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This robot teaches autistic children in a way that other people might not

Meet Milo, the social robot helping autistic children learn social skills.

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US consumer borrowing climbs to record high in February

Consumers increased their borrowing to a record high in February, driven by a large jump in auto and student loans. Read more »

April 7, 2015

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BYU study debunks 'pregnancy brain'

After finding no significant differences between the cognitive functioning of pregnant and post-partum women and that of non-pregnant women, neuroscientists at BYU recently released a study... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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A look at the college tuition perks at Starbucks, McDonald's

Starbucks says it will now cover four years of tuition reimbursement for workers to earn an online undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, instead of just two years. Last week,... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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Stanford change in financial aid policy benefits lower income students

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Stanford has revised its financial aid policy, reducing the financial burden on lower income students. However, such policies are not available to all universities. Read more »

April 7, 2015

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Furor over Rolling Stone rape article may leave mixed legacy

The furor over a retracted Rolling Stone article may deter some rape victims from coming forward, but the national campaign to curb sexual assaults on college campuses will keep gaining strength,... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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Two BYU stage productions to be honored at national college theater festival

BYU's “Our Town” received the Outstanding Production of a Modern Classic award at the 47th annual national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and a new, original musical,... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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U. to honor Piano Guys musician, professor

A musician and a professor will be honored as the University of Utah Alumni Association and Young Alumni Board host the annual Spring Awards Banquet. Read more »

April 6, 2015

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Library system program brings books to homebound residents

Grace Berray isn't exaggerating when she tells people she was 6 weeks old when the Titanic went down in 1912. Read more »

April 6, 2015

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Northeast Region Sterling Scholar winners for 2015

Fifteen winners and 30 runners-up were announced March 31 for the Northeast Utah Region of the Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars Awards Program. The awards ceremony was held at Roosevelt High... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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2015 Central Region Sterling Scholar winners

RICHFIELD — Fifteen outstanding high school seniors in central Utah have been named 2015 Sterling Scholars. The competition and awards ceremony were held March 31 in the Sevier Valley... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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Kenya: Extremists vow more attacks; president responds

Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warned Saturday of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University College that killed 148 people. Read more »

April 4, 2015

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Study suggests excess studying could harm middle-school academic performance

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Homework is an important part of learning, but now researchers are looking at how much is too much for middle school students. Read more »

April 4, 2015

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Supreme Court declines to hear challenge on school American flag clothing ban

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Policy banned flag clothes on Cinco de Mayo, citing safety grounds . Read more »

April 4, 2015

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Enron whistleblower speaks of ethics, faith at BYU business conference

More than 150 business professionals gathered at a BYU Management Society conference Friday to learn about ethical practices from leaders including famed whistleblower Sherron Watkins, and Clayton... Read more »

April 3, 2015

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SLCC solar program heeds the call for solar training

Salt Lake Community College is responding to Utah's demand — and a charge from President Barack Obama — for more qualified workers in the solar industry. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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U. seeks nominations for veterans honor

Members of the public are encouraged to nominate a Utah veteran to be honored at the University of Utah’s 18th annual Veterans Day commemoration. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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BYU engineers create inexpensive 'do-it-yourself wheelchair'

At BYU's annual engineering Capstone project presentations on Thursday, a team of five fifth-year engineering students presented a family with what they believe is both the world’s lightest... Read more »

April 3, 2015

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How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

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"Opportunity culture" program turns great teachers into mentors instead of administrators. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Questions linger after Duke student admits hanging noose

The swift discovery of the person who hung a noose at Duke University leaves questions ranging from the student's identity to what punishment the person will face. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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The battle over the federal role in K-12 heats up

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GOP Congress balks at reauthorizing education bill while experts debate federal role Read more »

April 3, 2015

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School for kids with autism helps inside and outside the classroom

One in 54 Utah kids has autism and one in four of them cannot speak. The Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center for Learning has launched a fund-raising campaign to help more children develop... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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Tech-savvy students, others using apps, Internet to make anonymous threats of violence at schools

Tech-savvy students and others are using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services to make anonymous reports of bombs and other threats of violence at schools. The result: school... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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Students rally against sexual assault, domestic abuse

Co-hosted by students at the University of Utah and Westminster College, Wednesday’s Take Back the Night event protested all forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault and domestic... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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School marks World Autism Day

Whittier Elementary in West Valley City marked World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday with a special activity day for parents and families of students diagnosed with autism. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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