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(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, quiet and empty on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. University of Utah police are investigating a hate crime reported at a residence hall on campus, university officials announced this week.

University of Utah police investigate hate crime reported at residence hall

By Connor Sanders | November 26, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) High school students attend a multicultural conference and college recruitment event at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. The event helped students navigate the application and financial aid processes, which could be applied to other higher education programs.

University of Utah, SLCC programs guide low-income and diverse students to life beyond high school

By Shelley K. Mesch | November 19, 2021, 8:43 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Heidi Maxfield and her daughter Ivy, 10, show their support during Wednesday's rally sponsored by The Period Project to urge Utah legislators to provide free menstrual products in the bathrooms of every public school in Utah, Nov. 17, 2021 at the Capitol.

Cotton balls, towels and diapers: Utah girls who can’t afford period products are turning to cheaper alternatives

By Courtney Tanner | Becky Jacobs | November 19, 2021, 6:26 p.m.

(Granite School District) 
Rendering of the new Cyprus High School, expected to open in 2025.

Cyprus High is getting a new campus

By Alixel Cabrera | November 12, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) An empty Utah classroom shown on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Schools across the state are struggling to find substitutes to fill in when teachers are sick, and they're hoping bonuses might help address the shortage.

Utah school districts are offering extra pay to attract substitute teachers. Will it work?

By Courtney Tanner | November 11, 2021, 11:29 p.m.

(Chris Caldwell | The Spectrum via AP) Greater Zion Stadium at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. The southern Utah school got final approval on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 to move forward with the new name of Utah Tech University.

Dixie State gets final approval from Utah lawmakers to drop contentious name

By Courtney Tanner | November 11, 2021, 5:56 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brittany Tichenor-Cox, center, joined by her sister Jasmine Rhodes, right, speaks about her daughter Izzy Tichenor, Nov. 9, 2021. Hundreds joined the Tichenor family in mourning the death of 10-year-old Isabella "Izzy" Tichenor during a vigil at Foxboro Hollow Park in North Salt Lake.

Vigil for 10-year-old Black girl who died by suicide brings together 300 mourners

By Courtney Tanner | November 10, 2021, 6:04 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The room divided as the Education Interim Committee meets during a special legislative session, contemplating changing the name of Dixie State University, at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

The last public hearing on Dixie State name change marked by emotion, arguing and threats

By Courtney Tanner | November 10, 2021, 4:51 p.m.

(Dixie College., "The Confederate 1966," UA 009 Dixie State University Yearbooks, Dixie State University Special Collection & Archives) This photo from the 1966 edition of Dixie State College's yearbook shows the school's wrestling team.

Dixie State University has a deeply racist past. Will a name change help it heal?

By Bethany Rodgers | Courtney Tanner | November 9, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

(Screenshot) Brittany Tichenor-Cox talks about the death of her daughter, Isabella, on Nov. 8, 2021.

Community mourns Utah 10-year-old who died by suicide after her mom says she was bullied for being Black and autistic

By Courtney Tanner | November 11, 2021, 6:01 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) A teacher guides her students back to class in Salt Lake City on Wednesday Oct. 27, 2021. Schools across the state saw significant dips in test scores for students during the pandemic that crossed every grade level, subject matter and demographic group. But students of color were impacted the worst.

Here’s how much Utah students’ test scores declined during the pandemic

By Courtney Tanner | November 8, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

(Zak Podmore | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tower technicians work to bring internet to students in the Navajo Nation community of Halchita on December 8, 2020.

Utah spent $6 million to help students get on the internet. It barely moved the needle.

By Courtney Tanner | November 6, 2021, 1:38 a.m.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sixth graders at Fox Hollow Elementary School in Lehi take the state SAGE test in this file photo; it was later renamed RISE. The state reached a settlement with a testing provider on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, after severe glitches in 2019.

After glitches and disruptions, Utah school board gets $3 million in settlement with testing company

By Courtney Tanner | November 1, 2021, 9:32 p.m.

(Dan Hixson | University of Utah College of Engineering) Servers line an aisle in the University of Utah's Downtown Data Center, where researchers from the U.'s School of Computing also conduct some of their cloud computing projects. The school will get its own building now on campus with a new $15 million donation.

$15 million to the University of Utah and $25 million to Utah Valley University will expand computer science programs

By Courtney Tanner | November 1, 2021, 9:42 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Maria Granvold guides her students back to class at Guadalupe School in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Bank of America's Neighborhood Builders program is giving a $200,000 grant to the school, an elementary school that also helps Hispanic immigrant children and adults to learn English. The school plans to expand its early learning center and after-school programs to help parents in need of child care.

How a $200K grant will help a west-side school bounce back from pandemic challenges

By Alixel Cabrera | October 28, 2021, 1:05 p.m.

(University of Utah) The University of Utah enrolled its largest ever freshman class for fall 2021, seen in this photo.

Two colleges in Utah continue to lose students as others start to rebound from the pandemic

By Courtney Tanner | October 26, 2021, 1:01 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Brendon Ortolano helps Tommaso Lenzi put on an exoskeleton that can assist leg amputees at the University of Utah on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

Futuristic exoskeleton could help amputees

By Shelley K. Mesch | October 25, 2021, 3:13 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) From left, Primary Children’s Hospital caregivers Dave Clegg, a respiratory therapist, Dr. Jill Sweney, medical director of the pediatric ICU and Jacob Ferrin, a registered nurse, have shared their stories of treating kids with COVID. They gathered for a photo outside the hospital on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

‘It’s real’: Utah doctors and nurses talk about treating kids sick and dying from COVID-19

By Courtney Tanner | October 25, 2021, 10:27 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) On the three-year anniversary of Lauren McCluskey's murder, a memorial walk takes place with signs about dating violence and stalking lining the track at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

On the 3rd anniversary of Lauren McCluskey’s murder, her parents announce initiatives to prevent similar cases

By Courtney Tanner | October 23, 2021, 12:33 a.m.

Students of color in Davis School District say they were subjected to name-calling and threats that were ignored by administrators, according to a new report.

Justice department chastises Utah school district for ignoring racial harassment of Black and Asian students

By Courtney Tanner | October 27, 2021, 11:52 p.m.