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(Photo courtesy of the University of Utah) Pictured is U. Police Chief Rodney Chatman. Chatman has filed a notice of claim against the university, saying he was mistreated and used as a scapegoat.

New police chief put on leave is seeking $10 million from the University of Utah for mistreatment

By Courtney Tanner | June 17, 2021, 5:56 p.m.

(Shoreline Junior High School) These photos show two versions of a cheerleading group photo; one that included a student with Down Syndrome, and another that excluded her and was used in the yearbook.

A Utah student with Down syndrome was left out of a photo of her school’s cheerleading squad

By Courtney Tanner | June 17, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University) SUU President Scott Wyatt pets a dog after announcing a new partnership with Best Friends Animal Society on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Wyatt announced this week that he will be stepping down from his position in August 2021.

President of Southern Utah University — a champion for not increasing tuition — will step down this year

By Courtney Tanner | June 15, 2021, 7:44 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Makayla Madsen, 7, right, and her sister Myleigh, 9, fill customers’ orders as the Madsen family works a lemonade stand in front of their home in West Jordan on Saturday, June 12, 2021. All proceeds from the lemonade stand were to be donated to DonorConnect in honor of the family’s late daughter, Makenzie, who passed away last summer at the age of 14 while waiting for a heart transplant.

After the death of their sister, these two little girls are running a lemonade stand to raise money for organ donations in Utah

By Courtney Tanner | June 14, 2021, 1:46 a.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Graduates wave to family and friends while their processional moves onto the field during Herriman High School’s graduation ceremony held Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Photos: Utah high school seniors celebrate graduation after a tough year

By Courtney Tanner | June 11, 2021, 1:05 p.m.

(Ed Kosmicki | Special to the Tribune) Spencer Fox Eccles is warmly welcomed to the podium after the special announcement of a $110 million joint gift to the University of Utah School of Medicine by two separate Eccles foundations in the Park Building foyer on the U of U campus, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. In addition the name of the School of Medicine was renamed the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine.

Here’s what the University of Utah’s medical school will do with a historic $110 million donation — and how it could help patients across the state

By Courtney Tanner | June 10, 2021, 11:00 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Sixth grade teacher John Arthur helps Marly Mendoza, 12, complete a s’more during an end-of-the-year field trip for Meadowlark Elementary School students in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Here’s what the COVID-19 pandemic taught Utah’s teacher of the year

By Julie Jag | June 8, 2021, 4:20 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of the University of Utah) Pictured is Rodney Chatman.

Police chief at University of Utah cleared in investigation. Not yet reinstated, he wants the U. to ‘make it right.’

By Courtney Tanner | June 17, 2021, 5:57 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

The critical race theory battle is coming to your school district, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | June 7, 2021, 1:16 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Salt Lake City School District) 
Joél-Léhi Organista.

Salt Lake City school board member resigns after he’s charged with sexual assault of a child, multiple porn counts

By Courtney Tanner | June 8, 2021, 12:23 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Opponents of critical race theory interrupt those in favor of talking about equity in the classroom during a news conference at the Utah Capitol on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. After the Legislature passed a resolution banning discussion about certain aspects of race, the Utah Board of Education updated its rules to match on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Here are the new rules approved by the Utah school board on teaching about racism in response to critical race theory debate

By Courtney Tanner | June 5, 2021, 1:24 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Salt Lake City School District) Pictured is Joél-Léhi Organista.

Salt Lake City school board member arrested during child porn investigation

By Courtney Tanner | June 4, 2021, 3:54 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of the Religious Exemption Accountability Project) Pictured is Ashtin Markowski, a graduate of Brigham Young University, one of several plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging LGBTQ discrimination at religious colleges across the nation.

These 3 former BYU and BYU-Idaho students are suing over LGBTQ discrimination. This is what they experienced on campus.

By Courtney Tanner | May 30, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Cyprus High School student body president, Shelby Lynn Green, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

After a pandemic senior year, Utah students feel ‘the class of 2021 has it way worse’ than last year’s graduates

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | May 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Flags at City Hall in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, mark Transgender Awareness Week.

Weber State becomes first in Utah to offer queer studies program

By Emily Anderson | Standard-Examiner | May 21, 2021, 2:22 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Marci Weatherspoon works on a reading assignment with Lucas Gonzalez in her first grade class at Crescent Elementary in Sandy on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Utah is no longer last in the nation for per-pupil spending, according to new data from U.S. Census.

Utah is not last in the nation for per-pupil spending, for the first time in decades

By Connor Sanders | The Salt Lake Tribune | May 18, 2021, 11:53 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) A Brigham Young University student sports various rainbow-colored items on his backpack in support of Rainbow Day as he walks with his friends on the campus of BYU in Provo on Thursday, March 4, 2021. A student at the school was recently called a Mormon term associated with an anti-Christ by a professor. The school has remained silent.

BYU professor calls gay student a Book of Mormon term associated with anti-Christ

By Courtney Tanner | May 14, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Graduates listen in their cars as commencement speaker Wendy Watson Nelson talks at Utah Valley University in Orem on Friday, May 7, 2021.

After tension over her speaking, here’s what the wife of the LDS president told graduates at Utah Valley University

By Courtney Tanner | May 9, 2021, 6:18 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Wendy Nelson, wife of church President Russell M. Nelson, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. She's set to speak to graduates during commencement at Utah Valley University on Friday, May 7, 2021.

The wife of the LDS president is speaking at Utah Valley University’s commencement. Here’s why LGBTQ students are opposed.

By Courtney Tanner | May 7, 2021, 1:11 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) First lady Jill Biden completes an assignment, writing a statement about herself, at Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Students at one of Utah’s most diverse schools share their stories, dreams, talents with first lady Jill Biden

By Courtney Tanner | Matt Canham | May 6, 2021, 3:49 a.m.

(Granite School District via YouTube) Members of the public become confrontational and force a Granite School Board of Education meeting to adjourn Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Video: Anti-mask protesters force early ending to Granite School Board meeting

By Scott D. Pierce | May 6, 2021, 3:58 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) East High lets out on a rainy day on Monday, April 26, 2021. Salt Lake City School District has seen an improvement in grades, including at its high schools, since students have begun returning for in-person learning this spring.

Grades start to improve in Salt Lake City School District. But don’t expect pre-pandemic scores.

By Courtney Tanner | May 3, 2021, 1:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cyprus high students dance at their school prom at the Viridian Event Center on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

What a Utah high school prom looked like in the middle of the pandemic

By Courtney Tanner | May 1, 2021, 11:00 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah faculty members are making a push to distance the school from oil and gas companies. On Monday, the Academic Senate voted 69 to 22 to approve the Ad Hoc Committee’s recommendations for putting endowment funds towards environmentally sustainable investments, according to information from the university.

No more oil and gas company investments for University of Utah?

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | April 29, 2021, 8:35 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) How are current high school seniors, who did not get a traditional senior year, faring mentally, emotionally and socially as they approach graduation and the rest of their lives? The Salt Lake Tribune wants to hear from the class of 2021.

Are you OK, class of 2021?

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | April 28, 2021, 10:58 p.m.