Category: Politics

Campus community tells presidential search committee to prioritize inclusivity

Photos by Cody Glassett The university needs a president that will look out for minorities, according to Linda Walton, chaplain and philosophy instructor, during a presidential search committee meeting held in the Science Building Auditorium Nov. 28. “There aren’t many minorities in Utah Valley, one might think, but there are 40 faith groups on campus,” Walton said. Students and community shared with the 24-member search committee, comprised of representatives from the Board of Regents, trustees and institutional stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students and more, what they want the next president to be like. “Inclusivity is one of the most important...

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Gun control discussed by local gun owner, Democratic Party vice chairman, students

Illustration by Tyler Carpenter  It’s rare for gun owners and democratic leadership to come to a mutual understanding on gun control measures, as shown during the Pizza and Politics event Nov. 14 in the Ragan Theater. The best way to make a difference is to get involved locally, according to the pane that included Stuart Wallam, owner of local gun store Get Some Guns and Ammo, Justin Anderson, vice chairman of the Utah County Democratic Party and Jaxon Olsen, chief justice of UVUSA and organizer of the Pizza and Politics event. “We all want to get rid of violence...

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