Category: Breaking

Person of interest located at Wolverine Crossing

Text message alert system employed to notify campus community A text message was sent out at 1:07 p.m., March 2, to alert the campus community that UVU and Orem police were seeking a person of interest on or around campus. The text was sent out in response to a threat that a 19-year-old texted his mother who lives out of state, according to a post from Orem Police Department’s official Facebook page. Several minutes later, a text was sent that the situation had been resolved. “Orem Police notified UVU Police that a person of interest threatening violence was on or...

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Sabbaticals, quality-focused instruction and shared governance in question by some faculty

Faculty members issued an open letter to university administrators expressing concern about quality education and shared governance, for which, the recent shift in the processing of sabbaticals has raised additional concerns. In total, 60 members of the university faculty endorsed the letter that was issued on Feb. 5. The letter began by calling into question administration support for faculty research and sabbaticals and then transitioned to broader concerns about quality instruction and shared governance. According to UVU policy, “[s]abbatical leave is an opportunity offered to qualified faculty to engage in scholarly and creative activities that will enhance their capacity...

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