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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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