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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Maddison Tenney, a student at BYU doing a multimedia art exhibit on the queer experience at BYU titled "Wholly Divine,” prepares her display on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at the West Campus Art Building.

This BYU student’s new art show is based on her experience being LGBTQ and LDS

By Courtney Tanner | November 25, 2022, 3:43 p.m.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) USU President Noelle Cockett pictured on Friday, April 6, 2018. Cockett announced on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, that she would be stepping down.

Utah State University President Noelle Cockett resigns

By Courtney Tanner | November 22, 2022, 7:31 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Tech University President Richard Williams participates in a discussion at the Silicon Slopes Summit in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

Donations increase after Utah Tech ditches Dixie name

By Mark Eddington | November 22, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Busses depart Millcreek Elementary School on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Millcreek and two other elementary schools were recommended to close under a proposal by the Granite School District.

Here’s a look at the data for 3 elementary schools Granite School District will likely close

By Courtney Tanner | November 25, 2022, 5:38 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City high school students listen to a presentation at Recursion offices in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, as part of Human Innovation Day, touring biotech companies and learning about careers that may be available.

This Salt Lake City industry can support ‘intergenerational cycles of thriving,’ mayor says

By Tim Fitzpatrick | November 11, 2022, 2:57 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The new $14.5 million, 25,000-square-foot University Public Safety Building on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.

Take a photo tour of the new $14.5 million University of Utah police station

By Courtney Tanner | November 10, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Buses wait outside Millcreek Elementary School at the end of the school day Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Millcreek and two other elementary schools were recommended to close under a proposal by the Granite School District.

Granite School District is looking to close these 3 elementary schools

By Courtney Tanner | November 8, 2022, 9:21 p.m.

(Tribune file photo) A photo of Old Main on the campus of Utah State University in Logan. The school has been in the news over October and November 2022.

7 recent stories about Utah State University you might have missed

By Courtney Tanner | November 7, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Alison Schroeder looks upward as she speaks about a new mural and outdoor learning space at Riley Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The mural and space were dedicated to her daughter Jessica Schroeder, a teacher who died of cancer in 2021.

New mural honors Salt Lake City teacher lost to cancer at age 30

By Alixel Cabrera | November 3, 2022, 5:21 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah interim Police Chief Jason Hinojosa is pictured in his office on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.

University of Utah police officers will no longer say these 3 things to victims

By Courtney Tanner | November 1, 2022, 3:44 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Patrick Maddox, a former football player at Utah State, is photographed in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Maddox is alleging in a new lawsuit that he was retaliated against after recording a video of a coach and the USU police chief making derogatory comments about sexual assault victims.

Utah State football player says he faced retaliation after he recorded coach and police chief talking about sex assault

By Courtney Tanner | November 2, 2022, 11:37 p.m.

(Kelley Smith | La Porte County Herald-Dispatch via AP) In this Oct. 19, 2020, file photo Michigan City, Ind., area school students return for in-person instruction after two months of remote learning to start the new school year. The COVID-19 pandemic spared no state or region as it caused historic learning setbacks for America’s children, erasing decades of academic progress and widening racial disparities, according to results of a national test that provide the sharpest look yet at the scale of the crisis.

Test scores show historic COVID setbacks for kids across US

By Collin Binkley | The Associated Press | October 24, 2022, 5:57 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) The teen section at the Ruth Vine Tyler Library in Midvale, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Graphic novels are among the most scrutinized books to be pulled from shelves, according to librarians Kathryn Kidd and Wanda Mae Huffaker. There have been hundreds of parents complaints since a new Utah law took effect in May 2022 banning "pornographic" books in Utah schools; many of those have centered on graphic novels.

Here’s how many Utah parent complaints have been filed — so far — about ‘pornographic’ books in schools

By Courtney Tanner | October 24, 2022, 11:55 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police keep a watchful eye as protesters swarm the Granite School Board on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, opposing the teaching of critical race theory in schools, alongside those that support it, despite that it’s currently not being taught anywhere in Utah. A state audit released on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, confirmed there is no widespread teaching of the theory in the state's public K-12 schools.

Utah auditors see no evidence that critical race theory is widely taught — but found a few ‘bad examples’

By Courtney Tanner | October 21, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Salt Lake City School District's board is pictured on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. The board heard a report about continuing enrollment decreases on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022.

Students are still leaving Salt Lake City schools

By Courtney Tanner | October 20, 2022, 4:45 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon | The Salt Lake Tribune) Hundreds of students gather at the University of Utah during a vigil for Lauren McCluskey on Wed., Oct. 24, 2018. On Oct. 22, 2018, McCluskey was killed on campus after she was stalked and extorted by a man she briefly dated. The school has seen reports of stalking increase in recent years, with a peak in 2021.

This Utah college saw a record high number of stalking cases last year

By Courtney Tanner | October 18, 2022, 5:42 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake Community College students walk to classes in the Academic and Administration Building, Oct. 8, 2020.

One Utah college is continuing to struggle and lose students since the pandemic

By Courtney Tanner | October 18, 2022, 7:02 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Judge Memorial Catholic High School on 1100 East in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.

For sale: Judge Memorial High School and Our Lady of Lourdes Church in SLC

By Tony Semerad | October 13, 2022, 6:49 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) A crew begins the process of installing 510 solar panels to the roof of Whittier Elementary, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in order to offset 60% of the school’s energy use.

To be carbon neutral by 2040, here are the steps Salt Lake City schools are starting now

By Sofia Jeremias | October 17, 2022, 3:45 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The University of Utah's Kahlert Village and Marriott Honors Community dorms, pictured on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.

This is the University of Utah’s plan to get 5,000 more students living on campus

By Courtney Tanner | October 18, 2022, 10:14 p.m.