It’s OK – I’ll wait

January 24, 2011

Reading Time: 3 minutes The waitlist has taken some time to get used to. It has been a positive change for the university however, and will help relieve some of the pressure of growth. So apparently, the waitlist works. Sure, it is the last resort and maybe a little bit of a false hope. But it works. It works […]

Ignorance is bliss

December 6, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why we deny prescription drug abuse Nonmedical use of prescription drugs is on the rise. Students are at risk for abuse and addiction of these drugs, even in Utah County. Full-time college students are twice as likely to abuse prescription medications than those not enrolled in the same age group, according to the National Survey […]

Art-less Art space

November 8, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Though it’s one of the largest programs in the school, the visual arts department is housed in a bland and ill-suited area of campus. Stark. Dirty. Crowded. Unaccommodating. Unfortunately, these things describe the space assigned to the Arts and Visual Communication department. Taking a walk through the Gunther Trades fourth and fifth floors is a […]

Utah women’s academic focus off target

November 1, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Utah Women and Education Project, a study being conducted by Associate Professor of Management Dr. Susan Madsen, seeks to explain why Utah women have fallen behind the national average in completion of college degrees in the last 10 years. During a time when a college education is integral to personal economic stability and more […]

Sweet treats and thrills for kids

October 25, 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute Treats, a spook alley and trick-or-treating are all part of this year’s annual Halloween Kids Night. The UVUSA will be holding the festivities in the Grande Ballroom on Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. and it is free to the public. The Kid’s Night will be split into two parts. The first will consist of a […]

Students raise awareness on campus

October 25, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each individual person, in one way or another, is oppressing another. At least, that is the argument of the Oppression: Breaking Barriers conference. “I think a lot of people think they’re not actively oppressing people,” said Vanessa Craig, a Deaf Studies major and conference organizer, “but you need help acknowledging the prejudices you have.” Although […]

Call them Deaf: Opressed, not impaired

October 11, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why Deaf students are vital to university’s purpose Deaf Studies is an integral part of the university and the Deaf students within that program, as with any other cultural group, are an asset to the school. UVU’s Deaf Studies Department is internationally acclaimed, is home to the Deaf Studies Today! Conference and produces skilled interpreters […]

Tenure 1010: The hows and whys of a professionally paid faculty, Part 2

October 4, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes As a teaching-based school, we are especially concerned with the aspect of tenure that allows for free expression and flow of ideas in a classroom without fear of reprehension or job loss for professors. “Students benefit from the tenure system because their professors will feel more freedom to talk about controversial ideas in the classroom,” […]

Tenure 1010: the hows and whys of a professionally paid faculty

September 27, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recent changes in campus tenure policy may go unnoticed by students, and yet what tenure is and why we need tenured faculty are two questions crucial to our growth as a university. According to the American Association of University Professors’ 1940 statement, as quoted in UVU’s June 2006 tenure policy, “Tenure is a means to […]

It’s not their fault: Support sexual harassment and assault victims

September 27, 2010

Reading Time: 3 minutes For one bizarre reason or another, people in our community seem to think that sexual harassment and assault must be initiated by the victim. “They’re too sexy.” “They dress immodestly.” “They were asking for it.” Sometimes people even go so far as to accuse the victim of lying or being overdramatic. “That person couldn’t have […]