Author: Kimberly Bojorquez

Women’s panel draws criticism over lack of diversity

“She Talks Utah,” an upcoming women’s panel is drawing criticisms from the community for the underrepresentation of women of color. The second annual, “She Talks Utah” will be coming UVU Nov. 2, as part of the Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series. The panelists featured are white and have ties to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Brigham Young University. According to the event flyer, “We have invited five fabulous Utah women from various backgrounds and sectors to speak briefly about how each has found both her unique voice and the courage to use it...

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Students march in support of Dreamers

Days after President Trump announced to intact the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for six more months to allow Congress to find a legislative solution, hundreds of people marched on campus in support of the program, which protects immigrants from deportation and allows them to work in the U.S. legally, Sept. 8. The silent march, which was organized by League of Latin American Citizen’s UVU chapter, began in the Fulton Library and traveled throughout the campus. Speakers ranged from community activists to DACA recipients. LULAC president Bea Ferreira said, “We’re trying to engage our community in taking action...

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Standing with dreamers

Ending DACA doesn’t fix a thing Dreamers is the term used to describe people who moved to this country at a young age and have assimilated to U.S. culture. Dreamers are named after the legislative proposal called Development Relief, Education for Alien Minors, or DREAM Act that would grant dreamers a pathway towards residency. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security introduced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2012, which permits undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors to have a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation. As imperfect as DACA is, it provides temporary relief...

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Department of Education files complaint against UVU’s Title IX office

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has filed a complaint against Utah Valley University. “The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has notified UVU of a complaint against the university. UVU just received notice of the complaint and is reviewing it. UVU is committed to genuine inclusion and providing a safe environment for all. The University takes these matters very seriously and is proactively pursuing the appropriate actions as prescribed by current policies and best practices,” said university spokesperson, Layton Shumway, in an email to the UVU Review. Over the summer, Laura Carlson became the school’s acting...

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UVU power outages scheduled for June 11 and June 16

There will be 24-hour scheduled power outages after midnight June 11 and June 16. According to an email sent to the campus community, “Most of the Orem campus inside the College Drive “loop” will be affected as well as the Facility/Parking Services Building,” with the exception of  the Liberal Arts Building, Fulton Library and the Classroom...

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