Author: McKhelyn Jones

UVU Police Reports

Theft May 16 — 9:42 a.m. Police are investigating a theft that took place in the Clarke Building after a laptop was reported stolen. The investigation is ongoing. Warrant May 17 — 11:19 p.m. An officer stopped a vehicle near 900 S. College Drive for a traffic violation. The driver was driving on a suspended driver’s license, had no proof of insurance and a valid warrant out for their arrest. The driver was transported and booked into the Utah County Jail, and the vehicle was impounded. DUI May 20 — 10:40 p.m. While conducting an extra patrol of UVU’s...

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Tuminez’ official start date announced

Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez Utah Valley University spokesperson Scott Trotter confirmed today that newly-elected president Astrid Tuminez will officially be in her role September 17, 2018. President Holland is leaving June 30, 2018 to serve as an LDS mission president in South Carolina. Jeff Olson, senior vice president of academic affairs, will serve as interim beginning July 1 until Tuminez arrives in September. “Education frees the human spirit, and UVU’s dual-mission, which emphasizes engaged learning and inclusivity, gives students from many different backgrounds the same opportunity to access higher education and transform their lives,” Tuminez said. “I am excited...

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LeVar Burton strives to make education accessible for all children

Photo courtesy of Sam Howzit Actor LeVar Burton’s goal is to make literacy accessible to every child everywhere through the use of technology and storytelling. Burton was the keynote speaker at UVU’s first National Summit on Dual-Mission Institutions, which brought together educators, policy makers and government officials to brainstorm ideas on how to meet the unique challenges that higher education faces. He said that he wants to find new, innovative ways to help solve literacy problems by reaching children through technology. “I believe that literacy has the power to change lives,” Burton said. He is well-known for his role...

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UVU releases second statement on lawsuit, new allegations

University spokesperson Scott Trotter has released a second statement regarding former Title IX Coordinator Melissa Frost’s lawsuit after another woman spoke about her experience. According to Frost, she was preparing to “begin discrimination harassment investigations into allegations by three females against white males in upper management” when she was notified of UVU’s intent to terminate. Emily Tooy made a public comment saying that she is “one of three women who was harassed and discriminated” against by a senior administrator. Tooy spoke to local media about the discrimination she witnessed while working at UVU. However, She was not immediately available for...

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Police Reports

Sex Offense April 24 — 7 p.m. An officer was dispatched to the Fulton Library on reports of an individual inappropriately touching themselves while on a computer. Upon arrival, the officer located the suspect, who then admitted to the lewd acts. The officer issued them a citation, removed them from UVU for the day and referred the individual to Judicial Affairs. Theft April 25 — 2:40 a.m. While patrolling near College Drive, an officer observed a vehicle parked in a road lane and an occupant loading up a traffic barricade. The officer stopped the vehicle and retrieved the barricade....

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