Recent Articles by Randy Shumway
Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 5:13 pm MST
Think back to October. Traditionally, this is a month marked by Halloween costumes and plastic jack-o-lanterns lining store aisles.
Published: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:00 am MST
One of the most difficult challenges for virtually any leader is effectively understanding and fulfilling his/her role. When individuals overstep their role, no matter how well-intentioned, there are frequently...
Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:00 am MDT
As we encounter a range of diverse challenges in our state and country, the value of education can't be overstated. Economically and socially, education is the key to the future vitality of Utah and the nation.
Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 12:00 am MDT
Today's column is uniquely personal for me. When my wife, Maureen, and I first met, she had recently returned to the workforce in order to save money to later return to college. Shortly after we married, we mad...
Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:00 am MDT
The recently published results of a robust Dan Jones & Associates poll demonstrate in very clear terms the importance of college education in Utah.
Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:00 am MDT
The recent financial crisis has policy wonks arguing about solutions to the challenges our country faces. However, very few informed individuals disagree with one long-term solution to our economic situation: i...
Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:00 am MDT
Utah's funding formula for higher education — allocating an equal amount per student and per credit regardless of the course and quality of program — impedes the improvement of Utah's colleges.
Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:00 am MDT
As national lawmakers have debated raising the national debt ceiling above its staggering $14.3 trillion legal limit, the consequences of entitlement spending — which currently accounts for more than 60 p...
Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:00 am MDT
In the next few years, NASA will launch its next great telescope. Much larger than the rocket required to launch it into space, this enormous telescope has been creatively developed to initially fold-up and to ...
Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:00 am MDT
Several weeks ago, my colleague showed me a letter from his 10-year-old son, JT. The document started "Dear classmate — in an effort to summarize our thinking on the incident that happened on the foursqua...