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BYU adds two new exhibits to Museum of Art

Brigham Young University will add two new exhibitions to its Museum of Art on Friday. "Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography" will feature landscapes of the Norwegian and American frontiers during the late 1900s. This exhibition has been displayed ...

Video reveals racially motivated teasing on Alpine School District bus

In a brief video posted to Snapchat, students in Alpine School District are heard taunting a Black student on a school bus. The video, which was first reported by Fox 13, blurred out the faces of the students involved in the incident who were jeering their classmate. “Alpine School District ...

Groups issue letter of censure against UVU administration on COVID-19 protocols

Two teacher groups at Utah Valley University issued a letter of censure Monday, stating that the school administration’s response to COVID-19 has been unacceptable. A letter from the local American Federation of Teachers chapter and the David R. Keller Chapter of the American Association of ...

Writer Shankar Vedantam speaks on nonviolence at BYU

Shankar Vedantam came to Brigham Young University armed with a message of peace and history. The journalist, author and former NPR correspondent spoke on the power of peaceful protests Tuesday in a forum at the Marriott Center at BYU. Vedantam is the creator and host of the “Hidden ...

Utah BOE crafts transgender student guidelines, to face continued review

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah State Board of Education committee has drafted a new set of proposed guidelines governing transgender students and gender-identity issues, an area largely untouched in state education policy. "This is new territory for us. It's what the district and charter schools ...

Vineyard announces new city manager

After several months of searching for a new Vineyard City manager, Mayor Julie Fullmer and the city council found him living just a few blocks from Vineyard’s city building. Vineyard resident, Ezra Nair, has been announced as the new city manager filling the spot vacated by Jake ...

Shankar Vedantam, former NPR science desk correspondent, to speak at BYU

Shankar Vedantam, science correspondent, journalist, and author, will speak at Brigham Young University on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon. Vedantam’s presentation is entitled “The Science of the Beloved Community: The Psychological Genius of Non-Violence.” Vedantam was National Public ...

Utah tweaking risk assessment process for treating COVID patients

Because of extremely limited supplies of COVID-19 medical treatments, the Utah Department of Health has made changes to the state's risk assessment process. The changes will prioritize access to treatments based on the patient's symptoms and risks. Some people will automatically qualify for ...

First responder chaplains at work in Utah County

While not every public safety department has a chaplain, many do, including some here in Utah County. The chaplains fill a variety of roles, while trying to help and support the members of the department for which they serve — everything from police officer well-being to ensuring that ...

Demonstrators gather to protest BYU event vaccination policy

With wording that varied, most protestors who assembled Saturday had a shared message in favor of individual liberties. A protest was held in opposition to Brigham Young University’s decision, announced Jan. 10, to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for attendance of ...