Author: Kimberly Bojorquez

Blitzer says there is great hope for journalism students

Photo by Johnny Morris Prior to his appearance at UVU’s 77th Commencement Ceremony, Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN’s The Situation Room, sat down with the UVU Review for an interview. Growing up, Blitzer’s favorite section of the newspaper was page two of his hometown newspaper called The Buffalo News, which featured international news. “I loved seeing those remote datelines from Asia, Africa or South America,” he said. Following grad school, Blitzer said it was an exciting time to work for Reuters news agency’s Tel Aviv, Israel bureau. With the surge of new platforms and social media news,  Blitzer said...

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Wolf Blitzer reminds UVU graduates they are all a part of something bigger

Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez Growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., Wolf Blitzer says he has always considered himself a “news junkie.” He had never studied journalism in school or worked for his school’s newspaper, and once he completed his masters program at Johns Hopkins University in international relations, he was asked if he wanted to become a foreign correspondent and applied for a position at Reuters, an international news agency. “The next thing I knew, I was a young journalist learning the trade from a whole bunch of older, British journalists for Reuters, in their Tel Aviv, Israel bureau,” said...

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Four university president candidates present to campus community

Utah State Board of Regents scheduled to vote on next president Friday April 20 The final candidates for the next UVU president presented at an open meeting and Q&A in the Clarke Building auditorium April 20. The Utah StateBoard of Regents are anticipated to vote and select the next UVU president April 20 at 5:45 p.m. The announcement will take place at Centre Stage, located on the first floor of the Sorenson Building. The candidates were asked pre-selected questions and questions from members of the campus community. John R. Rosenberg (pictured above) John R. Rosenberg currently acts as the...

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Orem residents campaign to stop housing development

Student housing project plans to house 1,600+ residents Not everyone is in favor of the Palos Verdes project, which is the proposed five-story housing complex planned to house over 1,600 residents in four buildings by the fall 2019 semester.  Organizers from the Let Orem Vote campaign have begun a petition against the Palos Verdes project in order to overturn Orem City Council’s decision to rezone the land’s use for the housing development located near 1000 South and 400 West, which is in-between UVU and Lakeridge Junior High School. With a growing student population of over 37,000 students, UVU does...

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Candidate drops out of UVUSA race amid allegations of sexual assault

Student body president appoints interim vice president of activities UVU Student Association vice president of activities, Dustin Draper, has withdrawn himself as a candidate for student body president and an interim vice president of activities has been selected, according to student body president Rob Smith. Draper, who has been the vice president of activities since May 2017, took to Facebook Tuesday, Feb. 27 to refute allegations of sexual assault.  “I have been accused of absolutely terrible things in wake of the UVUSA elections. I am here to state that these accusations are false and I immediately reported them to...

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