Author: Nicole Shepard

Women working to serve

According to a new study by Professor Susan Madsen there are more female executives heading nonprofits than males both nationally and in the state.  This is a standout fact in Utah, which was ranked last by the Center for American Progress for women in positions of decision-making and leadership. “We’re here to applaud the women who work in these fields,” Candice Backus, Madsen’s research assistant, said. “And we are proud to say we’re on par with the rest of the nation in this area.” Nonprofit organizations provide the US with its third largest employment sector, just after retail and...

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On the backs of those who’ve gone before

Photo credit: Laura Fox This past fall I had the opportunity to take a tour of the unfinished Student Life and Wellness Center and write about it for the Review. I was quick to catch the vision and was caught up in the excitement of bowling allies, basketball courts and rock walls. My imagination leaped ahead to the day that I’d help move the newspaper to the new newsroom, just down the hall from the massage chairs. Ah the massage chairs. What a beautiful use of my five years of student fees. But those hazy rose-colored visions of the...

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Crying excessive force

UVU student Ginger Anderson is claiming excessive use of force after her arrest by campus police. Anderson was arrested for resisting arrest after facing charges of vandalizing university property.  In early January, Anderson and an unnamed faculty member drew on a campus map. The map, Anderson said, is misleading due to a mistake in the printing of the compass, making it upside down. The campus police approached Anderson two days after she drew on the map with a permanent marker, asking her to come with them to the campus police station so that they could issue her a citation. ...

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Taking back beauty

Four body image activists joined together Thursday to discuss with the UVU community strategies to cope with and change media culture surrounding women. Students in the Department of Public and Community Health’s program planning class brought together the panel. For a Community Health program planning class project, students organized the event to create dialogue about the often-dismissed issue. “We saw that body image isn’t something being addressed very often and we wanted to talk about it,” Thomas Hall, one of the program organizers, said. The panel consisted of Beauty Redefined’s co-founder Lexie Kite, popular blogger C. Jane Kendrick, community...

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Making UVU Limitless

With less than a week until UVUSA elections, Team Limitless is in crunch mode. Working non-stop to prepare UVU for the 2014-2015 school year, whether they win or lose. “The school is in the middle of lobbying for state funds, you wouldn’t believe how crazy everything is right now,” Ryan Edward Kent, Team Limitless’ presidential candidate, said. Team Limitless, in addition to running their campaign, is already steeped in UVU’s future, participating in community outreach and looking for money to ease the burden of the under-funded university. If there were one word to describe Team Limitless, it would have...

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