What is involved in creating a climate-neutral university? How can students and the broader U community help achieve this goal?
Chrony deserves to remain student voice
Corporations need to incorporate integrity
‘Leaderless’ does not mean chaotic
Russian intervention in Crimea best move
Allies are not meant to be leaders
Colleges should focus on more than academic success
Utah should follow Colorado
Festival of Colors more than meets the eye
MNCs abuse power, remain unpunished
Tuition increase prices students out of education
Minimum wage needs to be better addressed in U.S.
National security should be priority
Colorado River should distribute water evenly
Changes in voting will increase turnout
U.S. should take a stand against gov’t corruption
LGBT community: time to take a stand
Air quality is everyone’s business
U.S. decision to stay calm keeps the peace
Students should Spring Break in paradise: Isla Holbox
Scientists should continue prosthetic advancements
ACA first step in the right direction
Religion shouldn’t be used for discrimination
Students should take time to travel
Raising tobacco age will only cause more problems
Experience is key in gaining employment
Olympics should focus on athletes, not politics
Hurt feelings shouldn’t shape censorship
Better tech worth the price of privacy
Universities need to do more to alleviate student debt
Internet should be equal opportunity
Death penalty cruel, impractical, archaic
Insincere apologies perpetuate dishonesty
Current generation must reclaim their power
‘Healthy,’ ‘skinny’ are not synonymous
Diversity essential to America
Religion should focus on faith and ecology
Congress should find answers instead of arguing
Minimum wage increase not the answer
Students must learn art of personal finance
Two-year phone contracts trap customers
Homeless deserve respect, not unfair legal measures
Gender inequality needs to end
Colleges should clarify AP credibility
Celebrities need to keep quiet
Snowboarders’ Alta suit groundless
Depression linked to ‘frenzied pace of modern life’ in U.S.
Air quality should be a top priority in the legislative sessions
Tethering settlement won’t end net neutrality
Only politicians claim global warming is a hoax
Satire: True romance is a 750 credit score
Students should value joy, not cash
Students should learn from 60s activism
Addiction treatment could fix U.S. prisons
If it is time to have the debate about lowering the drinking age, then we should have it. But the call for the debate is coming from the leaders who are supposed to be holding students to a high standard. Instead, they are only lowering the standard and ridding themselves of the liability for the illegal actions going on under their watch.
Next week the U will break ground for the new Utah Museum of Natural History. The design is generally positive and a landmark for sustainable construction. Unfortunately, poor administrative decisions have tarnished the overall goal of the new museum. The building will be one of few in the state to be awarded gold-level LEED certification-a rating system based on awarding project design points in six categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation.
Secondhand smoke kills. Environmental Tobacco Smoke, a human carcinogen, was found to be the cause of premature death in people who do not smoke, and there is no risk-free level of exposure, according to a 2006 U.S. Surgeon General’s report. ETS is the cause of more than 3,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States, and any exposure to it increases the risk of developing lung cancer by up to 30 percent.
With crude oil prices rising rapidly across the globe, there is pressure to find alternative sources of energy. One source of great interest is oil shale. The World Energy Council conservatively estimates the world’s oil shale reserves at 2.8 trillion barrels of oil, 1.
Today people are more willing to express their opinion over the Internet and less likely to do so in person, according to communication research done by Shirley S. Ho and Douglas M. McLeod of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their study found that “fear of isolation, communication apprehension, future opinion congruency and communication setting significantly predict willingness to speak out.
Last year the U opened an Office of Sustainability and officially joined other U.S. colleges and universities moving toward a more sustainable, or “greener” future. Why are institutions that traditionally avoid rapid transformation making this shift in vision and operations? What has induced more than 550 college and university presidents, including the U President Michael Young, to commit to the non-trivial task of making their campuses climate neutral? How might this green campus transformation prepare graduates to live in a world with finite limits on resources and honor the needs of future generations? Consider the incoming 2008 freshman class.