Author: Abby Van Buren

Women’s workshop criticizes cultural barriers and gender roles

Women are promoted on performance and men are promoted on potential, said Kyle Reyes, at the Utah Women and Leadership Project workshop that focused on strengthening women in leadership Sept. 14, where over 600 people filled the Ragan Theatre. The event featured three separate workshops by Sui Lang L. Panoke, founder and director of Women Politics Media, Kyle Reyes, special assistant to the president for inclusion and Matt Swenson, child and adolescent psychiatrist. It concentrated on helping women find a voice through social media, building resilience and making the glass ceiling visible. “In most cultures, masculinity and leadership are...

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Retired CIA and NSA director to speak at UVU

With North Korea, ISIS and Russia on the frontpage, former director of the CIA, NSA and retired four-star general, Gen. Michael Hayden, will join UVU to discuss national security issues Oct. 11. “It seems very timely to have him here now,” Frederick White, associate vice president of engaged learning and organizer for the event, said. As head of the CIA and NSA, Hayden has seen the world, both good and bad, according to White. “I couldn’t be more excited to have General Hayden coming to UVU,” said Ryan Griffith, a political science and national security student. “He has a...

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Police Reports

Aug. 29 Backpack Neglect A student reported their wallet being stolen in the Pope Science building. The student left their backpack in the elevator unattended and later discovered a wallet was missing. There were no suspects. Email Nuisance Two UVU employees reported that over the course of six weeks, 120 emails were sent from a student that did not meet the teacher’s standards to be part of a vocal major program. These emails were said to be harassment to the employees. Aug. 30 Professor vs. Student Showdown An officer responded to the Health Professions building after reports of a...

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President Holland takes action in fight for Dreamers

President Holland pledged his support to protect students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program alongside the Commissioner of Higher Education, David Buhler, and the presidents of Utah’s eight public colleges and universities Sept. 6. A letter addressed to Sen. Orrin Hatch, Sen. Mike Lee, Rep. Rob Bishop, Rep. Chris Steward and Rep. Mia Love was endorsed by Holland, along with Buhler and eight other Utah university and college presidents. “Utah’s public colleges and universities have been at the forefront of providing access and opportunity for all of Utah’s students, no matter their background or circumstance,” the letter...

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Facebook Live creator explains chances she took to create live streaming on social media platform

Photo by Nathan Gross Creator of Facebook Live, Randi Zuckerberg, successfully paved her way through the tech industry because she took chances. Zuckerberg, who’s the CEO of Zuckerberg Media and older sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, opened the Roots of Knowledge Lecture Series in the Classroom Building auditorium, Aug. 31. “It’s amazing what happens when you erase the fear of looking silly,” Zuckerberg said to a crowd of over 800 people. At the age of, Zuckerberg moved to California after working for an advertising company in Manhattan as a post-Harvard graduate. She moved across the country because her...

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