Colleges + Universities

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SAM HERRERA, KSL NEWSRADIO AND MIKE ANDERSON, KSL TV

Weber State University to offer class on Taylor Swift this fall

The Weber State University Taylor Swift class was offered for the first time this spring and filled up quickly.
1 day ago
After starting the new year with poor air quality, Utah may finally be able to take a breath and fi...
Heather Peterson

New black carbon sensor is more portable but just as accurate, study finds

A new study from the University of Utah finds that recently released black carbon new units are just as accurate in detecting black carbon, but they are more portable and affordable.
2 days ago
A lone American flag waves in the morning breeze Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at the Bonneville Salt F...
Allessandra Harris

Water may be the solution to saving the salt flats

With the Bonneville Salt Flats eroding, newly discovered research may have found a way to save them.
5 days ago
The block U appears on the University of Utah, the school will no longer require sat or act scores...
Heather Peterson

University of Utah indefinitely pauses SAT and ACT admissions requirements

The University of Utah paused its SAT and ACT requirements two years ago, but the policy has now been extended indefinitely.
6 days ago
Shane Romano and Sami Sowers take a rest in the shade at Sunnyside Park in Salt Lake City, Tuesday,...
Mark Jackson

SLC Council considering proposal to lease section of neighborhood park to University of Utah

SLC Council is considering a proposal to lease a little over an acre of Sunnyside Park to the University of Utah for a new baseball stadium.
7 days ago
Sour gummy worms colored in red, green, yellow, and blue...
Mariah Maynes

Can sour candy ease anxiety and panic attacks?

Experts say a TikTok trend where people suck on sour candy to ease anxiety or panic attacks, can work.  
9 days ago
University graduates are pictured on Thursday, April 27, 2023....
Britt Johnson

Utah out-paces most of the country in college enrollment

Utah had a 4.3% college enrollment growth for Fall 2023 and is the second highest in the country. Montana is in first place with 7.1% growth.
12 days ago
The block U appears on the University of Utah, the school will no longer require sat or act scores...
Mariah Maynes

Policy brief shows higher education benefits for individuals, communities

According to the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, economic data shows that the completion of higher education benefits individuals and their communities. 
14 days ago
NIL contracts hearing...
Adam Small

Bill to block public access to NIL contracts advances in Utah Legislature

Rep. Jordan Teuscher says student-athlete NIL contracts should stay private because they don't involve government entities.
19 days ago
Images from a new BYU study that shows how different the experience of walking home at night is for...
Allessandra Harris

BYU study shows women feel unsafe walking in the dark

The BYU walking study of 600 college-age women and men found women tend to be more aware of their surroundings than men.
21 days ago
Image of President Biden and former president Trump debating ahdead of the 2020 election. The 3rd p...
Peter Johnston

A $6.5 million request and cancelation concerns: the presidential debate is coming to Utah

The presidential debate in Utah is scheduled for October, but there's a lot to consider in the eight months leading up to the event.
23 days ago
Kara Eaker posted on Instagram today that she will retire from Utah Gymnastics after enduring two y...
Adam Small

Resolution aimed at abusive coaching advances to the House

A joint resolution that targets abusive coaching received full support from lawmakers and now moves to the House for consideration.
27 days ago
Image of the Utah Capitol. Gov. Spencer Cox and signed the controversial bathroom and diversity bil...
Simone Seikaly

Gov. Cox signs bathroom and diversity bills into law

The bathroom and diversity bills moved quickly through the Utah House and Senate, though the bathroom bill saw multiple revisions.
29 days ago
Image of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion office at the University of Utah. A professor who app...
Simone Seikaly

Professor sues University of Utah for reverse discrimination

Dr. Wyatt Felt claims the school passed him over for a professor job in the Mechanical Engineering Department because of the school's diversity initiatives.
1 month ago
Students make their way through the Sather Gate near Sproul Plaza on the University of California, ...
Adriana Morga

What to know about changes to this year’s FAFSA application for college students

The 2024 to 2025 student financial aid known as FAFSA has some changes to make the application process smoother for students who apply.
1 month ago
Image of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion office at the University of Utah. A professor who app...
Devin Oldroyd

University of Utah introducing Viewpoint Representation and Expression Task Force

The U wants to make sure that it is welcoming to all voices. The Viewpoint Representation & Expression Task Force will work to do just that.
1 month ago
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson speaks at a ribbon cutting ceremony for Butterfield Trailhead R...
Waverly Golden

Mayor Wilson calls for rejection of two bills passed by Utah House

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson issued a statement concerning two bills introduced this legislative session.
1 month ago
Ticketmaster said Monday that some Taylor Swift fans may have another chance to buy tickets to her ...
Allessandra Harris

BYU enters ‘Swiftie Era’ with new college course

BYU has begun offering a new class focusing on pop icon Taylor Swift's work.
2 months ago
After starting the new year with less-than-desirable air quality, Utah may finally be able to take ...
Allessandra Harris

University of Utah project aims to protect kids from bad air

Researchers at the University of Utah hopes to protect the health of kids by detecting bad air with localized data.
2 months ago
Rep. Katy Hall, R-South Ogden, on the House floor on Jan. 26, 2022. She points to certain postings ...
Tim Vandenack and Carter Williams, KSL.com

University of Utah to drop ‘diversity statements’ on job postings

Utah lawmakers say they are fine-tuning new legislative proposals aimed at curtailing the types of statements from being included in job listings.
2 months ago
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Sam Herrera

LISTEN: Red Rocks gymnastics team heads into season

KSL Sports' Michelle Bodkin previews the season on Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News.
2 months ago
Image of U.S. currency, According to the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah consumer sentiment h...
Mariah Maynes

Economist says consumer sentiment shows “growing economic optimism”

According to a University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Institute economist, consumer sentiment in Utah and the U.S. rose in December 2023.
2 months ago
Gardner speaks at the inauguration for Ruth V. Watkins, the 16th president of the University of Uta...
Mariah Maynes

David P. Gardner, former U of U president, dies at 90

David P. Gardner, the 10th president of the University of Utah, died at the age of 90 on Tuesday.
2 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: Dr. Claudine Gay, President of Harvard University, testifies before t...
By Matt Egan, CNN

Harvard President Claudine Gay resigns after plagiarism and campus antisemitism accusations

Gay acknowledged the short length of her tenure, writing: “When my brief presidency is remembered, I hope it will be seen as a moment of reawakening ..."
2 months ago