Higher Education Archive

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Political Ruminations

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: February 4, 2015) – A few notable and outspoken public officials serving Utah spoke last

Bill Aims to Help Parents Talk to Kids About Sex

One Utah lawmaker wants to make it easier for parents to talk to their kids about sex education. This morning, a bill

Overall Enrollment at Public Colleges and Universities Dips Slightly for Fall Semester

Since 2008, Utah’s public colleges and universities have seen record enrollment increases, averaging about 18 percent. But this year paints a different

Higher Education Experts Offer Advice on Planning for College

A new school year just got underway, but higher education experts say high school students should already be planning for next year.

CityViews 8/28/12: For-Profit Colleges/The Civil War

Segment 1: For-profit colleges – schools that focus on skills and job training – aren’t fulfilling their part of the bargain. That’s

Matheson Visits For-Profit School, Praises Students & Administrators

Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson offered praise to administrators at Fortis College and students studying in fields like nursing there as he

U of U Aims to Help Veterans with New Prosthetic Implants

A group of University of Utah researchers are working with Salt Lake City’s Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center to develop a

U of U Seeks Participants for Study on North Temple Upgrades

Residents and business owners in the area surrounding Salt Lake City’s North Temple street continue to endure heavy construction as the thoroughfare

“Education First PAC” Calls Legislative Primaries a Victory for Public, Higher Ed

Organizers of a political action committee called Education First say last week’s primary election results in the Utah Legislature are a good

Westminster College Graduates Largest Class in School’s History

More than 900 students will graduate from Westminster College in Salt Lake City this weekend, becoming part of the largest graduating class

U of U Offers Environmental Education in Montana

This fall, the University of Utah is extending its campus to a restored ghost town in southern Montana. Mary Tull, Director of

University of Utah Scientists Tasked With Helping U.S. Army

The U.S Army is looking to improve some of its materials and is asking scientists at the University of Utah to help.

Job Market for Utah Grads Looking Up

Utah’s fresh pool of college graduates has a warming job market to dive into, the University of Utah says. Director of Career

University of Utah Graduates Class of 2012

More than 7,600 University of Utah students are now graduates. Newly-appointed University President Dr. David Pershing began the commencement ceremony this morning

CityViews 5/7/12: Student Debt/”Race for the Cure”

Segment 1: College students in Utah have the lowest student loan debt in the country. But according to a Salt Lake Tribune

Concurrent Enrollment Courses in Danger Under Sex Ed Bill

Weber State University may be forced to drop a handful of its concurrent enrollment courses if Utah Governor Gary Herbert lends his

New University of Utah President Lays Out Plans For the Future

The University of Utah welcomed its new president yesterday. Dr. David W. Pershing was selected to become the school’s fifteenth leader after

Free College Credit May Disappear in Utah High Schools

Free college credit for qualifying high school students may be a thing of the past. Concurrent enrollment courses, which are available at

Tax Break for College Grads Advances

A tax break for Utah college students who stay and work in the state got mixed reviews from lawmakers this morning in

Governor Tells Utah Women They Can Have Both a College Degree and Family

Women who want to be homemakers in Utah should aspire to graduate from college just the same as women who plan to

Lawmakers Reject Second Attempt to Ban Academic Tenure

A strike at lifelong employment for college professors failed to pass the House Education Committee Wednesday. Republican Representative Chris Herrod's second attempt

CityViews 2/1/12: Pershing in the Presidential Suite

Segment 1: In his 35 years at the University of Utah, Dr. David Pershing has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, earned

Legislation Creates Pilot Program for College/Career Counselors

Getting students more help with their college and career plans is the focus of one Democratic state lawmaker. A bill proposed by

Board of Regents Picks New U of U President from Within

Dr. David Pershing is the new president of the University of Utah. In a unanimous vote this afternoon, the State Board of

Poll Shows Education is Priority for Utah Voters

Utah residents say education should be the state’s number one priority during the 2012 legislative session, according to an annual statewide poll

University of Utah Named Top School for Startup Companies

New companies in Utah are developing faster than ever before. For the second consecutive year, the University of Utah was named first

Audit Shows Utah Higher Ed Behind Other States in Graduation Rates

A new audit calls on Utah’s higher education system to increase graduation rates, discourage students from taking excess courses and increase college

Board of Regents Tightens Post-Tenure Review

The Utah Board of Regents has approved policy changes to strengthen post-tenure review for professors at Utah’s colleges and universities. As KCPW’s

Politics Up Close: Higher Education and Teacher Compensation Reforms

The economic downturn has certainly taken its toll on higher education in Utah. Utah Valley University says it could have taken thousands

U of U Neurobiologist Gets Big Boost for Research

A neurobiologist at the University of Utah is being hailed as one of the nation’s most promising early career scientists by the