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2016 BYU Women's Conference: 'One in Charity'

More than 10,000 women from around the world from more than 13 countries and 48 states spent Thursday at BYU for classes and service projects as part of the 40th annual BYU Women's Conference. Read more »

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UVU graduates charged with cultivating 'love of discovery'

In its 75th commencement Thursday, Utah Valley University awarded 5,409 degrees, up from 5,143 degrees last year. Read more »

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Fortune reports: BYU's cybersecurity team makes up more than half of women represented at championship

In an industry dominated by men, four LDS women helped their team win second place at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship, the "Olympics of college-level cyber defense." Read more »

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Women called heroes for reviving high school student whose heart stopped beating after workout

Two women are being praised as heroes for their quick action in saving the life of a 17 year-old Northridge High School student whose heart suddenly stopped beating at the school Wednesday afternoon. Read more »

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Photos: Recruits, alumni get all fired up over annual games

Members of Utah Valley University’s Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy take on veteran firefighters in a tug of war during the academy's Fire Games in Provo on Wednesday. Read more »

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Photos: U.'s project aims to open young minds to the possibility of college

Ramona Guitierrez, from Guadalupe School, participates in a modern dance class during Project Youth at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Read more »

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Nominations open for Canyons District's Apex Awards

Canyons School District is accepting nominations for its Apex Awards, which are given each fall to educators, employees, local elected officials, corporate partners, community leaders and volunteers. Read more »

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Photos: Students turn day of service into a fundraiser

Andie Johnson, left, Aubrie Johannesen and Audrey Cole plant flowers that will be given away as Intermountain Christian School launches a new spring fundraiser called Serve-A-Thon in Salt Lake City... Read more »

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Global business leader to keynote SLCC commencement

Gretchen W. McClain, a global business leader, will deliver the keynote address during Salt Lake Community College’s commencement on Friday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. at the Maverik Center in West... Read more »

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USU-Uintah Basin campus names new executive director

James Taylor has been named executive director of Utah State University’s Uintah Basin campus. He will oversee operations of its Roosevelt and Vernal locations. Taylor will begin his new role... Read more »

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Technology program 'a huge deal' for low-income Salt Lake students

Jackson Elementary School is one of two schools in Utah and 114 low-income schools across the country that are receiving technology grants as part of Apple's ConnectED program. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Members of USU Presidential Search Committee named

Daniel Campbell, chairman of the Utah State Board of Regents, has named a 25-member committee to conduct a national search for the next president of Utah State University. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Alpine district seeking public input on bond proposal

The Alpine School District is holding a series of meetings to get public input on the feasibility of a new bond to address growth, safety and technology infrastructure needs throughout the district. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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UVU to award 4 honorary doctorates at 75th commencement

Utah Valley University will award four honorary doctorate degrees during its 75th commencement on Thursday, April 28. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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BYU will buy Provo High School for $25M, expand west across University Avenue

BYU also announced Tuesday it will break ground on a new engineering building on the southern edge of campus. A day earlier, the school announced that it is going to begin the final phase of the... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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The job market for US college grads is at the highest point since 2007

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Highest proportion of employers intending to hire recent graduates since 2007, just before the crash. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Arizona educator chosen next superintendent of Salt Lake City School District

The Board of Education from the Salt Lake City School District voted unanimously Monday to offer the position of superintendent to Alexa Cunningham, one of three final candidates. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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State School Board seeks applications for state superintendent

The Utah State Board of Education began accepting applications Monday for the position of state superintendent of public instruction, the state's top education executive. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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On her return to teaching, last Teacher of the Year shares thoughts from time as an ambassador

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As Shanna Peeples, an Amarillo, Texas, English teacher, prepares to head back to the classroom, she reflects on what she saw during her year as education ambassador. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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USU Alumni Association inducts 5 into Hall of Honor

Utah State University’s Alumni Association honored five lifelong Aggies, including one posthumous induction, at its annual Alumni Hall of Honor induction in mid-April. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Park City educator elected UEA president

Members of the Utah Education Association, the state's largest teacher's union, elected Heidi Matthews as the next president, UEA officials announced Monday. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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90% of parents think their children are at or above grade level and that might not be the case

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Mass delusion stalks parent ranks, critics say, with national test scores showing that fewer than half of students are actually performing at grade level. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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USU expands land grant mission under outgoing presidency

Stan Albrecht, USU's 11-year president, is retiring. But he hopes the institution's land grant mission will be a priority for the next leader. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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U. students, doctor develop device to make intubation easier on patients

University of Utah students are helping to develop a new medical device that would make intubation procedures safer for patients. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Elder L. Whitney Clayton speaks to BYU grads of 'the blessing of connecting to God'

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Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to close to 6,000 graduates during BYU commencement exercises held in the Marriott Center on Thursday, April 21. Read more »

April 23, 2016

The new app helping special-ed students stay on task in school

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Using technology to battle distraction may make lemons out of lemonade for some frustrated teachers. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Teacher charged with viewing porn in classroom

A former veteran teacher at Cyprus High School has been charged with viewing pornography in his classroom while he was still employed. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Report: Higher starting wages part of the value of a Utah college education

The cost of attending college continues to go up in Utah and across the country. But the average starting wages for college graduates in the state is also on the rise, according to a recent... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Photos: W. Jordan students take trip back in time with WWII veterans

West Jordan High school students get a history lesson from members of the Utah Military History Group Friday, April 22, 2016. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Woman at center of BYU Honor Code controversy files complaint against Title IX office (+video)

A BYU student who earlier this month publicly questioned the university's treatment of victims of sexual assault says she has filed a formal complaint against the school's Title IX office. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Elder Clayton tells BYU graduates to get and stay connected

Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to nearly 6,000 graduates on the importance of “getting and staying connected.” Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Clinton, relatives of Newtown victims talk gun violence (+video)

Hillary Clinton, sitting with relatives of victims of the Newtown school massacre, vowed Thursday to make sure gun violence is not ignored, saying Connecticut's bipartisan gun control legislation... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Former president of Ukraine to speak at SUU commencement

Former Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko is slated to speak alongside his wife, Kateryna Yushchenko, to the Southern Utah University graduating class of 2016 on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Construction workers discover bones during U. renovation project

Construction workers on Wednesday discovered some bones at the original university library, which is undergoing a major renovation. But it's not a crime scene, so anthropologists have been called... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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How our mind rejuvenates itself

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From window views to wilderness retreats, new research and a growing body of data show that the brain finds healing in unexpected ways. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Students feared bear that attacked teacher had come back

University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Columbine shooting 17th anniversary sees schools locked down with layers of security

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Expensive and intrusive, necessary but disputed, an omnipresent school security industry is the legacy of tragedy. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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80 protesters rally at BYU to ask for honor code amnesty for sexual assault victims

After a rally off campus, protesters marched to the administration building to deliver a petition with more than 90,000 signatures. The petition asks BYU to add an immunity clause to its honor code... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Middle school students handed out parents' prescription meds in class, police say

Some middle school students in West Jordan face potential criminal charges, in addition to school discipline, for allegedly handing out prescription medication taken from their parents' homes. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Student diversity, equity among resident priorities for next leader of Salt Lake schools

Three final candidates to be the next superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District underwent final job interviews with the Board of Education and forums with the public Monday and Tuesday. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Novatek chief to keynote WSU's commencement April 29

David Hall, an accomplished innovator and leader with more than 850 granted and pending patents to his name, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary degree during Weber State... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Holladay woman named SUU valedictorian

Alex Nielson, 22, of Holladay, will represent Southern Utah University as valedictorian during commencement exercises on April 30 at the Centrum Arena. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Nobel laureate to discuss ethics at U. on Friday

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will deliver a lecture titled “Ethics and Economics of Global Justice” at the Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus at noon on Friday, April 22. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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‘The Nest’ author to sign books May 3 in Farmington

The Davis County Library will host New York Times best-selling author Kenneth Oppel on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m., at the Headquarters Branch, 133 S Main. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Dean of U. law school runs 100 miles to raise money for scholarships, raise awareness about issues

Bob Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, ran the Zion 100 ultra marathon to raise scholarship money for U. law school students, as well as raising awareness about the issues that keep... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Music therapy for students who are both deaf and blind truly works, teacher says

Singing and playing instruments with students who are both deaf and blind may sound counterintuitive. But experts say the innovative approach to drawing kids out of their dark, silent worlds is... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Arabic-speaking student says he was victim of Islamophobia

A college student and Iraqi refugee yanked from a Southwest Airlines flight after mentioning a terrorist group's name during a phone conversation in Arabic said Monday he was degraded and... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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BYU to study Title IX, Honor Code offices' handling of reported sexual assaults

BYU issued a statement Monday addressing the recent debate over whether the school's Title IX and Honor Code offices properly handle the cases of victims who report sexual assault. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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BYU will study concerns over sexual assault reporting

In the wake of a debate over whether investigations by the university's Honor Code office deter reporting of sexual assaults by students, BYU released the following statement Monday: Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Governor, legislative leaders agree to restore vetoed education funds

Gov. Gary Herbert will call state lawmakers into special session next month to restore nearly $4.8 million in education funding he vetoed in March. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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