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Christie Evans and her mother, Norma Kjelstrom, made a pact in the 1970s to donate their bodies to the University of Utah for medical study. Their decision became an inside joke for the mother-daughter duo, Evans said. “We prayed we’d …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth |  Tribune file photo)   Rep. Kim Coleman, R-West Jordan Utah lawmaker takes aim at campus free-speech rules
    College and university policies aimed at promoting civility are overly subjective and could inappropriately limit free speech, a Utah lawmaker told co...
    Updated May 27 2017 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Utah’s Hogle Zoo  Two young polar bears, Nora and Hope, will be transferred to Utah’s Hogle Zoo this fall. Hope with her mother, Crystal. Utah’s Hogle Zoo to welcome two new polar bears
    Two young polar bears, Nora and Hope, will join the animal family at Utah’s Hogle Zoo this fall, the zoo announced Wednesday. Both bears are roughly ...
    Updated May 24 2017 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dr. Vivian Lee who recently resigned as CEO of University of Utah Health acknowledged the applause of students at University of Utah School of Medicine commencement ceremony in Kinsbury Hall Friday May 19.   With 297 students graduating it’s the first expanded class size from the passage of Senate Bill 42 in 2013. A. Lorris Betz making $67K per month as interim CEO of U. Health Care
    The interim leader of the University of Utah’s health sciences department and health care system will earn $67,000 for each month he remains in the po...
    Updated May 23 2017 03:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Racial disparities worsen even as Utah school discipline decreases, report says
    Between 2012 and 2014, Utah public schools issued 8,635 fewer disciplinary actions against students, according to a report released Monday by Voices f...
    Updated May 23 2017 11:52 am   |     |   Share



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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune University of Utah School of Dentistry students listen during the school’s inaugural commencement ceremonies at Kingsbury Hall on Saturday. U. graduates its first class of future dentists
    Tears streamed down Rachel Smith’s face as she paid tribute to each of her fellow University of Utah School of Dentistry graduates at Saturday morning...
    Updated May 20 2017 11:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dr. Vivian Lee who recently resigned as CEO of University of Utah Health acknowledged the applause of students at University of Utah School of Medicine commencement ceremony in Kinsbury Hall Friday May 19.   With 297 students graduating it’s the first expanded class size from the passage of Senate Bill 42 in 2013. Vivian Lee wins praise, standing ovation from University of Utah medical school grads, speaker
    As A. Lorris Betz took the stage Friday during commencement ceremonies for the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, he acknowledged he wasn’t the ...
    Updated May 22 2017 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tooele High School website redirects to ‘lingerie girls’ page after domain lapses
    Update: After the publication of this article, the domain tooelehigh.org began redirecting to hotelbnb.com. The original story is below. Online visit...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)   Student at Lincoln Elementary School in Salt Lake City in 2015. District administrator have approved a new salary plan for educators, partly to stay competitive with other area districts also raising pay. SLC schools offer $44K starting salary to teachers
    Utah’s race to pay teachers more money has a new leader in Salt Lake City School District. The district announced Thursday that teachers will receive...
    Updated May 19 2017 09:49 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   ’I am focused on making legislation a larger pillar of what UCASA does,’ said Turner C. Bitton, the new executive director of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA), Thursday, December 9, 2016.   Established in 1996 with federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funding, UCASA is a statewide coordinating coalition of rape crisis providers and victim advocacy organizations. Advocates: Utah sexual assault bill could harm victims
    A Utah lawmaker is gearing up to run a bill that could require colleges give amnesty to sexual assault victims for conduct code violations related to ...
    Updated May 18 2017 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |   Tribune file photo)   Sixth grade students at the Alpine School District’s Fox Hollow Elementary School in Lehi in April 2015. Administrators in the Alpine, Davis and Murray and Alpine school districts have signed off on teacher raises, among a cascade of new salary plans boosting the pay for Utah’s public school educators next year. More Utah school districts approve pay hikes for educators
    Administrators in the Davis, Murray and Alpine school districts signed off on teacher raises this week, adding to a cascade of new salary plans that w...
    Updated May 17 2017 11:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jackson Elementary fourth grader Kasey Morgan belts out vocals and other classmates take up instruments to create their own song Wednesday May 17.   The music can then be edited and produced on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus containing a state-of-the-art mobile audio, video and live production facility.   In its 20th year, with the very newest technology and gear, the bus provides young people with career development tours of the studios and offers free digital media production workshops. In the workshops, assisted by three on-board engineers, students learn how to write, record, and produce original songs, music videos, documentaries, and live multi-camera video productions, using the most up-to-date  IT Solutions . Long and Winding Road: John Lennon-inspired musical bus visits Utah
    The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus visited Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. In its 20th year, the state-of-the-art mobile a...
    Updated May 17 2017 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • County whooping cough rate getting boost from charter
    Salt Lake County health officials hope summer break will run out the clock on a lingering outbreak of pertussis — or whooping cough — at the American ...
    Updated May 17 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This March 25, 2010 file photo, Chairman and CEO of OverStock.com Patrick Byrne poses for a picture by the employee of the month wall at the warehouse of Overstock.com outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Emboldened by the new White House administration, advocates including Byrne, the money man behind Utah’s ambitious voucher proposal that was crushed by voters a decade ago, say there is a renewed appetite to expand school choice in the state. (AP Photo/George Frey, file) Trump, DeVos embolden Utah school voucher supporters
    Emboldened by the new White House administration, the money man behind Utah’s ambitious voucher proposal that was crushed by voters a decade ago says ...
    Updated May 13 2017 10:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Murray School District chooses its first female superintendent
    A woman will lead Murray School District — a first in its 111-year history. Jennifer Covington, principal of Hillcrest Junior High School since 2009, ...
    Updated May 13 2017 07:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Churchill Junior High School eighth-graders Rachel Wagner, Halle Wardro, Kate Wardrop and Cambri Anderton wear accelerometers on their wrists as they prepare to ride Lagoon’s Colossus during the Farmington theme park’s Physics Day on Friday, May 12, 2017. Photos: Physics students from Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho test Lagoon’s Physics Day
    About 9,000 high school and middle school students from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada participated in Physics Day at Lagoon on Friday. The pupils dr...
    Updated May 12 2017 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Professor Denise Stephens, foreground with BYU students Leeanne Farnbach, left, Andrew Patterson, center, and Kyle Matt, right, who discovered a new planet while working on a class project with the school’s 16 inch Cassegrain telescope, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Planet discovery a lesson in persistence, BYU astronomy students say
    Provo • A group of recent Brigham Young University graduates can already put “discovered a planet” on their resumes. A paper describing their first di...
    Updated May 11 2017 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Benjamin Wood  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits Granite Technical Institute in Salt Lake City on Tuesday ahead of her speech at a major education technology conference. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos touts school choice, innovation in SLC while protesters gather
    Schools in the United States need to break free of the federal government’s “arcane” approach to education, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sa...
    Updated May 09 2017 11:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Marina Pimentel gets a hug from husband Kent after receiving good news at her three-month checkup after her last chemotherapy at Huntsman Cancer Institute Tuesday May 2.  She couldn’t navigate her world after her cancer diagnosis about a year ago.  Between her job, insurance, treatment and many other factors, she didn’t know where to turn to get the right information to help her keep her life on track. She started working with Sara Salmon, adololescent-young adult patient navigator to get her through the process. Young and diagnosed with cancer; new Utah program aims to help
    Marina Pimentel is a clear example of how life goes on — even after hearing you have cancer. Since being diagnosed last June and treated for Hodgkin’s...
    Updated May 09 2017 10:48 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Huntsman Cancer Institute faculty representatives deliver their petition to Kathy Wilets,  director of PR/communications, Health Sciences Public Affairs, left and Dir. of Communications Chris Nelson, to protest the firing of Institute CEO Mary Beckerle after they marchs from the HCI to President’s Circle to deliver their petition to University of Utah President David Pershing’s office, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. U. disputes Huntsman, says school doesn’t owe money to cancer institute
    The University of Utah has not withheld money from the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a school spokesman said Friday. With talks underway on new funding ...
    Updated May 08 2017 11:42 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Tatiana Pedroso waves to family before the start of commencement ceremonies for Salt Lake Community College at the Maverik Center on Friday. Photos: SLCC graduates 4,700 students
    Tatiana Pedroso waves to family on Friday before the start of commencement ceremonies for Salt Lake Community College at the Maverik Center. The colle...
    Updated May 05 2017 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Utah State University  The school is celebrating the opening of its new business building with a visit from benefactor Jon Huntsman and Gov. Gary Herbert. Huntsman family, Koch foundation give combined $50 million gift to Utah State University’s business school
    Utah State University’s business school will expand its faculty and offer five times as many slots in its student scholarship programs, paid for by do...
    Updated May 06 2017 10:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The University of Utah’s Center for Ethnic Affairs holds its annual graduation celebration for students and their families in a more intimate event prior to commencement ceremonies on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the A. Ray Olpin Union Building. U. recognizes 8,500 graduates
    The University of Utah graduated more than 8,500 students in a ceremony Thursday at the U. campus’ Jon M. Huntsman Center. Graduates, who received 9,...
    Updated May 04 2017 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jirapat Sakkaphun works with her teacher and advisor Candice Williams taking blood pressure readings in the nursing lab at Salt Lake Community College Jordan campus Thursday May 4. Jirapat is one of the oldest students to graduate from Salt Lake Community College for the class of 2017 and she will be receiving her degree in nursing. SLCC grad, 80, proves that learning is lifelong
    Candice Williams was slightly shocked when Jirapat Sakkaphun entered her office last fall to discuss an education at Salt Lake Community College. Sakk...
    Updated May 05 2017 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President David Pershing, left, and chairman of the board David Burton speak with the media following a board of trustees closed executive session meeting over the recent firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, the CEO and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. A decision on her possible reinstatement is expected later in the day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Huntsman Cancer Institute backers want more control over U.’s cancer revenues, care, hiring
    Weeks before a divisive controversy over the Huntsman Cancer Institute erupted in April, the Huntsman Cancer Foundation sought more revenue from the U...
    Updated May 02 2017 11:35 pm   |     |   Share