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A library, traditionally, is a physical place where a person goes to find books and other informational materials — made of paper. But in today’s increasingly digital world, Utah State Librarian Donna Morris said, library resources are available at the …

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  • Ogden School District moving ahead with new soccer complex after $1M donation
    Ogden soccer players soon will be running on state-of-the-art fields after a $1 million donation from the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation...
    Updated Nov 28 2014 07:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Philip Bugingo, 16, looks over the Salt Lake Valley while hiking with friends on September 17, 2014. Moving to Utah gives refugee family newfound perspective
    For Yvette Bugingo, Ethiopia is home — as much as any resting spot for a refugee can be called “home.” Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ...
    Updated Nov 27 2014 06:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
There are several options when it comes to purchasing a Utah-raised turkey for Thanksgiving. BYU: Turkeys might lead researchers to new antibiotic
    Everyone has heard — or lived through — a story of wretched food poisoning by turkey. But how many have heard of the noble bird’s good bacteria? Mic...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • GOP lawmaker calls for tax increase to fund education
    Saying Utah’s Legislature has “danced around the issue” for too long, a Republican lawmaker on Tuesday presented his proposal to increase education fu...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 12:20 pm   |     |   Share

  • Father sues school district after daughter is cut during basketball tryouts
    A South Ogden father is suing Weber School District after his daughter was passed over for the Bonneville High School women’s basketball team. Attorn...
    Updated Nov 24 2014 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • School board incumbent secures seat in final vote count
    After ending election night down 57 votes with thousands of outstanding ballots, state school board incumbent Terryl Warner jumped ahead in the final ...
    Updated Nov 26 2014 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Franciso Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
With caps held high for a group picture, the class of 2014 at Utah Valley University lines up for commencement ceremonies at the UCCU Center on Thursday, May 1. Utah lawmakers are proposing bigger bonuses to colleges who graduate their students faster than the six years on average it currently takes. Utah lawmakers offer colleges extra cash for quicker graduations
    Lindsay Casper is getting lapped by her former college classmates. Seven years after she started her bachelor’s degree in physics, the 27-year-old is...
    Updated Nov 24 2014 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Bishop Scott Hayashi, left, of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah joins, joins Dee Rowland of the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah and members of MomsRising.org, and The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus after delivering more than 20,000 signatures to Governor Gary Herbertís office at the Utah Capitol on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, asking him to stand up for free speech and against campus gun laws that protect threats of violence against public speakers. Advocates to Utah officials: Campuses are no place for guns
    About a dozen gun control advocates at Utah’s Capitol Friday asked state lawmakers and the governor to rethink the state’s campus gun policy. The stat...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • House GOP leader working on alternative method for state school board election
    For years, the debate over how to elect Utah’s state school board has been locked in a stalemate between partisan and nonpartisan proposals. Several ...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 08:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lawmakers question new method for grading schools
    Utah schools will be graded on a modified curve this year under an agreement reached by legislative leaders and state education managers. But some law...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 09:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • U. of Utah turning recruiting attention from foreign students to closer climes
    Learn English well enough to pass Psych 101, then enroll in college classes in the United States. That’s the promise from college prep programs to in...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 09:03 am   |     |   Share
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The University of Utah's student team won first place Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in the Chem-E-Car competition sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers with its hydrogen-powered entry, Helena Handbasket. Hydrogen fuel pushes University of Utah boxcar into first place at chemical engineering competition
    Hydrogen fuel won the day for a team of University of Utah students. The undergraduates took first place Sunday at the Chem-E-Car chemical engineering...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 09:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Dr. Ty Harrison talks to 7th grade students at Pacific Heritage Academy about the trees they will be planting in the Jordan River Wildlife Grove on the school's property as part of a three year restoration of the Jordan River. 
Friday, November 14, 2014 New grant aims to connect residents, students with Jordan River restoration
    Next spring, visitors to Pacific Heritage Academy in Salt Lake City will pass by a budding grove populated with plants and trees native to Utah’s Jord...
    Updated Nov 21 2014 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Obama offers states 3-year waivers from NCLB
    Utah’s waiver from No Child Left Behind expires next summer, but if the state school board requests an extension, it could last until 2018. The U.S....
    Updated Nov 15 2014 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • U. study explores why men developed better navigation skills
    Forget the adage about men never asking for directions. New research from the University of Utah shows they might not need to. U. researchers studying...
    Updated Nov 13 2014 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox speaks to Kearns High School seniors Wednesday Nov. 12 on the importance of continuing their education as they apply online at the Kearns High School Library for college during Utah College Application Week. Utah high schools, higher education encourage students to apply to college
    Austin Taylor completed two college applications Wednesday — one to Southern Utah University and another to Snow College. The Kearns High School senio...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 10:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A 17-year-old student was listed in serious condition after falling from a school bus on Interstate 80, Monday, June 20, 2011. Alpine School District leads the state in bus safety violations
    The state’s fastest-growing — and largest — school district has had trouble keeping up with maintenance on its buses. A biannual inspection by the Uta...
    Updated Nov 13 2014 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • U. says it’s making good on pact with Ute tribe
    Fewer fans are showing up to University of Utah football games in headdresses, warpaint or other culturally-insensitive getups. University leaders po...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 11:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Students work on cell identification during Betsy Revenaugh's  seventh-grade science class at the Salt Lake Arts Academy in Salt Lake City, Monday, October 27, 2014. The school was one of the charter schools that scored above the state average in all test subjects. Grades for Utah's schools will look a lot like last year's
    Utah students failed the new SAGE test in large numbers, but most schools can count on getting either an “A” or “B” when grades are released next mont...
    Updated Nov 10 2014 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • ((Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)  )
U. honors students get a first-hand look at some of the features of their new home in the Donna Garff Marriott Residential Scholars Hall. Nanorod research was faked, University of Utah investigation finds
    An investigation has found faked research at a University of Utah chemical engineering lab. A graduate student doctored photos for a paper about micro...
    Updated Nov 09 2014 10:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brad Smith is sworn in as the new state superintendent of public instruction during Friday November 7th Utah State Board of Education meeting in Salt Lake City. New schools superintendent not afraid to be unpopular
    Education bureaucrats usually stay under the radar, away from the cameras, locked in a proverbial ivory tower. That’s not new state schools superinten...
    Updated Nov 09 2014 04:29 pm   |     |   Share