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Researchers, Lawmakers Present Federal Lands Study

May 22, 2017
Dennis Stock

State lawmakers, in conjunction with university researchers, held a town hall meeting Thursday concerning a study on the economic effects of a public lands transfer.

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Utah State University will pay $172,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after a college student was killed when he hit a "slack line" rope tied between two trees while riding his bike.

Documents released by the university detail the settlement reached in the death of 24-year-old Eric Anderson, who died after hitting the balancing rope placed by other students in August 2013.

Time Magazine: Aggie Campus Most Beautiful In State

May 8, 2017


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After months of discourse surrounding mental health at Utah State University, the school will offer free mental health first aid training to Utah community leaders. 

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Demographic trends suggest that minorities may soon make-up a majority of the U.S. population. In 2014, white children made up less than 50% of the population in public schools. However these demographic trends are not represented in some academic fields, which remain overwhelmingly white.

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On Tuesday, President Trump said he wants to cut billions from non-defense programs to give to the defense and security budget. The proposed budget changes could affect the Center for Persons with Disabilities in Utah.

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Over the course of his campaign and election, President Trump has repeatedly criticized the media. Just last week the president said in a tweet that "fake news media" such as the New York Times and CNN are enemies of the American people. However, a recent national survey shows American voters trust the media more than they trust the president to tell the truth.

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Last week President Trump signed an executive order that suspended refugee resettlement and temporarily banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. 

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The majority of college-age men are uncomfortable in a situation when women are being mistreated. But they usually don’t express their opinions when they think they are the only ones who are uncomfortable. Research shows, however, that bystanders can play a significant role in preventing sexual assault. A Utah State University awareness campaign that will launch on January 30 is asking bystanders to take action.

 

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Three months after the Utah State University Student Association declared a “mental health crisis” at the university, Utah’s higher education governing board announced the formation of a working group on student mental health.

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Officials have announced the final four candidates in the running to become the next president of Utah State University.

Utah Clown Panic Spreads on Social Media

Oct 6, 2016
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What started as two people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods of South Carolina has turned into a national phenomenon. Nationwide, people are choosing to imitate these clowns and taunt children and adults alike.

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  Stan Albrecht has been Utah State University’s president for more than 11 years and announced his retirement in February. The USU Presidential Search Committee will wrap up its search for the university president in the coming weeks. Albrecht said he still has much to do before he officially retires.

USU Scientists Built Cameras For NASA's Latest Mission

Sep 9, 2016
Kyle Todecheene, The Utah Statesman

NASA launched a rocket Thursday night carrying cameras built by scientists at Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory. SDL employees and their families gathered to watch a live stream of the launch and celebrate four years of hard work.

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Researchers have come out with a new ranking of the 50 best college towns in America and collegerank.net says three Utah cities belong on the list.

The analysis leaves out large urban metropolitan cities, ranking only towns with a population of 200,000 or less. Logan hits the list at number 35. Provo is at 28 and Cedar City is number 20.

Utah Named Worst State For Women's Equality

Aug 25, 2016
thinkprogress.org

Utah ranks 48th in the nation for women’s work hours compared to men’s, 49th in women’s pay compared to men’s and 50th in the amount of women employed compared to men.

Idaho Man Finds Rare Mammoth Tusk

Aug 9, 2016


 In late July, Kasey Keller was digging in a gravel pit near his home in Preston when he came across something odd.

 

In July, the Salt Lake Tribune released an article about four Utah State University women who said they were raped by the same man, but Logan police and the university dropped the cases and the suspect was never prosecuted.


  On Monday afternoon, a Utah State University aviation student, Frank De Leon Compres, was killed after he crashed a plane near Hyrum, Utah.

Why 'Pokemon Go' Appeals To More Than Just Nerds

Jul 14, 2016

  A new phone application called Pokemon Go was released Friday, and now the app has more downloads than Tinder.

'Pokemon Go' Lets Adults Live Their Childhood Dreams

Jul 12, 2016


A new phone application called “Pokemon Go” was released Friday, and now almost as many people use the app daily as Twitter.

The game uses GPS to track where players are located and scatters Pokemon, which means “pocket monsters” in Japanese, around the country. The game encourages players to "catch em’ all" by traveling around their cities searching for the Pokemon with their smart phones.

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‘Sustainability’ is not just a buzzword. The resources on our planet are finite. To meet present needs and those of the future, implementing strategies with preservation and viability in mind is critical. But, how do we instill a mindset of sustainability in our culture and relay the interconnectedness between the environment, society and economy? Faculty across the country, including those at Utah State University, believe one way is through classroom education.


When Brooke Lambert became the USU LGBT program coordinator four years ago, she said many people in Cache County didn’t know what LGBT meant.

 

FDA's New Labels Declaring Added Sugars Could Confuse Consumers

May 31, 2016
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  The Food and Drug Administration has announced new rules for food labeling that will require companies to declare added sugars. Some nutritionists say this change could confuse consumers who are not educated about the differences between added sugars and natural sugars.

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Cattle are increasingly replacing wild ungulates on the world’s rangelands and prairies, but new research from Utah State University scientists suggests that cows and zebras may have similar effects on grasslands.


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