Category: Opinions

Board of trustees not a reflection of UVU’s diversity

40 years ago this spring, Latter Day Saint prophet Spencer W. Kimball gave the dedicatory prayer at the opening of the school’s Orem campus. Kimball concluded his prayer with “we now dedicate this total institution to Thee for Thy holy purposes, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.” In 2012, the university named a science scholarship after Richard G. Scott, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve. Now in 2017, there is this representation of a single religion in the four highest levels of the university. In fact, three new board members with the same affiliation were just...

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Clarifying consent: Preventing sexual assault starts with partners communicating

Universities around the U.S. are engaged in conversations about consent to educate students about sexual assault. However, consent is such a complex and important issue that one discussion is not enough to fully understand the nuances of it. Here’s what the experts say about consent. “Mostly what you learn while discussing consent is that no one really knows what it is. It’s scary. We don’t have good role models or conversations around it,” said Jessica Luther, author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, positive consent is:...

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