Free menstrual products to be available for all students

March 29, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVUSA announced that after four years of securing proper funding, approvals, and withstanding supply chain issues, free menstrual products will be available for all students. “UVUSA student government has been fighting to provide free menstrual products for students campus-wide for four years,” a pamphlet that was passed out during the Student Council meeting on March […]

COVID-19 classroom monitoring update

January 30, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Jan. 20 Utah Valley University released an announcement via email regarding the process of COVID-19 classroom monitoring. The announcement noted that at-home testing and public/private testing has affected the accuracy of the number of cases across campus. Wayne Vaught, provost senior vice president of academic affairs, Robin Ebmeyer, director of emergency management and safety […]

Student Life seeks to increase fees, day two of student fee hearings

January 25, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Student Development & Well Being department is seeking a $2.47 increase to its portion of student fees to continue funding for running programs and to account for a future Cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA). The hearing was conducted on Jan. 20 in the student council chamber. Marissa King, director of student leadership and involvement, presented on behalf […]

Native American communities have highest vaccination rates in US

September 10, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes On Sept. 2, The L.A. Times posted an interview about how Native Americans have the highest vaccination rates. They talked about how these communities achieved such a feat and their motivations. “Native Americans now have the highest vaccination rates of any major racial or ethnic group in the United States,” said Gustavo Arellano, host of […]

UVU to require COVID-19 vaccination by spring 2022

September 1, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Utah Valley University will require on-campus students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning in 2022, the university announced on Monday Aug. 30. They will join other universities: University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University. They are still developing plans.  “The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) recently provided the state’s public universities […]

University VP sponsors bill to limit future mask requirements at universities

June 24, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kate Hickman contributed to this report. During May’s special session of the Utah Legislature, UVU vice president Val Peterson sponsored a bill that restricts state universities from requiring masks and COVID-19 vaccinations as a prerequisite for attending in-person classes. After passing in the House and Senate, HB 1007 was signed by Gov. Spencer Cox and […]

Utah County residents over 16 now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

March 24, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ahead of Utah’s April 1st vaccination availability for all adult residents, Utah County residents older than 16 can now schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. The vaccination will be available by appointment at these locations: – Provo Vaccine Clinic (former Provo High School)– Spanish Fork Vaccine – Clinic- Utah County Emergency Management (old Shopko building)– American […]

End in sight as state sets goal for eventual mask removal

February 25, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite a significant drop in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, on Utah has renewed the state-wide mask mandate first issued in November of 2020.  Although masks must still be worn, there is a reason to be optimistic for the future; while the state renewed the mask mandate this week, they also issued the necessary requirements […]

Orem thrives despite economic storm of 2020

January 14, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite the economic uncertainty that Utah has faced throughout the year due to COVID-19, one city has been able to weather the storm rather gracefully. Rather than have to shut down and close various stores, Orem has seen multiple new businesses relocate to the city. These businesses have popped up everywhere, including the addition of […]