’ begins the big buildup to an emotional ending http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58455893-63/season-abc-begins-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58455893-63/season-abc-begins-college.html.csp">Thursday on TV: ‘Parenthood’ begins the big buildup to an emotional ending</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T15:26:05.133-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 03:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The outstanding family drama Parenthood (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) begins its sixth and final season, building toward what we’re promised will be a big, emotional ending. And this has been a very emotional show through the first 90 episodes. In tonight’s season premiere, Amber gets a surprise; Sarah and Zeek go to Las Vegas; and Adam and Kristina struggle to get their charter school open. Elsewhere on TV ... NFL (6:25 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): New York Giants at Washington Grey’s Anatomy (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4):...</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> 58455893@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:26:05 MDT University of Utah arts college picks new, community-focused dean http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58433171-78/theater-university-arts-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58433171-78/theater-university-arts-college.html.csp">University of Utah arts college picks new, community-focused dean</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Annie Knox</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T09:17:02.357-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The University of Utah College of Fine Arts has chosen a youth theater director as an assistant dean. Kelby McIntyre-Martinez will oversee community engagement in her new role. She comes from the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, where she trained teachers, choreographed and directed children in theater productions at elementary schools across the Wasatch Front. “We are thrilled,” college dean Raymond Tymas-Jones said in a prepared statement. McIntyre-Martinez takes the place of ...</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> 58433171@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:17:02 MDT Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58452990-77/network-state-mlb-nfl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58452990-77/network-state-mlb-nfl.html.csp">Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T22:53:25.982-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television College football • Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, 5:30 p.m., ESPN • Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, 5:30 p.m., ESPNU • UCLA at Arizona State, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1 MLB • Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 10:30 a.m., MLB Network • Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees or Minnesota at Detroit, 5 p.m., MLB Network NFL • N.Y. Giants at Washington, 6:25 p.m., Ch. 2/NFL Network Women’s soccer • Washington at Oregon, 5 p.m., Pac-12 Network Women’s volleyball • Utah at Colorado, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Network • 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> 58452990@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:53:25 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 Tribune Photo of the Day - September 23, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58448482-227/weather-rock-climb-stormmountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58448482-227/weather-rock-climb-stormmountain.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - September 23, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T22:49:02.456-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Westminster College sophomore Tiffany Perry climbs a route near Storm Mountain in Big Cottonwood Canyon Tuesday September 23, 2014.</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> 58448482@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:49:02 MDT NFL vetting process: There are no sure things http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58441710-77/nfl-player-players-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58441710-77/nfl-player-players-college.html.csp">NFL vetting process: There are no sure things</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDDIE PELLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T16:04:36.531-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history. It’s an expensive, painstaking and time-consuming process that includes personality tests, conversations with high school friends, the college equipment manager and many more — and, of course, a thorough review of police records. The teams try to turn over every leaf, and yet, there are things they miss, or simply would never think to look for. Very little in the por...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584417102014-09-23T16:04:36.531-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T16:04:36.531-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441710@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:36 MDT DVD review: Raunchy ‘Neighbors’ dances on the line between college and adulthood http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58426033-223/college-neighbors-adulthood-kelly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58426033-223/college-neighbors-adulthood-kelly.html.csp">DVD review: Raunchy ‘Neighbors’ dances on the line between college and adulthood</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T01:01:04.004-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grade • B DVD •There are laughs to spare in “Neighbors,” an enjoyably raunchy comedy with a surprisingly tender undercurrent. New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) discover a college fraternity is moving in next door — and the nonstop partying, while tempting in a “we’re-still-cool” way, is keeping them and their baby girl Stella up at night. With neither the town cop (Hannibal Buress) nor the college president (Lisa Kudrow) willing to help, the conflict devolves into an escalat...</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> 58426033@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:04 MDT Jobless men risk permanent workforce separation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436357-68/labor-percent-according-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436357-68/labor-percent-according-college.html.csp">Jobless men risk permanent workforce separation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Kasia Klimasinska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> (c) 2014, Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T20:47:05.825-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 08:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Tom Kaminski is back at work, three years after losing his job as a human-resources manager and dropping out of the labor force for a time to go back to college. Kaminski, 43, dipped into his retirement savings while he earned a master’s degree. The added credential helped him land the position at Intuitive HR, a consulting company in Woodbridge, Conn., last September. “It was always my goal to come back to work,” he said. “I thought I was a very good human-resource person and I th...</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> 58436357@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:47:05 MDT Rampell: Stop denying progress made in U.S. schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435604-82/schools-education-public-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435604-82/schools-education-public-college.html.csp">Rampell: Stop denying progress made in U.S. schools</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T08:03:08.467-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years? Americans seem to think so. Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving up the income ladder — or, these days, for landing any job at all — I’m inundated with emails blaming the country’s K-12 system. Today’s workers have to go to college, readers argue, because our increasingly broken public schools have ceded responsibility for educating them. Data from the annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll, a ...</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> 58435604@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:03:08 MDT Letter of the week: ‘Colleges’ just a ploy for federal bucks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429337-82/college-attend-colleges-appointment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429337-82/college-attend-colleges-appointment.html.csp">Letter of the week: ‘Colleges’ just a ploy for federal bucks</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:01.726-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My son and I received letters from a college in Salt Lake City informing us that we may be qualified for “scholarships” to attend their college. The director of admissions had sent me his card and two possible times, five days later, for an appointment and a phone number to call and confirm the date and the time of the appointment. Considering that I am 72 years old, attended college in the ’60s and later in the mid-’70s, and my 43-year-old son has a successful career and has no time or need to ...</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> 58429337@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT This weekend on TV: BYU and Utah are on bigtime TV on Saturday afternoon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58433409-63/utah-cbs-saturday-afternoon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58433409-63/utah-cbs-saturday-afternoon.html.csp">This weekend on TV: BYU and Utah are on bigtime TV on Saturday afternoon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T13:28:06.314-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 01:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What's happening Saturday afternoon might just be unprecedented in local college football. If BYU and Utah have ever been nationally televised on two different major TV channels at the same time on a Saturday afternoon, I'm not aware of it.Well, three major TV channels.Here in Utah, the Utah-at-Michigan game is on ABC/Ch. 4 at 1:30 p.m.; the Virginia-at-BYU game is on ESPN at 1:30 p.m.The Cougars are on ESPN nationally. The Utes are split national with Texas A&M-SMU. Basically, Utah-Michigan wil...</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> 58433409@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:28:06 MDT