What international students sacrifice

June 18, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Anyone who is studying at a university has sacrificed to get there and stay there, but for international students, much more is required. For many, help from parents is available, but others come without any financial support. Jonathan Farias-Vaga is from Chile. He receives some support from his parents. “I have to work to pay […]

Your education might be your last hope

April 16, 2012

Reading Time: 5 minutes I have a friend who was told by a prospective employer that she would not get the job because she is not a Mormon.   I have another friend who published an article examining her personal experience with racism in the course of her education. She got more than a few angry replies. One man […]

Apple’s education event releases breakthrough technology

January 22, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Apple revealed Thursday, Jan. 18, the release of three products they claim will reinvent the way students learn and the way teachers teach. The result of the late Steve Jobs’ pet project manifested itself in iBooks 2, iBooks Author and iTunes U. Whether or not this release indicates the digital destruction of textbooks, as Apple […]

Guest writer Vegor Pedersen on quality education

January 15, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why 12 credits is just fine   In my capacity as an academic advisor I interact with about 50 students a week on average. Of those 50 about 48 have the exact same question every time they come see me. “How fast can I get the hell out of here?”   I sometimes feel like […]

Project encourages women to continue their education

November 16, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although women nationwide enroll in and obtain degrees from institutions of higher education at a greater rate than men, these are not the dynamics seen throughout Utah. Dr. Susan Madsen, associate professor of Management, began researching this anomaly in May and will continue to do so through fall of 2010 at the request of Utah […]