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New USU leaders; school sex suit; and bye-bye, birdies

In this Wednesday March 8, 2017, photo, scientists for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, University of Utah and Westminster College visit Gunnison Island in the northwest corner of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, in partnership with academic researchers, ventured onto the irregularly shaped mile-long island in March to install cameras in various locations, to not only observe American white pelicans without disturbing them, but to surveil for coyotes and foxes. (Al Hartmann/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Incoming Utah State University leaders come from an Arizona school rocked by an on-campus slaying. A Utah teen had sex at school; his Latter-day Saint parents sued the district — and lost. And thousands of nesting birds have vanished from the Great Salt Lake’s Gunnison Island.

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