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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...

Opinions matter when they are expressed

Consider pets and how they express their opinions. Dogs, for example, express their opinions by barking or wagging their tails. Cats express theirs when they purr and meow. These animals do not relent until they get attention. We all have opinions, but these opinions...

Laura Carlson accepts position as new Title IX coordinator

Laura Carlson has accepted the position as UVU’s new Title IX coordinator and EEO/Affirmative Action director effective Feb. 1. Carlson has received nationally recognized training in Title IX and has extensive experience working within employee relations with Senior...

Former Title IX director no longer employed at UVU

University officials confirmed Jan. 23 that Melissa Frost, UVU’s former Title IX director, is no longer employed at UVU. This comes months after being placed on an unspecified extended leave in June 2017. “Melissa Frost, UVU’s equal opportunity and Affirmative Action...

Students protest Jordan World Circus

Photos by Maricel Evangelista A two-day protest opposing the Jordan World Circus was held by students in conjunction with the Animal Defenders International Organization outside of the UCCU Center on Jan. 23-24. For nearly 10 years, students have voiced their...

Initiative to update general education curriculum is promising but raises concerns

In December, members of the President’s Council announced a comprehensive review of general education curriculum that will occur in 2018, but some members of the UVU community, specifically some faculty members, are concerned about how the review and possible changes...

President Holland announces areas of focus in his last State of the University address

Photos by Jonah Hokit In President Matthew Holland’s final State of the University address, he announced the five major areas of focus for the university in the last year and the school’s plans for its continued growth Jan. 19, at Center Stage. Holland proudly...

Commemoration to MLK calls students to action

The 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration took place on Jan. 16-17 in the Ragan Theatre to discuss the legacy of King with the purpose of uniting campus and community voices. President of the Black Student Union, Stormey Nielsen, gave the opening remarks...
Police Reports

Police Reports

Narcotics Jan. 17 — 1:22 a.m. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near 500 W. 800 S. in Orem for a non-moving violation. During the investigation, the driver was found to be driving on a suspended driver’s license and the passenger admitted possessing a...

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