Category: Breaking

Student headcount reaches over 37,000

UVU remains the largest public university in Utah for the third consecutive year, according to data released by the Utah System of Higher Education Oct. 11. The total headcount for this fall semester reached 37,282 students with 25,037 full-time students. The headcount grew more than 6.5 percent since last year. With the student growth also came new buildings and centers added to campus this year such as the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism, the NUVI Social Media Command Center, and the NUVI Basketball Center. The educational programs being offered, including master’s degrees, are increasing as well. A Master of...

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Representatives dismiss UVU students’ requests for mental health funding

Emails were quickly rejected from students participating in UVolunteer Week’s “Write your Rep” event which encouraged them to write their state representatives to request more funding for Mental Health Service Sept. 28. A prewritten email was provided by the Service Council for students to read and send to their representative if they agreed and supported the message. “Utah Valley University is the largest university in Utah, but its therapist-to-student ratio is below 99% of U.S. colleges of similar size to UVU,” the email reads. “Our therapist-to-student ratio is currently 1:5018 while most colleges of our similar size have a...

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