UNIVERSITY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/UNIVERSITY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58413869-78/peterson-university-president-chase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58413869-78/peterson-university-president-chase.html.csp">Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</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="2014-09-14T22:46:26.39-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chase N. Peterson was most at home on a college campus. The son of a university president, Peterson spent all but seven of his 84 years enveloped in the life of the mind — as student, professor, dean, researcher, and eventually reaching his father’s stature as president. But Peterson, the former University of Utah president who died in Salt Lake City on Sunday of complications from pneumonia, also relished the physical touch of medicine. “Chase began his career as a physician,” recalled longtime...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58413869@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:46:26 MDT Appeals court: Hateful poem sent to professor a form of free speech http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417752-78/court-heineman-email-poem.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58417752-78/court-heineman-email-poem.html.csp">Appeals court: Hateful poem sent to professor a form of free speech</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T07:39:18.064-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 07:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Aaron Michael Heineman wrote a University of Utah professor a poem filled with threats and hate. On Monday, a federal appeals court found that he was well within his rights to do so, and that merely threatening to kill someone isn’t necessarily a crime. “The district court found that [Heineman] knowingly sent an email that caused the recipient to reasonably fear bodily harm,” the court wrote. “[Heineman] argues that his conviction violated the First Amendment because the court did not also find...</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> 58417752@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:39:18 MDT Utah poll troubling for Democrats, third-party candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58417604-90/commission-congressional-debate-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58417604-90/commission-congressional-debate-district.html.csp">Utah poll troubling for Democrats, third-party candidates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T21:59:04.077-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The new Utah Debate Commission said a third-party candidate had to reach 10 percent in its poll to earn a spot in one of its televised debates. None made the cut. And a few Democrats came surprisingly close to missing out as well. The commission released the survey conducted by Lighthouse Research on Monday, and it is devastating to every political party in the state except for Republicans. The state’s dominant party has massive advantages in each of the four congressional campaigns as well as 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> 58417604@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:59:04 MDT Police resume search for missing Virginia student http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420356-68/police-graham-area-search.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420356-68/police-graham-area-search.html.csp">Police resume search for missing Virginia student</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:07:01.683-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charolettesville, Va. • Police prepared Tuesday to adjust their search area for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years. Charlottesville police Capt. Gary Pleasants said authorities received a new report of a possible sighting the night 18-year-old Hannah Elizabeth Graham disappeared. He said the tip prompted officials to move the search area farther east, though he could not provide details about the possible sig...</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> 58420356@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:07:01 MDT PETA project invites University of Utah students to be chicken http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416329-78/chicken-students-peta-project.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416329-78/chicken-students-peta-project.html.csp">PETA project invites University of Utah students to be chicken</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T18:26:46.823-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 06:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">University of Utah students were invited to experience “natural chicken behavior” Monday — from wing-flapping to dust baths — at a virtual reality exhibit presented by peta2, the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The “I, Chicken” project is supported by a grant from “The Simpsons” co-creator and philanthropist Sam Simon. Allowing students to become a virtual chicken can lead them to stop eating chicken, said peta2 Director Marta Holmberg in a statement. The exhibit...</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> 58416329@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:26:46 MDT Letter: U. leads the way for its hard-of-hearing fans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406891-82/hearing-utah-communications-deaf.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406891-82/hearing-utah-communications-deaf.html.csp">Letter: U. leads the way for its hard-of-hearing fans</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:38:35.574-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hearing loss is a common problem caused by aging, disease, heredity and noise. One in five people have a hearing loss and are at a disadvantage because of hearing disability. Beginning with the start of this year’s football season, the University of Utah is providing accessibility to the deaf and hard of hearing by captioning in written form public address announcements at the Rice-Eccles Stadium. We greatly appreciate the support of President David Pershing, the athletic department, the stadiu...</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> 58406891@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:38:35 MDT Porchfest: 71 bands on 35 Salt Lake City porches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58398129-223/lake-salt-neighborhood-porches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58398129-223/lake-salt-neighborhood-porches.html.csp">Porchfest: 71 bands on 35 Salt Lake City porches</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T01:01:03.853-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Saturday, porches become stages; gardens become art galleries; and hundreds of local musicians and artists share their talents in the picturesque neighborhood immediately west of the University of Utah. The festivities run from 1 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. “Porchfest Salt Lake celebrates the very essence of community,” says Esther Hunter, chairwoman of the East Central Community Council that organizes the event. “It’s friends performing for friends on the front porch, children dancing on ...</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> 58398129@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT University of California signs major solar deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393158-79/university-solar-deal-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393158-79/university-solar-deal-system.html.csp">University of California signs major solar deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T09:43:02.11-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • The University of California says it has made one of the largest ever solar-energy purchases by a university system in the United States. The UC system, one of the largest public university systems in the nation, says the deal will provide enough solar power to offset 60 percent of the electricity use at five of the state’s 10 campuses, as well as some university medical centers. UC electricity manager Mark Byron said Monday that a 25-year deal with San Mateo-based Frontier Renew...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583931582014-09-09T09:43:02.11-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T09:43:02.11-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393158@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:43:02 MDT NCAA lifts Penn State sanctions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58391241-77/coach-haden-jones-university.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58391241-77/coach-haden-jones-university.html.csp">NCAA lifts Penn State sanctions</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T23:13:02.713-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Penn State’s football program got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year’s postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015. The surprise announcement, linked to progress the school has made reforming its athletics programs, moved the university a step farther away from the fallout from Sandusky, the former assistant coach convicted of sexual abuse o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583912412014-09-08T23:13:02.713-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T23:13:02.713-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58391241@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:13:02 MDT Harvard’s health school to get record $350M gift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388597-79/health-harvard-public-gift.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388597-79/health-harvard-public-gift.html.csp">Harvard’s health school to get record $350M gift</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOB SALSBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T12:33:30.758-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boston • Harvard University announced Monday that its school of public health has received a record $350 million donation to support students and bolster research into major global health threats. The gift, the largest single donation in the history of the university, came from a philanthropic foundation established by the family of T.H. Chan, a Hong Kong real estate developer who died in 1986. Harvard President Drew Faust called the donation “transformative” and said it will help tackle the “mo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583885972014-09-08T12:33:30.758-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T12:33:30.758-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388597@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:33:30 MDT Hunting for Bigfoot … at Salt Lake Comic Con? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58310325-200/meldrum-sasquatch-comic-professor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58310325-200/meldrum-sasquatch-comic-professor.html.csp">Hunting for Bigfoot … at Salt Lake Comic Con?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T14:41:07.487-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 02:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jeff Meldrum had been hearing the sounds in the Canadian mountains last year; vocalizations, he called them. And then after night fell, the professor spotted a movement in the brush. Meldrum squinted through his night-vision scope, the otherwise invisible world of the late autumn Rockies transforming into a luminescent green. And there, a ways off, the shadowy figure moved across the road. “I’m still hopeful for that face-to-face,” Meldrum said. The Idaho State University anatomy and anthropolog...</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> 58310325@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:41:07 MDT Renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel to speak at UVU, USU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365901-78/patel-interfaith-cooperation-usu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365901-78/patel-interfaith-cooperation-usu.html.csp">Renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel to speak at UVU, USU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:19:44.392-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eboo Patel is a Muslim from India, who dated a Mormon girl in high school and a Jewish young woman in college. He was drawn to Dorothy Day’s Catholic Worker Movement and to the writings of Gandhi, Malcolm X and the Dalai Lama. Such diverse religious influences ignited Patel’s desire to answer the question: Can one maintain a deeply held belief, while engaging with those of divergent or even opposing faiths? Clearly, the nationally recognized expert in interfaith relations sees such interactions ...</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> 58365901@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:19:44 MDT Mitt Romney and Pixar president to speak at BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369285-78/president-pixar-byu-mitt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369285-78/president-pixar-byu-mitt.html.csp">Mitt Romney and Pixar president to speak at BYU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T11:13:02.556-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mitt Romney and the president of Pixar are both scheduled to speak at Brigham Young University this school year. The two men are part of the BYU Forum, a series of six speakers scheduled between September and March. The Mormon former presidential contender is slated for Nov. 18, according to a statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-owned university. President of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios Ed Catmull is expected on Jan. 27. Also on the list a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583692852014-09-03T11:13:02.556-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T11:13:02.556-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369285@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:13:02 MDT Utah State sets $220 million funding record for research http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365033-78/research-million-funding-usu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365033-78/research-million-funding-usu.html.csp">Utah State sets $220 million funding record for research</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:06:55.986-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fueled by a huge increase in funding for its Space Dynamics Laboratory, Utah State University took in a record $220 million from government, corporate and foundation sources during the 2014 budget year. The $220 million was an increase of nearly 19 percent from the $185.4 million the Logan-based university received in fiscal 2013. “This is a big turnaround for us,” Mark McLellan, vice president for research, said after a news conference announcing the record. “This is a home run, out of the par...</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> 58365033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:06:55 MDT Kelly: 5 Notre Dame players remain out for now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58364461-77/kelly-players-dame-notre.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58364461-77/kelly-players-dame-notre.html.csp">Kelly: 5 Notre Dame players remain out for now</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM COYNE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:08.359-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">South Bend, Ind. • Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says there is no change in the status of five players who were investigated by the university for possible cheating. Kelly said Tuesday the status of those five players could change quickly if he receives word they are eligible to play. Kelly said last week that the investigation is complete and the cases were in the hands of the school’s code of honor committee. The university announced on Aug. 15 that it would bench starting cornerback KeiVarae R...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583644612014-09-02T23:31:08.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T23:31:08.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364461@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:08 MDT Utah colleges to talk campus sex assault http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352515-78/utah-college-assault-sexual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352515-78/utah-college-assault-sexual.html.csp">Utah colleges to talk campus sex assault</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="2014-09-02T14:58:46.861-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 02:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As college students return to classes, Utah higher education officials and others are joining a national chorus for more attention to campus sexual assault. “We need to open our eyes to the fact that we’re failing our students,” said Melissa Flores, the advising attorney to Westminster College. “Every student should feel safe at school.” That’s the idea behind a federal update to rules for colleges and universities investigating and reporting sexual assault. And it’s the topic of a two-day even...</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> 58352515@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:58:46 MDT ‘Robot march’ to protest Iowa’s pink locker room http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58348554-77/iowa-pink-color-locker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58348554-77/iowa-pink-color-locker.html.csp">‘Robot march’ to protest Iowa’s pink locker room</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:44:02.465-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Iowa City, Iowa • A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school’s famous quirks: the visiting team’s pink locker room at Kinnick Stadium. Kembrew McLeod is organizing what he jokingly calls a “Million Robot March” to coincide with an annual celebration Friday honoring legendary Iowa football coach Hayden Fry, who had the opposing team’s locker room painted pink in 1979. McLeod wants the school to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583485542014-08-30T23:44:02.465-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T23:44:02.465-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348554@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:44:02 MDT Op-ed: Record research funding shows USU’s importance to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348908-82/research-utah-state-usu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348908-82/research-utah-state-usu.html.csp">Op-ed: Record research funding shows USU’s importance to Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark McLellan</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:05:02.678-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thousands of students are again crisscrossing our quad this week at Utah State University as fall session begins. As I watch them head to their classes under the now-changing trees, I consider our obligations to them — the skills and knowledge they’ll need, the workforce they’ll enter, the society they’ll shape. USU’s statewide commitment only deepens that obligation, and I believe that research is a key to fulfilling it. University research often appears on institutional ledgers in dollar amoun...</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> 58348908@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:05:02 MDT 5 things to know as University of Utah tries new fight song http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58344569-78/song-utah-sltrib-university.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58344569-78/song-utah-sltrib-university.html.csp">5 things to know as University of Utah tries new fight song</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="2014-08-28T13:30:01.946-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 01:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">So which University of Utah fight song would President David Pershing side with at tonight’s football season opener — traditional Utah Man or the tweaked Utah fan version? Neither. Citing his “awful” singing voice, Pershing will stick to the piano, U. spokeswoman Maria O’Mara said in a Thursday email. After much-debated updates, the U. will put the new anthem in play tonight against the Idaho State Bengals at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Here are five things to know about the new song: 1. What’s diff...</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> 58344569@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:30:01 MDT University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp">University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">John G. Sperling was in his teens — illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness — when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read. Enchanted by the likes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sperling began a journey through higher education that ultimately led to his founding of the University of Phoenix, a for-profit institution. Sperling, 93, a billionaire, died Friday at a hospital near San Francisco, according to a statement from Apollo Education Group,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583390452014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339045@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:19:02 MDT